BREAKING AT WORLD POWER SHOW AND EXPO VOTED MOST IMPRESSIVE SHOW

Wow! I just found out via Drew Serrano of the USBA/WBA that the USBA/WBA European Breaking Championships at the World Power Show in London England on July 2nd and 3rd was voted Most Impressive Show! That is a huge accomplishment for the USBA/WBA, the sport of breaking, and all the talented breakers who attended.

Here is the link if you would like to see a few pictures and a video of the Power Wood Elbow.

http://www.worldpowershow.com/news-and-articles/breaking-wps-voted-most-impressive-show/

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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TEAM WOLVERINE DOES GREAT AT 2016 US OPEN/WBA WORLDS/ISKA WORLDS

Good Morning

Well all the team wolverine members are back home safely from their trip to the 2016 US OPEN, WBA Worlds, and ISKA Worlds hosted at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando Florida on July 8th and 9th.

Our team did fantastic as we won 19 first places on the Friday events and 1 first place on saturdays event. Team members from Ontario, Florida, and Tennessee did a great job representing team wolverine, their state/province, and the sport of breaking in general.

Congratulations to Michael, Samantha, Eric, Todd, Eryn, Amber, Shawn, Michael, Daniel, and Jonathan for your wins and hard work. You did the team proud.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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2016 USBA/WBA EUROPEAN BREAKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Good Morning

Well I made it back safely from London England. This past weekend Darren Everson and I travelled to London to compete at the 2016 USBA/WBA European Breaking Championships held at the World Power Show and Expo at the London ExCel. It was a great tournament with a great vibe to it. It was a lot of fun and very competitive. Both Darren and I ended up winning an European Championship each. Thanks to Grandmaster Ralph Bergamo, Master Drew Serrano, and the people of the World Power Show and Expo for hosting an awesome event.

While we were in London we spent two days travelling and exploring the city. We took a few guided tours, went on the London Eye, and just spent a lot of time exploring the city and all it had to offer. If you have not been to London yet I recommend you go check it out. Lots of beautiful buildings, landmarks, scenery, and lots of history to learn and see.

And thanks to the instructors who looked after the dojang while I was away.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

MY VIEW OF THE 2016 BLACK BELT GRADING AT COBOURG TAE KWON DO

Good Morning

Well our annual black belt grading has come and gone this past Saturday. We had 13 black belt candidates going for the ranks of black, 1st degree black belt, and 2nd degree black belt. The students completed a 10 hour grading from 9am to 7pm at the dojang and at the beach/boardwalk. They were tested on their physical conditioning, flexibility, forms, blocks, punchings, sparring, self defense, one steps, kicking, musical forms, breaking, and korean terminology. This is what you would think they would typically be tested on for black belts in Taekwondo right? But they were also tested on team work, their spirit, self confidence, perseverance, integrity, self control, loyalty, focus, leadership, courtesy, and courage.

The grading is very important in achieving your black belt but what is of more importance is the journey along the way to black belt. How did you deal with all the tasks and challenges that were presented to you? How did you grow as a person? When things got tough, how did you deal with it? Who were the ones that supported you along the way?

What is more important after earning your black belt is what you do with it. What type of black belt are you going to be? Are you going to be a black belt or just a person who has a black belt? There is a difference. A black belt is how you carry yourself in your personal and professional life. How do you use your skills? Are they being used to help others or are they being used selfishly? Is your black belt a final destination or is it just the start of a life long journey?

I am very proud of this year’s 2016 black belt graduates. They worked extremely hard. They worked well as a team to get through their grading. They owned what they did throughout the day. They kept up their energy throughout the day. They took care of each other. They listened and focused well. They had fun. They were very respectful to the instructors and to each other. They displayed the traits that I mentioned above. They are going to be on a great show this Saturday night at 7pm at the Cobourg Memorial Temple during our annual black belt spectacular and hall of fame ceremony. If you have not got your tickets yet for the show please see me at the office.

I am excited for the show as I am putting something special together.

See you there.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

TEAM WOLVERINE TIMES THREE/BLACK BELT SPECTACULAR

Good Morning

Lots of cool news about Coboyrg Tae Kwon Do’s Team Wolverine.

1- Team Wolverine member Jonathan Schnepp from Tennessee competed at the USBA/WBA North American Breaking Championships on June 4th and won some championships which qualifies him for the ISKA Worlds coming up in July. Congrats to Jonathan.

