29.12.2018 / Black belts examinations
Good job?
For this year's last black belt grading, Sonkal sent four adepts. The grading took place on Sunday, December 2. in Brno. And who attended for higher degree? Šárka Šestáková aspired for I. Dan, Tereza Žilinská for II. Dan and Pavel Zavadil with Jan Dvořáček for III. Dan. Among the biggest obstacles for the grading we can place very cold temperatures in Brno sports hall. It was necessary to stay permanently in motion to keep warm and prevent the risk of injury. All four Sonkal candidates did well in all parts of the exam due to their preparation which took several months and also du
29.12.2018 / National technical seminar with Grand Master Hwang Ho-yong (IX. dan) & other instructors
In Brno with Grandmaster; practicing and testing
On the first day of the last month of the year our group of Sonkal school went to Brno for national seminar that is every year led by Grandmaster Hwang Ho-Yong. December truly showed us that it overtook the power for during night the first snow came. So there was white everywhere when we arrived. Nonetheless the unexpected winter snow surprised all of the motorists who immediately adjusted their driving skills to actual climate conditions and drove pretty slow. That brought about that spent almost our entire time reserved for clothes changing once we would be right at the hall. We managed it b
29.12.2018 / Technical course with Master Jerzy Jedut (VIII. dan)
Antiaging master Jedut
Populistic title, I know, but…. I practiced under master Jedut for my second time. First time was in Znojmo twelve years ago. We went there to see Jaroslaw Suska. Most of Sonkals attending that time doesn´t practice anymore, just Vláďa and Ondra remained. We all knew Suska´s videos, we wanted to see that kicks, to train under him. His trainings were interesting, but in my eyes, his instructor Jerzy Jedut was level ahead of him. Level of enthusiasm, depth of knowledge and understanding of Taekwon-do, of flow of trainings. Master Jedut started to lead seminars near Prague few yea
24.12.2018 / Sonkal's taekwon-do camp
Taekwon-do camp in Zakupy (26 – 30.10. 2018)
Autumn holidays are the time of training and preparing for the competition at the traditional camp in Zakupy. This time we are in full training preparation for next Taekowon-do national championship in Brno. We started to train in the afternoon on Friday. At the beginning of the camp, we first tried to increase our condition. Our motto is: „Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today“. As we started, we confidently continued in our training. Feeling to be better was seen in every part of our gym. Sometimes it wasn´t easy and somebody reached their limits. We trust that these exe
17.12.2018 / Christmas Taekwon-Do demonstration
Video overview of year 2018
Watch our video overview of year 2018.
12.12.2018 / Christmas Taekwon-Do demonstration
5.12.2018 / Devil's cup
24.9.2018 / Seminar with GrandMaster Kim Bok Man
Uder the lead of Supreme Master
In days 14th to 16th of September there was a seminar taking part in Bad Leonfelden in Austrina under the lead of Suprme Master and co-founder of Taekwon-Do, Kim Bok Man. Seminar was held by Taekwon-Do school of Velešín in collaboration with Taekwon-Do Bad Leonfelden which is part of Taekwon-Do Velešín. Besides taekwondists of organizing schools there were lots of practitioners from whole republic. Everybody was curious about the seminar for it was about traditional and old style of Taekwon-Do from ages it was still in cradle. Even Supreme Master Kim himself told us it´s going to be tr
30.8.2018 / Summer traning camp
Photos from Malé Svatoňovice
On first day of year 2019 we completed photos taken during last summer camp in Malé Svatoňovice. This year summer camp slowly getting closer and we are looking forward to get back to Malé Švatoňovice in July.
