30.12.2011 / 2nd Christmas camp for red & black belts
Snow? Not available :-)
And it´s here again. Man who had problem with every school essay was assigned to write for this website again. Me! I don´t know how to start so I will write down everything I think about and what I remember after New years´ party. So...when Ondra sent us email about second Christmas camp I did not think even for a minute and signed in. I knew from last year´s that it is great opportunity to get to know each other better, get some new motivation and also leave Prague for few days (and all the nasty food and "have to lazily watch TV whole day" mood). Now a bit about how this even
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15.12.2011 / Examination for I.-V. dan
14.12.2011 / National technical course with Grandmaster Hwang Ho-yong
14.12.2011 / Tests for color belts
8.12.2011 / Sparring training for blue belts and above
Fists, feet, flying, on ground...
Year 2011 is coming to its end, so it was time to organize next special training. Martin Svitek picked up idea of training where blue belts and above kicked, punched, threw, choked and many other things in untraditionally traditional way of sparring. Many visitors from other tkd schools again visited our dojang to join Sonkals in their training. Probably everyone felt coming Christmas so contact was close and lot of fight ended on ground :o) Not to be forgotten - red and black belts warmed up hour before this training practicing patterns for I. and II. Dan.
8.12.2011 / Sparring training for blue belts and higher (14:00-16:00)
Stab, cut, kill
Next specialized training held on Černý Most od October 8. Specialized mean focused on more advanced techniques practiced by red belts and above. Our red and black belts trained tando matsogi (defense against knife attack) in first hour and then blue belts joint them and practiced sport sparring. We took few photos that are now available.
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14.11.2011 / 40th Sonkal sportcamp
Preparation for national championship
Whole 5 days we were preparing for Czech national Championship in Brno. Sonkal's traditional Autumn' camp wa held from Wednesday 26th till Sunday 30th of October in Zakupy near Ceska Lipa. You can look at 168 photos from training sessions.
26.9.2011 / 39th Sonkal sportcamp
Action scenarios & step sparing
30.8.2011 / 39th Sonkal sportcamp
Order for perfect weather was fullfilled on 100%
Check 1187 photos from Sonkal"s camp in Male Svatonovice! Also have a look to video gallery because two movies from competitions in step sparring and action scenarios.
1.8.2011 / Test for I.-VI. dan
Photos from tkd camp and examination for I.-VI. degree
Day -2 (Friday 22/7) - I come earlier again, I was looking forward to it whole year, but now my mind is a bit confused. I am afraid if this camp will be good enough compared to last year´s which was supreme. We come (together with rest of PraguePardubiceVrané team) before lunch (we would be there earlier if I would listen to my car and put some fuel in it) to sweat through our common clothes because Martin Zámečník told us to join end of training. Free afternoon, no cell phone, no e-mails.….I cycle through forests around camp
7.7.2011 / Interviews 2011
Teodora Szőcs
I had opportunity to interview one very pleasant taekwondoist during Nitra Cup 2011. She also took part in Sonkal open 2011 with small group of her fellow taekwondo practitioners from Taekwondo Academia Slovakia. I speak about 16years old Theodora Szőcs. She started taekwondo because of her parents at age of 7, but wanted to quit after one year. Fortunately her parents persuaded her to continue and now she is successfully dedicated to taekwondo for ninth year.
21.6.2011 / Afternoon relax
21.6.2011 / Sparring training
Photos taken by Stanislav Petera
2.6.2011 / Interviews 2011
David Briza
I chose 31 years old David Bříza from Tong Il České Budějovice for next interview. David started his training in 1992, but stopped after two years and started again five years ago. He like sport in all of its forms and was interested in martial arts since childhood. „I chose Taekwon-Do for its diversity and philosophy. Taekwondo gives him strength both in physical and psychical aspect and met many interesting people thank to it, especially his wonderful girlfriend. When I asked
22.5.2011 / Interviews 2011
Sandra Guggisberg
Quest was simple (and Ondra Vrábel was its creator) – make an interwiev during Bohemian championship or Czech Open. I thought about some Swiss taekwondist from the beginning, because I knew others doesn´t want to use english so much. Peter Regan would be good choice, but then I got idea that talking to Sandra Guggisberg might be interesting. She is kind of big small women of Swiss taekwondo for me (I hope it sounds nice because it is meant that way :o
2.5.2011 / International technical seminar with Master Hwang Ho-yong (VIII. degree) ( info pack and application form )
Photos
Look at 240 photos from two days international technical couse in Slovakia.
