In today’s world of sedentary jobs and life-styles, it’s essential that we do what we can to remain fit and healthy. The New Zealand government recommends 30+ minutes of physical activity per day, and Hart TKD can help you get exercise while you learn useful skills and have a load of fun!
You don’t have to be fit to begin – let us help you get there.
Here is how International Taekwon-Do can improve your fitness: Current theory defines ten elements of fitness. Most forms of physical activity develop some or most of the items on the list. International Taekwon-Do is a rare fitness activity that improves all ten key elements of fitness.
Classes are extremely varied because the art of International Taekwon-Do has so much to learn and keep you interested. There are a number of activities that you will do regularly to improve fitness and develop your skills.
Classes usually begin with a light warm up to loosen the joints, followed by a physical warm up designed to work your cardio-vascular system, and improve your strength, power and speed.
After a short drinks break, class progresses into skill development. Often this will involve performing techniques to pads to develop power, accuracy, co-ordination, agility and balance. We may perform fundamental movements and patterns, which help improve stamina, balance and power. Other activities include various sparring drills, self defence training, and exercises with partners.
Classes conclude with stretching to improve flexibility and warm down the body. Stretches work through the body particularly from the lower back and right through the legs.