Thanks To Our Sponsors

I just wanted to make a quick post thanking all of our sponsors of the 2022 Southern Ontario spring Martial Arts Invitational happening this Saturday May 14th at the Cobourg Community Centre

How To Do Elbow Strikes For Fitness and Self Defense

How To Do Elbow Strikes For Fitness and Self Defense teaches you how to improve your fitness and self defense skills with elbow strikes taught by Ma’am Cheryl Sanders and Master Jonathan Field of Empowered. Training your elbow strikes on a bag or pad can really improve the power of your self defense strikes while improving your fitness for overall health and self defense conditioning. This is very important for women’s self defense and Women’s empowerment.

Master Jonathan Field


Good Morning

Four important things you need to know for the month of June here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

1- As of June 1st until August 31st, it is t-shirt weather. This means you can wear a Cobourg Tae Kwon Do t-shirt to class instead of your dobuk top if you wish to do so. I have ordered the shirts people asked me to order and have a few extra coming in as well.

2- June 11th is the annual black belt grading. There will be no classes on June 11th.

3- June 18th at 7pm is the our annual black belt spectacular and hall of fame ceremony. This will be held at the Cobourg Memorial Temple on University Street in Cobourg at 7pm on Saturday June 18th. Tickets are $5 a person. Please see me at the office to purchase your tickets.

4- This quarter’s Colour belt gradings will be held on Friday June 24th. If you are eligible to grade please check your card for attendance and make sure you will have enough classes to grade.

If anyone has any questions about this please let me know ASAP.


Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Good Morning

I hope everyone had a good Victoria Day long weekend.

Over the past week or so I noticed that I am seeing everything from a new perspective. It just happened out of the blue.

I am seeing things that I have seen millions of times before with a new refreshed perspective. Everything seems new like I am experiencing it for the first time.

I have no idea what has shifted in my life over the past week or so but I will look into it and report my findings.

But in the meantime what can you do in your life to see things from a new perspective. To make things more fresh for you. To allow you to see things that you have never seen them before.

Your perspectives should change over time if you are growing as a person. It is hard to have the same viewpoint or opinion on anything for a long period of time if you are learning and growing as a person.

There is a quote that I see pop up from time to time and it goes something like this. “If you still see the world the same way in your 30’s as you did when you were in your 20’s then you have wasted 10 years of your life.”

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Have an attitude of gratitude.

Be grateful for everything you have and have accomplished. Be grateful for all your friends and family. Be grateful for all the love in your life. Be grateful for all the challenges that are thrown your way.

Ever notice that life seems better and things go pretty smooth most of the time when you have a good attitude. An attitude of gratitude. You are thankful for everything. Life seems to get harder when you take a poor attitude. It’s all about how you perceive things and whether you are grateful for them or not.

One should be grateful for everything.  Some shape or form everything that is thrown or given to us is a gift. Trying to look at everything from a positive angle and how we can turn anything around if we so desire to.

Having an attitude is about giving thanks to what we have. Whether you say it in prayers, write them down, tell yourself what you are grateful for, or just letting others know what they do for you that you are grateful for them. Be aware of having an attitude of gratitude. Show it. Mean it. Live it.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do