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

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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

TEAM WOLVERINE TIMES THREE/BLACK BELT SPECTACULAR

Good Morning

Lots of cool news about Coboyrg Tae Kwon Do’s Team Wolverine.

1- Team Wolverine member Jonathan Schnepp from Tennessee competed at the USBA/WBA North American Breaking Championships on June 4th and won some championships which qualifies him for the ISKA Worlds coming up in July. Congrats to Jonathan.

2- Michael Cussack and Daniel Edgeman, two team wolverine members from Florida competed on June 11th at the USBA/WBA Longwood Martial Arts Invitiational in Orlando Florida won a  few championships and grand championships in breaking. Congrats to both of them.

3- Team Wolverine performed a demo at the 2016 DeSantos Black Belt Spectacular yesterday in Toronto Ontario for Grandmaster Veronica DeSantos. You can watched our demo here at this link. http://livestream.com/TDSMM/BBS2016 It starts around 9 minutes into the video. You can watch the whole show.

4- Congrats to my master, Grandmaster Veronica DeSantos for receiving her 7th degree black belt and for be inducted into the Canadian Black Belt Hall Of fame.

Tomorrow or Wednesday I will talk about the Black belt grading that just happened here on Saturday with 13 of our Black Belt candidates.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

(VIDEO) 2016 WBA Ontario Breaking Championships Highlights

Good Morning

Here is the highlight video of the 2016 WBA Ontario Breaking Championships held on Saturday May8, 2016 hosted by Cobourg Tae Kwon Do and sanctioned by the USBA/WBA.

Hope you enjoy!

(VIDEO) Team World Record (200 One Inch Boards Broken in Fastest Time)

Good Morning

Here is the video of the Team World Record (200 One Inch Boards Broken in Fastest Time) that Cobourg Tae Kwon Do’s Team Wolverine members Darren Everson, Michael Liscio, Brady Clarke, and Master Jonathan Field(me) did at the 2016 WBA Ontario Breaking Championships on Saturday May 8, 2016. This world record was sanctioned by the USBA/WBA and C-Founder Grandmaster Ralph Bergamo from Connecticut.

Enjoy!

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

Good Morning

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

Good Morning

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

Good Morning

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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