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 International Taekwon-Do Riccarton 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.
Develop all areas of fitness
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 requires all ten elements of fitness:
Because you need all ten elements of fitness to perform well in International
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 physical warm-up to loosen the joints and designed to get your cardio-vascular system working and muscles warmed up to prepare your body for training. After a short drinks break, class progresses into skill development. This may 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 usually finish with a physical work-out designed to improve your cardio-respiratory endurance, strength, power and speed. 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.
If you want to improve fitness, our Adult / Youth sessions are an ideal way to do it while learning useful skills and having great fun.
If you are in Riccarton or the wider Christchurch areas, and want to improve fitness, why not have some fun and learn something useful while you do it? Come along and give it a go!