17.10.2019 / Recruitment
4.10.2019 /
Training with Legends in UK
Let me start with a brief summary for impatient readers: I was really lucky during my last business trip. I joined 2 trainings of the Thames Valley Pro Taekwon-Do school and I had a chance to briefly chat with Master Andy Whiteley and his students. For sure, I do not have to introduce Master Andy Whitely to senior Taekwondists but for those less aware, including myself, Andy Whiteley is an ITF Taekwon-Do Master VIII Degree, International Instructor, Examiner, Umpire, Technical Director ITF France. Now, let me share the whole story step by step and I’m sorry that it is a bit longer beca
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1.10.2019 / Recruitment
22.9.2019 / Festival Stop zevling
Sunny Saturday
Every year we organize various recruitment events for newcomers. This year, as well, we took part in an event for children “the Town of Activities“. We were supposed to make fun rather than complicated program for children who collected stamps for their tasks. So we made a monkey track with a ladder and cones. In order to get a stamp, the kids had to hit the target with a couple of punches. Along with the all-day program at the stand we had two exhibitions where we tried to show as much of Taekwon-Do as possible. Each exhibition included power-breaking, self-defence and closing aisle
22.9.2019 / Taekwon-Do demonstration
Taekwon-Do demonstration for schoolchildren
On Tuesday, September 10., Sonkal performed three consequential exhibitions in elementary school Hloubetin and during them all classes of that school observed our performance. In our exhibition, taekwondists of all age categories and different belts showed their skills. Beginners, who started taekwondo last school year showed pattern, basic techniques on pads and basics of step sparring. More experienced, including some people who train for decades, showed board breaking both on the ground and in the air, sparring, self-defence, advanced pattern and combinations on pads. After two of three
20.9.2019 / Instructors´ seminar Brno
Science in Taekwondo and instructors´ seminar in Brno
I´ ve found few interesting scientific articles about Taekwondo recently and want to share few notes and links. Also I want to invite you to (not only) instructors´ seminar in Brno. Study, personal training and teaching of others is what is base of what I teach during seminars. I believe that searching for new informations and approaches and keeping open mind is good way how to enjoy Taekwondo deeply even after tens of years of practice and teaching. Don´t miss a chance to spent some time together discussing ways how to teach. Weekend is primarily dedicated to instructors, but also other Ta
21.8.2019 / Summer traning camp
Sweat and drudgery in Svatoňovice
Not to forget Taekwon-Do during summer time our school Sonkal went to traditional summer camp in Malé Svatoňovice in the Eastern Czech. Unlike previous years this time the camp did not take place at the end of August but in the middle of July from 13th to 21st. At the beginning the practicing was easy because the temperature was not pretty high and it was also sometimes rainy. Later, though, the thermometer showed a bit higher numbers which significantly influenced our power. Still most of us did not give up and bravely faced the heating despite the sweat-soaked uniforms or T-shirts. At l
14.10.2019 / Kick box Czech Open
The Kickboxing Experience
On Saturday the 5th of October our school Sonkal took part for the third time at the Kickboxing Open competition. The main reason of our presence was to try a little bit different style of fighting. All of our contestants were competing in two disciplines – Point Fighting and Light Contact which similar to our Taekwon-Do ITF style). Members of our team were Onřej Faltin, Jiří Novák, Jana Kovářová, Jan Dvořáček and Stepan Knyshov. The registration and weighing were on Friday evening. All of us fitted to our weight categories, some of us very closely. But in Kickboxing they have o
26.8.2019 / 21th Adults, Juniors & Veterans World Championship
Photo report from World Championships
We bring you photos from whole 1st day of World Championship in Plovdiv. All together 971 photos. Enjoy & comments on FB :-D 345 photos from day Nr. 2 :-) 201 photos from afternoon par of day Nr. 2 ! During morning session we selected 102 photos. Day 3 is all about sparring :-) Last photo set with 125 photos from afternoon session in Plovdiv. Unfortunatelly I have to return home but Worlds still continue till Friday!
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