2- Michael Cussack and Daniel Edgeman, two team wolverine members from Florida competed on June 11th at the USBA/WBA Longwood Martial Arts Invitiational in Orlando Florida won a  few championships and grand championships in breaking. Congrats to both of them.

3- Team Wolverine performed a demo at the 2016 DeSantos Black Belt Spectacular yesterday in Toronto Ontario for Grandmaster Veronica DeSantos. You can watched our demo here at this link. http://livestream.com/TDSMM/BBS2016 It starts around 9 minutes into the video. You can watch the whole show.

4- Congrats to my master, Grandmaster Veronica DeSantos for receiving her 7th degree black belt and for be inducted into the Canadian Black Belt Hall Of fame.

Tomorrow or Wednesday I will talk about the Black belt grading that just happened here on Saturday with 13 of our Black Belt candidates.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

(VIDEO) 2016 WBA Ontario Breaking Championships Highlights

Good Morning

Here is the highlight video of the 2016 WBA Ontario Breaking Championships held on Saturday May8, 2016 hosted by Cobourg Tae Kwon Do and sanctioned by the USBA/WBA.

Hope you enjoy!

2016 ONTARIO BREAKING RESULTS AND SOME PICTURES

Good Morning

Here’s a few things from the 2016 WBA Ontario Breaking Championships

1- Here is the 2016 OBC Results Sheet1

2- Here is the Facebook link to some pictures

3- Here is a link to some pictures by Stephen Della Casa

Hope you enjoy, and now to put together the highlight video 🙂

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

PART 2 OF THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE 2016 OBC

Good Morning

Well here is part two of thanking everyone for supporting the 2016 OBC.

I forgot to mention and thank the following.

Thanks to the medical staff for looking after anyone that needed them

Thank you to the photographers for all the pictures and videos.

Thanks to the vendors and pizza truck.

Thanks to the following sponsors.

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING THE 2016 OBC

Good Morning

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting the 2016 Ontario Breaking Championships. There is too many names here for me to mention or remember so I will just doing the following.

Thank you to everyone that helped set up before the tournament and to everyone who helped cleaned up after the tournament.

Thank you to all the sponsors to sponsored everything.

Thank you to all the officials/judges from our school as well as from Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Thank you to all the competitors from across Ontario, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Tennessee.

Thank you to Team Wolverine

Thank you to all my students

Thank you to all of our instructors

Thank you to my parents

Thank you to all the parents, spouses, families, and supporters of the competitors.

Thank you to our local community

And thank you to anyone I may have missed. I am truly grateful for all your supported for our awesome event.

Pictures, Videos, and Results will be coming soon!

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

2ND ANNUAL ONTARIO BREAKING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY

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Good Morning

Just a reminder that there will be no classes this Saturday at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do as we are hosting the 2nd Annual Ontario Breaking Championships.

Also here is a list of things you need to know about the day of the 2016 Ontario Breaking Championships on Saturday May 7, 2016 at the Port Hope Town Park Recreation Centre, Fall Fair Centre, 62 McCaul Street, Port Hope, ON L1A 1A2, Canada.
1- Doors will open at 8am.
2- General rules meeting at 9:45am
3- New World Record Attempt at 10am
4- Tournament starts after that
5- Tournament will start with Creative wood breaking and Creative Open breaking
6- Rest of the events will run after that according to the schedule we have designed
7- 7 & Power Breaking will be in Ring #1, 8-12 power breaking in ring#2, 13-17 power breaking ring#3, 18 & up power breaking ring#4
8- High jump, speed, concrete, power wood kick machine, unspaced, and double power wood will run when space becomes available
9- When you arrived at the Port Hope Rec Centre Fall Fair Centre, please register at the registration table to pick up your division sticker, your event program, and weigh in if you are an adult lightweight male competitor.
10- After you have registered you can go get your wood/concrete which will be already organized for you
11- Spectators 6 & up is $5 entry
12- We will have pizza truck selling lunch, a cooler with water for sale, and some tables selling various items.
13- Must wear full uniforms with no head gear, and no padding or taping of striking surfaces on the body.
14- If you are doing creative breaking, you will need to provide your own carpenter pencils for spacers.
And here is the Rules-Ontario-2016 if you would like to review them.
I look forward to a fantastic day of competition and a lot of fun!
If any questions please let me know today or tomorrow.
Thanks
Master Jonathan Field