21.12.2002 / Return of Master Hwang
Master Hwang´s return
Today´s evening, few minutes after 9 PM, master Hwang Ho Yong (VII.Dan) enetered Czech republic. Group of black belts from Sonkal, Hoosinsol, Hwa-rang, Toi-Gae and Ge-Baek Taekwon-do school ( most of prague´s schools) expectanted his arrival. Master was very well-tempered a shook hand with everyone there, firstly with Ing. Ladislav Burian (IV. Dan, president of Czech Taekwon-do Federation), who has done lot of preparation and making permissions for master´s stay. All czech taekwondists got very nice (and practical) Christmas present. :o)
16.12.2002 / Sport camp of CYT Prague II
Sportcamp of Prague"s young talents
Training camp for talented youth took place in Nová Včelnice near to Jindřichův Hradec. It was about month before second and last competiton of Talented youth organization so all training had sport character. Patterns,sparring, special techniques and power breaking were practiced 3 times per day in trainings which took 2 hours. Our junior teams find enought time to practice team patterns too. Translated b
11.11.2002 / XI. Sonkal sportcamp
Photos from last sport camp
On Thursday (7th of November) 45 members of our school left forward to our favourite location, we have visited for many times – Sporthotel Frýdštejn. First nice surprise was that our forwarding agent Mr. Kořínek provided us Mercedes bus instead of average common bus for same price. We really appreciated this change and our trip became very fast and comfortable. Together with bus, our trainers left by cars fulled by equipment as tatami, targets, power breaking and
8.10.2002 / Black belt tests
41 people made test for I. & II. dan
On Sunday (6th of October) 41 taekwondo-ists tried to pass their first and second degree examination. Because of many adepts, they were split to two groups during registration. In first group we had our only adept, but for second degree - Pavel Bareš (member of our school). All of adepts were examined from tul(paterns), sambo, ibo, ilbo matsogi (3-, 2- and 1-step sparring) pan-jau matsogi(semi-free sparring), t-ki (flying kicks), wirok (power breaking), hoosin-sol (self-defence) and theo
23.9.2002 / Course before test for black belts
More than 70 red and black belts in action
After long time seminar for red and black belt took place in Treboň. In spite of fact that not everyone is preparing for degree test, about 70 taekwondists attend this interesting event. Seminar itself was split in two parts (3 hours each), it was led by MuDr. Rostislav Kaňka (IV.degree, head coach of czech national team and taekwondo school Tong-Il České Budějovice) and Jaroslav Vomáčka (III.degree, head coach of Taekwon-do school Hwa-Rang Prague). Both are on
16.9.2002 / Photo session for Budogirls.com
Photo session samples
How we advised you last week, on 16th of September creator and photographer of very popular website www.budogirls.com visited Prague and of course our dojang to take some photos of our warrior-girls :o) This website is specialized in taking photographies of female martial artist. Till this collection, there wasn´t any photos with Taekwondo ITF girls, but how can you see, we took measures to change this. As usual, we have caref
27.8.2002 / X. Sonkal sportcamp
Annual X. Sonkal"s summer sport camp
From 23rd of August to 1st of September tenth training camp of Sonkal taekwondo school took place at Radvanice (village nearby Trutnov city). Nearly 60 taekwondo-ists took part in this challenging 10 days. Our accomodation was quite small, but comfortable hostel with gymnasium and football playground, where we took most of our photos (see Photo Gallery). All of 10 days were fulled by really hard,
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18.6.2002 / Photos in park
Some demonstration pictures
After Bungee jumping, we went to Třebon and connected this tiring trip with taking few special photos in park neat to Třebon hall. In fact of rainy and cloudy day, our photos aren´t as colourful as we wanted. We are going to take more exibition pictures during summer training camp (23.8.-1.9.), enjoy photogalery ! Translated by Martin Svitek
18.6.2002 / Bungee Jump
Not even higher, farer but as well deeper
Last Sunday we prepared everything needed for „II.regional Prague competition“. We went to Třebon to borrow 2 tatami. We extended our trip to South Bohemia through dam Orlík and stopped on one of Zvikov´s bridge, where Bungee jumping is provided. 45 metres is distance between river and bridge, but 5 braves from our do-jang (Theo Šeda, Ondra Vrábel, Pavel Bareš, Martin Svíťa Svitek a Bára Lála Sýkorová) jumped into the deep :o) All of us took nice memo
18.6.2002 /
General Choi Hong Hi (1918 - 2002)
With deepest sadness in our hearts we bring the most sorrow news. Yesterday passed away beloved father of Taekwon-do General Choi Hong Hi. He died in Pyong Yang, North Korea. It is very difficult find correct words but General"s legacy will live forever in every Taekwon-do student! Please give one minute of silent memory to man, which fill up our lives with unique martial art.
