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Taekwondo is a fast paced predominantly kicking art originating from Korea. Build your fitness and confidence from any age or ability.
Taw Kwon Do Tigers is a class for 4-10 year olds and is the perfect way to improve fitness, confidence and discipline. It also helps prepare for all taekwondo training while being fun and challenging.www.newcastle-tkd.co.uk
Kendo – currently not in due to covid-19
Northumbria University Kendo club run a session here at Benfield on a Monday 8-9pm and Wednesday 8-9pm. The session is open to all levels of ability, participants must be 18 years old or above to attend.
Kendo is the art of Japanese sword fighting. Kendo improves speed, strength, reflexes, stamina and concentration. It also encourages self-awareness whilst being enjoyable at the same time.www.northumbriakendo.co.uk
Aikido – currently not in due to covid-19
Newcastle Aikido Classes are ideal for both beginners and advanced students alike. The classes cover basic techniques and attacks. Students are taught how to take ukemi (break falls) and other important aspects particular to aikido, such as shikko (knee-walking).
There is no competition in aikido. A students’ development is a personal journey in which they learn to explore their boundaries at their own pace. After the teacher has demonstrated a technique, students practice in pairs exploring the technique from the point of view of both attacker and defender. As the defender one learns to redirect an aggressors’ energy, primarily through circular movements, in order to harmonize and disperse it. As the attacker you will learn to protect yourself and fall safely while simultaneously allowing your partner to apply their technique more faithfully. For your first time on the mat, wear loose, comfortable clothing, such as tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt. No special footwear is necessary; training is always barefoot.
The first class is free, so you can see for yourself if you enjoy the practice without having to worry about cost.
All of our facilities are available to hire for regular weekly bookings, one off bookings and large events.
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