VIDEO Team Wolverine Breaking Highlights 2010 – 2014

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Here is a video highlight of the past 5 years of team wolverine. I don’t have all the videos of all the competitors from the past years but this is the best of what I got.

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WHY I LIKE COMPETITIVE BREAKING

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As most of you know I am a world champion and world record holder in Competitive Breaking with the USBA/WBA(United States and World Breaking Association) and the ISKA(International Sport Karate Association). Mainly with the USBA/WBA. I love competitive breaking for various reasons.

  1. It allows you to hit breaking materials such as wooden boards and concrete as hard as you can
  2. It allows you to test the full effectiveness of your technique without hurting anyone else
  3. It gives you instant feedback on how well you perform your strikes
  4. It helps build self confidence
  5. Improves your accuracy
  6. It improves your speed
  7. It allows you to harden your bones and strengthen your muscles for a longer healthier life
  8. It teaches you 100% focus
  9. It teaches you to push beyond your limits and always challenges you
  10. It gives you a good sense of whether or not you can use your strikes effectively to defend yourself against an attacker
  11. It teaches you to develop your speed
  12. and so many other things….

Being a competitive breaker with the USBA/WBA is pretty cool. There is many tournaments one can attend each year. Our Team Wolverine mainly does the US OPEn each year in Orlando Florida and is slowly expanding the amount of tournaments we go to each year like the Florida Regionals, Indiana Regionals, North Eastern Regionals, Hall of Fame Tournament, and the WBA World Championships. Our team will be competing in a few weeks in Norwich Connecticut at the Hall of Fame Tournament.

Competing at USBA/WBA tournaments allow you to test your skills in a variety of ways through many different breaking divisions such as:

  • Power Wood Divisions for Hand, Elbow, and Kick Strikes
  • Power Concrete Divisions for Hand, Elbow, and Kick Strikes
  • Unspaced Power Wood for Hand, Elbow, and Kick Strikes
  • Speed Breaking
  • Extreme Kicks
  • High Jump Kick
  • Creative Wood Breaking
  • Creative Open Breaking

Lots of different options for different people to test out their strengths and interests.

So that is a little on why I like competitive breaking.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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MY EXPERIENCE AT THE 2014 US OPEN AND WORLDS

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2014 US OPEN Championships Cobourg Tae Kwon Do Jonathan FieldWell another year at the US OPEN, ISKA Worlds, and USBA/WBA Worlds has come and gone. Spent an entire year preparing for this tournament after not performing the way I had liked back in 2013. Well this year was completely differently. That is for sure.

8 of out 9 team members flew down to Orlando Florida this past Thursday to the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Home to the US OPEN and ISKA Worlds every year. We spent Thursday traveling, picking up registrations, getting our boards, team practice, and setting up for my new world record attempt. It was a pretty long day but that is all part of the game. Putting in long hours is what it takes to become a champion.

Friday was the first day of competition. Rise and shine really early to get to the main competition room. The lightweight competitors had to weigh in to make sure that yes indeed we were under the 200lbs mark. Lightweights are 199.9lbs and under and the heavyweights are 200lbs plus. I weighed in at 145lbs.  We did a rules meeting and started competing shortly thereafter.

My first event was high jump board. Ended up competing against my team mate Todd. I took 1st and he got 2nd. He did a great last jump too. Impressive. Following my first event I had to do my second world record. I was attempting 50 unspaced pine boards with a palm strike as fast as I could. Ended doing it in 10.5 seconds. Right after James Trinka attempted to beat my old record that I set last year of 107 unspaced boards in 30 seconds with a heel stomp. He was unsuccessful in his attempt so my old record still stands. He put in a great effort. Great job James. Shortly after I got to do my second event, power wood hand. Ended up second in that event. Third event was power wood elbow. Won that one. Surprised myself on that one. Normally I am not an elbow person. Following this was my fourth event which was power concrete elbow. Third for that event. Last event for me that day was power wood kick which is one of my absolute favourites as I love to kick and kick hard. Well I won that one too. Had to make up for losing it last year. So that concluded my first day at the US OPEN level and USBA/WBA Worlds. I also got to watch and support most of my team mates compete throughout the day. It’s very hard to do with so many different events running at the same time.

The second day was the ISKA World Championships for me. This being filmed for ESPN and other sports networks. Well we started early as per usual to accommodate television tapings. Started with Three Directional Power Wood. Won the first round but just missed out the second round to win second place at ISKA Worlds. Following this I competed in Power Concrete Kicking. Once again won the first round and just missed out on the second round to take third place at ISKA Worlds. This year was exciting as I got to go head to head against a legendary breaker, Shihan Larry Fields, 33 time world champion. Shihan dropped from the heavyweight divison down to the lightweight division this year. We were going head to head and the crowd really got into it. Made the competition a little more interesting.

