Sunday, December, 17, there was a big festival of martial arts and sports in the Sparta arena in Prague. The Fighter"s Magazine organized here the Budo Show 2000. Except other martial arts like Karate, Judo, Aikido, Thai Box, and Tai Chi, also ITF Taekwon-Do was to see. The whole programme was full of very various demonstrations of respective martial styles. Our successful representants received standing ovations repeatedly, when in a 15 minutes long performance demonstrated all the separate Taekwon-Do ITF sections. Of
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II. Christmas championship youth Naeryo chagi school
On November, 9 the city of České Budějovice acted as host of 2nd Youth Christmas Championship of the Naeryo Chagi School. There were four rings ready, where the contestants did battle their hard matches. They were comming from 25 clubs throughout the Czech Republic, from Slovakia, Croatia and Slovenia, too. There were patterns and sparring competitions, in kid and junior categories. Our campaign came to 14 competitors and those were doing excessively good. In the morning when our patterns jousts were under the way we gained 5 gold and 2 bronze medals. In the afternoon were in programme elimination and later final matches in the separate sparring categories. And we added other two gold medals and one piece of bronze metal. And the end of the competition day was earmark both to medal presentation and to announcement of the best (most successful) competitors and clubs. This has been of big interest for us, we gained 3 of possible 5 cups. The
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Seminary with Hwang Ho Yong
On Saturday, November, 18 a republic seminary was held in the Třeboň sports hall there. It was led by Hwang Ho Yong, the International Instructor (VIIth dan). During two training units, the participants practised Pattern from Chon-Ji to Ge-Baek and afterwards, essential sparring forms (three-, two- and one step sparring, etc.). As it became a rule in the recent time, even this time we have had a digital camera to mediate the air directly from course of the events - 40 pictures.
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II. Republic competition CYT
Over the past weekend, there was held IInd TYC Republic Competition in Třeboň. Even though members of wider junior Czech national team didn´t take part the competitions were on a very good level. Our students as members of CYT Prague II didn´t acquit themselves bad at all and gained 12 medals in individual competitions and 2 in team competitions (
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Czech republic championship juniors & seniors group A+B
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In October, 25 to 29 a training camp of the Talented Youth Centre (STM), Prague II, took place in Studenec close to Jilemnice Praha II. 40 gifted Kid and Junior category students from three Prague clubs were sent together to a training camp prior to competitions (IInd TYC Republic Competition takes place in November, 10 to 11, in Třeboň). 14 of the Sonkal arrived to the trainings Friday evening and joined the training regime at the same time. Saturday morning, a competition simulation passed. We didn´t do wrong at all and the Pattern discipline we won all the categories in what we had been enlisted.
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Czech republic kid's championship
The first October weekend was in Třeboň dedicated to the youngest Taekwon-Do students in the Czechia. The height of the kid category competitions this year had been the Czech Republic championship and the following Czech Republic champion announcement (a yearlong competition). Our club was represented by 12 competitors. Although they didn´t win any of the most precious medals, they gained six medals in all under a strong rivalry. Th
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II. Regional competition
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V. Sonkal sportcamp - exhibition photos
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Demonstration at Centrum Černý Most
On September, 4 students of our club performen exhibition Taekwon-Do demonstrations within a amusement afternoon for children and young people. This event was organized by the Centrum Černý Most from 12 to 15 o´clock. Beginning of the school year was accompanied by competitions, sports and thanks to us also by Taekwon-Do. Ou
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5th Junior world championship
In August, 2000, from 23 to 26, the already V. Junior World championship took place in the North Korean Pchyong Yang. The Czech national team participated in this championship, too, and our club was represented so as at the European championship in the Scotland by Tomáš Bobek and Hoang Quang Huy. Thei
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IV. Sonkal sportcamp
For the first in the history of our club we decided to arrange a long summer training camp. As opposed to those two previous, this time we´ve chosen the Family hotel Hana in Český Šumburk. This hotel offered us both, accommodation and catering and gym to practise, so as beautiful surroundings of Jizerské mountains. Although the weather was not that holiday one, even was the autumn one, because it had been raining almost all the eight days, there was nothing to belittle the strong-mindedness of the 30 participants to improve their Taekwon-Do skills. Th
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Demonstration at Centrum Černý Most
On June, 30 students of our club participated in an amusement afternoon at the Centrum Černý Most. This event had been viewed as entry to the Summer holidays this year. The Sonkal students demonstrated all of the Taekwon-Do elements except self-defending for what the surface conditions weren´t suitable. In the course of the afternoon, in four fifteen minutes long demonstrations we showed up technical patterns (techniques of hands and legs), sparring, special techniques, and power breaking, too. Because of time-trouble, the biggest attraction jumping over the Škoda Felicia roof was demonstrated already in the first of the demonstrations (of course, we took a picture :-)). The spectators learned also at the demonstrations many acompanying information about both the Taekwon-Do history and success of our competitors and of the Czech national team. This event was presented in a very interesting way by the radio Zlatá Praha moderator, Roman Slavík. We would to say thanks to him for presentation of our martial art.
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Grand Prix school Hwa-Rang
Three competitors of our clulb participated in the last two competitions this year. The Hwa-Rang School Grand Prix was held as part of the project „Don´t think just of you“. Our competitors have been again very successful - three gold medals, a bronze medal, and the title for the most successful kid female. Fifty pictures from our already very extensive Photo gallery.
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I. Republic competition CYT
The first weekend in June, the city Třeboň hosted the CYT (Center Youth Tallentes) competitors from throughout the Czech Republic. 1st round of the competitions was on high level quality and our contestants won 5 gold, 3 silver, and 8 bronze medals among more than 140 competitors in age of Kids and Juniors comming from six CYT. With these results, our club contributed to the final second position of the CYT Prague II of what we are members. 2nd round of the competitions are in the programme in Autumn. Some attractive photos from the course.
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Bohemia championship kids & juniors group A+B
End of May was under the sign of a very successful punishable campaign to the South Bohemian city T. The uninformed might think on a beautiful city at a spa, Třeboň, but for us TKD favourable it´s the city of Taekwon-Do! This time, the Czech Taekwon-Do Federation arranged here the Czech and the Moravian Championships of kids, juniors and seniors. Our club was marked in kid and junior catogories. Our campaign has been very successful, which is showed by wins of 15 medals together, three gold, 2 silver and 10 bronze, and the indispensable photo documentation.
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III. Sonkal sportcamp - exhibition photos
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III. Sonkal sportcamp
Turn of March had been a good pretext to arrange a club training camp. That´s why we set us out already fo r the 2nd time to Frdýštejn, this time from March, 30 to April, 2. During the four strenuous days, 44 members of our club performed maximally, of what you can persuade yourselves thanks to less than 50 photos.
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Training with Thomas Brandt
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International umpire course AETF
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I. Regional competition
On March, 25 the Taekwon-Do school Hwa-Rang organized the first regional Prague competitions this year. Our club was represented by together 16 contestants, some of them had been at competitions even for the first time. But still we gained 14 medals in all. Six gold, six silver, and two bronze medals are big promise for the next competitions. Photos from the complete event are as usually on our Web site.
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