2014 BLACK BELT CANDIDATES HARD WORK

Well the 2014 Black Belt grading is only a few days a way. We got 20 candidates testing for black belt, 1st degree black belt, and 3rd degree black belts. This is our largest black belt grading to date. The candidates have worked really hard to get to this point. Some of the things they had to accomplish besides attaining classes regularly are; 9,000 push ups, 9,000 squats, 9,000 sit ups, 40 hours of cardio, 1,000 repetitions of their forms/patterns, create a musical form, 100 rounds of sparring, inspirational project, a community project, a paper on respect, a paper on one of the tenets of taekwondo, learn korean terminology, spend a day with a challenge, and so much more.

Black Belt means so much more than just being a good fighter or a person with athletic martial arts skills. Or a person who can defend themselves and others physically. Yes we so look at these attributes and grading each individual based on high minimum standards but also the standards we hold each student on their own merits. We also believe we need to educate them in health, fitness, life skills, community involvement, leadership, team work, and etc,. The world does not need another kick or punch but rather a person who can help out their local and global community with passion and compassion.

BLACK BELT CANDIDATES 2014 COBOURG TAE KWON DO

PATRICK’S JOURNEY TO BLACK BELT POSTER

Here is Patrick’s Journey to Black Belt Poster. Patrick has been with Cobourg Tae Kwon Do for almost 4 years now and has been on Team Wolverine. He will be testing for his black belt.

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Team Building 2014

On Monday May 19th we did our annual team building day with our 2014 Black Belt Candidates.

We spent the morning going over the important taekwondo requirements they will need to know for their grading on saturday June 14th. Then we spent the afternoon at Victoria Park doing various team building exercises that worked on leadership skills, trust, communication skills, getting to know your team mates better, cooperation skills, and other fun activities along that nature. We also worked on getting the candidates comfortable being outside of their comfort zone. We also did some fun patterns and escrima stick drills. It was a pretty successful day. Our candidates will do great at black belt grading.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do Ltd.

team building 2014 cobourg taekwondo

SOME CARDIO WORKOUTS PART 3

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

SOME CARDIO WORKOUTS PART 2

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

SOME CARDIO WORKOUTS PART 1

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