31.12.2006 / Czech Republic Championship of kids, juniors and seniors
We chose few movies from this year"s Czech Republic championship. There is available now: Taekwon-do demonstration Sparring senior male -71kg - Zbyněk Bartoš vs. Jan Klaška (final match) Pattern senior II. dan and higher - Michal Kindl vs. Martin Svitek (final match) Pattern junior female I. dan and higher - Aneta Merksbauerová vs. Linda Deutschová (final match)
23.12.2006 / A.E.T.F. Open
As we found out, we had forgotten to add one photoset which we made during tournament in Ioannina. First international tournament in accordance with new rules took place in this small village which lies near to border with Albania. Regarding this fact Czech national team sent its competitors and also 2 referees (MUDr. Rostislav Kaňka - V. dan and Ondřej Vrábel - III. dan). Rules for patterns are just slightly different from old version so we was much more interested how new rules are going to work in sparrin
10.12.2006 / 8th Christmas championship youth of Naeryo Chagi school
4 golden madales
Eight Sonkal competitors left Prague on Friday (8/12) to take part in last Taekwon-do competition of this year. Sport season is for last 8 years finished by Christmas youth championship of Naeryo chagi school. We always do well in South Bohemia and this year was no exception – 4 gold medals need no more words. These were taken by Pepa Stráník (male kid patterns 6.-5. kup), Michal Zacharuk (male junior patterns 6.-5. kup), Lucie Slavětínská (female junior patterns 2.-1. kup) and Aneta Hemerová (female junior sparring -48kg).
9.11.2006 / Czech Republic Championship of kids, juniors and seniors
Second place in club overall plus title junior female national champion
Czech national championship was record-breaking this year. 418 competitors from 23 Taekwon-do schools took part what meant that there were many skillful Taekwon-do practitioners in every category. Most competitors were in male junior’s pattern category 2.-1. kup, where 32 boys took part. Sonkal sent 36 competitors forming 5 teams (unfortunately we still do not have female senior team). Good preparation shortly before championship showed its benefits not only in nice practices but also in medal income. Our competitors go
25.10.2006 / 2nd national competition of CYT
Aneta best female kid
Competitors from Talented Youth Organization (TYO) Prague II left Prague in noon of October 20. They travelled to Frýdek-Místek to compare their sport Taekwon-do qualities with other regional TYO. Both individual and team event took place. There is special rule for TYO competitions - juniors and kids may form 1 team. Saturday morning was dedicated to patterns competition which started after opening ceremony on all three tatamis. These members of Sonkal got gold medals: Aneta Hemerová (female kid 4.-3.kup), Honza Konár
17.10.2006 / 12th junior & 21st senior European Championship
We offer for download first movies from European Championship. More movies will flollow shortly.
17.10.2006 / II. Prague's regional competitiion
First place overall
Autumn marathon of Taekwon-do events started on Saturday October 14 in secondary school Litoměřická Prague gymnasium where Dan-Gun school organized second round of Local Prague championship. The most successful of our competitors was Linda Deutschová who got 3 gold medals between female juniors A. Two gold medals were gotten by Martin Svitek, Honza Hrdina and Aneta Hemerová. These were also the most successful competitors of the event: female juniors A - Deutschová Linda - 3-0-0 (gold-silver-bron
29.9.2006 / 12th junior & 21st senior European Championship
We have twice European Champion in our club!
