THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING THE 2016 OBC

Good Morning

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting the 2016 Ontario Breaking Championships. There is too many names here for me to mention or remember so I will just doing the following.

Thank you to everyone that helped set up before the tournament and to everyone who helped cleaned up after the tournament.

Thank you to all the sponsors to sponsored everything.

Thank you to all the officials/judges from our school as well as from Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Thank you to all the competitors from across Ontario, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Tennessee.

Thank you to Team Wolverine

Thank you to all my students

Thank you to all of our instructors

Thank you to my parents

Thank you to all the parents, spouses, families, and supporters of the competitors.

Thank you to our local community

And thank you to anyone I may have missed. I am truly grateful for all your supported for our awesome event.

Pictures, Videos, and Results will be coming soon!

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

2ND ANNUAL ONTARIO BREAKING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY

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Good Morning

Just a reminder that there will be no classes this Saturday at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do as we are hosting the 2nd Annual Ontario Breaking Championships.

Also here is a list of things you need to know about the day of the 2016 Ontario Breaking Championships on Saturday May 7, 2016 at the Port Hope Town Park Recreation Centre, Fall Fair Centre, 62 McCaul Street, Port Hope, ON L1A 1A2, Canada.
1- Doors will open at 8am.
2- General rules meeting at 9:45am
3- New World Record Attempt at 10am
4- Tournament starts after that
5- Tournament will start with Creative wood breaking and Creative Open breaking
6- Rest of the events will run after that according to the schedule we have designed
7- 7 & Power Breaking will be in Ring #1, 8-12 power breaking in ring#2, 13-17 power breaking ring#3, 18 & up power breaking ring#4
8- High jump, speed, concrete, power wood kick machine, unspaced, and double power wood will run when space becomes available
9- When you arrived at the Port Hope Rec Centre Fall Fair Centre, please register at the registration table to pick up your division sticker, your event program, and weigh in if you are an adult lightweight male competitor.
10- After you have registered you can go get your wood/concrete which will be already organized for you
11- Spectators 6 & up is $5 entry
12- We will have pizza truck selling lunch, a cooler with water for sale, and some tables selling various items.
13- Must wear full uniforms with no head gear, and no padding or taping of striking surfaces on the body.
14- If you are doing creative breaking, you will need to provide your own carpenter pencils for spacers.
And here is the Rules-Ontario-2016 if you would like to review them.
I look forward to a fantastic day of competition and a lot of fun!
If any questions please let me know today or tomorrow.
Thanks
Master Jonathan Field

THIS WEEKEND’S BREAKING PRACTICE/TOURNAMENT INTO

Good Morning

There is no team wolverine/breaking practice this Saturday as I am away in Toronto at a black belt grading in the afternoon.
So we will be having a practice this Sunday instead at 9:30am to 11am for everyone doing creative breaking. We will make sure your routine is down and have the setups and holders all figured out. So if you are doing creative please attend. Team Wolverine will be there to help with everyone.
Also here is a list of things you need to know about the day of the 2016 Ontario Breaking Championships on Saturday May 7, 2016 at the Port Hope Town Park Recreation Centre, Fall Fair Centre, 62 McCaul Street, Port Hope, ON L1A 1A2, Canada.
1- Doors will open at 8am.
2- General rules meeting at 9:45am
3- New World Record Attempt at 10am
4- Tournament starts after that
5- Tournament will start with Creative wood breaking and Creative Open breaking
6- Rest of the events will run after that according to the schedule we have designed
7- 7 & Power Breaking will be in Ring #1, 8-12 power breaking in ring#2, 13-17 power breaking ring#3, 18 & up power breaking ring#4
8- High jump, speed, concrete, power wood kick machine, unspaced, and double power wood will run when space becomes available
9- When you arrived at the Port Hope Rec Centre Fall Fair Centre, please register at the registration table to pick up your division sticker, your event program, and weigh in if you are an adult lightweight male competitor.
10- After you have registered you can go get your wood/concrete which will be already organized for you
11- Spectators 6 & up is $5 entry
12- We will have pizza truck selling lunch, a cooler with water for sale, and some tables selling various items.
13- Must wear full uniforms with no head gear, and no padding or taping of striking surfaces on the body.
14- If you are doing creative breaking, you will need to provide your own carpenter pencils for spacers.
I look forward to a fantastic day of competition and a lot of fun!
If any questions please let me know today or tomorrow.
Thanks
Master Jonathan Field

TAEKWONDO, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

cobourg tae kwon doLast night one of my adult students posted on Facebook asking her taekwondo friends what their favourite tad thing was. There was plenty of replies including my own. All the replies had various answers of what everyone liked. Some were the same and others were not. However what was the same was the passion and love they all have for taekwondo.

What this shows is that Taekwondo has something for everyone.

