At HanSu Taekwondo, we coach and inspire people of all ages to achieve a healthy, safe and balanced lifestyle by “Taking Fitness Further” through the practice of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is an educational experience where students learn about their own individual abilities, limitations and how to deal with those limitations through rigorous self-defence training, multifaceted physical exercise and inspired expression.
As a modern Korean martial art, Taekwondo is characterised by fast, high, jumping, spinning kicks and quick footwork that has explicit practical value as a martial art, a self-defence system and as a competitive sport. Taekwondo was inducted into the Olympics at the 27th Olympiad in Sydney 2000 and is now an official Olympic sport.
Early in the century, Taekwondo was originally developed to preserve life and for self-defence purposes. However, in modern day life, adults and children have many reasons for wanting to train in Taekwondo. Some want to learn Taekwondo for self-defence, others want to compete in State, National and International competitions, some seek to become physically fit, to lose weight, gain social interaction, while others just want to have fun.
Kicks, punches, blocks and basic stances are the fundamental building blocks of Taekwondo training. Students use these techniques in predetermined movements in response to prearranged attacks and they perform these techniques deliberately and precisely through practising patterns and free sparring.
When you first see some of the things that Taekwondo students do, you may think it is impossible for you to do them. However, with small changes, the word impossible becomes “I’m possible”.
On committing yourself to a proven training system, beginners at HanSu Taekwondo are taught all aspects of Taekwondo and when combining this with regular training anyone of all ages can become a black belt.
New and existing students will attain the ultimate value of Taekwondo when they become acutely aware of the changes or threats to their environment and are able to effortlessly respond to them in a positive and effective manner.
Developing oneself is an invaluable investment to good character, self-control, and a non-violent attitude. Taekwondo also helps to develop leadership qualities. As students increase in rank, they are required to take on more responsibilities in class and they begin teaching and helping new students.
Only by participating in a Taekwondo class will you come to appreciate the full benefits that Taekwondo can deliver to your everyday life.