At the turn of September and October (28/9 - 1/10) 10.junior and 21.senior European championship took place in Greece Thessaloniki. Czech national team has priority of stay at least second best in Europe Taekwon-do. Sonkal sent two of his member to take part in this event - Ondřej Vrábel as a referee and Linda Deutschová as junior competitor. Linda was focused on getting some medals from this event after very successful World championship in July. She competed in I. Dan patterns, special techniques and self-defense + she was f
3.8.2006 / 7th Juniors & 2nd Veteran World Championship
Movies from World Championship
First videos from this year´s World Junior and Veteran championship that we will share with you are two shots from show of Korean demonstration team. We recommend to watch both of them, because there are few differences. In first part, there is former international instructor for Czech Republic, Son Son Gun (VII. Dan) practicing Tong-Il tul and doing some power breaking. Second part contain for example Sam-Il tul against opponents or nice show of roof tiles breaking. Next video from WCH is 13 self-defence demosntrations from junior competition. You can, of course, watch both
26.7.2006 / 7th Juniors & 2nd Veteran World Championship
Complete photos from worlds
Seventh junior and second veteran World championship took place in Bulgarian capital, Sofia, at the end of July. About 60 countries took part in this and especially veteran part of event had much more competitors comparing with last year. Sonkal sent one competitor – junior Linda Deutschová as member of Czech national team and Ondřej Vrábel as part of referee team. For the first time in history of World tournaments, there were special umpire course to teach umpires new Taekwon-do tournament rules. So 3 Czech u
18.7.2006 / 7th Juniors & 2nd Veteran World Championship
Czech national team leaves for World Championship
It was common that European championship precede World championship, so it is kind unusual that this year World championship will be first of these top international competitions. The best of Czech competitors will travel to Bulgaria (which hosted European champ. in 2004) to 7. Junior and 2. Veteran (above 40 years) World championship. Capital city Sofia will host world’s top sport taekwondoists from 26. to 30. of July. Juniors will compete in patterns, sparring and
11.6.2006 / 1st national tournament of CYT
First meeting of youth talentes
On Saturday took a place in Trebon first meeting youth talentes in this year. Sonkal was represented with 21 competitors as members of Center Youth Talentes Prague II. Our members supported overall 3rd place with 5 golden medales. Filip Olejník, Denisa Koníková and Aneta Hemerová won in their pattern categories, Monika Junová in special techniques junior female A and Ivana Hřebačková in sparring. Our complete results you can find in success section. Complete results
22.5.2006 / Bohemia Championship kids, juniors and seniors
We won club overall again
Our Taekwon-do school does very well every year on Bohemian championship and this year was no exception. We sent 31 competitors and 3 teams (female and male kids, female juniors). Because our students got 18 gold medals, we won’t name them all, but only mention the most interesting ones. Filip Olejník add next gold medal to his gold row, doesn’t matter that he changed to higher category by passing his grade tests. Our students took all medals in his category (6.-5. kup) !!! Nice patterns were shown by Legner bros. – Jan (b
29.4.2006 / I. Prague's regional competition
Two movies from competition
We would like to return to last Sunday with two movies. First one is finale match of pattern junior male 2. kup and higher and second one is finale match of sparring senior male +71kg.
24.4.2006 / I. Prague's regional competition
21 golden medales for Sonkal
Hundred and thirty two competitors from 6 Taekwon-do schools from Prague came to sport hall in Petřiny-Jih Prague to fight for medals in first round of Local Prague competition. Sonkal was represented by 39 competitors who got 21 gold medals in total. Our competitors were great in special techniques and won these special techniques categories – male kids, female kids, male juniors B, male juniors A, female juniors B, female juniors A and male seniors A. It means that only special technique category that we had competit
26.3.2006 / Czech Open 2006
12 sparring matches
One week after international competition Czech Open we offer 12 movies from sparring. You can download some fights from categories male -63, -71 and +80kg & female -58, -63 and +63kg.
20.3.2006 / Czech Open 2006
55 competitors from 4 countries
About 55 competitors from 4 countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia and Russia) spent this Sunday (19. March) in south bohemian town Třeboň to fight in third international competition Czech Open. Sonkal was represented just by one student – Linda Deutschová, who fought as a part of Czech national team. There were neither junior nor senior category, only taekwondoists above 16 years with 2.kup or higher were allowed to compete. Under these conditions Czech national team was most numerous, then foreign teams and few
31.1.2006 / I. Prague's regional competition
24.12.2006 / Christmas Taekwon-do demonstration
Also our website has christmas gift for you, it is two movies which were shown during our christmas Taekwon-do demonstration on Černý Most. We prepared another gifts for you - special cut from Taekwon-do demonstration and also action scenes prepared & performed by Sonkal"s members.
