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Learning forms or patterns can really tax your brain. Many of forms have 26+ different movements. Itís your job to remember them, in order, and learn them proficiently. In theory, by learning forms, itíll help you to become a better fighter. For example, one form might start out: high block, front kick punch left; high block front kick punch right. Turn 90 degrees, down center, knife hand left, knife hand right, knife hand left, spear hand. And so it goes. If you master these, when it comes time to spar, you can implement some of these patterns into your match.
Many people enjoy Tae Kwon Do, or any martial arts for that matter, because it is an all inclusive exercise program. Itís fun, itís challenging, and itís an excellent way to get in or to stay in shape. As with any exercise program, start slowly and consult your physician. If you havenít participated in much physical exercise in a while, your muscles will definitely be very sore for first few weeks. Donít be intimidated by other students may appear to be in better shape that you are. Everyone started out as a white belt. Just have fun; and get moving!
The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any health care program.
Emily Clark is editor at Lifestyle Health News and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.