AWESOME TEAM BUILDING DAY

Good Morning

I hope everyone had a great long weekend and didn’t miss classes too much yesterday while we were closed for Victoria Day.

Yesterday the 2016 Black Belt Candidates and the mentors/instructors had their annual team building day in prep for black belt grading coming up on Saturday June 11th. We did a two hour taekwondo class in the morning followed by two hours of team building activities at the Ganaraska TreeTop Trekking in the Ganaraska Forest. It was a productive and fun filled day for both the candidates and the mentors/instructors. We improved our taekwondo skills and learned how to improve our team work skills. It was great fun and highly recommended to anyone looking for some fun team building activities.

Also don’t forget this today until Friday is Buddy Week here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do. So bring your buddies into class with you and we’ll have some more fun with them.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

EVERYONE HAS THE POWER TO MAKE SOMEONE ELSE HAPPY…

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I came across this picture yesterday and it speaks volume.

Everyone has the power to make someone else happy. Some do it by entering the room, while some do it by leaving.

Be the kind of person that makes people happy to see you. Be the person that people want to read your social media posts. Be the person that inspires others. Be the person that everyone enjoys being around.

Don’t be that person that everyone is happy when they finally leave the room. Why be the person that pollutes everyones’ social media newsfeed with negativity? Why be the person that makes everyone else uncomfortable to be around? Why be the person that spreads negativity where negativity doesn’t belong?

Be the kind of person that you would enjoy being around. Be the person that lifts people up. Be the person that cares. Be the person who is loyal. Be the person that thinks before they act.

Basically be a good person that you would want your son or daughter to grow up to be like. Basically be a decent human being to everyone. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

 

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TRAINING GOOD SO FAR/VICTORIA DAY

Good Morning

Well so far the training for my 6th degree black belt is going well. Starting out slowly and will build up the intensity as time goes on. This way I don’t burn myself out early and I can peak at the right moment. Proper training is really a fine tuned science that you have to learn very carefully. Going through three 40 hour black belt gradings I have learned what works and what does not work. What beats your body up and what doesn’t. I know what it’s like to be at the breaking point then push beyond it to new limits.

I feel really good right now because preparing for my next grading gives me a new set of goals and a focus to work towards. Having focus and goals is important when one wants to work on mastery of anything they do.

Also we will be closed on Monday May 23rd for Victoria Day. No regular classes. However we will be doing the annual team building day for the 2016 Black Belt Candidates. This is an opportunity for the candidates to work on their testing requirements together as well as learn to be leaders.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

THE JOURNEY BEGINS FOR MY 6TH DEGREE BLACK BELT

Good Morning

Well the journey begins for me to earn my 6th degree black belt. Well actually it started after I earned my 5th degree black belt or more specifically it actually started when I first earned my white beret. But this part of my journey to earn my 6th degree started yesterday. The day after I met up with my Master to go over all the testing requirements. Lots of physical requirements to complete as well as lots of mental and personal requirements to work through as well.

I started yesterday on the easy side and I will build myself up from there one day at a time. One step at a time. If you look after the small steps, the journey of a 1,000 miles doesn’t seem so huge. I will tell you though that when looking at all that has to be accomplish before my grading in May 2017, it is a lot! It’s a huge challenge but I am up for the task. I know I can do it because I will focus on completing each step and each day one at a time. The genius lies in the process and not in the end destination. My journey to 6th degree is not about obtaining the new belt or rank but the transformation I go through in the process of the journey.

I am not alone in this journey as there will be six other students that will be going through their own journeys to obtain the ranks that they will be testing for. Although many may come along for the journey, the journey is still yours alone to take. As well as each of their journeys is their’s alone as well. There may be times when each other needs a little help or guidance but they alone has to go through it. They have to be disciplined enough to push through when the motivation to do so seems not to be there from day to day, moment to moment.

I look forward to this new journey, this new part of my life over the next year. It will not be easy. It will be challenging me and forcing myself to step out of my comfort zone but that is okay. Being outside the comfort zone and striving for Mastery is where the true genius lies.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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 ūüôā

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

THIS WEEKEND’S BREAKING PRACTICE/TOURNAMENT INTO

Good Morning

There is no team wolverine/breaking practice this Saturday as I am away in Toronto at a black belt grading in the afternoon.
So we will be having a practice this Sunday instead at 9:30am to 11am for everyone doing creative breaking. We will make sure your routine is down and have the setups and holders all figured out. So if you are doing creative please attend. Team Wolverine will be there to help with everyone.
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.
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

TAEKWONDO, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

cobourg tae kwon doLast night one of my adult students posted on Facebook asking her taekwondo friends what their favourite tad thing was. There was plenty of replies including my own. All the replies had various answers of what everyone liked. Some were the same and others were not. However what was the same was the passion and love they all have for taekwondo.

What this shows is that Taekwondo has something for everyone.

Whether you do Taekwondo for the great intense workouts where you are dripping sweat or for the calming effects that doing forms can cause. Or perhaps the self confidence you receive while learning to defend yourself. Our the self accomplishments when you smash through a pile of boards. That feeling you get when you strikes pads or kick the paddles. That sound the heavy bags make when you land a great kick. The smiles and laughters from all the fun you are having training with your tad family. It’s a great feeling every time you come to class.

Taekwondo offers so many different things to train in; patterns/forms, one steps(han buns), kicking, punching, combos, self defense, sparring, weapons, breaking, competitions, physical conditioning, partner drills, solo drills, group drills, and on and on…

Man I am loving my/our Taekwondo academy and all the instructors and students here. We train hard but we also have a lot of fun. People you may have never met otherwise become good friends. Great quality training and the right training environment will do this.

I will say we are all blessed!

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do