(VIDEO) Team Wolverine at 2015 USBA/WBA & ISKA North American Championships

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Here is the video from the 2015 USBA/WBA and ISKA North American Championships that a few team wolverine members competed at back in June 2015 in Fairfield Connecticut. Enjoy the video.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

(video) GRANDMASTER ELTON TROWER, ARNOLD FESTIVAL 2011

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This weekend at the 2015 USBA/WBA Hall Of Fame Banquet and Tournament, we are doing a tribute to the late Grandmaster Elton Trower who passed away a few months ago at the age of 79. We are going to honour the life of a man and martial artist like no one has ever seen before. So I thought I would share with you a video from one of his demonstrations from the Arnold Festival from 2011. You will notice the strength and power he has in his hands and especially in his fingers to be able to do the things he does in this video. Such a powerful but gentle man. He has inspired many martial artists. Me being one of whom he has inspired. For this I am going to be setting a new world record of breaking boards with the tips of my fingers at the HOF tournament. A world record inspired by Grandmaster Trower. Please enjoy the video.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

TEAM WOLVERINE RESULTS AT 2015 US OPEN, WBA WORLDS, ISKA WORLDS

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Here is the results for Team Wolverine from the 2015 US OPEN, WBA Worlds, and ISKA Worlds. Our team did great in spite the more competitive divisions in the advance and black belt divisions in recent years. It was nice to see more black belts in the teen divisions as well as in the adult female divisions. Each year brings new challenges and we are always up for the challenge. Win or Learn, we do our best!

Thanks to the USBA/WBA and the ISKA for putting on world class competitions.

Master Jonathan Field

US OPEN Championships

2 Second Places

ISKA World Championships

1 Fourth Place

Performed at the ISKA Night of Championships in a Breaking Demo for Master Drew Serrano’s World Record Attempt live on ESPN2 and ESPN3

Officated at the US OPEN and USBA/WBA World Championships

Mikaela Lavoy

US OPEN Championships

2 First Places, 1 Second Place

USBA/WBA World Championships

2 World Championship

Performed at the ISKA Night of Championships in a Breaking Demo for Master Drew Serrano’s World Record Attempt live on ESPN2 and ESPN3

Jesse Johnston Newell

US OPEN Championships

1 Third Place

Brady Clarke

US OPEN Championships

2 First Places, 1 Second Place

USBA/WBA World Championships

2 World Championships

Allen Matthews

US OPEN Championships

1 First Place, 1 Second Place, 1 Third Place, 1 Fourth Place

USBA/WBA World Championships

1 World Championship

Jimmy Nguyen

US OPEN Championships

2 First Places, 1 fifth Place

Performed at the ISKA Night of Championships in a Breaking Demo for Master Drew Serrano’s World Record Attempt live on ESPN2 and ESPN3

Abby Sue Elder

US OPEN Championships

3 Third Places, 1 Fourth Place

Michael Liscio

US OPEN Championships

1 First Place, 2 Third Places, 1 Fourth Place

USBA/WBA World Championships

1 World Championship

Darren Everson

US OPEN Championships

3 Second Places, 1 Third Place, 2 Fourth Places

Shawn Heeley

US OPEN Championships

3 First Places, 1 Second Place, 1 Third Place, 1 Fourth Place

Amber Smelt

US OPEN Championships

4 First Places, 1 Competition Record

Eryn Smelt

US OPEN Championships

4 First Places, 1 Competition Record

Todd Smelt

US OPEN Championships

4 First Places, 1 Second Place

Gordon Strickland

US OPEN Championships

3 First Places, 1 Second Place

Eric Spagnolo

US OPEN Championships

1 First Place, 3 Second Places

 

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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LESSONS FOR COMPETITIVE BREAKERS

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I wanted to share some of my thoughts on competitive breaking or the lessons that all breakers should know or take the time to learn. These lessons come from personal experience, learning indirectly by watching other breakers, and some is just common sense.

1. You will win some and you will lose some. It happens to all of us. There is nothing you can do but be a good winner and a even better non winner.

2. Sometimes the material you are striking breaks and other times it does not. There is many factors that come into play with this. It’s all part of the game.

3. Never allow anger to get the better of you. If something does not go your way, it does not give you the right to take it out on others or the nearest object closest to you.

4. When competitive breaking you are there to try to win but also you are there to put on a show. People may not remember how much you broke at any given time but they will remember the performance you gave and how you acted.