28.4.2011 / Tests for color belts
40 new belts
Spring grading took place in our main dojang on Cerny Most on Thursday (March 28). After intensive pre-grading 40 Sonkal members were chosen to be tested by international instructor Ondřej Vrábel. Everyone passed, so congratulation and we wish everyone deep motivation to future improvement. Look also at 123 photos from test. Martin Svitek note: I am really happy, that I finally believed our students´ step and semi-free sparring – year before it mostly looked like theatre, now it is more of skills demonstra
25.4.2011 / 38th Sonkal sportcamp
Fundemantal necessaries of life = sunshine, warm & taekwondo :)
Today was ended first this year sport camp of Sonkal. We ordered at first accomodation, food and gym, but from first day it looked like we also filled from for perfect weather! Everyone bring together excellent mood and tons of power in muscles for all training sessions. In overall we spent excellent five days with taekwondo. Look for the 544 photos from whole Easter"s sport camp of Sonkal.
20.4.2011 / Interviews 2011
20.4.2011 / Interviews 2011
Aneta Joskova
After long deciding, I chose first victim of my interviews - Aneta Josková, who passed her I. Dan tests last years´ December as I did. After checking photos from European championship I found out she´s new member of Czech national team. Aneta is 15 year old girl from Mladá Boleslav taekwon-do school Ge-baek. She practices taekwondo for 8 years and is I. Dan holder. National team trainer Jana Hoňková asked her to participate in Tallinn’s European championship after winning sparring at Czech national championship
15.4.2011 / International instructor course with Senior master Hwang Ho-yong (VIII. degree) ( info pack and application form )
First international instructor course of new type
From April 10 till 11 was held international instructor course in Nymburk. It was first course of new type by ITF rules. Almost 30 taekwondo practitioners were led by Master Hwang Ho-yong (VIII. dan) throught methods of teaching in our martial art. It was mainly focused on correct teaching DO, moreal culture.
15.4.2011 / Test for I.-VII. dan
New black belts and Ondra"s "Five"
Tests from I. up to VII. Dan took place in Nymburk during evening after International Course. I was somehow allowed to see tests from IV. Dan above that were officially closed. Let me write few subjective comments. Zdeněk Vavruška was the only adept for IV. Dan and despite of fact that he will be 40 this year (I had to ask him again after test, because it was hard to believe) he did great job (in fact he did great job even for age between 20 and 30). It was great performance and I think good motivation for many people.
13.4.2011 / International technical seminar with Master Hwang Ho-yong (VIII. degree) ( info pack and application form )
This year international technical seminar in Nymburk took a part more than 60 taekwondo practitioners from Czech Republic, Greenland, Russia, Switzerland, Poland and Croatia. Look at photos from whole two days of course which was filled with taekwondo movements and also a lot of fun.
30.1.2011 / Special training session for blue belts and above with Marek Svitek (14.00 - 16.00)
Next seminar for higher belts passed and because I was not the one (even though trainer´s name differs just by two letters) to lead it, let me write something about it. I promised to bring my brother (Marek Svitek, nicknamed Tatanka) for our training for months (ok, realist would say for years). He started to practice kickboxing just few months after I have started taekwondo, did thousands of very colorful training with trainers of high standard (pioneers of kickboxing in Czech republic) and fought probably hundreds of f
5.1.2011 / Sport camp of club Sabom
I spent last weekend before Christmas on winter camp of Sabom taekwondo school that is led by my friends (friends from time when we practiced as blue belts together in TYO Prague II) Aneta and Martin Procházkovi (they were together as long as I remember, but Aneta changed her surname just before two years or so). I will try not to be so talkative this time and only share few thoughts with you together with few photos. 1/ Most of participants were children, but respect they showed was very mature. I won´t forget this sen
26.12.2011 / Photoshooting in Prague
Sonkal guys in Prague
During same weekend we took pictures in Brno and also in Prague. But for Prague session were selected Tomáš Vodička, Pavel Šnábl & Michal Zacharuk. During three hours we tried capture photos around Oldtown square, Charles bridge & Kampa. Check 66 chosen photos.
26.12.2011 / Photoshooting in Brno
Sonkal girls in Brno
During our participation at Brno Team Open 2011 we stayed for two hours in historical center of Brno. In front of Sonkal's cameras posed Monika Junová & Veronika Holečková. Enjoy 46 chosen photos.
21.12.2011 / Christmas Sonkal's demonstration
Sonkal 2011
Now you can look at video with overview of Sonkal activities in year 2011. You can also check 192 photos from Christmas Taekwon-do demonstration of Sonkal. Video with whole Taekwon-Do demonstration you can find in video gallery.
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14.12.2011 / 14th Budoshow
Photo reportage from Brno's Budoshow
Check more than 400 photos from Budoshow in Brno.
20.11.2011 / 12th Budoshow
Photos and video from Prague's budoshow
You can look at 634 pictures of whole martial art show and there is also available video with demonstration of team international instructors of Czech Taekwon-Do ITF Federation.
26.9.2011 / Ladronkafest (www) presentation and demonstration of Taekwon-do
Footage of Taekwon-Do demonstration
21.9.2011 / Ladronkafest (www) presentation and demonstration of Taekwon-do
Summer farewell with sunshine
Look at 170 photos with Sonkal"s participation at traditional Ladronkafest. In afternoon programme our members performed taekwondo demonstration. Check video gallery for movie with Sonkal"s demonstration at Ladronka.
