Improve fitness


In today's world of sedentary jobs and life styles, it's essential that we do what we can to remain fit and healthy. The New Zealand government recommends 30+ minutes of physical activity per day, and International Taekwon-Do Glendowie can help you get exercise while you learn useful skills and have a load of fun! You don't have to be fit to begin - let us help you get there.

Develop all areas of fitness

Here is how International Taekwon-Do can improve your fitness. Current theory defines ten elements of fitness. Most forms of physical activity develop some or most of the items on the list. International Taekwon-Do is a rare fitness activity that requires all ten elements of fitness:

  1. Strength
  2. Cardio-respiratory endurance
  3. Stamina
  4. Flexibility
  5. Speed
  6. Power
  7. Co-ordination
  8. Agility
  9. Accuracy
  10. Balance

Because you need all ten elements of fitness to perform well in International Taekwon-Do, our classes are designed to improve all ten elements.

Varied classes

Classes are extremely varied because the art of International Taekwon-Do has so much to learn and keep you interested. There are a number of activities that you will do regularly to improve fitness and develop your skills.

Classes usually begin with a light warm up to loosen the joints, followed by a physical warm up designed to work your cardio-vascular system, and improve your strength, power and speed.

After a short drinks break, class progresses into skill development. Often this will involve performing techniques to pads to develop power, accuracy, co-ordination, agility and balance. We may perform fundamental movements and patterns, which help improve stamina, balance and power. Other activities include various sparring drills, self defence training, and exercises with partners.

Hydration is very important, of course, so we pause regularly for short drinks breaks.

Classes conclude with stretching to improve flexibility and warm down the body. Stretches work through the body particularly from the lower back and right through the legs.

Come along

If you want to improve fitness, our 90 minute family sessions are an ideal way to do it while learning useful skills and having great fun. Our shorter sessions are ideal for children.

If you are in Glendowie, St Heliers, Glen Innes, Kohimarama or neighbouring areas, and want to improve fitness, why not have some fun and learn something useful while you do it? Come along and give it a go!