21.8.2018 / Summer traning camp
15.8.2018 / Test for color belts
Color belt grading
Color belt grading in January belonged to the biggest in Sonkal history so we expected less attendants in May. But the opposite was true, 48 taekwondists were allowed to attend the grading. Most of them were beginners as usual. Highest belt on this grading was red, which was achieved by successful competitor Ondřej Faltin. All attendants were successful at the grading and we congratulate them. Next grading will take place at the end of our summer camp. Green and blue belts should generally aim to improve stances, dynamics of techniqu
12.8.2018 / Black belts examinations
Black belt grading in May
After the end of international seminar in Prague this year's second black belt grading took place at sports hall of TJ Chodov. Based on internal club pre-exam, three candidates were nominated and went before the grading commitee od Czech Taekwondo Federation. Nomber of attendants was lower then in previous years. Egor Popov was amongst the applicants for I. Dan and he showed above-average performance. Just a pitty of his vacillation when breaking boards with yop chagi. Next applicant from Sonkal was Jiří Huml who was the only applicant for III. Dan. He showed he is well prepared for al
12.8.2018 / International technical seminar with Grand Master Hwang Ho-yong (IX. dan)
Prague, taekwon-do, internationally
From Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of May sports hall TJ Chodov in Prague hosted Technical and instructors seminar under the lead of Grandmaster Hwang Ho-Yong (9th Dan). Instructors seminar is based on theoretic presentations and the technical seminar is about practical exercise of our martial art composition. At the hall arrived not only great amount of Czech taekwondists but also several from abroad – England, Slovakia, Polish or Switzerland. For three days we went through each part of Taekwon-Do from the basic techniques, over all of patterns to thorough practised fight system. Saturday a
11.8.2018 / Black belts examinations
Another black belt in Sonkal
On tropical Saturday, July 28th, I was accompanying Jan Veškrna on his journey to the black belt. Our destination was room at the local municipality in Ostrovec u Varvažova. Although it was not far away the traffic was terrible and we were slowly moving forward. Luckily we made it on time for registration. The number of examined candidates should have been much higher in the cathegory of first to fifth dan. There should have been above 40 registered however physically there were about 25 hoping people. Not only tropical weather but
4.5.2018 / Easter's Sonkal Taekwon-do Camp
Great Easter holidays
Easter holidays had become a traditional time for spring camp in Zákupy for Sonkal members. This year's Easter holidays were at the end of March and beginning of April and although the weather was not very nice, almost sixty participants were in a good mood. Because of so many participants and also big differencies in both grades and age, we chose to divide them into two separate groups. Low belts had trainings led by Tomáš Vodička and Jan Dvořáček. Higher belt were trained by our international instructors - Ondřej Vrável, Vladimír Švanda and Martin Svitek. Spring camp is not
4.5.2018 / Test for color belts
New belts from January colour belt grading
At the end of January our gym at school Vybíralova hosted colour belt grading. After one year, we were able to pick a date in GM Hwang Ho-yong's plan. Over 50 students were successfully promoted. Highlight of this grading was performance of Kateřina Vítečková, who earned 70 points and jumped from blue belt straight to red belt. Next grading will take place in May and other at the summer camp in August. Work hard to earn new belt too.
10.4.2018 / Instructors´ and assistants´ weekend at Lipno
Instructors´ and assistants´ camp at Lipno
On March 23th, Tereza Žilinská, Šarka Šestáková and I went to training camp by Velešín, which was led by our sonkal ace Martin Svitek. After 3-hour journey our group finally arrived to Přední Výtoň, where the camp took place. After arrival we realized, that whole assembly would be in style of seminar rather than a training camp. I was pleasantly surprised how many people from different sections across the country managed to meet here in Lipno at Hotel Aktiv. Friday's training started at 5:30PM with basic movements / techniques + hosinsool (self defence) in groups. After the trainin
26.3.2018 / Easter's Sonkal Taekwon-do Camp
27.2.2018 / Taekkyon and Hopae sool seminar
Bits of Taekwon-do roots
I had a chance to take part in very interesting seminar and as I enjoyed it a lot, I would like to share few thoughts with you. Master Martin Zámečník (VII. Dan) invited grandmaster Do Ki Hyun and his student master Hwang In Mu from Republic of Korea to our country. I had time to participate in first half of the seminar so I spent 2 and half hour practicing basics of Yetbeop taekkyon and same amount of time for Hopae sool. Yet beop taekkyon are traditional taekkyon techniques developed for practical self-defence without sport application. We all know that founder of Taekwon-do Ge
14.2.2018 / Etiquette in Paul Knighton´s point of view
Taekwon-Do Etiquette by eyes of master Knighton 20 years ago
TaeKwon-Do Etiquette for Instructors – Inside & Outside the Dojang It has been few years now when I had the honour to teach with master Paul Knigton on summer camp in Switzerland. We got to speak about Taekwon-Do etiquette during friendly conversation and I have found out that Paul wrote essay about this topic for his IV. Dan. We agreed that I will translate it for czech taekwondoists, but as life goes it took few years to manage to do it. Essay is bit improved by master Knighton, but I still enjoy the fact that it was written in 1998 – in year I started to practice. I don´t want to b
25.1.2018 / Black belts examinations
New black belt in Sonkal family
On Sunday 10th of December the gym of Taekwon-Do team Brno holds the last black belt testing of this year. Representatives of our school are Jiří Faltin (testing for 1st degree) and Martin Svitek (testing for 5th degree). Both of them show great performances and I can proudly say that Jiří is the best one among other 1st degrees, even though he is the oldest one. I believe that others will follow his example for their next testing and they will work more on their techniques not to be humbled by a veteran… Congratulations to Jiří and Martin for their new degrees! Statistics of our bl
24.1.2018 / 8th Christmas camp for red & black belts
After Christmas relax & practice
It has been eighth time that highest belts visited mini course after Christmas. This time it was for black belts only. From 27th to 29th of December we spent great time together in Malé Svatoňovice and vicinity. On the first day we made a trip to Janské Lázně where we walked a pathway among treetops. This construction is really imposing and the only bad thing was the fog which was pretty dense. There is perfectly made underground part of observation tower where the visitors can learn a lot of interesting information about soil and the life in it. Even the smallest visitors would appreciat
22.1.2018 / National technical seminar with Grand Master Hwang Ho-yong (IX. dan) & other instructors
All Czechs together in Brno
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