Five Taekwondo Front Kick Drills To IMPROVE YOUR KICKS

Five Taekwondo Front Kick Drills To IMPROVE YOUR KICKS so you can increase the power and control of your Taekwondo front kicks so you can spar better or defend yourself easier with various taekwondo kicking combinations that include the taekwondo front kick. Taught by Taekwondo Master, Master Jonathan Field of Cobourg Tae Kwon Do and Empowered.

Master Jonathan Field

Self Defense Strikes And Softening Blows Every Women Should Know

Self Defense Strikes And Softening Blows For Women taught by Ma’am Cheryl Sanders and Master Jonathan Field of Empowered and Cobourg Tae Kwon Do. Softening blows or self defense strikes are used to make the self defense techniques easier to do when you need to defend yourself from an attacker. When protecting yourself from aa predator, knowing which self defense strikes to use is extremely important. This video demonstrates a few basic women’s self defense softening blows against various attacks.

Master Jonathan Field

Halloween Trick Or Treat Safety Tips For 2020

Halloween Trick Or Treat Safety Tips for Halloween 2020. Master Jonathan discusses ten Halloween trick or treating safety tips that can help you protect yourself this Halloween night with self defense concepts and self defense techniques. Halloween is a fun time for going trick or treating, Halloween parties, and dressing up in Halloween costumes, but it is important that you know how to defend yourself from an attacker. Follow these Halloween Trick Or Treat Safety tips and you will be better prepared to for any self defense situation.

Have a great day,

Master Jonathan Field

LEARNING AND LABOUR DAY

Good Morning

Been a little bit since my last blog post. That is because I am taking some time to fill my brain with some new knowledge. Really getting into reading and learning more than I have before. I have a more methodical way of learning each and every day. So I have just been letting the brain and my mind get use to the new routine and exploring my thoughts. So you can expect more regular blog posts coming soon.

Also on Monday September 5th we at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do will be closed for Labour Day. Hope everyone enjoys the long weekend before heading back to school or work.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

THE 500 YEAR OLD MIND

The 500 year old mind is the mind that sees everything in white or black.

Meaning it is either this way or that way. It’s wrong or right. There is no room in the middle for other ways of looking at it.

This 500 year old mind is outdated.

A better mind set is to realize that there is somethings that are in black and white but everything else it various shades of grey.

Almost like white belts and black belts with a bunch of colour belts in the middle.

Anyway in today’s society with all the knowledge that we have about almost everything, or what we believe anyway is not either wrong or right, this way or that way. It is a mixture of a bunch of things.

We need to realize that there may be many different ways or answers to any given.

There is room for many different view points and opinions. Many different ways to do things. Not necessarily the right way and the wrong way. Granted there may be better options but not the right or wrong way in most cases. Yet in some cases there is a right or wrong but not as often as you may think.

The 500 year old mind is more of a mind that is closed. Our new modern mindset should be that of an open mind with very few exceptions of course on things that we all in society can agree that is wrong like killing people, robbing banks, and etc,.

The focus should be to have an open mind that sees everything from various viewpoints and is aware of all options, opinions, circumstances, and so forth.

The new modern mind is more open to make things work versus shutting things down. To see everything for what it really is and not through the eyes of our built in filter.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

YOU TEACH ME FIGHTING BUT TALK ABOUT PEACE

I saw this quote twice yesterday and I believe in it wholeheartedly.

Just because you are trained in fighting or violence does not mean you cannot be peaceful. I believe you can be more powerful because you understand what you can do. You know you can take care of yourself so there is no need to show aggression. There is no better confidence than knowing self defense.

Martial Arts brings a balance when trained and taught properly. In order for there to be beauty and light, there must also be ugly and dark.

One must go about their days as the gardener but when it’s time for battle, the warrior appears. Simply to do what is needed then goes back to being a gardener.

