22.12.2008 / Sonkal's course for trainers
Few remarks about the instructors" seminar
Once again, Sonkal instructors and candidates for this role came together on Saturday, 20/12/2008, at an irregular seminar designated for improving our skills in various areas and practicing some advanced techniques. This seminar, led by Vladimir Svanda (II.dan), was devoted to self-defense, in particular to basics of throws, tumbles and armbars. This session should pick up again with the previous one; however we spent almost all time with repeating techniques. After a body warm-up we had started with some gymnastics followed by series of falls to various directions.
20.12.2008 / National technical course with Master Hwang Ho-yong
83 photos from national course with Master Hwang Ho-yong (VIII. dan). Info will be added during Christmas.
2.11.2008 / XXXI. Oddílové soustředění
5 day preparation for Czech Nationals
Look at 108 photos from Autumn camp in Borotoin. Article will be added shortly.
16.10.2008 / International course with Grandmaster Park Joong-soo (IX. dan)
Great chinese trip
This trip started incidentally and with innocence. We chat with Tomáš Kuba (instructor in Náměšť nad Oslavou dojang) walking to cold green pond at this year summer camp with Master Hwang. Tomas told me that they (Tomas, Martin Zamecnik, Michal Bor) plan to visit China to take part in GM Park Jung-soo seminar. And because of fact that summer camp always gives me motivation to next year training and my (sometimes exaggerated) idealism and positivity touch the sky above, I said that I will go too. So I started to think where to
8.10.2008 / Sonkal's course for trainers
Special Sonkal trainers´ seminar
Maybe you still remember that we had small trainers meeting before summer holiday to get new knowledge about self-defense and also train it a bit. I have to proudly say to skeptical ones that it wasn’t our last meeting because we met again and I have to say that it was worth of coming. This time Svíťa (Martin Svitek) took the lead and we had hard times. His and also ours goal was to learn something about short distance fighting and also ground fighting (choking, bars…). Lot of our readers will probably think that it has not
27.8.2008 / XXX. Sonkal sportcamp
Sonkal"s summer camp finished successfully
Training camp is here again. Saturday 24/8/08 – few tough Sonkal girls and boys travel by bus to Malé Svatoňovice near Trutnov. We chose our rooms and fill gym with our equipment just after arrival. Then we took lunch and I have to say that chef is improving year after year. Two ours break after lunch allowed us to prepare for first training and then it started – fundamental movements, patterns and some strengthening. Second training started moment after dinner and was dedicated to step sparring and patterns for next testing.
18.8.2008 / XXX. Sonkal sportcamp
Preview of Sonkal camp
Just 7 days remains till our summer training camp in Malé Svatoňovice. This article shares just few information what participant will (and have to ?) go through. - finally there will be more than 50 participants not only from Czech republic, but also from Slovakia and Switzerland - there will probably be 13 black belt holders what is our record (12 in year 2003) - trainings will be organized for two groups – lower grades 90 minutes training 2 times per day, higher grades 2 hours two times a day. We also pl
6.8.2008 / Tests for black belts
We have visited black belts testing this Sunday (August 3) which was part of taekwondo summer camp with Master Hwang Ho-yong. There were 13 applicants for I. Dan, 1 for II. Dan and 2 for IV. Dan (Milan Prokeš and Věra Khunová). Results will be known soon, but you can compare skills of applicants through our photogallery.
5.8.2008 / Training camp with members of Czech national Taekwon-do Team info package
Photos from visit of Czech Summer Challenge
Brand new event named Czech Summer Challenge, organized by Czech national team members, took place at Třeboň (July 27 – August 2). Despite of fact that it was first event of this kind, foreign taekwondists took part so main idea of organizing international camp came true. This camp was focused on sport part of our martial art through intensive trainings. Trainings composed of conditioning, patterns, special techniques, power breaking and especially sparring were hard test for all participants. One day was dedicated to
19.7.2008 / Summer camp of Taekwon-do Academy Slovakia
Go for east
Beep, beep, beep, booom. No it is not start of new Sonkal comics, but soundtrack of one Saturday morning when my alarm clock started to beep at 5 A.M. Human beings doesn’t wake up at such a hour, but taekwondists have some special characteristics :o) So we left to Brno then through czech-slovakia borders to Lom nad Rimavicou. Invited by Karol Molnár, who was chief organizer of taekwondo summer training camp in Slovakia Sonkal trio (Ondřej Vrábel, Vladimír Švanda and Pavel Bareš) traveled from Prague. Two members o
29.6.2008 / Sonkal's course for trainers
Instructor and trainers of our taekwondo school met on Saturday (21/6) to share their experiences and to train together. First (and hopefully not the last) trainer seminar was led by Vláďa Švanda (II. Dan) with main theme – hosinsool (self-defence). Vláďa, beside the fact, that he sings well and is able to eat 5 steaks per meal is also soldier and my opinion is that is the most educated between us regarding methodic of self-defense training. First part (pretty long one :o) was dedicated to theory, explaining the meaning of section mark 13 of penal law and answering our „practical
21.5.2008 / Tests for color belts
36 higher color belts in Sonkal
Next grading in Sonkal took place in Černý Most (15/05/08). Most appliers (of total 36) were white belts and yellow stripes and highest grading was for 3.kup (blue belt with red stripe). Everyone passed his grading under the lead of master Hwang Ho-yong (VIII. dan). This grading was first in accordance with new training and grading plan of Czech Taekwon-do ITF federation. We have to say that step sparing have to be practiced and skills of our students improved till next grading. Congratulations to all participants.
12.5.2008 / XXIX. Oddílové soustředění
Photos from spring Sonkal"s camp
Nearly all participants came to parking place in Baumarkt at Černý most in time. I will not name….Jarda and Dědek (grandpa), hehe. When really everyone came, we left to Borotín for next spring training camp. After arrival and unpacking all our equipment, our bodies were tested for the first time. But I have to say that first training wasn’t so hard, but two more that day left. Second day morning training took place at nearby castle ruin, where Ondra took few great photos (check photo gallery). In the afternoon pro
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