19.11.2017 / Technical course with Master Jerzy Jedut (VIII. dan)
Polish experience
During Saturday and Sunday 11.-12.11., few members of Sonkal attended almost traditional Polish drill with lots of interesting exercises. After a year, we accepted invitation from Czech National Union of TKD to Strančice, where 4. national seminar with master Jerzy Jedut took place. The goal of the seminar, as in previous years, was improvment of basic techniques and patterns. At the beginning of training units, new or improved interesting exercises were shown. And because master Jedut wanted not only our brains to be tired, but alsou our bodies, he put some exercises olso to the middle of tr
31.10.2017 / Sonkal's taekwon-do camp
Preparation for National championship
Photos from Sonkals preparation for Czech national championship are all online. On our FB profile you can watch several movies which been updated continuously during sport camp in Zakupy.
15.9.2017 / Round kick and round kick
Round kick and round kick
Article mention few notes about scientific article : „A biomechanical analysis of the roundhouse kicking technique of expert practitioners: A comparison between the martial arts disciplines of Muay Thai, Karate, and Taekwondo„ Full text available here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182645 Martin Svitek, IV. Dan
3.9.2017 / Summer traning camp ( info )
Sunrise during the morning running
On Tuesday (22.8.) at 5 o´clock a small group of sonkal members ran to lookout tower for sunrise. Every morning we run for better condition, but we had an idea, that this runnig would be better with sunrise. So Kačka Vítečková, Martin Matouš, Honza Veškrna, Štěpán Poláček, Vítek Šneberk, Daniel Štěpánek, Mrs Pfeiferová and me decieded to see this beauty. At 5:45 we were on the top of the tower and view was amazing. Thak you for this experience., Tomáš Vodička
21.8.2017 / Summer traning camp ( info )
We are back in Malé Svatoňovice
Even this year the second half of August belongs to traditional visit of Malé Svatoňovice. Local site of Academy of security and law has been our refuge since the year 2003. This year is very specific for our school – this summer camp is breaking the records in the number of not only all participants but also in the number of black belts. See the photos of first couple of days of our staying in the birthplace of famous Czech writer Karel Čapek.
8.8.2017 / Interview with Ondřej Vrábel
Interview with Ondřej Vrábel
Ondřej Vrábel is well-known for probably every advanced czech taekwondoist. He used to be one of the main organizers of czech tournaments, now continuing in this work by Sonkal Open and Devil´s Cup. He is also experienced international referee. He followed Theo Šeda in post of chairman of Sonkal taekwondo school few years ago. He is the main instructor of the oldest Sonkal dojang at Černý most for same amount of years. From beginning of sonkal website existence, he is the main creator and "worker" of its content and person who sat for hundreds of hours to add most of the photos and video
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7.8.2017 / Summer traning camp ( info )
10.7.2017 / Summer traning camp ( info )
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28.6.2017 / International technical seminar with Grand Master Hwang Ho-yong (IX. dan)
England, Netherland, Finland, Switzerland, Poland & Czech
The headtitle is a list of countries which attended international seminar in Prague led as usual by GM Hwang Ho-yong. Sports hall of TJ in Chodov hosted from Friday 19. to Sunday 21.5 around 40 taekwondists from 6 countries. The most honoured guests were masters Wayne Brown from England and Chris Eickenhorst from Netherlands. Then James Kessler from England, Rafael Kesti from Finland (national team trainer) and Sofia Manz from Finland (Europe champion in 3. Dan senior female patterns). And from Czech Republic, many 4. - 6. Dan holde
27.6.2017 / Black belts examinations
One, two, two
It´s not grades of school report even though most of school pupils would take them with by fistfuls. But they are given technical degrees DAN, black belts, if you please. At the end of international seminar trio of Sonkal people – Adam Pastorek, Lukáš Veverka, Tereza Štekerová – stepped before committee of Czech Taekwon-Do Federation (Grandmaster Hwang Ho Yong, Master Rostislav Kaňka, Master Martin Zámečník and Sabom Milan Prokeš) accompanied by Master Wayne Brown (Great Britain) and Master Chris Eickenhorst (Netherland). All three of them successively showed of which quality
26.6.2017 / Test for color belts
Higher belts of May
January testing meant to us all-time high number of applicants of higher belts. Similar situation happened at next testing in half of May. Although this time the highest given belts were blue, again the most numerous testing were for the yellow stripes and yellow belts. Congratulation to everyone and we are looking forward to meeting high number of applicants in the end of our summer camp.
23.6.2017 / Training camp TKD Pardubice
Year later at Pardubice tkd camp and ode to Pavel Šnábl
Year passed quickly and I´ve visited camp of Pardubice tkd school again. This time with whole family (as it is sweet stay there for everyone) and also with one of the most experienced student of Sonkal - Pavel Šnábl, III. Dan. Weather looked like autumn this time, so my beloved garden trainings were substituted by sweeping dusty gym with our toboks. But as we are indomitable we at least enjoyed Satruday fire more and Sunday better weather was gift and not source of heatstroke as normally. Radek wanted to focus on reverse turning kick, but changed his mind and we trained suroh (s
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1.6.2017 /
How to get better in Taekwon-Do?
For long time I´ve got on my mind some consideration of the number of finished training classes, or more precisely the presence of people at the class. This article is not about the introduction of magical methods and tips of motivation. This is about to be food for thought what a person, who wants to get better, should do better. In some Taekwon-Do practitioners is their attendance on very high level. But there are many practitioners whose class attendance is not quite good. What is the reason? Perhaps, for them, Taekwon-Do is not such a big priority in their life unlike million other thi
28.5.2017 / Summer traning camp ( info )
23.4.2017 / Spring Sonkal Taekwon-do Camp
Taekwondo Easter's holidays
According to my feelings, this was at least 154th camp which was held during the spring festival – Easter. Even though it was one of many, again it was something specific, something special and something different. There was beautiful view in the gym during first days, when our black belts had so little space that they occupied first three lines. In five days we managed training of everything necessary, still we had a plenty of time for some mischiefs, fun and blabbing about everything possible and impossible . The usual negative aspect was that at the end of the camp everybody re
23.4.2017 / Test for color belts
January's color belts promotion
At the end of January our colour-belts testing took place in Černý Most. Very strong autumn recruitment in our all three gyms reflected the number of the participants of the testing. If I am not mistaken in was the highest amount of tested people in the history of our school. Congratulations to everyone and we wish you another portion of joy during your Taekwon-Do practicing!
11.1.2017 / 7th Christmas camp for red & black belts
Christmas camp according to Honza Veškrna
I was looking forward to Christmas camp very much. On the first day we went for walk to the woods and also see military bunkers of Second World War. The inside looked awesome and we got very interesting lecture which I really enjoyed. Although it was very cold inside the lecture was worth it. There were some weapons, guns and ammunition inside the bunker. We also saw a bedroom for soldiers and pantry. Everything was interesting and later on I did not care about coldness anymore. The other day we planned to visit an waterpark in Poland where we went right after delicious lunch. The trip was no
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