8.12.2011 / Třeboň Open - youth, junior and senior (tul, matsogi, t-ki & wirok) ( info pack & application form )
Třebon´s carp fished out for the third time
Taekwondo tournaments in Třeboň hall has its long history. This time it was third Třeboň Open, international competition. We saw taekwondists from Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia and Belarus during last years´ tournaments. This year competitors from Slovakia and Slovenia came, together with Czechs more than 200. Competition itself started at half past eight on Saturday morning. This event differs in few things compared to federation´s competitions, but the most important thing is that one may compete in higher category, so for example juniors in senior category, blue belts between red be
4.12.2011 / Třeboň Open - youth, junior and senior (tul, matsogi, t-ki & wirok) ( info pack & application form )
Třeboň open in point of view of cobra duo
On Friday 25 November we travelled to Třeboň for open tournament. Our team consisted of me (Tereza Žilinská), Kristýna Hudková, Jirka Huml, Monika Junová, Wendy Benediktová, Pavel Šnabl, Matouš Jakubec, František Sakař, Jirka Novák + his father, Adam Reichel, Libor Kubíček, Pavel Zavadil, Tomáš Vodička a Ali Tairov. Kiki, me and Huml went with Ondra (our instructor) from where he does work, rest of the team went from Černý Most. Our journey was funny, also because of the riddle: „Horse goes…clap, clap…and snake follows him…ssss, sss…where are they going?“ We ch
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17.11.2011 / Czech Republic Championship of youth, juniors, seniors and veterans
Photos from whole championship
Let's have a look at more than 700 photos taken during Czech Republic championship which have been held in Brno from Friday 5th till Sunday 7th November. You can also watch
13.11.2011 / 2nd national competition of CYT
Second meeting of young talentes
This year second meeting of young talentes was organized in Frydek-Mistek. Now you can look at 155 photos.
5.10.2011 / Brno Team Open ( info pack and application form )
Photos from Brno
Look at set with 267 photos from whole competition.
26.9.2011 / 17th Senior World Championship
Demonstration of korean demo team
19.9.2011 / 17th Senior World Championship
Photos
Look at all 1238 photos from World Championship in Pyongyang, DPR Korea. You can see: trip to DPR Korea visit to grave of General Choi Hong-hi sightseeing of Pyongyang opening ceremony pattern a part of sparring special techniques power breaking trip to Chinese wall In
14.6.2011 / Ljubjana Open
Look at 302 photos from competition in Slovenia. Czech national team took a part last weekend.
2.6.2011 / Sonkal Open 2011
Look at 195 photos from competition Sonkal Open which been held on Saturday in sport hall in Prague. More info and full results will follow at the end of week.
2.6.2011 / Moravia Championship
194 photos, brief info will be added later.
21.5.2011 / Sonkal Open 2011
10.5.2011 / 1st national meeting of CYT
Look at 190 photos from technical course and competition of Centers young talentes which been been held last weekend.
2.5.2011 / Nitra Cup 2011 ( info pack and application form )
Travel to Slovakia not only for hockey!
Translation in progress, check 101 photos in complete text.
19.4.2011 / Czech Open 2011 ( info pack & application form ) kids, juniors & seniors
Check all new 8 videos with final matches of this year Czech Open 2011, which had very good competition.
18.4.2011 / Czech Open 2011 ( info pack & application form ) kids, juniors & seniors
Great number of competitors
Look at 417 photos from this year Czech Open and also look at video gallery for 8 final matches.
27.3.2011 / Bohemia Championship kids, juniors and seniors
Nice start of new sport season
You can see 278 photos from Bohemia Championship which have been held in Nymburk, last Saturday.
4.3.2011 / 17th Junior, 26th Senior, 3rd Veteran & 1st Youth European Championship
Photos and video
You can find here 1279 photos from European Championship, opening ceremony - Budoshow & Taekwon-do IMG competition! Look at video gallery there are six movies from European Championship in Tallinn! More movies will be added later.
2.3.2011 / 17th Junior, 26th Senior, 3rd Veteran & 1st Youth European Championship
Korean demonstration and self-defense
This year European Championship in combination with International Martial Arts Games were very interesting events. Official opening ceremony was planned on Friday evening and it was Budoshow format. Last item of show"s schedule was Taekwon-do demonstration of Korea team. They were also participating in Sunday"s Taekwon-do IMG competition. We grab their performanance in self-defense (male and mix).
20.2.2011 / 17th Junior, 26th Senior, 3rd Veteran & 1st Youth European Championship
Holding thumbs
Numerous part of Czech national team will travel to capital of Estonia - Tallinn, this year´s location of European championship. Four of Sonkal members will also take part in the event. Monika Junová and Kristýna Hudková as competitors. We wish them luck and well-shaped minds (their physical skills are trained enough). European championship will be premiere for Vláďa Švanda as member of new trainers´ team of our national team. We wish luck also to whole trainers´ team – to continue in great work of former trainers and i
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