Our adult classes are great for anyone looking to get fit, have loads of fun, learn an effective self-defence and blow off some steam! We have a great training atmosphere in our senior classes, with everyone supporting each other to achieve their goals.
Our classes are high energy, great for helping you lose weight and get you fighting fit! You'll see a positive change in yourself at Parallax Taekwon-Do, gaining more confidence, more self-esteem and a much healthier lifestyle.
Your first class at Parallax Taekwon-Do is free of charge, so why not come along for your opportunity to try a free trial in this highly effective martial art and great way to exercise.
Taekwon-Do can give you the ability and confidence to defend yourself powerfully and effectively. Whilst learning the various techniques you will
also be developing a high level of fitness, flexibility and self-discipline. Rarely does another martial art offer the same strong blend of intense
body conditioning and defensive skill development. Training in Taekwon-Do is very enjoyable and can bring with it a range of benefits:
Self-defence skills - You will learn basic and advanced offensive and defensive skills which will increase your ability to defend yourself from attack by one or more opponents. Significant training time is spent on defending against knives and other hand weapons, and against multiple opponents.
Moral code - Courtesy and respect toward others is an important part of training. Mental and spiritual development goes hand-in-hand with physical training in Taekwon-Do.
Improved health & fitness - Taekwon-Do sessions contain cardiovascular workouts, callisthenics, endurance training and all over strength development. This promotes weight loss, muscle development and suppleness.
Confidence and self discipline - Almost all people training in Taekwon-Do say that their confidence has improved and that this positivity extends beyond training into other areas of their lives.
Social interaction - Getting the most from Taekwon-Do is often about group spirit and teamworking with other students to develop your skills. Mutual encouragement and the intensity of training makes for a friendly and positive class environment.
Taekwon-Do classes are generally 1-1:30 hours in duration. Special training classes and seminars may be longer. The classes are generally split into 2 or 3 phases with the first phase almost always being a warm-up/fitness regime. Training may be pad-work, patterns, technical kicking, blocking, weapon-defence, grappling, sparring and various other types of training to develop technique, accuracy, speed and power. Clothing should be loose-fitting and stretchable - for example tracksuit bottoms and T-shirt - and no footwear is required.
Taekwon-Do means literally "The art of hand and foot". It was founded by General Choi Hong Hi (9th Degree) of Korea. Taekwon-Do gained official recognition on April 11th, 1955. It was developed as the result of many years of research into other martial arts and into the application of modern physics to blocking and striking techniques. The aim with Taekwon-Do was to develop the most powerful martial art in existence, and science was the tool used to make this possible.
Taekwon-Do is hugely popular in Australia and around the world because it is very inclusive. Anybody who wishes to learn the art can do so, at a pace that suits you. Young or old, whatever your size or build, male or female - all can benefit from Taekwon-Do training. Children greatly enjoy Taekwon-Do training because of its high level of focussed activity. They tend to develop increased physical coordination, discipline and concentration which carries over into their other activities at school and elsewhere. Taekwon-Do emphasizes hard work and courteous behaviour from students without sacrificing fun and enjoyable training. Many people with disabilities study Taekwon-Do and gain greatly from it because training is flexible and geared to ability.
Gradings are the means by which a student progresses through the Taekwon-Do syllabus. These are testing sessions held every three months to
assess a students readiness to promote to a higher grade or belt. Taekwon-Do belts are: White - Yellow - Green - Blue - Red - Black. Each colour
belt has one stage in between called a "Tag" and black belts are graded from 1st to 9th Degree. Typical time from white belt to 1st Degree black
belt with regular training is 4 years. Being part of the International Taekwon-Do Federation, any grades that you achieve with Parallax Taekwon-Do
are recognised Worldwide.
Patterns are various fundamental movements, most of which represent either attack or defense techniques, set to a fixed and logical sequence.
The student systematically deals with several imaginary opponents under various assumptions, using every available attacking and blocking tool from different directions.
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“""Being a member of your Taekwon-Do school has had a significant effect on my life. It has given me confidence, both physically and mentally, as well as strength and a sense of inner calm. These elements are associated with, and tied into, the ethos of Taekwon-Do but there is no way I would have stuck to it without your tutelage."”