COORDINATION, A BENEFIT FOR CHILDREN / CRAZY 8’S WORKOUT VIDEO

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Did you know that Taekwondo and Martial Arts training is an excellent way of developing coordination? For both children and adults but particularly for children?! Yup it sure does. Our classes teach children to use their bodies in ways that most other activities do not even begin to explore. Having to coordinate your feet in many different stances while performing various strikes, blocking techniques, and chambers all at once. At any given moment you could be moving all four limbs, tighten every muscle in your body, moving and turning in various directions while maintaining eye contact with your opponent or training partner. And to top it all off you have to maintain excellent balance. All of this requires good coordination of not only the body but the focusing of the mind and spirit as well. Children are taught to truly connect the coordination of the mind and body and focus on one outcome or intention.

This seems like a lot for both children and adults does it not? In a snapshot perhaps. However our instructors here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do are excellent at breaking down every movement and working on the individual components of each technique so the student can grasp and learn very quickly. Through very specific skill training and carefully chosen drills the students learn how to use their bodies very efficiently. They learn their rights and lefts which is not an easy task even for the advance adult athlete sometimes. In a very short time the student’s coordination improves quick rapidly and allows them to excel in other areas of their life from school to sports, and any other activities they are involved in. Improved coordination at this level does show an improvement in one’s self confidence. So the earlier a student learns Taekwondo the better.

Okay now here is a quick workout video we filmed yesterday morning in the adult Taekwondo class. I ran the evening adult Taekwondo class through the same workout. It is excellent for cardio endurance and explosive power training. Check it out. Give it a try!

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do Ltd.

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do University

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Team Wolverine Results from the 2012 US OPEN and ISKA World Martial Arts Championships

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It’s here finally.

TEAM WOLVERINE RESULTS FROM THE 2012 US OPEN, WBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND ISKA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Master Jonathan Field

US OPEN

–       1st Place Power Board Kicking Champion

–       2nd Place Team Sync Weapons AA Division

–       2nd Place Creative Wood Breaking

–       3rd Place Power Wood Hand

–       3rd Place Power Wood Elbow

WBA World Championships

–       Power Board Kicking World Champion

ISKA World Championships

–       2nd Place Men’s lightweight Three Directional Power Wood Breaking

Mikaela Lavoy

US OPEN

–       1st Place Power Wood Hand Champion

–       1st Place Power Wood Elbow Champion

–       2nd Place Power Wood Foot

–       2nd Place Creative Wood Breaking

–       2nd Place Team Sync Weapons AA Division

WBA World Champions

–       Power Wood Hand World Champion

–       Power Wood Elbow World Champion

Sarena Thompson

US OPEN

–       1st Place Power Board Kicking Champion

WBA World Championships

–       Power Board Kicking World Champion

Liam Andrews

US OPEN

–       1st Place Power Board Foot Champion

–       1st Place Speed Board Breaking Champion

–       1st Creative Board Breaking Champion

–       3rd Place Power Board Elbow

–       3rd Place Power Board Hand

Angus Worley

US OPEN

–       1st Place Speed Board Breaking Champion

–       2nd Place Power Wood Elbow

–       2nd Place Power Wood Hand

–       3rd Place Power Wood Foot

–       5th Place Creative Board Breaking

Ismael Ndiaye

US OPEN

–       1st Place High Jump Wood Champion

–       3rd Place Creative Wood Breaking

–       4th Place Power Wood Hand

–       5th Place Power Wood Foot

Brady Clarke

US OPEN

–       1st Place Power Wood Hand Champion

–       1st Place Power Wood Elbow Champion

–       2nd Place Power Wood Foot

–       2nd Place Power Wood Creative Wood Breaking

Justin Blair

US OPEN

–       2nd Place Power Wood Foot

–       3rd Place Power Wood Hand

–       4th Place Creative Wood Breaking

Terry Blair

US OPEN

–       4th Place Creative Board Breaking

–       5th Place Power Wood Hand

Result Summary (9 Competitors)

WBA World Championships – 4

US OPEN 1st Places – 11

US OPEN 2nd Places – 10

US OPEN 3rd Places – 7

US OPEN 4th Places – 3

US OPEN 5th Places – 3

ISKA World Championships 2nd Place – 1

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

 

VIDEOS FROM BLACK BELT CEREMONY 2012

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Here’s a few videos highlighting some of the action at our Black Belt Ceremony held Friday night June 29, 2012. Check them out. More to be posted soon.

Congrats to Ismael Ndiaye, Mikaela Lavoy, Liam Andrews, Ginnie Shin, Angus Worley, and Sarena Thompson on graduating to their new degrees of Black Belt.

Master Jonathan Field

4 Time Martial Arts World Champion

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

MORE BLACK BELT GRADING POSTERS/SUMMER CAMPS/EXCITING STUFF COMING UP

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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.

Master Jonathan Field

ISKA World Champion

3 Time USBA/WBA World Champion

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do