Seminar with GrandMaster Kim Bok Man
In days 14th to 16th of September there was a seminar taking part in Bad Leonfelden in Austrina under the lead of Suprme Master and co-founder of Taekwon-Do, Kim Bok Man. Seminar was held by Taekwon-Do school of Velešín
24.9.2018, Jan Dvořáček
Festival Stop zevling
It was Saturday September 8th 2018 and traditional event called Stop Zevling tooka place in Černý Most in Prague. Under the terms of this cultural-sport event is so-called Town of free-time activities with the possibility to present plenty of different kinds of activities. It was second time that our school
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13th junior & 8th veteran World Championship
The Taekwon-do ITF World Championships, this time for Veteran and Junior categories, was held from August 20 to August 26 in Minsk, Republic of Belarus. 600 participants from more than 50 countries meant great competition.
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Summer traning camp
Check first photo set of 222 pictures of Sonkal summer camp in Malé Svatoňovice.
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Promotional photo shoot
Second part of photos from last year August. Leading actors were Pavel Zavadil, Jiří Novák & Jana Kovářová.
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Promotional photo shoot
Last August there were two photo shooting for our Sonkal members. Now you have the chance to see the first part of pictures with Tereza Štekerová, Vendula Benediktová and Lenka Hrstková. Before our summer camp we will offer you pi
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I had planned some interesting goals before the beginning of the summer and I am deeply convinced it will be profitable for every taekwondist. The first one is to replace all pictures in our broad technique database (the self-study web area). The second goal is to make new education videos of all patterns from Sazu Jirugi up to Choi-Yong. At the be
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Taekwon-Do demonstration at Primary school square of Jiří z Lobkovic
The end of the school year was coming and pupil in last grade were saying good bye to their younger school mates. Preparing for the biggest change in their lives, they were about to study at high schools. The Garden Festival is no
1st meeting of CYT
During the first weekend in June we took part in Talented Youth Meeting in Brno organized by National Taekwondo ITF Association. This meeting is composed as a competition for talented young taekwondists. Firstly, the fir
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Nine of brave Sonkal guys and one brave non-competing driver travelled to Ljubljana in Slovenia to compete at Ljubljana Open 2018. Firstly,
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It was on Saturday 27th of May and the annual competition Sonkal Open took place in Petřiny in Prague. Our group gathered on Friday evening to make the hall ready in time. At 8 o´clock on Saturday morning there was the registration of all schools and weighing of sparring competitors. The competition
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Czech national championships for color belts
On Saturday the 12th of May the sports hall of Nymburk held the Czech Championship of colour belts. This competition was quite different to me as well as to many competitors than usual. It was my first t
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Test for color belts
Color belt grading in January belonged to the biggest in Sonkal history so we expected less attendants in May. But the opposite was true, 48 taekwondists were allowed to attend the grading.
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Black belts examinations
After the end of international seminar in Prague this year's second black belt grading took place at sports hall of TJ Chodov. Based on internal club pre-exam, three candidates were nominated and went before the grading commitee od Czech Taekwondo Federation.
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International technical seminar with Grand Master Hwang Ho-yong (IX. dan)
From Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of May sports hall TJ Chodov in Prague hosted Technical and instructors seminar under the lead of Grandmaster Hwang Ho-Yong (9th Dan). Instructors seminar is based on theoretic presentations and the technical seminar is about practical exercise of our martial art composition. At the hall arrived not only great amount of Czech
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Black belts examinations
On tropical Saturday, July 28th, I was accompanying Jan Veškrna on his journey to the black belt. Our destination was room at the local municipality in Ostrovec u
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Kašpárkohraní - Sonkal on kids´ day
The 10th year of Kašpárkohraní on Obora Hvězda was dated on 3rd June. Sonkal volunteers helped with organization. After my personal experience I can say that word volunteer could be replaced with word brave or suicide if
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Innovating, stressful, hot, funny, numerous, inspiring and mostly bumper – that´s how we can characterize Sonkal Open taking place this year. Let´s start from the end: Bumper – we break records every year and this year was no exception. Last year 279 contestant
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Another year of Sonkal Open competition is coming really fast! After the deadline of registration the statistic tells us that the number of contestants is 270 from 23 schools of the Czech Republic, Croatia and Russia! Unlike previous years we are missing traditional attendants from Slova
23.5.2018, Ondřej Vrábel
20th Adult World Championship
Our video archive had stored footage of opening ceremony 20th World Adult Championship in Pyongyang. You can watch it from begining in front of Taekwon-do holy center, group walk to the taekwon-do palace and main programe of opening ceremony.