24.12.2006 / Christmas Taekwon-do demonstration
On Thursday December 22 we organized third Christmas Taekwon-do demonstration for Sonkal"s members and their families. This year we little bit changed schedule of demonstration because we asked our members to prepare self-defense scenes. Everything went very smoothly and we also appreciated three best Sonkal"s competitors (1st Linda Deutschová, 2nd Aneta Hemerová and 3rd Monika Junová). We also gave price for two persons with indomible spirit (Veronika Holečková and Jan Legner). We would like to thank you to all part
26.10.2006 / Budoshow
Martial arts demonstrations
Sunday afternoon (22/10/2006) in České Budějovice was dedicated to demonstration of various martial arts and sports. Practitioners of karate, kickboxing, judo, capoeira and Taekwon-do showed their skills in colourful 3 hours long training. Taekwon-do was shown by Taekwon-do schools from České Budějovice (such cooperation is not so often!), some of their performing students were former or present national team members. Their performance was really awesome and audience appreciated it the most. We are looking forward to next year
9.10.2006 / Taekwon-do demonstration
Taekwon-do for Miss Europe-Junior
On Saturday Sonkal"s members performed short demonstration of Taekwon-do at Petriny Sport hall. Our presentation was a part of beuaty competition Miss Europe-Junior. Young ladies from whole Europe competed in computer skills in local Secondary school.
29.4.2006 / Taekwon-do demonstration on Bohemia women body building, fitness and body fitness championship
Taekwon-do demonstration
This was third year, when we represented Taekwon-do on fitness and bodybuilding competitions. This year’s Bohemian championship in women bodybuilding and fitness took place in Čelákovice near Prague. Audience in crowded hall saw two demonstrations that showed all Taekwon-do parts. Check photos not only to see us, but also our friend – Pavel Rohla and Slávek Vinogradov.
26.4.2006 / Taekwon-do demonstration on 2nd Aerobic Petřiny Cup
One more movie
Now you can look on video with our demonstration from Saturday. It is full compilation with all scenes.
24.4.2006 / Taekwon-do demonstration on 2nd Aerobic Petřiny Cup
Taekwon-do demonstration during aerobic competition
On Saturday April 24 Sonkal"s members performed Taekwon-do demonstration during aerobic competiton in Petřiny sport hall. During demonstration all aerobic competitors and audience gave a big applause. You can look at 71 photos in detail and also for movie in video gallery.
23.3.2006 / Welcome day
Two demonstrations
Sonkal"s members had oportunity present our beautyful martial arts on Tuesday March 21 during welcome day in Elementary school Petřiny Jih. During both demonstrations they shew a lot of patterns, pre-arranged and semi-free sparring, special techniques, power breaking and also self-defense. Our demo team was now composed of color belts and they practised very well.
23.12.2006 / Tests for black belts
Konar"s brothers Jan and Filip participated in black belts grading on Saturday 16th December. They applied for I. dan. There was more than 40 people trying to get I., II. or III. dan. All of them were successful and they received very nice gift before Christmas. You can look at 230 taken pictures.
19.11.2006 / Course with Jerzy Jedut and Jaroslaw Suska
Znojmo"s school So-San organized from 18th till 19th November course with polish instructors Jerzy Jedut (VI. dan) and Jaroslaw Suska (V. dan). Every minut of each training session was very inspiring and motivating for future training. Look at attached photos.
27.10.2006 / XXIV. Sonkal sportcamp
More than 50 taekwondists at Borotin
Fifty taekwondoists from Sonkal spent time from Thursday (26/10) to Monday (30/10) on autumn training camp in Borotín. All 5 days were dedicated to Czech national championship preparation. We practice both individual and team patterns. In next training phase we focused on special techniques, power breaking and sparring. And of course cardio and calisthenics were part of each training. Most of days we had 3 trainings per day. Despite of main goal of this camp – preparation for national tournament, we also practiced step sparrings
23.9.2006 / XXIII. Sonkal sportcamp
After information and photos flood from our summer camp in Male Svatonovice you can look at prepared three movies. If you need more information about movies content please look at article.
