- done Mutually Respectful Environment
- done Suitable To All Fitness Levels And Body Types
- done Suitable For All Ages
The Way Of Coordinated Energy
TAEKKYEON @ CANBERRA MARTIAL ARTS
Dating back at least six-hundred years in its current form, Taekkyeon is excellent for the development of general fitness, strength and agility, suitable for rehabilitation from and the prevention of certain injuries, and has uniquely dynamic footwork and kicks, making it beautiful to watch. Taekkyeon training may incorporate a high degree of sparring as well as a vast array of techniques – with grappling, striking, kicking, throwing and wrestling, Taekkyeon has something for everyone.
Our Taekkyeon classes are jointly led by a Taekkyeon Master certified with the Kyulyun Taekyun Association of Korea (http://www.taekyun.org/yui/) and a Personal Trainer specialised in Martial Arts development for the safest and most effective possible practise time. Students may be offered the opportunity to travel to Korea and participate in Tournaments organised by Kyulyun Taekyun as representatives of Taekkyeon Australia (TA).
SUCCESS STORIES FROM MEMBERS
Around 8 yrs old, decided on my own to start training, my parents didn’t make me go ever. One of my distant friends was training, along with lots of people I recognized in my community. They all left through the years and I decided to stay, despite changeovers in instructors 4 times as well. I think that’s success for a kid/teenager. As a result, I got the long term benefits mentally, physically and I gained the disciple to train hard at home all my life. I reached my peak at 16 but was told I was too old for a junior black belt and too young for a senior black belt so I waited. Just the next year I quickly learned life started to get more complicated and therefore harder to focus: college, uni, work, having a family. I’ve been training on and off for the last 10 years but never was able to peak like that again. Being older I also started noticing flaws in the organization, stayed loyal and determined as previously but those flaws started becoming unfair which made it hard to excel. Also, after having my first born I felt like I lost most of my identity and needed to reconnect with my old self, it was a success for me not to give up and stop forever despite obstacles and that I found this club and supportive team at 27. Taekwondo is also my happy place. I’m looking forward to the future!
Had a bad car accident at 27 years old and was told I’d never do any sport again. 35 years old and I met an amazing doctor who helped me and he help me set up a good support team of physiotherapists and massage therapists. Started taekwondo at 37 years old and at first every lesson meant days of pain and intensive physiotherapy afterwards. But slowly i was getting fitter and stronger through taekwondo. Finally at 41 years old I was strong enough to take on obstacle racing and of course that meant Tough Mudder (21 km obstacle course). I still have physio but it’s now only once a month (and not as intensive as it used to be). Everyday I’m at taekwondo is a massive win for me. I love training. It’s my happy place.
Started as a child and now after 32 years of Taekwondo, I’ve got my black belt. Helped many others achieve theirs. Trained people of all ages. Met some of the best friends ever. Trained champions. Become a champion. Met, trained with and competed against many from overseas. And made friends with lots of them too. Had the opportunity to visit different countries. Became an international instructor (IV degree). Crossed of lots on my bucket list.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to be fit to start?
No – Taekkyeon is accessible to people of all fitness levels and body types. With soft footwork, it is extremely low-risk for injuries, and is an excellent way to build and develop joint stability and general fitness.
Do I need to be flexible?
No – although flexibility is always beneficial, Taekkyeon techniques can be performed well and applied safely with virtually any degree of flexibility, and are excellent for the development of dynamic flexibility.
Will I need to fight?
It’s up to you; as there are many approaches to developing your Taekkyeon, you will be able to develop your skills, progress and grade with sparring comprising anywhere from almost none to almost all of your training.