Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Mario, and I am the Lead Instructor at Taekwondo4Fitness.
My goal is to inspire and motivate the youth, as well as adults, in becoming more active, make healthier choices, and to share the experience of shaping oneself into a better person each and every day. For this reason, I opened this club with British Taekwondo to help my students to achieve their health and fitness goals with martial arts and maintaining the Five Tenets of Taekwondo. 👍
To find out more about my services, please check the Online Coaching section here or on my Facebook page.
Due to the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic, all venue classes are cancelled until further notice. We are sorry to be in this position, but the health of our members is our priority.
Stay safe, keep active and fit at home during the COVID-19 pandemic with my Zoom Online Fitness Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 PM.
The Zoom video conferencing tool allows us to meet and exercise together "face-to-face" during this pandemic situation when meeting in-person isn't possible. It also enables individuals from other regions or different countries to join.
Physical activity is essential and has not only physiological benefits, but it also contributes to social and psychological well-being. It reduces the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Besides this, drinking lots of fluids and maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is mandatory for health and fitness. 👍
My wife Gabriela and I are very passionate about a healthy and active lifestyle. We have been maintaining a plant-based diet for over a decade. To find out more, please click here.
Taekwondo4Fitness is a family-friendly club based in Aylesbury where fitness, discipline and self-defence are offered in a fun and controlled environment. Students and their parents can be confident of being professionally trained to British Taekwondo standards.
It is a martial arts club registered with British Taekwondo - the National Governing Body for WT Taekwondo in the United Kingdom. Services are offered at the venue and online.
The Lead Instructor is a certified Kukkiwon black belt who has been pursuing martial arts since 1989 and gained full Disclosure Checks clearance. Besides this, he is a Class C National Poomsae Judge, a qualified L2 Children's Fitness Coach and a Nutrition Advisor member who is currently absolving a Personal Trainer Education Programme towards level 4.
What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that is defined by its focus on head-hight kicks, jumping and spinning kicks and fast kicking techniques. This sport has its roots in various Korean forms of martial arts stretching back more than 2000 years.
The name certainly translates as the way of the foot and the fist - the art of kick, punching and unarmed combat.
"Tae" intends to break or attack with the foot.
"Kwon" means to break with the fist.
"Do" interprets as the art or way.
As an art, Taekwondo concentrates on a combination of combat techniques and self-defence as well as being an excellent form of exercise mixed with fun.
As a sport, it has over 70 million practitioners across the world. It originates from South Korea, where the world governing body, the World Taekwondo (WT), is currently based.
In Taekwondo, a way of attacking and defensive movements including punching, kicking and blocking techniques as well as differing stances is done in a set series and is referred to as Poomsae. These basic movements bring together all the martial art skills in a graceful yet powerful manner.
Poomsae forms are a significant part of the promotion process in Taekwondo, and practitioners must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the forms before they can progress to the next grade.
Uniforms can be either purchased through me or in online stores. I recommend that the student buys it when he is fully committed to regular training at the club. Please ensure
that the training suits are approved by World Taekwondo (WT approved, previously WTF).
Aim of the Training Sessions
The training sessions are to improve fitness, flexibility, and development of basic techniques adapting to participant's performance abilities and grades:
👍 Fitness and flexibility (warm-up, stretching, fun-games, etc.)
👍 Basic hand and foot techniques (stances, kicks, strikes, punches, blocks, etc.)
👍Taekwondo patterns (Taegeuk 1-8 and black belt patterns)
👍 and more