BLACK BELT CEREMONY TICKETS & T-SHIRT WEATHER

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Four important things you need to know for the month of June here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

1- As of June 1st until August 31st, it is t-shirt weather. This means you can wear a Cobourg Tae Kwon Do t-shirt to class instead of your dobuk top if you wish to do so. I have ordered the shirts people asked me to order and have a few extra coming in as well.

2- June 11th is the annual black belt grading. There will be no classes on June 11th.

3- June 18th at 7pm is the our annual black belt spectacular and hall of fame ceremony. This will be held at the Cobourg Memorial Temple on University Street in Cobourg at 7pm on Saturday June 18th. Tickets are $5 a person. Please see me at the office to purchase your tickets.

4- This quarter’s Colour belt gradings will be held on Friday June 24th. If you are eligible to grade please check your card for attendance and make sure you will have enough classes to grade.

If anyone has any questions about this please let me know ASAP.

Thanks

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

BLACK BELT GRADING JUNE 11TH

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Well the 2016 Black Belt grading is coming up on Saturday June 11th from 9am to 7pm. This means there will be no regular classes on Saturday June 11th.

Our annual black belt ceremony and hall of fame ceremony will be held on Saturday June 18th in the evening at the Cobourg Memorial Temple. Tickets will go on sale in the next few days.

Also a reminder that t-shirt weather starts here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do on Wednesday June 1st until August 31st. This means you can wear a Cobourg Tae Kwon Do t-shirt to classes instead of your dobuk top if you wish too. I will be placing an t-shirt order Tuesday May 31st if you wish to order one.

Have a great day 🙂

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

CHILD SAFETY SEMINAR

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Just letting everyone know about our Child Safety Seminar that we are hosting on Saturday June 4th from 2pm to 3pm here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do. We will cover a bunch of safety tips for children as well as some self defense techniques to help keep them safe during the summer when they are out and about playing with their friends. This is a free community event. So let all your friends and family know about this free event.

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Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

DOGGIE ON A CHAIN

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I read this story yesterday and I thought I would share it with all of you today.

There was a dog who would be tied up to a pull on a twelve foot chain in his yard when he was outside. He was a happy little guy who loved to play. Every time some other dogs would come by he would run towards them to meet them. However when he reached the end of his chain it would hold him back from going any further. This would happen time after time after time. The owner of the dog felt sad and sorry for his little friend so one day he took the chain off the pole in which it was attached too. The chain was still on the collar of the dog though. So the next time some other dogs came by the dog took off running towards them. When he reached the length which the chain would normally stop him the dog should stopped on his own. He has been trained to stop at that distance. Even though the chain was now not restricting him it was still holding him back. This made the owner of the little dog sad as well. He wanted his little buddy to be happy and go explore and play with the other dogs.

The chain holding the dog back is a metaphor for what is holding you back in life. Is there really something holding you back or is it you that holds you back from accomplishing big things?

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

AWESOME TEAM BUILDING DAY

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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

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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

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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 🙂

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

PART 2 OF THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE 2016 OBC

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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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