About Ageless Taekwondo

What is Ageless Taekwondo?

Ageless Taekwondo is a modified program that is accessible, affordable and implemented in a community setting. The program has been designed to holistically improve the health of Australians over the age of 65 in a socially appropriate environment.

When delivered effectively, Ageless Taekwondo will:

  • Provide a Taekwondo program that is adaptable to a broad range of ability and fitness levels including mobility and illness issues.

  • Engage and support local communities through councils, service clubs, health/fitness centres and retirement homes.

  • Create a platform to repeat national and state health messaging for older Australians.

  • Modify Taekwondo exercises to improve balance, coordination, cognitive development and general health/fitness in a welcoming and safe environment.

How is Ageless Taekwondo run?

The focus of Ageless Taekwondo is to create a physical and social experience that is suitable to each participant and delivers on their purpose of participating. Guidelines for the program are outlined below:

  • All new participants will be tested to establish a baseline level of their strength and balance which will be monitored throughout the program. This also ensures that any participant risk-factors are identified to ensure suitable exercises are prescribed.

  • The duration of sessions will usually be between 30-45 minutes.

  • Modified exercises will be undertaken with a particular focus on ensuring that exercise constraints and intensity are tailored to suit each participant.

 

Participants can pay by the session, with the recommended price of the program being $5 per session. Speak to your accredited coach for more details regarding payment.

 
Why would I participate in the Ageless Taekwondo program?

There are a number of reasons why older Australians get involved in the Ageless Taekwondo program including:

  • To gain the great health benefits that the program focuses on including falls prevention, cardiovascular/musculoskeletal health, and social/psychological wellbeing.

  • You may have been referred by a health professional to be involved in the program to increase physical activity levels in a controlled environment.

  • To enjoy the social benefits of participating in a group training environment.

Where can I find Ageless Taekwondo?

Ageless Taekwondo is delivered by accredited coaches at various venues including:

  • Taekwondo centres

  • Health centres – e.g. exercise physiologists

  • Fitness centres – e.g. personal training programs or group fitness sessions

  • Aged care facilities

  • Community settings

 

To find your nearest Ageless Taekwondo program, please send an enquiry via the Contact Form.

 

Ageless Taekwondo is an initiative of

Australian Taekwondo & Sport Australia