31.12.2014 / Technical seminar with Jerzy Jedut (VII. dan)
How I switched my camera
December had been really hard month for me - competition, regional seminar, national seminar, grading, Christmas exhibition, Sonkal seminar... Despite all of that I didn't hesitate for a while when invitation from Czech National Union for seminar with Jerzy Jedut appeared in my mailbox. Years ago I attended two-day-long seminar with master Jedut and with Jaroslaw Suska in Znojmo and it was very inspiring. The seminar consisted only of two training units aimed for fundamental movements and patterns to Ge-Baek but still I had been looking forward to it as little boy. Trainings with master Jed
31.12.2014 / National technical seminar with Grand Master Hwang Ho-yong (IX. dan) & others instructors
The end of year in Brno
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1.12.2014 / Test for color belts
26 higher belts
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4.11.2014 / Sonkal's camp
Preparation for Czech nationals
Look at 149 photos from Sonkal's camp which was dedicated to preparation for Czech nationals in Brno.
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23.10.2014 / Sparring seminar with Hwang Su-il
Hwang Su-Il and Budoshow
It was Sunday mornig date 19 of October 2014, when we made our journey to Brno where annual Budoshow took place. The main leader of this Budoshow was Libor Macháň V. Dan, a member of Czech federation of Taekwon-Do ITF who invited a legend of Taekwon-Do ITF Hwang Su-Il VI. Dan as the main guest of Budoshow. I had the honor to figure out, why he is so famous and respected among all of members of Taekwon-Do ITF. It was because of a seminar that took place in the Sunday morning before the Budoshow and this seminar was led by Hwang Su-Il. At first sight he was a pleasant small sized fellow, wh
23.10.2014 / Sparring seminar with Hwang Su-il
Tekken live
At the end of this summer I received information that VIP guest for this year's Budoshow in Brno is Hwang Su-il from Japan. His visit was automatically linked with seminar before the show. Organiser of Budoshow correctly predicted a huge interest of Taekwondists and because of that he organised two seminars. The first one on Saturday was for lower grades and for wide public. Sunday seminar belonged to red and black Taekwondo belts. I did not keep this info for myself and it led to 14-member Sonkal expedition. Sonkal members have played Tekken on summer camps for a long time so the motivatio
13.9.2014 / Summer traning camp
Results of Summer Camp Competitions
During the Summer Camp, several competitions were realized. People attending already know the winners. For the others there is a list. Step sparring: - 5th kup and below - Alexander Mach and Hubert Skála - 4th kup and higher - Jiří Huml and Pavel Šnábl Night game: 1. David Pařízek 2. Tereza Štekerová 3. Aleš Charvát 4. Aneta Zelinková 5. Tereza Žilinská Ultimate Basketball Sonkal Open: - younger category – team of Libor Zelenka - older category - Miroslav Novák, Alan Charvát and Tereza Štekerová Tekken 2014: - younger - 1. Aleš Charvát, 2. Hubert Sk
8.9.2014 / Holidays by sea
Pumping a forces to next part of season
17.7. 2014 we traveled together to sunnny island named Mallorce. For a long time we were thinking about taking a break from work and fast life. So we decided that a moment of free time will be good for our bodies and souls. Regeneration in sport is really important especially for me because for me it´s hard to relax. Except sunbathing and swimming, sometimes we ran in the morning and once we rode a bike. It´s a different feel to swim in the swimming pool than in the sea. Nature around us was beautiful. So we took some taekwondo photos too. We were pleased with everything and liked to
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5.9.2014 / Swiss summer camp
Swiss summer camp and perseverance of Peter Regan
It is Sunday morning and I drink tea before breakfast and try to recollect how it was in Switzerland. It is few weeks after our return, so it is hard work. Swiss taekwondists kept inviting me to their camp for years and I kept promising (honestly) that I will come one day. And that day finally came this year for few reasons. I don´t want to robotically describe whole camp, I want to share what touched me deeply through whole stay. And it was perseverance of Peter Regan. I met Peter on our Sonkal camp sometime in past (I believe in 2002). He came with one of his daughters. Irish (now I f
30.8.2014 / Summer traning camp
End of summer with Taekwon-do
I really enjoyed this year’s summer camp in Male Svatonovice. I was not sure what to expect because I hadn’t attended any camp for a long time. It started with ease. Trainings were not as exhausting as I thought. We had enough free time and the ambience was pleasant. This was really just the beginning. The energy level needed for the trainings was rising steadily. Alan, however, disregarded this increasing demand for energy and woke up at 4 a.m. to cook pancakes for everyone. The most critical day was Tuesday. We could get though it only because we all (15+) were thinking about sauna. T
28.7.2014 / Black belts examinations
Late report cards
Terka and Vendy received a taekwon-distic report card. The only difference was that this was one month later. However it was totally worth it!! As in the first class, either of them succeeded very well. After years of a hard work they could show off everything what they had managed to learn. Then it was up to the grandmaster Hwang Ho-yong to decide whether they knew enough to get their black belts. After patterns, sparring, self-defence, special techniques, power breaking a theory was the result clear - PASSED. When girls will get their certificates, their doboks will be decorated by black
19.6.2014 / Summer traning camp
How to end the summer? With Taekwon-Do, of course!
