Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2014 in Club life

Hi everyone

Thank you for a fantastic 2014! I hope you have a very merry Christmas, and a safe and happy New Year.

Remember, January fees are used to pay your annual re-registration fee to the national association. Even though we take a break from training, training fees are still due for January. So we don’t get missed in the Christmas panic, January invoices will go out this weekend.

During our three week break, Mr Forder is running informal training sessions. Details are here: http://glendowie.com/community/2014/12/summer-break-training/, and on our Facebook page or Facebook group.

Tuesday 13 January
Combined classes begin for 2015. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15-7:45, in the park below Churchill Park School (by the pre-school). All are welcome. We may have a beach training session during this period, too, so watch the website!

The week school begins for 2015
Regular classes resume on the Monday. First Kubz session will be the following Saturday.

Next week, holiday, and start of 2015

December 11, 2014 in Club life, Events, Kubz

Hi everyone

This week is a bit strange, so be sure to read this carefully, and read the December 2014 newsletter.

Monday 15 December
Grading in the Churchill Park School hall. All students (except Kubz) should attend, because grading will include regular training. Details are in the newsletter.

Tuesday 16 December
Outdoor combined training, 6:15-7:45. Be there at 6pm to prepare. Grading results will be awarded at 7pm, so ensure you are there! (Young children will be released at 7:15.) Wet weather alternative: get wet. Remember, you MUST be in dobok to receive your grading result.

Wednesday 17 December
Regular training at Glendowie Primary School, 6-7pm. All students from Churchill Park are encouraged to visit. If you cannot come to training Tuesday (some have school prize giving) Mr van Heerden will award results on Wednesday. However, stripes and belts will not be presented until after the break. You MUST be in dobok and training.

Thursday 18 December
End of year fun session and barbeque. Arrive at 6pm. Details here http://glendowie.com/community/2014/12/grading-results-and-2014-fun-day/. All students (including Kubz) and parents are welcome. This is our final formal session for 2014. Wear casual clothes, not dobok. Wet weather alternative: in Churchill Park School hall. Note: this session is NOT about grading results, and no results will be presented at this session.

Saturday 20 December
Final Kubz class for 2014 and grading.

During our three week break, Mr Forder is running informal training sessions. Details are here: http://glendowie.com/community/2014/12/summer-break-training/, and on our Facebook page or Facebook group.

Tuesday 13 January
Combined classes begin for 2015. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15-7:45, in the park below Churchill Park School (by the pre-school). All are welcome. We may have a beach training session during this period, too, so watch the website!

The week school begins for 2015
Regular classes resume on the Monday. First Kubz session will be the following Saturday.

 

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You’ve got to lengthen to strengthen !

December 3, 2014 in News

The title of this post comes as wise words from a friend who is an exceptional athlete.

For the last year I have been hammering on about mobility and the need to stretch more. It is not because I dont have other wise words to impart to you but rather
because mobility is SO, SO important!

Master Daher does not allow his green belts to grade if they cant do box splits – harsh you say? Well at that level you should be able to execute a side kick, well. To do that you need the
flexibility in your hips and legs.

For a downward and pick shape kick you need to have great hamstring flexibility, otherwise you cannot do the kick.

For turning kick you need flexibility and strength in your supporting ankle, flexibility throughout the hip to execute the kick and flexibility in your leg to help you get higher.

It’s not just all legs though!

For punches and press ups our shoulders including the roator cuff need to be strong and flexible to be able (especially in press ups) to get a good range of motion.

Some of us need more flexibility in our shoulders so that we can stay relaxed and accelerate through our movements.

Back flexibility is something that we dont usually spend a lot of time on but it is also important- as is having a strong back. Your spine supports everything, every kick, every punch, everything ! Make sure it is strong and remember to stretch it!

I could go on but I think you are all getting the message. Since we are now in summer and the weather is much nicer to stretch in really focus on stretching. The same friend, whose wise words I borrowed dedicates 30-60 minutes a day to stretching. That might be a bit much so maybe aim for 10-20 mins a day. I am also happy to take anyone through extra stretches after class, you only have to ask!

Remember Mr Hamish Robson-Wright is a great resource in this area so ask him your questions, there is no such thing as a silly question.

Happy stretching !

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Summer Break Training

December 3, 2014 in News

Hi All

As you know we take a break for three weeks over the festive season. If you feel like going three weeks without training is a nightmare come to life then I
have some great news.

Mr Forder will be training throughout the three week period, outside either by the Primary school or on the school field.

