Today´s evening, few minutes after 9 PM, master Hwang Ho Yong (VII.Dan) enetered Czech republic. Group of black belts from Sonkal, Hoosinsol, Hwa-rang, Toi-Gae and Ge-Baek Taekwon-do school ( most of prague´s schools) expectanted his arrival. Master was very well-tempered a shook hand with everyone there, firstly with Ing. Ladislav Burian (IV. Dan, president of Czech Taekwon-do Federation), who has done lot of preparation and making permissions for master´s stay.
All czech taekwondists got very nice (and practical) Christmas present. :o)
First part of our photos from VI. Junior Championship avalaible. Today, you may wiev photos of the Ponce city, where the championship was held and, photos from some preparation trainings and from relaxation activities. Enjoy!!!
We added photos from competition and also pictures from our trip from Ponce to San Juan.
Training camp for talented youth took place in Nová Včelnice near to Jindřichův Hradec. It was about month before second and last competiton of Talented youth organization so all training had sport character. Patterns,sparring, special techniques and power breaking were practiced 3 times per day in trainings which took 2 hours. Our junior teams find enought time to practice team patterns too.
Last official competition in year 2002 took place in Trebon on 14th of December. Taekwondoists from all over the republic came to test their skills at the „Second talented-youth championship.“ Of course competitors from Sonkal taekwondo school are members of „Talented-youth organization“ for years and they fought for medals too.
After all,15 Taekwon-do students were chosen to participate in this sport event. Our greatest achievments are gold medal for patterns (Iva Hřebačková kid female 6.-5.kup) and gold medal for sparring (Martin Hlůže juniors +63 kg). See all our medals, we got, in Success. STM Prague II, we are member of, took 3rd place for complete success this year.
We, martial-artists, had an oportunity to wiev Third Fighter´s budoshow arranged by Miroslav Sobotka and Martin Břen.
Show started at 15 o´clock by effective coming (or it´s better to say fall) of Michal Frabša, who began the show by short speech and then comment all of the budoshow. After this, kickboxers from Factory Pro Prague demonstrated short free-style form and at the end, they formed living-gate which all participants ran through.
Unfortunately this Budoshow didn´t b
Second czech national team´s training camp ended after this sunday´s lunch. Two ten-days trainig camps held in Třebon because Junior World Championship which will held in Puerto Rico is approaching (4.-8.12.). Chief coach of national team gave us final version of czech junior team for this event (see list underneath text).
National team is going
We succeded to gain two movies with exhibition of North Korean ITF team that came to the capital city of South Korea within unitifing activities. Korean masters showed in creative exhibition program all of Taekwon-Do ITF covers. Trully, it is pleasure to see this, especially the flying techniques - it is amazing to see the levity and precision during breaking wooden boards in the air (4 or 5 in
Fans of various martial arts met this sunday, because The Fifth BUDOSHOW held on 17th of November in KPS hall Brno. As last year show was ushered by popular star Martin Dejdar after whose martial-art oriented broom beginning everybody knew that they wouldn´t be bored for just a moment.
In crowded program we could see 17 kinds of martial arts. Show started (as habitual) by traditional
On Thursday (7th of November) 45 members of our school left forward to our favourite location, we have visited for many times – Sporthotel Frýdštejn. First nice surprise was that our forwarding agent Mr. Kořínek provided us Mercedes bus instead of average common bus for same price. We really appreciated this change and our trip became very fast and comfortable. Together with bus, our trainers left by cars fulled by equipment as tatami, targets, power breaking and special techniques posts.
First training in Thursday afternoon we spent by practising and repetition of basic techniques and patterns from Saj
Check our website after Budoshow to see lot of photos and videos. Also check official budoshow website www.budoshow.com for more info.
Last weekend in Třeboň belong to taekwondo practicioners from whole Czech republic. More than 240 competitors from 22 schools took part at this most important national Championship. Despite of fact that few of well-known persons (members of czech national team-Šárka Kaňková, Lukáš Vaněk, Jaroslav Mašek, Jan Kubát) could not compete (caused by injuries and illness) many interesting and nice duels were shown to spectators. Audience may saw for example Jaromír Michl(european and world champion in special techniques = flying kicks), who shew all of his practice without mistakes. Second interesting person was Radka Heydušková (many times european champion and World champion from 1994), who has won power breaking (wirok) and patterns I.degree and above. Our dojang (Taekwon-do school Sonkal Praha) were represented by 15 competitors in both junior and senior cathegory.
At the beggining of c
On Sunday (6th of October) 41 taekwondo-ists tried to pass their first and second degree examination. Because of many adepts, they were split to two groups during registration. In first group we had our only adept, but for second degree - Pavel Bareš (member of our school).
As every year, the most tvalued sport event in Czech taekwon-do is Czech national championship. First part of this competition took place last weekend at Třeboň and is focused on the youngest practicioners of taekwon-do in our country. This weekend second part for junior and senior group will held in Třeboň too. Over 150 competitors from 17 taekwon-do school from all of Czech republic took part in this championship. Twelve children from Sonkal Praha (our dojang) started here.
At first, there was competing in patterns. Unfortunately, only our gils were able to take some medals. Barbora Hemerová was 3
After long time seminar for red and black belt took place in Treboň. In spite of fact that not everyone is preparing for degree test, about 70 taekwondists attend this interesting event.