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BREAKING AT WORLD POWER SHOW AND EXPO VOTED MOST IMPRESSIVE SHOW

Wow! I just found out via Drew Serrano of the USBA/WBA that the USBA/WBA European Breaking Championships at the World Power Show in London England on July 2nd and 3rd was voted Most Impressive Show! That is a huge accomplishment for the USBA/WBA, the sport of breaking, and all the talented breakers who attended.

Here is the link if you would like to see a few pictures and a video of the Power Wood Elbow.

http://www.worldpowershow.com/news-and-articles/breaking-wps-voted-most-impressive-show/

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

TEAM WOLVERINE DOES GREAT AT 2016 US OPEN/WBA WORLDS/ISKA WORLDS

Good Morning

Well all the team wolverine members are back home safely from their trip to the 2016 US OPEN, WBA Worlds, and ISKA Worlds hosted at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando Florida on July 8th and 9th.

Our team did fantastic as we won 19 first places on the Friday events and 1 first place on saturdays event. Team members from Ontario, Florida, and Tennessee did a great job representing team wolverine, their state/province, and the sport of breaking in general.

Congratulations to Michael, Samantha, Eric, Todd, Eryn, Amber, Shawn, Michael, Daniel, and Jonathan for your wins and hard work. You did the team proud.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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2016 USBA/WBA EUROPEAN BREAKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Good Morning

Well I made it back safely from London England. This past weekend Darren Everson and I travelled to London to compete at the 2016 USBA/WBA European Breaking Championships held at the World Power Show and Expo at the London ExCel. It was a great tournament with a great vibe to it. It was a lot of fun and very competitive. Both Darren and I ended up winning an European Championship each. Thanks to Grandmaster Ralph Bergamo, Master Drew Serrano, and the people of the World Power Show and Expo for hosting an awesome event.

While we were in London we spent two days travelling and exploring the city. We took a few guided tours, went on the London Eye, and just spent a lot of time exploring the city and all it had to offer. If you have not been to London yet I recommend you go check it out. Lots of beautiful buildings, landmarks, scenery, and lots of history to learn and see.

And thanks to the instructors who looked after the dojang while I was away.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

WHY DOES EVERYONE EXPERIENCE THE SAME THINGS DIFFERENTLY?

Why does everyone experience the same things differently?

I often wonder how many people can go through the same thing or see the same thing and yet the experiences are different as night and day?

If the same thing happen to many people at the same time, why is one person seeing this, another feeling this, and another hearing this?

How come the feelings and memories of the experience be so different from person to person?

I have visualized the following example in my head.

There is three people of the same age, fitness level, same general background, and so forth. Two of these people are in a big glass room together. The third person is outside of the big glass room. The two people in the room are asked to do 50 push ups, 50 burpees, 50 squats, 50 crunches, 50 clapping push ups, and another 50 burpees. Both these two in the room went through each exercise with very similar results and finished at about the same time. They seem to have gone through the same amount of overall stress to their system. The third person outside of the room could only watch them go through this similar experience. They could only see what was going on. No other senses were involved. So to the third person the two in the glass room should have had the exact same experience. However the two in the room had very different experiences. One person absolutely loved what they went through. They were ready to go at it again. The second person absolutely hated it. Yet both people had the same physically experience and outcome. So what makes one person have a totally different experience than the other yet both went through the same thing?

Well some of the things that could make up someone’s experiences are

  1. Past experiences
  2. Dreams and Goals
  3. Motivation
  4. Positive or Negative mindset
  5. Whether they like challenges or do they see problems
  6. How they were raised
  7. Their genetics
  8. Emotional state
  9. Mental Health
  10. Physical Fitness
  11. Age and what generation they grew up in
  12. Social conditioning
  13. Religious beliefs
  14. and many more factors

There is many reasons why many different people can have many different experiences about the exact same thing.

When experiencing this, keep in mind all these factors and have a deep understanding of what is what, be aware of your mindset, and be open minded.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do