KMA Sports Academy wants to keep you & your family active all year long. Our training programme will cover all apsects of TaeKwonDo which will involve fitness, flexibility, cardio, stamina, strength as well as our unique children’s development programme that will make it fun while enjoying your healthy lifestyle! We also offer a coaching and judging/referee development course through our National governing body – British TaeKwonDo.
The Benefits of Taekwondo
The benefits of Taekwondo are wide reaching and include:
Better health, fitness and flexibility
Increased self confidence
Improved balance and coordination
Learning self defence skills
Self discipline and control
A sense of belonging to a club and/or team.
What you will be learning
You will learn the Olympic style of Taekwondo WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) This teaches you the correct distancing and timing for each technique. Protection is worn on the feet, hands, head and mid-riff in order to enable students to hit each other without sustaining injury. The lessons learnt in Taekwondo sparring are those that will prepare you for competition. This is a real test of endurance and all round fitness.
Set combinations comprised of individual techniques are called poomsae in Taekwondo. In poomsae, the student performs a solo routine or within a team as if he were fending off multiple attackers. Thus a variety of kicks, punches and blocks are performed in multiple directions. Taekwondo patterns are a crucial part of any grading exam and they increase in difficulty and complexity as the student advances through the belt system. In much the same way as Tai Chi forms, Taekwondo patterns constitute a form of moving meditation. Poomsae is now a hugely competitive event (optional) with tournaments held on the International / European & World stage.
Physical self-defense is the use of physical force to counter an immediate threat of violence. Such force can be either armed or unarmed. In either case, the chances of success depend on a large number of parameters, related to the severity of the threat on one hand, but also on the mental and physical preparedness of the defender. You will learn to use your skills in a variety of combat scenarios. From someone grabbing your wrist or collar to more advanced techniques where you will be dealing with multiple attackers that could be armed with a weapon. Also we use avoidance and de-escalation techniques.
Because of the variety of training methods used in Taekwondo, you will discover that your general fitness level will increase. You will find an increased level of all round body conditioning that will come from the rigours of training, sparring, breaking and combat. A combination of running, skipping, plyometrics and weight resistance work may also form part of a Taekwondo class – increasing aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels and burning calories like nothing else.
Purely for children from the ages of 4yrs-6yrs; this fun class focuses on character building such as courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control. Improving motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention & follow directions. This class includes the basic curriculum of Taekwondo
For ages 7yrs -11yrs. This class will teach the WTF style of Taekwondo, including fitness, discipline, coordination, confidence, competition skills as well as build their key character skills