24.3.2002 / IX. Sonkal sportcamp
Training Camp is over
First Sonkal training camp in this year came rigth as we planned. Few members, who wanted, couldn´t go because of illnesses but finally 57 sonkal members and 2 trainers took part in this 4-days training camp. All high ranked practicioners were here – 2x second degrees, 4x first degrees , 3x 1. kups and 1 x 2. kups. Only one of our trainers Pavel Bareš caught up samething one day before. Seven trainings were given to improve our basic hand and foot techniques, patterns, sparring combinations, special techniques and power breaking skills. We took enough equipment for this – ta
10.1.2002 / IX. Sonkal sportcamp
6.1.2002 / Final report for year 2001
Our competitors took part in lot of competitions held by both the Czech taekwon-do ITF federation and czech taekwon-do schools itselves. Tomáš Bobek and Hoang Quang Huy took part in German Open, European championship in Spain and the most important sport event of last year (2001) XII.Senior World championship in Italy (Riccione) together with the Czech national team, which they are members of. All our members assisted in gaining 194 medals (kids, juniors, seniors together) – 76 gold , 61 silver and 57 bronze. Comparing with year 2000, in which we won 133 medals (47-39-47), it´s succe
17.12.2002 / 6th Juniors world championship
Photos from Puerto Rico
First part of our photos from VI. Junior Championship avalaible. Today, you may wiev photos of the Ponce city, where the championship was held and, photos from some preparation trainings and from relaxation activities. Enjoy!!! We added photos from competition and also pictures from our trip from Ponce to San Juan. Translated by
15.12.2002 / II. Meeting of CYT
Last competition in Třeboň belonged talents
Last official competition in year 2002 took place in Trebon on 14th of December. Taekwondoists from all over the republic came to test their skills at the „Second talented-youth championship.“ Of course competitors from Sonkal taekwondo school are members of „Talented-youth organization“ for years and they fought for medals too. After all,15 Taekwon-do students were chosen to participate in this sport event. Our greatest achievments are gold medal for patte
9.12.2002 / 6th Juniors world championship
Unbeatable Czech team !!!
Results Czech Republic at juniors World Championship - Puerto Rico (4.12.2002) INDIVIDUALS: 1. place Jan Mraček sparring up 70kg 1. place Petra Tošnarová sparring over 60kg 1. place Barbora Sýkorová special techniques 1. place Petra Tošnarová power breaking 2. place Jan Mraček power breaking 2. place Aneta Jimenézová sparring up 53kg 2. place Petra
25.11.2002 / 6th Juniors world championship
Line-up for Juniors World Championship
Second czech national team´s training camp ended after this sunday´s lunch. Two ten-days trainig camps held in Třebon because Junior World Championship which will held in Puerto Rico is approaching (4.-8.12.). Chief coach of national team gave us final version of czech junior team for this event (see list underneath text). National team is going to leave this Thursday at 9:10 AM from Ruzyne airport. Unfortunately, a direct fly to Puerto Rico doesn´t exists so they must reach Lond
23.10.2002 / Kid's Czech republic championship
Today evening we put online first movie from Czech Republic Championship of kids. We choose finale match in cathegory Kids female 4. kup and higher between Martina Žáková (TKD Frýdek-Místek) and Linda Deutschová (Sonkal). Tommorow we would like to put online sparring match these girls.
