What Are The Basics of Taekwondo?

If you're looking for a new sport to enroll your child in, look no further than Taekwondo. At Alonzo Martial Arts, we offer the best Taekwondo classes in Los Angeles. Keep reading to learn more about the history, benefits, and the four basics of this martial art every student should know! Contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to sign your child up for our kid's program!

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History of Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. It is a combative sport and was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various Korean martial artists with experience in martial arts such as karate, Chinese martial arts, and indigenous Korean martial arts. The name "taekwondo" literally means "the way of the foot and fist.

Today, Taekwondo is one of the most popular sports in the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. It is an official Olympic sport and is practiced by people of all ages and genders.

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What Are The Benefits of Taekwondo?

There are many benefits to enrolling your child in Taekwondo classes. They will learn self-discipline, respect, and focus, as well as gain confidence and improved coordination. Taekwondo is also a great way to release energy and relieve stress.

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Kicks and Punches

There are a variety of kicks used in Taekwondo, but the most common are the front kick, side kick, roundhouse kick, and back kick. Kicks are often used to score points in the competition, but they can also be used for self-defense.

Punches are another important element of Taekwondo. The most common punches used are the jab, cross, hook, and uppercut. Like kicks, punches can be used for both competition and self-defense.

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Blocks and Stance

Blocks are used to protect yourself from an opponent's attack. There are a variety of different blocks, but the most common are the high block, low block, and inside the block.

Your stance is important in Taekwondo because it provides balance and stability. The three most common stances used in Taekwondo are the ready stance, fighting stance, and horse riding stance.

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We have a team of experienced and certified instructors at Alonzo Martial Arts who can teach you everything you need to know about this Korean Martial Arts for kids. Contact us today to get started, your first class is free!

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