Wow it’s been a while since my last blog. I have been super busy with the new Taekwondo Curriculum, Team Wolverine, Black Belt grading preps, and many other things.
Below are the rest of the Black Belt grading posters that were handed in last week. A few blogs or so before this one you will see Sarena Thompson’s BB poster. The following Posters are Mikaela Lavoy, Ginnie Shin, Liam Andrews, Ismael Ndiaye, and Angus Worley. Make sure you stop by the dojang to check them out.
Also don’t forget to sign your kids up for our Summer Day Camps during the weeks of July 23-27 and August 13-17. They will have an awesome time learning Taekwondo and having a blast at the same time.
There is also lots of exciting things coming up here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do.
– Black Belt Grading
– Lil’ Dragons Grading
– Taekwondo Colour Belt Grading
– Black Belt Ceremony
– Hall Of Fame Inductions
– 2012 US OPEn and ISKA World Championships
– Summer Day Cmaps
Well hope you enjoyed the short read and the pictures. Should be back in a few days with another blog.
Each year our black belts that are grading must come up and do a community based project that will benefit our local, or global community in which we live in. The first one I want to write about is the project Liam Andrews is doing. Liam is grading for his 2nd Degree Black Belt in June.
Liams project involved joining the Eastern Ontario Bluebird association to aid in the building, placing, monitoring, providing proper food for the young and most importantly counting and reporting fledgling losses and successes during the season. Liam had to build his own boxes according to the societies plan and mount them in the proper habitat.
He also wrote a small paper on the eastern Bluebird and donated it to his schools outdoor classroom seeing that the school is located as well in a Bluebird friendly habitat.
Also here’s a picture of Master Richard Bernier’s poster from his Black Belt grading in May 2011.
As I mentioned yesterday I would post some of the past Black Belt Journey Posters that our students have done.
These are the only ones at the moment that I could find. If I find anymore I’ll post them. Keep coming back to see the 2012 Black Belt Journey Posters as they start to come in. I’ll be posting the community based projects the candidates are doing as well.
Also here’s a quick video from Tom Callos on Black Belt grading. He speaks of a few concepts that I really agree with.
Just wanted to post this blog about what went on last night here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do. Two of our junior Black Belts, Liam Andrews and Mikaela Lavoy really inspired the junior colour belts and enhanced everyone’s pattern/form performances. During the first junior colour belt class Mikaela and Liam had to performance their patterns in front of the rest of the class while the rest of the class did the patterns with them as per usual but this time the colour belts were instructed to try and out perform the black belts. Well they tried for nine patterns going full out throwing hard powerful kicks, punching, and blocks but they just couldn’t quite match Liam and Mikaela. Every time the colour belts performed better the black belts would take it to a whole new level. They kept their energy level and performance level extremely high.
Now you would think going full out and harder each pattern they would soon get tired right? Well not exactly. Mikaela and Liam did the same thing during the second junior colour belt. They performed even better. They truly inspired the two classes too reach for new levels of personal self excellence. Watch out for these two black belts as they can be future world champions if they want to. Great job Liam and Miakela. ANd great job to all the awesome colour belts that were in class. Everyone did a fantastic job and should be very proud of themselves.