Our women's session, Taekwondo4Women, aims to create a community of like-minded ladies who enjoy training together; it is a friendly, supportive and relaxed environment where students come to have fun and feel comfortable learning a martial art together.
Our class is broken down into two sections. The first, Padwork & Technique, is for anyone looking to learn the techniques of taekwondo - you do not need to grade, just come along and have some fun! The second session is designed for students wanting to move up through the belts, where we teach the syllabus required to grade.
A typical class is a mix of:
- fitness and strength training
- pad work to practice technique and develop power
- line work (working on techniques in formation)
- stretching for greater flexibility
- patterns & syllabus work
We use many low-impact Pilates-style exercises as part of the warm-up. It is an invaluable training tool to improve strength, balance and flexibility and bring greater self-awareness of the body's mechanics, and it perfectly complements the more physical side of taekwondo.
The classes are aimed at women. No matter what your age or fitness level, you will be able to participate as the exercises are adaptable and everyone works to their individual ability: the only person you are competing with is yourself! Much of the padwork is done in pairs which allows students to work at their own pace.
We meet on Thursday evenings (8pm) at St Anne's Hall, Letchworth Rd, Leicester LE3 6FN; new students are most welcome!