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




A Black Belt is a white belt who refused to give up.

This can be true to anything you do in life. All successful people who succeed almost always refuse to give up.

No challenges or obstacles in their way will break them. They find ways to go over, around, under, or through to achieve their goals.

A Black Belt is a state of mind. It’s a state of being. It’s not what you wear around your waist. Using attributes like integrity, courtesy, perseverance, loyalty, self control, indomitable spirit, kind heart, strong will, ¬†intelligence, and so forth.

Master Jonathan

De Santos Martial Arts 2013 Black Belt Spectacular

Hey Everyone

I was at the De Santos Martial Arts 2013 Black Belt Spectacular on Saturday night and what a great show it was. I believe there was 43-45 Black Belt candidates who performed and receive their new black belts at the end of the show. There was oh so many new 1st degree black belts, some 2nd degree black belt, three degree black belts, and a 4th degree black belt(master level).

There was lots of traditional forms, musical forms, self defense, weapons, kicking, and so on. Mikaela Lavoy and myself(Team Attitude) performed some chuking for the audience. There was also lots of awards given to the students who supportive the team the most as well as awards for the candidates that walked 147.2km to Niagara Falls the weekend before grading to help support Kwan Jan Nim Veronica’s charity.

Every year the candidates all get together to buy some sort of gift to present to KJN Veronica as a token of their appreciation for all she does for them through their training and what not. It’s all a lovely gesture. Also each year during the show the candidates hand out flowers to their loved ones that help support them through their journey to black belt and beyond.

It was a good evening and I am now looking forward to our own black belt grading and the black belt ceremony and hall of fame ceremony the week after. This year we will be inducting KJN Veronica DeSantos into our hall of fame so you won’t want to miss that. The show will be on Friday June 28th at 7:30pm. You can get tickets at the office so let me know if you want any.

I like to end this blog by saying congrats to all the new black belts. You worked so hard and it has paid off big time!

Master Jonathan

32 Weeks Out for Black Belt Cadidates / Christmas Stocking Drive

Hello Everyone

Here’s a video of the 2013 Black Belt Candidates training 32 weeks out from June grading. They trained inside of regular classes as well as extra training sessions. We are filming them each week so they can see what they need to improve and they can watch their progression throughout the grading process. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. They will have to work on both.

Also just a reminder to get your stockings in for our Christmas Stocking Drive. We are currently at 24% of our goal.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do Ltd.


Hello Everyone

Two things here today. Number one is Yes Cobourg Tae Kwon Do is open Monday August 6th for classes. Number two is here is a few videos of some of the competitors I get to hang out with while I am down at the US OPEN every year.