22.10.2002 / Junior's and senior's Czech republic championship
Movies from Czech Republic Championship
We bring you first videos after one week from Czech Championship. This ones are from Sunday"s short exhibition not from sparring. Next pieces will be soon added.
13.10.2002 / Junior's and senior's Czech republic championship
Tomáš Bobek is Champion of Czech republic for year 2002
Last weekend in Třeboň belong to taekwondo practicioners from whole Czech republic. More than 240 competitors from 22 schools took part at this most important national Championship. Despite of fact that few of well-known persons (members of czech national team-Šárka Kaňková, Lukáš Vaněk, Jaroslav Mašek, Jan Kubát) could not compete (caused by injuries and illness) many interesting and nice duels were shown to spectators. Audience may saw for example Jaromír Michl(european and wo
11.10.2002 / Announcement of champions of Prague's region
Additional announcement of Champions from Prague"s region
Last years we have not never officially announcemented Champions of Prague"s region. This year we would like to public the Best competitors from the Capital city. Prague"s Champions in year 2002 are: kid male Matěj Kropáč (Sonkal) 4-1-1 (gold, silver a bronz) kid female Linda Deutschová (Sonkal) 6-0-0 junior male A Tomáš Čeleda (Hwa-Rang) 3-1-0 junior male B Daniel Pachl (Dan-Gun) 3-0-0 junior female A Petra Tošnarová (Hwa-Rang) 6-1-1 junior female B Patricie Gacková (Hwa-Rang) 4-0-3 senior mal
5.10.2002 / Kid's Czech republic championship
Overall female kid champion of Czech republic is again from sonkal
As every year, the most tvalued sport event in Czech taekwon-do is Czech national championship. First part of this competition took place last weekend at Třeboň and is focused on the youngest practicioners of taekwon-do in our country. This weekend second part for junior and senior group will held in Třeboň too. Over 150 competitors from 17 taekwon-do school from all of Czech republic took part in this championship. Twelve children from Sonkal Praha (our dojang) started here. At f
22.6.2002 / II. Regional competition Prague
Again 3x the most successful overall competitor and the most succesfull school
This day in Vybíralova primary shool belonged to taekwondoists from Prague and surroundings parts. Appropriately prepared and decorated do-jang provide 2 tatami for patterns and sparring, one for each power breaking and special techniques, occupied by 76 competitors from 6 taekwon-do schools. Before start of competition one silent minute was given to honour memory of gen. Choi Hong Hi, who has gone last week. Senior cathegory started first. We had 3 senior competitors
9.6.2002 / Bohemia championship kids, juniors & seniors
The most successful female kid competitor is again from Sonkal
Last competition in first half of this year was Bohemia championship kids, juniors and seniors held in Třeboň. Competition took both weekend´s days because of more than 200 competitors from 15 taekwon-do schools. They competed not only for medals, but for points to Chart of official czech national champion. Three tatami for patterns and sparring and also posts for power breaking and special techniques. Unfortunately, competition wasn´t enough fluent in fact that only 17 refere
7.6.2002 / 8th Juniors & 17th Seniors European Championships
Euro fights on internet
We will bring you the best fights from this year Euro. First movie is available only 36 hours after the end of championship. We choose very good battle in finale patterns IV. degree seniors male - Jaroslaw Suska (several times european champion and actual world champion) & Rostislav Kaňka (czech national team head cauch). Second movie is match of Aneta Jimenezova (CZE) against Stevi-Lee Orr (SCO) in patterns junior female II. degree. If you download this movie we welcome your opinion on referees decision. However you agree or disagree with it. Certainly write why you vote fo
1.6.2002 / I. Regional competition Prague
3 most successful competitors and first position in overall
First day of June, prague school Hwa-Rang organized I. regional competition Prague. 71 competitors from 7 schools in three cathegories – kids, juniors and seniors competed in patterns, sparring, special techniques and power breaking. There were 29 kid, 27 junior and 15 senior competitors (no female senior competitors). Despite of fact that about 30 competitors less competed than last ye
26.5.2002 / Republic competition juniors & seniors B and kids
Sonkal"s kids jumps highest !
