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Which is Better for Children: Karate or Taekwondo
Which system of martial art is better is always a matter of opinion. The reality is that they both share similar influences far back in their origins. They both require athleticism, stamina and discipline, and are both effective for self defense. However, you may find that the flavour of taekwondo or karate better suits your child’s physique or personality.
What distinguishes taekwondo from other martial arts is its more varied kicking techniques and its priority towards kicks as a primary weapon. In taekwondo pupils can learn to perform multiple kicks while flying and jumping in the air, but such kicks are perhaps not suitable for all pupils, and are seldom used in real-life self defense. Karate schools generally teach very few or no jumping or flying kicks, but utilise basic kicks as a supplement to the hand and elbow strikes.
Orleans Park Sports Centre offer both karate and taekwondo classes for children so why not give them a try and make your own mind up!
for more information or contact the centre reception on 020 8090 9695
Leisure at Richmond eBulletin May 2013
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