Here is two more cardio workouts that I have sent the 2014 Black Belt Candidates. I sure hope they are utilizing them. How about you? Have you tried any of them yet?

Cardio Workout #5
– Push Ups
– Jumping Jacks
– Wide Push Ups
– Clapping Jacks
– Wave Push Ups
– Burpees
– Diamond Push Ups
– Mountain Climbers
Cycle through each exercises for 5 reps, take 30 second break then cycle through with 10 reps, then 15, 20, 15, 10, and a final cycle of 5 reps for each exercise.

Here is the cardio workout #6 for the bb candidates

– squats
– burpees
– jump squats
– clapping jacks
– hack squats
– mountain climbers
– wide squats
– running on the spot with high knees

Cycle through 5, 10, 15, 20, 15, 10, and 5 reps per exercise.

30-45 second breaks between cycles

I will be sending them 7 more of these. If you would like to receive the rest of them please let me know and I can email them to you.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Here is part 2 of some of the weekly workouts I have been sending to our 2014 black belt candidates for their conditioning. Hope you enjoyed the last ones.

Here’s the third cardio workout. Not required by strongly recommended. HINT HINT

Cycle 1: Burpees and Jumping jacks, sets of 5, 10, 15, and 20 each alternating between exercises.

Cycle 2: Mountain CLimbers and Push Ups, sets of 5, 10, 15, and 20 each alternating between exercises.

Cycle 3: Jump Squats and Squat Front Kicks, sets of 5, 10, 15, and 20 each alternating between exercises.

Cycle 4: 180 Jumps and Clapping Jacks, sets of 5, 10, 15, and 20 each alternating between exercises.

– 30 second breaks between cycles

Cardio Workout #4
Jumping Jack Burpees and Double Punches
– sets of 5, 10, 15, 20 alternating between exercises
Burpees and Push Ups
– sets of 5, 10, 15, 20 alternating between exercises
Superman Burpees and Triple Punches
– sets of 5, 10, 15, 20 alternating between exercises
Burpee with Push and Clapping Jacks
– sets of 5, 10, 15, 20 alternating between exercises
30-60 second breaks between each cycle

I will post two more of the workouts in the next few days for you. Let me know how you are doing with them.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Over the past seven weeks or so I have been sending the 2014 Black Belt Candidates a weekly workout and I thought I would share a few of them to the rest of you.

Cardio Workout #1
– Jumping Jacks
– Burpees
– Jump Squats
– Clapping Jacks
– 180 Jumps
– Mountain Climbers
Round One: 10 reps of each
Round Two: 15 reps of each
Round Three: 20 reps of each
Round Four: 25 reps of each
– 30 second breaks between rounds

Cardio WOrkout #2

– running on the spot
– burpees
– jumping jacks
– mountain climbers
– jumping jack burpees
– 180 jumps
Round One: 15 reps each
Round Two: 20 reps each
Round Three: 25 reps each
Round Four: 30 reps each

– 30 second breaks between rounds

Give them a try and let me know what you think. Will post more soon.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

VIDEO OF Kids Breaking Seminar with Shihan Larry Fields at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

Good Morning

Here’s the last video from the seminars that Shihan Larry Fields did for us on Saturday March 29th at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do. It is the kids’ breaking seminar. Big thanks to Shihan Fields for coming up to Canada for the weekend to do these seminars.

Master Jonathan field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Good Morning,

Here’s the video of the adult breaking seminar with Shihan Larry Fields conducted on Saturday March 29th here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do.


Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Exercise vs. Training? What is it that you do?

Some people exercise and others train. The different between the two is that when you train there is a sense of purpose why you are training.

Training requires that you have a goal or goals that may be to; lose weight, gain weight, improve cardio conditioning, improve endurance, increase muscle mass, get stronger, get more explosive, get more powerful, become more flexible, learn a new skill, and so on. Exercise is more loosey goosey. Training is more geared towards working towards a specific goal where as exercise is a little more generalized. Both training and exercising is good for you. Sometimes you exercise and other times you train. Just know the different so you can achieve your goals more easily.

training vs. exercise







Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


kettlebells cobourg

Kettlebells, that bowling ball shape weight with a handle on it. Comes in all sorts of sizes and colours, and yes even in pink :$ If you would go back five years or more ago and you might not have heard much about kettlebell training but now it is everywhere. You can pretty much find some sort of kettlebell training in kettlebell classes, kickboxing classes, fitness classes, martial arts classes, sports training, and so on. You can buy various dvd programs at stores as well. There is no doubt kettlebells is a fantastic fitness and training tool. But what are the benefits of kettlebell training for women.

  1. Kettlebells provide a full body that allows you to work many different body parts at the same time. Unlike some other training tools that might isolate a few muscles at one time. This teaches you to use your body as one whole unit.
  2. Since kettlebells are compact and come in various sizes they are easy to travel to and from your classes or workout areas. They don’t take up a lot of room.
  3. You can get a really great and affective workout in a short time. Therefore saving you time and allowing yourself more time for other things.
  4. Kettlebell workouts are just plain fun. They are completely different from most other forms of training. Always a new exercise/technique to workout. No boredom!
  5. Compare kettlebells to traditional weights and most people will say the kettlebell looks less intimidating. Ball like shaped weights seem more friendly but don’t let their looks deceive you. You will get a great training session in with them. i.e. Results!
  6. Kettlebell training will help you do your regular daily activities easier.
  7. Using multiple muscle groups at once helps burn more fat and calories.
  8. Training with kettlebells will allow you to realize how strong you really are and you can improve upon that strength.
  9. The various kettlebell swinging exercises that are a large part of kettlebell training is good for tightening the legs, core, and glutes.

So give kettlebell training a good try with a certified kettlebell trainer so you can learn to do the moves properly and safely. Staying safe and health is key to long term health and your fitness goals. Click here for more information on our kettlebell classes.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do



LOL well we all know someone who will voice their opinions that they clearly hate certain parts of training. Puts everyone else in a bad mood that is training around them. ANd it’s hard to ignore them but you must or you just tell them oh well don’t be here.

The only purpose of training is to get results. Whether you are an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, a person trying to get fit again, a martial artist, or someone who just likes to train, you all should have one thing in mind. You all to some degree want to see results. If you are not training to receive some sort of benefit from it than why are you training?

Now the ones that are really serious about training learn to love it. All aspects of it. The pain, the sweat, the pump, the heavy breathing, the struggles, the accomplishments, and etc,.

We all will have areas in training that we hate. It’s a reality that we cannot avoid. However you do it anyway with a good attitude. If you are going to do part of your training that you hate than you better do it with a good attitude otherwise you are just making it more painful for yourself and if you are complaining about it then you are making it more painful for everyone else. Don’t do that!

There will be many reasons why you may hate a certain part of your training so I am not going to make a list here but I bet the number one reason you hate it is because you are no good at it. Often times we hate the things we are not good at. There is a simple solution to this. One word actually…….


Just keep practicing and you will get better. And either you will like what you hate or hate it a little less.

The point is have a good attitude and you’ll enjoy your training more.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Check out the link below to a video of a competitor that really shows that she enjoys competition and the process. I think it is quite inspiring to see someone enjoying the moment and being in the zone all at the same time. We can all inspire to be like her.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

(VIDEO) How To Practice Taekwondo Fitness At Home


Here is a video on how you can practice your taekwondo fitness and conditioning at home while you are not in class. The video contains tips on practicing your conditioning in a few different ways with and without a partner.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do