Seminar itself was split in two parts (3 hours each), it was led by MuDr. Rostislav
How we advised you last week, on 16th of September creator and photographer of very popular website www.budogirls.com visited Prague and of course our dojang to take some photos of our warrior-girls :o) This website is specialized in taking photographies of female martial artist. Till this collection, there wasn´t any photos with Taekwondo ITF girls, but how can you see, we took measures to change this.
As usual, we have carefully prepared for whole action, b
From 23rd of August to 1st of September tenth training camp of Sonkal taekwondo school took place at Radvanice (village nearby Trutnov city). Nearly 60 taekwondo-ists took part in this challenging 10 days. Our accomodation was quite small, but comfortable hostel with gymnasium and football playground, where we took most of our photos (see Photo Gallery). All of 10 days were fulled by really hard, but interesting and various trainings.
Whole training camp w
This day in Vybíralova primary shool belonged to taekwondoists from Prague and surroundings parts. Appropriately prepared and decorated do-jang provide 2 tatami for patterns and sparring, one for each power breaking and special techniques, occupied by 76 competitors from 6 taekwon-do schools. Before start of competition one silent minute was given to honour memory of gen. Choi Hong Hi, who has gone last week.
After Bungee jumping, we went to Třebon and connected this tiring trip with taking few special photos in park neat to Třebon hall. In fact of rainy and cloudy day, our photos aren´t as colourful as we wanted. We are going to take more exibition pictures during summer training camp (23.8.-1.9.), enjoy photogalery !
Last Sunday we prepared everything needed for „II.regional Prague competition“. We went to Třebon to borrow 2 tatami. We extended our trip to South Bohemia through dam Orlík and stopped on one of Zvikov´s bridge, where Bungee jumping is provided. 45 metres is distance between river and bridge, but 5 braves from our do-jang (Theo Šeda, Ondra Vrábel, Pavel Bareš, Martin Svíťa Svitek a Bára Lála Sýkorová) jumped into the deep :o) All of us took nice memories from this adrenaline adventure.
Last competition in first half of this year was Bohemia championship kids, juniors and seniors held in Třeboň. Competition took both weekend´s days because of more than 200 competitors from 15 taekwon-do schools. They competed not only for medals, but for points to Chart of official czech national champion. Three tatami for patterns and sparring and also posts for power breaking and special techniques. Unfortunately, competition wasn´t enough fluent in fact that only 17 referees were avalaible (17 ref. from 15 schools isn´t enough).
Sonkal, despite of injuries and illness of few succe
First day of June, prague school Hwa-Rang organized I. regional competition Prague. 71 competitors from 7 schools in three cathegories – kids, juniors and seniors competed in patterns, sparring, special techniques and power breaking. There were 29 kid, 27 junior and 15 senior competitors (no female senior competitors).
Despite of fact that about 30 competitors less competed than last year on same event, we may saw
Red and black belts (A group) had their all-republic competition in January, next competition organized by Czech Taekwon-do ITF Federation was Juniors and seniors group B (8.-3.kup) and kids tournament held in Třebon. Competition of kids was new, unlike last years so there were about 230 competitors from seniors, juniors and kids cathegory came from 17 taekwon-do school from all Czech republic.
We sent 15 experienced competitors. 4 gold medals, we took this time, had been won only by Lind
Today national team´s second long term training camp ended. Line-up for European championship (3.-5. of May, Třebon, CZ) was given. Three of four our national team members were nominated, only Linda Deutchová wasn´t because of her age (no because of skills). Experienced pair Hoang Quang Huy and Tomáš Bobek this championship starting in senior cathegory and Bára Sýkorová in juniors female.
Czech website for Euro 2002.
First Sonkal training camp in this year came rigth as we planned. Few members, who wanted, couldn´t go because of illnesses but finally 57 sonkal members and 2 trainers took part in this 4-days training camp. All high ranked practicioners were here – 2x second degrees, 4x first degrees , 3x 1. kups and 1 x 2. kups. Only one of our trainers Pavel Bareš caught up samething one day before.
Seven trainings were given to improve our basic hand and foot techniques, patt
First competition this year was Republic competition juniors & seniors group A (red and black belts). Competition was organized mainly for choosing new members for Czech national team. Sonkal was represented by only two competitors and despite they both were competing in higher cathegory (Pavel Zavadil in juniors and Tomáš Bobek in seniors) for first time, they were able to get 4 medals – what a nice surprice for us.
There were only 53 competitors from 11 schools, quite few regarding last years competition, but very nice duels were seen. Senior’s sparring final in weight cathegory –71kg and +71kg and se
Our competitors took part in lot of competitions held by both the Czech taekwon-do ITF federation and czech taekwon-do schools itselves. Tomáš Bobek and Hoang Qua
It´s tradition that first competition organized by Czech Taekwon-do ITF federation is Tournament for juniors and seniors group A. For our three competitors in A division (red and black belts) its important change – Tomáš Bobek and Hoang Huy will compete fistly in seniors cathegory and Pavel Zavadil in juniors. We wish them goo luck!
This tournament is always dedicated to choosing new talents for national team because of national team´s training camp week-end after. In February and March two international open sport events are planned (Slovenian and German open championship). We´re going to take lot of photos from this competitions.