~ TAEROBIC ~
…In sync with the rhythm of life…
Taerobics is fairly new in the
TKD arena in
TAEKWONDO – martial art
+ Aerobics – a physical workout that uses oxygen continuously
So, taerobics is a workout that
combines the moves from Taekwondo into rhythmic
movement. It is a cross between DDR (dance dance
Precision of movement
Songs chosen have strong beats and are divided into different sections. TKD moves are mapped into each section.
Difference between Taerobic & traditional TKD
Taerobic is not strictly for girls only, although girls seem to enjoy it better than guys. Just take a head count in any aerobic class. Hey, it’s an open, free world. They even have male cheerleaders now. The point is, if you enjoy a beat, love to dance or jump around in a group, would like to get in shape….this is the sport for you.
TKD shoes or barefoot just does not cut it. Trust me. My achy-braky feet after 3 full days of taerobic is proof. Invest in a good pair of aerobic shoes that absorb impact. You’ll thank me for it. Regulation dobok is not required, just fitness garment like a loose cotton T-shirt and track bottom would suffice.
Currently, Taerobic training is focusing on dance for competition and demo purpose.
A few TKD clubs/associations offer taerobic classes on a part time basis (after normal TKD classes). MATSA is one of them. If your club is one of them, kindly email me, so that I can link you.
MTA (http://www.mta.com.my) organizes Taerobic instructors courses. If you’re interested, give them a call.
Sources: Mdm Betty Khoo, Watie, Yew, Siau Chung, Meng Ling, Josephine