31.12.2020 / Promotion to 7th degree
Masters way
Where to begin? Let’s try it with few years 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2020. Nice load of numbers, but what do they mean? For me personally they are important milestones. Let’s break it down chronologically. 1992- September 28 years ago to be more specific. It was then, when this whole story began. And how? There was a recruiting poster for taekwondo on the door of our building and because it’s the early 90s it doesn’t really matter what’s on it. I had known about Taekwon-do earlier than that from TV, but it hadn’t been available then. N
20.12.2020 / International online technical seminar with GM Hwang Ho-yong
Great international seminar
On Saturday the 19th an internal online seminar with Grandmaster Hwang Ho-yong took place. The seminar was broadcasted on the YouTube channel of Czech taekwondo federation. 276 taekwondo practitioners from 34 countries attended the seminar! Nearly 130 attendees were foreigners. Beside that, members of Sonkal were a majority of the team that made this seminar happen. Master Ondřej Vrábel and assistant Pavel Zavadil led the seminar alongside Grandmaster and two of Sonkal's students provided the necessary behind the scenes support. Alexander Mach was the one changing cameras and making sure tha
8.12.2020 / gyms
14.10.2020 / Planet Earth is our dojang
20.9.2020 / Recruitment
14.9.2020 / Volnofest 2020
Sonkal members demonstrated taekwon-do
Saturday's afternoon at Černý Most park U Čeňku was dedicated to free time activities. Sonkal was also presented, you can look at photos from our two demonstrations of Taekwon-Do.
2.9.2020 / Recruitment
26.8.2020 / Summer traning camp
How do we practise in the summer camp?
Saturday described by Veronika Žilinská: While Easter camp was cancelled due to Corona virus, we are now lucky that we are after one year in Malé Svatoňovice on a summer camp that everyone was looking forward to. On Saturday 22.8. we met in front of Vybíralova school on Černý Most where mostly older, but also younger helped with loading of all equipment to the cars. There was many people helping so it went very fast and we could head soon to Malé Svatoňovice, this time by two busses. After the arrival, older prepared the sports hall and in the meantime younger accommodat
24.8.2020 / Summer traning camp
Photos from summer camp
Photogallery contains all photos from summer camp in Malé Svatoňovice. We will add only videos already published our Facebook page.
6.8.2020 / Cold baths
With cold to morality
While reading Taekwon-do Encyclopaedia I was always more attracted to non-technical topics like philosophy, moral culture and other with overreach to daily life. I had enough techniques and fighting from regular nearly everyday trainings. It was sometime after my I. Dan test when I found chapter with activities that should develop moral culture of student. One of it are cold baths. And because during that times I took everything in Encyclopaedia as great idea I started practicing it without question and continue doing so daily for most of my adulthood. Citing from the book: „Cold showers
2.8.2020 / Summer traning camp
10.7.2020 / Prague & Taekwon-Do
Let's pay visit of Prague
In the first video, you will visit Celetná Street and its surroundings with us. Celetná Street is part of the Royal Route. Find out more HERE. Also Russian info. Second part of our tour will bring you to Oldtown square (Staroměstské náměstí). Read more in English or
4.7.2020 / Test for color belts
Thirteen successful taekwon-do practitioners
At the end of the school year, this year's second examination for higher technical grades took place. Despite a training lapse as well as limited-time preparation, 13 candidates struggled through the examination, successfully passing their test and enjoying the holiday with a higher belt. To those who failed this time we wish much success in intensive training and in the next examination. Next examination will take place at the end of the summer camp in Malé Svatoňovice.
3.7.2020 / Traininng course for instructors & assistents
Instructors´ and trainers´ seminar in Brno - in the eyes of Jirka Huml
During the prolonged weekend 26.-29.6. we met each other at the intense seminar in our colleague´s gym in Brno city. The seminar was about deeper body corrections and breath work led by Martin Svitek (V. dan), my direct instructor. The adventure started by the travel by a train with Tereza Štekerová (II. dan), where we guessed what exactly we will do at the seminar. And not even at the seminar. We had a lot of time for check in and visit of the city center, where we tasted their culture. After the lunch in McDonald’s right next to the Astronomical Clock on the square we went to Brno do
1.6.2020 / Traininng course for instructors & assistents
Invitation to instructors´ and trainers´ camp led by our instructor
Article is na invitaiton for instructor camp in Brno at the end of June led by one of our instructor Martin Svitek. Topics covers health and strenght issues of practicing taekwondo from point of view both taekwondoist and physical therapist. If you are interested in such topics, consider reading this recent article about breathing HERE
24.5.2020 / gyms
4.5.2020 / gyms
27.4.2020 / Planet Earth is our dojang
27.3.2020 / Easter's Sonkal Taekwon-do Camp - CANCELLED
22.3.2020 / Breathing in Taekwon-do
Breath control in taekwondo from physiotherapist perspective
Breathing correction is one of my key focuses in my personal training, but also in working with both patients and taekwondists as physical therapist. In these times with restrictions and canceled trainings it is perfect time to correct this basic movement principle. Focus on breathing also work as psychical hygiene. Breathing is vital life sign. Maybe you can´t imagine living without kicking, punching and fighting, but we would survive without it. But there is no life without breathing. Normally we do not think about it, but we are able to voluntarily control it (for example holding bre
23.2.2020 / Test for color belts
Over 60 higher grades
Over than sixty girls and boys came to our main gym in Černý Most on Tuesday 11 of February to pass the colour belt grading. The complete line-up of colour belts stood in front of the testing committee, after prior try-outs during the winter camp in Zákupy or any of the other club gyms. That means the testing was from the testing to yellow tag (9th Kup) to black tag (1st Kup)! At the end of the testing each of the successful graduates was awarded with the certificate to confirm the new rank. Currently we can practice to the upcoming competitions in February, the European Taekwon-do ITF C
21.2.2020 / Sleep
Sleep through to Euros and few drops of sun
I believe most of Czech taekwondoists are now partly living for Euro 2020 in Prague. Some trains hard at national team camps, some thinks about how to improve their students even a bit more, some spends plenty of hours with organizing work. Some may motivate themselves with sport taekwondo videos and look forward participating as spectators. I´ve been thinking about and studying not only what to do during training to improve, but also what not to do and what is worthy part of your regime out of dojang. Laziness is one danger, but other is self-destroying manner of doing everything har
31.1.2020 / Sonkal's taekwon-do camp
3, 2, 1 ..... start!
Our winter sport camp already started, already training, already getting better! Later this afternoon & evening check our Facebook for videos. The last update of photos from our winter camp is available. We put online also video by Alex Mach :-)
7.1.2020 / Christmas Taekwon-Do demonstration
Successful Christmas event
A year went by and the Christmas exhibition time has come as the final Taekwon-do quest. The positive experiences of 2018 led us back to the Theatre in Horní Počernice. Unfortunately, as we experienced at the beginning of summer holidays one feels fate changes and this option fell due to the long-term reconstruction of the Theatre. Our next choice was the Plechárna in Černý Most. First, I would like to say it was not bad option at all – interesting interior, the possibility of refreshment, the base – ZŠ Vybíralova with all the material close by and mostly the very friendly staff
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