24.12.2019 / National technical seminar with Grand Master Hwang Ho-yong (IX. dan) & other instructors
With the Grandmaster and the MastersOn Saturday November the 30th part of our Sonkal School set off to Brno to the National seminar of Taekwon-Do under the lead of Grandmaster Hwang Ho-Yong. I was looking forward to being there so din not mind to get up so early in the morning. We departed from Prague at about 7 a.m. which is quite early for Saturday.
There were no complications on our journey and we arrived in time. We even managed to stopped at a petrol pump on the highway to have a breakfast.
The seminar began at 10 a.m. after we took a group photo. I was disappointed a little for instead of immediate practising everybody had to sit down and the Grandmaster had a speech to explain important things about Taekwon-Do. This part of the seminar took about one hour so many of participants´ muscles were stiffened. Another hour of the morning part belonged to practising. We practised the patter under the lead of the Grandmaster and the two Masters, Martin Zámečník and Petr Poklop.
Between twelve and two p.m. we had a lunch at the nearby mall. When we returned we went on with the seminar. The first one-hour part was aimed to the exercise of health which was prepared for us by Martin Svitek. The last hour of the seminar all of the participants were divided into four groups each of whom was led by one of the instructors. Grandmaster took the lead of our group and practised on the patterns for 4th Dan.
At 4 p.m. the seminar ended for most of us. But there was another part for the holders of 4th and higher Dans. A few of Sonkal people had finished so we went back to Prague. On the road, we had a small break at McDonalds for little refreshment.
It seemed to me that this year the seminar was very fast. Even though I learned some new information about techniques which, I hope, I will use in my trainer´s knowledge.