Red and black belts (A group) had their all-republic competition in January, next competition organized by Czech Taekwon-do ITF Federation was Juniors and seniors group B (8.-3.kup) and kids tournament held in Třebon. Competition of kids was new, unlike last years so there were about 230 competitors from seniors, juniors and kids cathegory came from 17 taekwon-do school from all Czech republic. We sent 15 experienced competitors. 4 gold medals, we took this time, had been won only by Linda
2.5.2002 / 8th Juniors & 17th Seniors European Championships
Pictures from European Championship
Here are quick links to photos and videos from Euro Championship: 391 photos Movies Also have a look on our Euro 2002 pages. There is a lot of informations, statistics, results and more.
21.4.2002 / 8th Juniors & 17th Seniors European Championships
Czech national team finished second preparation camp
Today national team´s second long term training camp ended. Line-up for European championship (3.-5. of May, Třebon, CZ) was given. Three of four our national team members were nominated, only Linda Deutchová wasn´t because of her age (no because of skills). Experienced pair Hoang Quang Huy and Tomáš Bobek this championship starting in senior cathegory and Bára Sýkorová in juniors female. Czech website for Euro 2002. Translated by Martin Svitek
8.4.2002 / 8th Juniors & 17th Seniors European Championships
On-line information service
Date, when the European championship will take place in the South Bohemian Trebon, is approaching in great haste. We also haven"t been lazing, we prepare detailed information from course of this event for all visitors of our web site. You can look forward first of all to: lists of results, that will be updated ongoing statistics photographs immediate information on course of competitions" and of outside competitions" events video records (won"t be probably
27.3.2002 / II. Regional competition Prague
16.3.2002 / International match Poland-Ukraine-Sweden-Czechia
From international match Czechia-Poland-Sweden-Ukraine we choose few matches which we bring you on our pages.
14.3.2002 / Slovenia Open
Sparring from Maribor
Slovenia Open has traditionally very good sparring competition. Two Slovenien World Champions from Rimini 2001 Tomaz Barada and Bianca Tapilatu are best advertisement for it.
12.3.2002 / International match Poland-Ukraine-Sweden-Czechia
Double first place from Poland
The Czech national Taekwon-do ITF team had been in the International match Czech-Poland-Sweden-Ukraine last week. The competitions were held in polish cities Lublin and Lubartow. Lublin is capital city of the Polish Taekwon-do, national championships are held here. The Polish Taekwon-do ITF Union has its seat here as well. The Czech team members were: Aneta Jimenézová, Markéta Stránská, Lada Oberreiterová, Věra Němcová, Věra Khunová, Marcela Klimešová, Hanka Hanousková, Hoang Quang Huy
10.3.2002 / I. Republic meeting CYT
First meeting was succesfull
On Saturday, March 9, young Taekwon-do students and candidates for members in TYC – Talented Youth Centers (Střediska Talentované Mládeže) met for the first time in this year in Třeboň. This meeting came to good for our STM Praha II, we placed second overall. The already traditional part of get-togethers is to pit strengths and performance of the individual talents. Most of the medals got the STM Jižní Čechy (18-15-26), our STM got 9 gold, 10 silver, and 17
4.3.2002 / Germany Open
Medails harvest in Germany
Already 7th year of the Germany Open Championship took place during the past weekend in Dortmund, Germany. The Czech national team has been taking part in this international tournament regularly in the last couple of years, the same this year. On Saturday, Juniors and Seniors colored belts compete and Juniors black belts as well. Sunday is devoted to Senior black belts and then to teams’ competitions. The team competitions have ITF rules modified a little bit, because teams have 3+1 member
26.2.2002 / Slovenia Open
4 gold medals for Czech National Team from Maribor
Movie is available in video gallery
28.1.2002 / Republic competition juniors & seniors A
One movie from first competition in this year
We bring you one movie from republic competition juniors and seniors group A. Final sparring match is presented.
