(VIDEO) Explaining the 1st Annual WBA Ontario Breaking Championships

Good Morning

Here is a video I did on Monday explaining a lot about the 1st Annual WBA Ontario Breaking Championships. This should answer a bunch of questions some of you may have. There might be some additional videos to come. In the meantime if you have any questions please let me know.

Master Jonathan Field

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THOUGHTS IN YOUR HEAD

Every moment of every day we have thoughts in our head.

Some of these thoughts are positive ones that do us good.

Some of these thoughts are negative ones that can cause us harm.

Some of these thoughts are neutral and just seem to pass their way by.

Some thoughts are unique to you and only you.

Other thoughts are experienced by everyone.

Certain thoughts that may be in your head may not even really be yours but the opinions of others.

Some thoughts are original where others are not.

Some thoughts are valuable to you where others not so much.

Some thoughts are happy and others are sad.

In any case there is many thoughts in your head throughout any given day. It is up to you to use the ones that are the most valuable to your mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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

KETTLEBELL TRAINING GREAT FOR WOMEN

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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

I HATE $%^&*$%#%# PART OF TRAINING

I HATE $%^&*$%#%# PART OF TRAINING!!

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…….

PRACTICE

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

50 REASONS TO EXERCISE

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I ran across this list on the internet the other day and thought I would share it with all of you.

A few different ways to exercise are;

– Martial Arts like Taekwondo

– Workout with weights

– Running/jogging

– Take a fitness class like Fitness Kickboxing or Kettlebells

– Take a Yoga class

– and so much more

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

2013 Taekwondo Black Belt Candidates Week 2 Training Video

2013 Taekwondo Black Belt Candidates Week 2 Training

HaHa, there is no week 2 training video. The next video you will see is the video of the 2013 Candidates during their grading. In the mean time here is all the videos in one playlist if you want to see the progress they have made. Remember most of the videos do not show them at their best. They needed to see the errors they were making so they could correct themselves.

Master Jonathan

 

IT TAKES 524 BURPEES…..

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It takes 524 burpees to burn off 1 large fries. Choose wisely.

This statement basically refers to the fact that you cannot out exercise your diet.

Your nutrition and your exercise have to go hand and hand.

You cannot exercise all the time and eat poorly. It’s not good for your health.

On the other hand you cannot just eat healthy and not exercise. This can also be bad for your health.

Nutrition and Fitness are partners. They have to work together. The best way is to find a balance between the two were it fits your lifestyle.

And yes it’s okay to treat yourself once in a while. We all do otherwise we all go crazy!

Master Jonathan

Wolverine TV: Season One Episode Twenty

Welcome to season 1 and episode 20 of Wolverine TV with Master Jonathan Field, 5th Degree Black Belt and 5 Time Martial Arts World Champion
– Conditioning: Talking about training and injuries
– Health and Nutrition Tips: Protein shakes and supplements
– Teaching: How to tie up your taekwondo belt
FINAL EPISODE OF SEASON ONE

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