5. Remember to maintain your focus as best you can. There is many distractions and things going on around you. You need to be able to tune all this out in order to do your best.

6. From day to day, competition to competition you will change your performance. Sometimes you are on the ball and nothing can stop you and other times you just can’t seem to do anything. We all go through this. Just cherish the moments you have and move on.

7. Build yourself up because you are good and are willing to work hard. Never use others to build your name up. Saying you beat so and so does not help your reputation. It actually shows that you value them more than yourself.

8. Rather than trying to beat individual competitors you should be concerned with outdoing your last performance and breaking your stacks. Ultiamtely breaking is a competition with ones’ self not against others.

9. Make sure you are enjoying yourself. If its’ not enjoyable then why are you doing it?

10. Do not compare your journey to that of another. We all have different journeys as we are all unique. One person’s journey is not necessarily more important or valuable compared to someone else’s.

11. It takes time to build up your conditioning for breaking. Rushing will only result in more injuries that may not have occurred if the proper time was taken.

12. When breaking using human holders one should avoid striking their holders if all possible. There is not art in smashing a stack of boards and recklessly hurt your holders at the same time. Got to have that self control.

13. Be courtesies to all those that volunteer to help you. No need for yelling and anger. The people that help the breakers help because they want to see the person do good. They should be treated with respect.

14. Breaking competition is one of the few sports where competitors will help each other set up their material, hold for the, clean up, and etc,. We all want the best person to win because they are the best and not for other stupid reasons.

15. Never dwell on a bad day. It will past and you will have more good days.

16. Make sure you fully understand the rules. If you don’t, ask someone who knows them well so they can help you.

17. Compete by the rules. Whatever the rules say that is what you go by. Never try to bend them so you can help an unfair advantage. The rules are in place so everyone has the same playing field in which to compete.

18. Use the proper material. Whatever the material you are breaking, make sure it is what you say it is. Sometimes breaking gets a bad name because some competitors doctor their material. When this happens it makes us all look bad.

19. Compete with integrity. You are not just representing yourself but also all breakers, the organizations and associations in which you are competing in, your schools, your instructors, your styles, and so forth.

20. Focus on being a good person and develop your skills to the best of your abilities and everything will take care of itself.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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(VIDEO) CREATIVE BREAKING AT THE 2015 ISKA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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I wanted to share a video from this past weekend’s US OPEN/ISKA Worlds/USBA WBA Worlds. This video shows all the creative breaking at the ISKA worlds and was filmed by Team Breakwondo. I ended up with a 4th place finish. Pretty good for competing in creative breaking for the first time at ISKA Worlds. Aiming to do better next year. Hope you enjoy the video.

 

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

ISKA SOUTHERN UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS AND USBA SOUTHERN REGIONALS

As some of you may or may not know I was away this past weekend down in Orlando Florida for the ISKA Southern United States Championships and USBA/WBA Regionals Breaking Championships. I flew down on the Friday and helped set up. Saturday I competed and help officiate some of the events that I was not involved in. I ended up winning the ISKA Southern United States Championship in Three Directional Power Wood Breaking, and placing seconds in Power Concrete Elbow as well in Power Concrete Kicking. I also won 1st place in unspaced power wood hand with the USBA/WBA. I was lucky enough to be able to stay with fellow ISKA World Champion Master Nicky Zambri at his house. Master Zambri ran an awesome tournament and look forward to supporting it in the future. Also I got to hang out with my buddy fellow ISKA World Champion Larry Fields. It was a great weekend.

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VIDEO OF ADULT BREAKING SEMINAR WITH SHIHAN LARRY FIELDS

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

Enjoy!

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

LARRY FIELD’S VIDEOS

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Here is a few videos of Larry Field’s breaking competitions at the US OPEN and ISKA World Championships. I will probably post a few other blogs with some videos of him in the next few weeks so you can get an idea of the quality of this martial arts competitor and instructor. March 29th is gonna rock. Hope you have registered for the seminars already. If not let me know ASAP.

Enjoy the videos.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

A FEW VIDEOS OF ME FROM ISKA WORLDS AND SETTING NEW WORLD RECORD

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Just thought I would post a few videos of me from the 2013 ISKA World Breaking Championships and setting a new USBA/WBA world record. I will post more videos as I get them from my team mates.

Master Jonathan Field