19.1.2002 / Republic competition juniors & seniors A
Abnormally success in higher categories !
First competition this year was Republic competition juniors & seniors group A (red and black belts). Competition was organized mainly for choosing new members for Czech national team. Sonkal was represented by only two competitors and despite they both were competing in higher cathegory (Pavel Zavadil in juniors and Tomáš Bobek in seniors) for first time, they were able to get 4 medals – what a nice surprice for us. There were only 53 competitors from 11 schools, quite few regar
6.1.2002 / Republic competition juniors & seniors A
Juniors and seniors competitors will fight in Třeboň !
It´s tradition that first competition organized by Czech Taekwon-do ITF federation is Tournament for juniors and seniors group A. For our three competitors in A division (red and black belts) its important change – Tomáš Bobek and Hoang Huy will compete fistly in seniors cathegory and Pavel Zavadil in juniors. We wish them goo luck! This tournament is always dedicated to choosing new talents for national team because of national team´s training camp week-end after. In February and March two international open sport events are planned (Sl
6.12.2002 / Fighter's Budoshow 2002
Martial arts show again
We, martial-artists, had an oportunity to wiev Third Fighter´s budoshow arranged by Miroslav Sobotka and Martin Břen. Show started at 15 o´clock by effective coming (or it´s better to say fall) of Michal Frabša, who began the show by short speech and then comment all of the budoshow. After this, kickboxers from Factory Pro Prague demonstrated short free-style form and at the end, they formed living-gate which all partici
21.11.2002 / V. Budoshow
Pictures done, now movies !
Only few days from V. Budoshow we offer you first videos. As last year is it opening scene of Martin Dejdar, which he called "Traditional ritual drinking of the white tee" and Lion"s dance by Czech Chin Woo atletic asociation. Attention, we used newest Divx codec (5.0.2.), so install it first and than launch movies. These vids are available for download:
18.11.2002 / Demonstration of Taekwon-do ITF
Great demonstration of Korean black belts
We succeded to gain two movies with exhibition of North Korean ITF team that came to the capital city of South Korea within unitifing activities. Korean masters showed in creative exhibition program all of Taekwon-Do ITF covers. Trully, it is pleasure to see this, especially the flying techniques - it is amazing to see the levity and precision during breaking wooden boards in the air (4 or 5 in one jump). Closing demolition of roof tiles and bricks is the proper sweet kiss. We think that this demonstration rised the exhibitions" level. We will glad if you will comment this in our
18.11.2002 / V. Budoshow
Martial arts show was excellent
Fans of various martial arts met this sunday, because The Fifth BUDOSHOW held on 17th of November in KPS hall Brno. As last year show was ushered by popular star Martin Dejdar after whose martial-art oriented broom beginning everybody knew that they wouldn´t be bored for just a moment. In crowded program we could see 17 kinds of martial arts. Show started (as habitual) by traditional chinese Lion dance. Tha
31.10.2002 / V. Budoshow
Budoshow is coming closer !
Fifth Budoshow is going to held on 17th of November in KPS hall Brno. In crowded program fulled by 15 kinds of martial arts, we are going to see Taekwondo ITF, Hong Ki Dao, Kendo, Karate, Wu Shu, Judo, Aikido, Tai Chi, Capoeira, Jiu Jitsu and Musado with rich non-martial art simultaneous program. Show will be commented by popular and really funny Martin Dejdar. According to what Libor Macháň (mastermind of Budoshow) told us, Martin Dejdar has prepared
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