10 months of school duties past really quick. If I look to our Do-Jangs I can see that our trainees made very big progress in their techniques. As a proof is many significant higher belts than we had 12 months ago. I remember many of you with yellow or greed belts last year. Today those colours are different, from blue to red. To reach bigger improvement and thus higher belts as well, it´s necessary to still train and practise hardly and try to minimalize our own lacks. At this-year summer school in Malé Svatoňovice, we´re going to focus our practicing to kicks with spinning, sparing
9.6.2014 / Visit to Pardubice TKD Club's camp
30.5.2014 / Mountain climbing
Mountain climbing as part of Taekwon-do training
Five activities that nourishes spirit of Taekwondoist are described somewhere at first pages of Encyklopaedia. These are travel, mountain climbing, cold shower and baths, public service and etiquette. I spent some time on (at least) one of these and as I was watching a storm rushing through forest, fortunately from shelter, idea of writing short essay about it came to my mind. I don´t want to copy part of Encyklopedia and put it on website, more I want to share broader view on Taekwon-do as I see it nowadays. But fist I will cite The Book: Mountain climbing (Dung san) – This form of e
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1.5.2014 / Test for color belts
50 new belts
Instead of Tuesday training, our gym of primary school of Vybíralova belonged to the first colour belt testing of this year. From both gyms of Sonkal school were chosen fifty members of Sonkal, who, from 7:00 p.m., performed the required content of training an testing for the specific degrees. Most numerous naturally were both groups of Taekwon-Do beginners, meant 9th and 8th Kups. Even though this time nobody took the exam for the highest colour belt degree – 1st Kup, we could see six successful aspirants to red belts – 2nd Kups. Congratulation to everyone for successfully passed t
21.4.2014 / Easter's Sonkal camp
Carol, carol, Sonkal
In 2014, Easter holiday belonged to Sonkal TKD camp. On Maundy Thursday, around forty Taekwondists went from Prague to Zákupy near Česká Lípa. Five-day-long TKD camp was aimed mainly for oncoming colour belt grading and also red and black belts got a load of training sessions for them (e.g. self defence against knife and new patterns). For some people, three trainings a day were not enough so they added basketball matches and running in the morning. On Monday morning, all men did the traditional ritual and went carolling. Women were ready for it and they rewarded the carollers with s
9.3.2014 / Self-defence seminar with Zdeněk Adamojurka
Self-defence seminar with Zdeněk Adamojurka
I had promised to invite someone interesting for Saturday seminar long time ago. It is easier to promise than to do so it took some time (but I really tried - one thing skillful martial artists have in common is fact that their time is precious). Finally, my good friend Zdeněk Adamojurka accepted my invitation. Zdeněk is IV. Dan holder, former national team coach, leader of Oh Do Kwan tkd school, but first of all he is Warrior both in body and mind. I gonna write few words from position of organizer and especially student. I was happy to see, that this kind of seminar brought about 15 peopl
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6.3.2014 / Black belts examinations
Other two new black belts in Sonkal
By the beating of two o´clock p. m. 24 Taekwo-Do trainees lined up before the examination board of Český svaz Taekwon-Do ITF for the exam of black belts from first to fourth Dan. Among the applicants for first degree of black belt were two trainees of our school – Renda Čapek and Lukáš Veverka. Both of them as well as the others performed the patterns, sparring, self-defence, special techniques, power breaking and also the theoretic knowledge of Taekwon-Do. Lukáš showed very serene performance during the exam which was reflected on his evaluation. He got 66 points, the highest sco
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4.3.2014 / International instructor course & technical seminar with GrandMaster Hwang Ho-yong (info pack, application form & accommodation form)
Another international seminar
9.2.2014 / Interview with Marek Lazor
Interview with Marek Lazor
As I first visited Taekwon-do event many years ago, Marek Lazor (IV. Dan, chief of tkd school Il-Dong Ostrava) already played some important role in Czech Taekwon-Do federation. For many years I did not understand his role (what I still probably don´t), but as years passed and I had opportunity to speak with him few times, train under him and see him during some official meetings of Czech Taekwon-do federation I found out that he is person who don´t need to be seen to much, but has huge amount of work fom Czech Taekwon-do behind him, great knowledge of Taekwon-do and delicate personality wit
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6.2.2014 / Regional course for red & black belts
They met near by Kolin
We regularly travel to take part in regional seminars with GM Hwang in Kolín. Reason is that Prague seminars are crowded with people and Kolín events are special with their friendly athmosphere and just few participants. I was surprised when I hardly find a place to park my car and seeing that smaller dojang is full with about 40 people. GM Hwang started seminar with short warm-up (and I was looking forward to playing basketball against him as we do when number of participants is really small) and then qucik stretching on the ground. Whole 2hours seminar was dedicated to Chon-Ji to Choon
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