Whether you do Taekwondo for the great intense workouts where you are dripping sweat or for the calming effects that doing forms can cause. Or perhaps the self confidence you receive while learning to defend yourself. Our the self accomplishments when you smash through a pile of boards. That feeling you get when you strikes pads or kick the paddles. That sound the heavy bags make when you land a great kick. The smiles and laughters from all the fun you are having training with your tad family. It’s a great feeling every time you come to class.

Taekwondo offers so many different things to train in; patterns/forms, one steps(han buns), kicking, punching, combos, self defense, sparring, weapons, breaking, competitions, physical conditioning, partner drills, solo drills, group drills, and on and on…

Man I am loving my/our Taekwondo academy and all the instructors and students here. We train hard but we also have a lot of fun. People you may have never met otherwise become good friends. Great quality training and the right training environment will do this.

I will say we are all blessed!

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2016 ONTARIO BREAKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Good Morning

What should you expect to see at the 2016 WBA Ontario Breaking Championships?

You will see the following:

  • A Four Man Team setting a new World Record
  • Our community living students doing some breaking
  • Some first time breakers trying out the sport of competitive breaking
  • Various power wood and power concrete divisions ranging from the ages of 5 to 60 some odd years old
  • Various speed, and high jump events
  • Various creative wood breaking and creative open breaking
  • Two new Team Wolverine members will make their team depute
  • Food by Vintage Pizza Pie
  • A few vendor tables selling various items
  • The after party at Boston Pizza
  • Five Grand Champions to be crowned
  • and much more…

It is going to be a great day of breaking and lots of fun for everyone. Also here is last year’s highlight video if you have not already seen it.

See you all there at the Port Hope Fall Fair Centre on Saturday May 7th. The fun begins at 10am.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

FOR MY EUROPEAN READERS

Good Morning

For my European readers who are interested in martial arts breaking.

The USBA/WBA is hosting the WBA European Breaking Championships in London England on July 2nd at the World Power Show and Expo.

If you are interested in competing or watching competitive breaking please check out the following link for all the details.

We would love it if you could come out and support this amazing event.

http://www.usbawba.org/2016Event1W.aspx

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

USBA/WBA Local Director for Ontario Canada

HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS FROM THE 2015 US OPEN

Good Morning

I just wanted to share some of the highlight videos from the 2015 US OPEN. You will see some of our Team Wolverine members on there as well as a few new members that we just recruited from Florida.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

FLEXIBILITY IS IMPORTANT

055c9b4e1a27c7888024470efc5177baFlexibility is important. Both physically and mentally.

But we are talking about being flexible physically today.

Being flexible helps prevents injuries from sports, athletics, and everyday activities.

Being flexible helps with your strength and power. The ability to move your muscles and joints in a full range of motion allows everything to maximize their proficiency.

Having good flexibility allows you to age slower. The more you move your body in great ranges of motion, the slower the body ages where it cannot move youthful anymore.

Stretching on a daily basis can help reduce your physical and mental stress.

Being flexible just makes you feel better because you can move with grace and with no effort. Movement never becomes a chore when you don’t have to limit any range of motion due to lack of mobility.

Stretching everyday is important to our wellbeing. You don’t have to go hard at it. You don’t have to take it to pain. Stretching should be enjoyable and you can decide how challenging you want it based on your goals. Do you want to be the most flexible person you know or do you just want a full range of motion without any pain or limitations of mobility. It’s a personal choice. You can decide whether you want to spend only a few minutes a day working on your flexibility and mobility or you can stretch out more much long each day. Make it a daily ritual. Stretching can become a time of day where you take care of yourself in a quiet manner. It is almost like moving meditation.

Stretching is a very personal thing that competition should never come into play. Ego should never come into play as well. Stretching is something that is pure and selfish at the same time.

If you are not stretching or working on your flexibility each day, why not? And if you need some help getting started, please let me know and I can help you get started.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

10 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR 2016 ONTARIO BREAKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Good Morning

Just a reminder that you have until April 14th to register for the 2016 Ontario Breaking Championships.

Here is the link http://www.usbawba.org/2016Event2W.aspx

If you need help registering please let me know ASAP so we can set up an appointment to get it done.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

USBA/WBA Local Director for Ontario Canada

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OBC INTRO VIDEO AND WEBSITE

Good Morning

The 2016 2nd Annual Ontario Breaking Championships is fast approaching on Saturday May 7th.

Here is the intro video I did for last year’s tournament that goes over some of the details. https://youtu.be/tXktfH-dHqU

Also here is the website where you can look up all the rules, divisions, registration form, and so on. http://www.usbawba.org/2016Event2W.aspx

If anyone has any questions please let me know ASAP. We need all registration in by April 14th because we have to order the boards from the US and want to make sure they get here in time.

If you didn’t see last year’s tournament, here is the video highlight of that. https://youtu.be/TKbG5xJ2LC8

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do