24.8.2006 / XXIII. Sonkal sportcamp
Summer camp
Yet today we put some photos from first day of Sonkal"s sport camp. 51 taekwondists is already training, 3 more will come this weekend. Another photoset is available. 16 photos contains today"s afternoon training session of higher belts group. There is available phot set from 3rd day of our camp. This set contains photos from morning, afternoon and evening"s traning. During evening training we shot with camera patterns of each participant, we will look at this later. Yestarday came 3 members of team www.budogirl
7.8.2006 / Summer Taekwon-do camp
First self-defense routine tournament in Czech Republic
After conclusion of 4th Taekwon-do camp was organized first competition in new Taekwon-do discipline - self-defense routine. 7 teams participated in tournament. In our movie you can look at all demonstrations. Rules were little bit modified due all teams competed together (1 hero and 2 attackers). Next year there will be regular types 1 female against 2 persons and 1 male against 3 males.
3.8.2006 / Summer Taekwon-do camp
Another Taekwon-do camp today started
In Prague today started another Taekwon-do camp. In gym of basic school Campanus practise together about 60 taekwondoists from whole Czech Republic. This year is camp focused for self-defense and all participants will practise until Saturday. At Sunday will follow tournament in self-defense routine, new Taekwon-do competition item. During opening of camp Master Hwang Ho Yong presented degree certificates to successful appliers for I., II., III. and IV. degree in June and July. From today our members - Petr Legner and Lukáš L
26.6.2006 / Black belt tests
Photos
Our gym on Vybíralova primary school hosted 13 adepts for I. Dan, 4 for II. Dan, 4 for III. Dan and 1 applier for IV. Dan. Exams were divided to two parts – before and after noon. Before lunch all adepts for I. Dan were examined and the rest applying for higher degree showed their skills in the afternoon. Four Sonkal members tried to pass tests. Petr and Lukáš Legnerovi (applying for I. Dan), Martin Svitek (for II. Dan) and Pavel Bareš (for III. Dan). Results will be known later in summer, but you can enjoy plenty
20.6.2006 / 8 years of Sonkal
What is Taekwon-do ?
Our Taekwon-do school celebrates its eight anniversary today. It looks like it was yesterday, but it is exactly 8 years when Sonkal was accepted by Czech Taekwon-do Fedaration as proper member. As small gift, we prepared video that briefly shows what is Taekwon-do about. Materials for it were made last summer and finally we can share it with all of you. Enjoy it!
16.6.2006 / Tests for color belts
38 successful requests for higher belts
At Thursday June 15 took a place tests for higher color belts in our gym on Cerny Most. 38 Sonkal"s members requested higher belts and they all pass through. Congratulation to all and we wish a lot of power to further trainings.
4.5.2006 / National technical course
More than 120 participants
National seminar with master Hwang wasn’t organized for few years. After this break we had opportunity to practice with taekwondists from whole Czech Republic. Seminar took place in Treboň hall, that provided adequate place for more than 120 2nd grade and above practitioners. Seminar has two 2-hours parts. We practiced techniques and patterns from Chon-ji to Choong-Moo on first and then kicks, all forms of sparring and self-defence in the afternoon.
16.4.2006 / XXII. Sonkal sportcamp (Easter's holidays)
308 photos shooted during camp
Hi there, So next camp is over, I can’t count them all. Easter camps are second best, behind the summer. It was great this year, we were in Borotín. We came by bus, housed in hostel and then hurry up for some meal. After that training, dinner and then got silly. Gym was open, so we tried all the equipment. When we got tired, we watched TV and then went to bed. We have two trainings per day during rest of camp, trainings were much better than last time. I liked sparring drills the most, we also got some advices. We went to nea
9.2.2006 / Tests for color belts
49 successful sonkal"s in test
Grading led by Master Hwang Ho Yong took place in our gym on Černý most this evening. All 49 appliers passed. Together with high points, words of compliment from master were great appreciation of our work. Next grading in Sonkal will be probably in the half of June.
8.2.2006 / XXI. Sonkal sportcamp
Winter camp
Fourty six taekwondoists met on first Sonkal WINTER camp in Zákupy, near to Česká Lípa. We have visited Zákupy for camp few years ago. Six taekwondoists from Switzerland, led by our old friend Peter Regan, together with Sonkal members spent 4 days here. Grade tests will follow few days after camp, that’s the reason why camp was focused more on technical problems of Taekwon-do. Practitioners were divided to two groups regarding their belts. Instructor team had to lead about 7 hours of trainings per day. Tech
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