Later that evening my team Shawn and myself helped two of my buddies, Master John Zurisk and Master Drew Serrano with their World Record Attempts being filmed at the Night of Champions and live on ESPN3. Master Serrano broke 34 out of 38 concrete patio slabs with three different strikes in less than 10 seconds. Incredible! Mr. Zurisk broke 8 out of 9 2X4’s with a side kick in 10 seconds. That’s a powerful kick. Mr. Serrano is the co-Founder of the USBA/WBA and multiple time ISKA World Champion. Mr. Zurisk runs a karate academy inIndiana and is also a multiple time ISKA World Champion. Both great guys. I am blessed to be able to hang and compete with them and call them my friends.

So sunday morning I flew back to Canada with 3 US OPEN Champions, a 2nd and 3rd at the US OPEN, 3 USBA/WBA World Championships, a 2nd and 3rd place at ISKA Worlds, and a USBA/WBA World Record Belt. This makes my stats as 8 Time World Champion, 10 US OPEN Champion, and 2 Time World Record Holder. This was a successful career so far but watch out cause I am not done yet! ūüôā I am so proud of our Team Wolverine for bringing home 20 US OPEN Championships and 5 USBA/WBA World Championships. They did awesome this year. Only going to get better next year too! With their efforts this year we brought our team stats up to 28 US OPEN Champions winning 81 US OPEN Championships in the past seven years, 4 World Champions bringing back 15 World Championships, 2 World Records, and a competition record. Way to go everyone!

I would like to thank Grandmaster Ralph Bergamo and Master Drew Serrano for running another Awesome tournament at the US OPEN as well everyone that helped. John Zurisk, Larry Fields, Clinton Murphy, Karen Smith, Elton Trower, Danielle Serrano, Danielle Perice, John Warmund, Adam Gorgin, and anyone else I missed. Thank you to Chris Lee and the other ISKA officials for an awesome ISKA World Championship day. And thank my team mates for all the hard work you put into this year’s competition and for supporting one another. Mikaela Lavoy, Charlotte Kerr, Brady Clarke, Shawn Heeley, ¬†Todd Smelt, Eryn Smelt, Amber Smelt, and Katrina Shupka. And thanks to my parents for their love and support of me and the team. Larry and Brenda Field.

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USBA/WBA HALL OF FAME BANQUET AND TOURNAMENT Part 1

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Sorry for the late blog post today. Just got back from Norwich Connecticut last night at 1pm.

Anyway the USBA/WBA held their 1st Annual Breakers Hall of Fame Awards Banquet and Tournament this past Saturday Oct 26th and Sunday Oct 27th in Norwich Connecticut at the Holiday Inn. Mikaela Lavoy and I were both nominated for awards at the banquet but we’ll talk about that later. We also brought down Charlotte Kerr and Patrick Marvin for the tournament and Mikaela’s mom Amber Gray drove us both ways and was good company.

But this blog is not about that. I wanted to talk about the Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony/Banquet. It honoured many breakers in various aspects like Most Improved Breaker, Dedication to Martial Arts and Breaking, Competitors of the Year Awards, Visionary Award, and a few others. There was also one inductee into the Hall of Fame.

This man was Grandmaster Elton Trower. He is a phenomenal breaker who has inspired many breakers, has taught us about the science of breaking, and is one heck of a competitor. But more important than all that he is a great person and martial artist. I could not thing of anyone more desiring to be the first inductee into the Breakers Hall of Fame than Grandmaster Elton Trower.  Congrats!!

Mikaela and I with Grandmaster Trower

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master Drew Serrano and Grandmaster Ralph Bergamo inducting Grandmaster Elton Trower into the Hall Of Fame

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All the award winners with Grandmaster Trower

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Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

 

USBA/WBA World Record- Jonathan Field

USBA/WBA World Record- Jonathan Field

Here’s the official USBA/WBA video of my world record.

2013 US OPEN TEAM WOLVERINE RESULTS PART TWO

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Here is part two of the results for our Cobourg Tae Kwon Do’s Team WOlverine at the 2013 US OPEN, ISKA Worlds, and USBA/WBA Worlds.

Brady Clarke: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Owen Andrews: two 1st places, 4th place, two 5th places

Shawn Heeley: two 1st places, 2nd place

Mikaela Lavoy: two 1st places, two 4th places, two WBA World Championships, and she beat and set a new competition record for heel stomp in the junior girls 13-17 year old division

Jonathan Field: 2nd place, 3rd place, 4th place, 2nd place and 4th places at ISKA Worlds, and set a new World Record for most non spaced boards broken in 30 seconds with a heel stomp

More blogs with pictures and videos will be coming soon. In the meantime I would like to once again thank our sponsors.

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