How long does it take to learn Taekwondo?

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How long is a piece of string? Both questions have similar answers. It depends. If you train regularly 3-4 times a week you will progress much faster than someone who trains 2 times a week. If you are already flexible you will progress faster than someone who is very stiff. An important point that the instructors at Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy stress to students in their Perth taekwondo classes is that your enjoyment from training in the martial arts comes from the journey not the destination so why hurry? Also – congratulations on starting your martial arts journey with a little research! Most Perth people never even get to the next step – actually stepping onto the Taekwondo training floor! Take a moment to pat yourself on the back for deciding to look into starting something new and challenging. 

Can you learn Taekwondo at any age?

Have you been thinking about taking Taekwondo classes in Perth, but you are afraid that you are too old to start? Don’t worry – you are not alone. Many Perth adults who are interested in Taekwondo actually talk themselves out of even trying their first class simply because they think they are too old. The reality is that. In most western countries around 70% of participants are between the ages of 6 and 17. That leaves 29% participants are between the ages of 18 and 54, and 1% who are 55-years-old or older. However it is these age groups whose participation levels are growing the fastest at leading Taekwondo schools like Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy.

What is the age limit for Taekwondo?

As you can see above there is now an age limit for training in martial arts, even those as challenging as Taekwondo. At leading schools such as Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy there are students starting Taekwondo classes at 18 months of age up to the oldest student at 83! 

One of the reasons many Perth adults think they cannot get started in Taekwondo classes is because they are not already in shape. While it is true that learning Taekwondo in Perth will be easier if you are in good physical shape, you don’t have to be in great shape in order to learn from a martial arts class. If you are committed to training regularly, participating in Taekwondo classes will help you improve your fitness rapidly. Through the physical activity and the mental training you enjoy at your Taekwondo classes, you may very well add years to your life due to your improved health. At the very least, your quality of life will improve as you enjoy a stronger, more flexible body that offers a greater amount of endurance.

Top three tips for adults starting Taekwondo?

Now you know that age and your current level of fitness are not going to hold you back from starting Taekwondo classes, here are the top three tips to a smooth start on your martial arts journey:

1. Listen to your instructor

if you want to get good at Taekwondo then you need to do what your instructor tells you. Odds are that your instructor knows what he or she is talking about, since they have been teaching Taekwondo students in Perth and elsewhere long before you came along. Have a little trust in the process, stay off the internet and don’t get ahead of the curriculum. Schools like Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy have developed well-structured curriculums that allows students to progress at rate that is sustainable for their entire Taekwondo journey.

2. Practice regularly

go to class regularly every week! If you want to see progress, Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy recommends that 2-3 times Taekwondo classes per week. If you can fit in an extra session or two you should.  In addition to that you should practice at home, whenever you can spare the time. Perth people who practice their Taekwondo at home in between classes improve much faster than their peers who don’t. Choose one or two techniques to focus on and practice those for four to six weeks, along with some stretching, and you will see rapid improvement!

3. Stretch

not only will it make you better at Taekwondo, but it will help prevent injuries and contribute to your overall sense of well-being. Set aside time after every Perth Taekwondo class to stretch, as well as an extra few sessions every week. Make sure you warm up before every session for the best results! Good Taekwondo schools like Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy will teach you specific stretching routines and you should use these at home as well to get the maximum benefit.

Now you have all the more reason to go to a leading Taekwondo school like Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy and start your Taekwondo journey today!

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