Part One of Grading Day for Black Belts at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

Okay today is grading day for the black belts at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do. So far we have done over 6 hours and 45 minutes.  During this time the students grading have taught lil’ dragons for 30 minutes, practice their patterns, done 40 minutes of kicking, 1 hour 30 minutes of sparring, 1 hour 30 minutes of condtioning and forms work, and some Muay Thai style han bun gyeu rugis.

The students taught the lil’ dragons class by having them do various taekwondo techniques using an onstacle course and relay races. During black belt club they practiced all 8 to 9 p atterns that they needed to know as well as 40 minutes of 21 different kicks at different repetition schemes. They then did 1 hour of sparring with the colours during regular sparring class. After they left, the gradees did some 2 on 1 sparring and tag team sparring for 30 minutes. We then took a little break and then conitinue with conditioning.

The conditioning part consisted of the “Selena Workout” and 35 minutes of various punching drills and blocks in a deep horse stance and they weren’t allowed to move from that stance. The Selena Workout is as followed. 30 burpees, 5 triceps dips, 25 burpess, 10 triceps dips, and etc til you get to 5 burpess and 30 triceps dips. Then they had to do 307 push ups over the rest of the time period of the conditioning part because that was how many seconds apart the first person to finish to the last. We finished that part with han bun gyeu rugis.

Then Sir Richard had the students learn and teach each other 8 different Muay Thai style han bun gyeu rugis. The point of this was to have the students learn new techniques and be able to effectively teach others. Being a black belt you have to be able to help your fellow students and give back to the masters that teach you.

As of right now, 3:55PM, Master Joyce is running them through some blocking drills. The students seem to be getting tired at this point. I will be back later to sum up the rest of grading. So far Master Jonathan(me),  Master Joyce, and Sir Richard, and Ma’am Charlotte have been conducting grading.

Master Jonathan Field

www.cobourgtaekwondo.ca

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