Please check facebook during that time for more updates.

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Great Christmas gifts!

December 3, 2014 in Buy and sell, Good stuff and random

Hi Parentsbooks

If you seek stocking fillers, we have some very important Taekwon-Do books, all for $20 each:

  • Self-defence gup syllabus – important for all yellow belts and above
  • Pattern workout book – important for all yellow belts and above
  • Gup syllabus handbook – important for all adults students who lost theirs!
  • Kids gup syllabus handbook – important for 8-12 year olds who lost theirs, and kids who are getting close to yellow belt.
  • Mini-kids syllabus handbook – important for all kids under 9 who lost theirs.
  • Black belt syllabus handbook – essential for red belts and above, to help you prepare for black belt grading!

blank-t-shirt 2We also have our fantastic International Taekwon-Do Glendowie T-shirts in a range of sizes from 4yo to 2XL, such style for only $30!

And I can order leather sparring gear – required now for green belt and above – for $200 (hands and feet). Allow time for these to be shipped from Wellington.

All merchandise can be ordered from me directly, by email or in class.

Regards

Mr B.

Two-step sparring

December 3, 2014 in Taekwon-Do tips

Check your syllabus handbook. If it doesn’t have two-step sparring at green belt and blue stripe, print these and put them in your book:

Two-step, 6th
[A] W-stance middle punch, low front snap kick
[D] W-stance inner forearm block, W-stance forearm low block
[C] Middle reverse punch

[A] Side piercing kick, step forward L-stance side punch
[D] L-stance palm downward block, knifehand guarding block
[C] Side piercing kick (front foot)

[A] L-stance knifehand side strike, side turning kick
[D] Crescent kick, dodge to L-stance forearm guarding block
[C] Reverse turning kick

Two-step, 5th
[A] W-stance middle punch, low front snap kick
[D] W-stance inner forearm block, L-stance forearm low block
[C] W-stance front elbow strike

[A] Side piercing kick, step forward L-stance side punch
[D] L-stance palm downward block, dodge to forearm guarding block
[C] Reverse hooking kick (front foot)

[A] L-stance knifehand side strike, side turning kick
[D] Right hooking kick, L-stance outer forearm inward block
[C] Step, twisting kick

grading results and 2014 fun day

December 1, 2014 in Club life, Events, Good stuff and random, Kubz, News

Hi everyone

Ensure you are available for training on 16 and 18 December.

On 16 December we are all training outside together in Churchill Park. It will be a great session! This is also the only chance this year for those grading to formal grades on Monday 15 December to get your grading results,so you need to be there. (Mini-kids grading results are given at the grading).

Thursday 18 December is our end of year fun day, and everyone should come – including Kubz, and even parents! We will play games, have a barbeque, and award prizes. Come along for loads of fun. Please bring a salad or dessert, and a drink bottle of water.

God luck for pregrading this week, and grading on 15 December. Train hard!

Pregrading and grading, 2014 term 4

November 29, 2014 in Club life, Events, Kubz

As you know, pregrading is this week in regular classes. Be ready!

  • know your theory
  • know all of your syllabus so you can perform it well
  • know everything from your previous grades
  • kids, bring your report sheet.

If you meet all of the requirements, I’ll invoice you next weekend. Grading is Monday 15 December, and grading fees are due before then – ideally a week before (that is, as soon as you receive your invoice).

Kubz, we’ll discuss grading over the next couple of weeks. Kubz grading will be Saturday 20 December.

Good luck, and train hard!

Keep up with our Kubz!

November 22, 2014 in Kubz

Check out these photos of our 3-5yos holding their side kicks. I think the rest of us have work to do!

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Newsletter, December 2014

November 22, 2014 in Club life, Events, Kubz, News

Hi everyone

The December 2014 newsletter contains details about the grading on 15 December. Be ready, practise everything and know all of your theory. Everyone will grade at Churchill Park School, and there will be no classes at Glendowie Primary School on Monday 15 December.

Pregrading is the week of 1 December in regular classes. Make sure you give your best! Remember, you must have sufficient sessions since your last grading, pass the pregrading, and (children) bring a completed report sheet to your instructor. (Search this site for “report sheet”.)

The newsletter also has dates for our final sessions for 2014 and first sessions for 2015. And it has some cool photos from 2014.

Remember that grading fees are due in December and January despite our three week break. There is an annual reregistration fee payable to International Taekwon-Do that is paid for you in lieu of the three weeks’ training.

Merry Christmas!

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