October 23, 2014 in Club life
Combined class at Glendowie Primary School main hall, 6pm-7pm.
There are no classes in Churchill Park School that day.
All students are welcome in the Glendowie Primary School class.
October 19, 2014 in News
It might seem really easy to make a fist. Right? But there’s a few things we need to think about and then practice to make it a nice strong fist suited to Taekwon-Do. So let’s have a look at Mr Banicevich making the perfect fist in a video we shot at the Leader’s Update:
… and 7 until pregrading.
Set you goal now. You are in control:
Train hard, grading easy. Train easy, grading hard.
October 12, 2014 in Taekwon-Do tips
Here’s a quick video I shot a month or so ago about squatting.
But you may ask: “Why should I care about squat form? I can do them just fine.”
Good form allows all the proper muscles to engage and in the right order. If this doesn’t happen this can lead to imbalances and possibly injury.
Here I go over the basic body mechanics of the squat and how to perform them optimally.
– Keep spine neutral (PLUS don’t load weight on your spine and do squats if you have an instability here!)
– Knees always over toes/ shins vertical
– Don’t go beyond your depth
– Keep heels planted on the ground
– “Sit back” into your squats
– Foot positioning is individual
– Practice side on to a mirror
– Keep an even tempo, keep tension on the quads. Don’t fall into the squat.
Here’s some examples of poor form:
Comment below why the man in the blue shirt is squatting with poor form.
Hamish Robson-Wright – I Dan
October 11, 2014 in Taekwon-Do tips
We do a lot of punching in TaeKwon-Do, but do we do it correctly? This video explains how to correctly execute a punch, have a look and
see if you can identify some aspect of your punch that you could improve. Remember the black belts are happy to film you punching so that you can see what you are doing well and what needs work.
October 4, 2014 in Club life
Remember our rules state you should arrive at class 10 minutes before the start time to prepare for training:
We are noticing students regularly arriving late. This disrupts the class. Please arrive on time – 10 minutes before class begins.
October 1, 2014 in News
Front snap kick is one of the very first kicks we learn. It is a powerful kick that requires speed (snap) and precision. The tool used when performing that kick is the ball of the foot.
It can be decomposed into three main parts:
Here is a nice demonstration of Ap Cha Busigi by Miss Salie:
So now, keep practicing first on your own, then on a pad with a partner and see you at training!
PS: Thank you Miss Salie for your help!
Thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday. We had about 60 children – almost 2/3 of our children. A massive thank you to all of the adult students who helped, to Mr Simon Linstone for arranging sausages, and to Mr Duncan Styles for the barbeques.
Also a big thank you to Mrs Michelle Banicevich for getting plates, cutlery and other essentials, and to Master Paul McPhail for posters to give away.