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Demonstration in primary school Hloubětínská
The morning after our return from Easter Taekwondo camp we did Taekwondo again - a demonstration for students of Hloubětínská school. In the school next door, in BPA, we train since last September on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So we took this opportunity tu attract more people joining our classes.
24th Junior, 33rd Adult, 10th Veteran & 8th Youth European Championships
After a few years the European Championship returned to the Capital of Estonian, Talin. It was kind of strange for competition rules of Taekwon-Do ITF met some significant changes for this and following years. Unfortunately, not everything seems to go proper way but it takes time to find what the lacks are and what
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23rd Junior, 32nd Adult, 9th Veteran & 7th Youth European Championships
Last year in the evening right after the finish of European Championship in Liverpool we set off for Downtown to get some special photos. Besides the Sonkal couple, consisted of Lenka Hrstková and Tereza Štekerová, Eliška Máchová joined our company. During taking snaps we had lots of fun especially in Mathew Street full of not just the legendary music of Beatles but even hundreds of singers and bands. Whole Street becomes one big concert and great party
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Czech Open (youth, juniors & adults)
During days from 14th to 16th of March 2018, as every year, Czech Open was taking place in sport centre of Nymburk. This year, for the first time ever, it was under the under the auspices of EITF. Many participants from whole Europe, for instance from Estonia, Latvia and also from Great Britain or Spain,
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Easter's Sonkal Taekwon-do Camp
Easter holidays had become a traditional time for spring camp in Zákupy for Sonkal members. This year's Easter holidays were at the end of March and beginning of April and although the weather was not very nice, almost sixty participants were in a good mood.
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Test for color belts
At the end of January our gym at school Vybíralova hosted colour belt grading. After one year, we were able to pick a date in GM Hwang Ho-yong's plan.
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Instructors´ and assistants´ weekend at Lipno
On March 23th, Tereza Žilinská, Šarka Šestáková and I went to training camp by Velešín, which was led by our sonkal ace Martin Svitek. After 3-hour journey our group finally arrived to Přední Výtoň, where the camp took place. After arrival we realized, that whole assembly would be in style of seminar rather than a training camp. I was pleasantly surprised how many people from different sections across the country managed to meet here in Lipno at Hotel Aktiv.
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Taekwon-Do demonstration on primary school carnival
On Friday 2nd of March, a carnival of pupils of Vybíralova Primary school in Černý Most was taking place. The entertaining programme was full of various exhibitions of different sport activities. Our martial art was among them.
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Christmas Taekwon-Do demonstration
At this time we bring you photos with bigger delay than usually but you can remind what happend and what was performed during Christmas demonstration in gym Primary school Vybiralova on Cerny Most. Watch video footage of whole demonstration :)
Taekkyon and Hopae sool seminar
I had a chance to take part in very interesting seminar and as I enjoyed it a lot, I would like to share few thoughts with you. Master Martin Zámečník (VII. Dan) invited grandmaster Do Ki Hyun and his student master Hwang In Mu from Republic of Korea to our country. I had time to participate in first half of the seminar so I spent 2 and half hour practicing basics of Yetbeop taekkyon and same amount of time for Hopae sool.
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Etiquette in Paul Knighton´s point of view
TaeKwon-Do Etiquette for Instructors – Inside & Outside the Dojang It has been few years now when I had the honour to teach with master Paul Knigton on summer camp in Switzerland. We got to speak about Taekwon-Do etiquette during friendly conversation and I have found out that Paul wrote essay about this topic for his IV. Dan. We agreed that I will translate it for czech taekwondoists, but as life goes it took few years to manage to do it
14.2.2018, Martin Svitek 1
Black belts examinations
On Sunday 10th of December the gym of Taekwon-Do team Brno holds the last black belt testing of this year. Representatives of our school are Jiří Faltin (testing for 1st degree) and Martin Svitek (testing for 5th degree). Both of them show great performances and I can proudly say that Jiří is the best one among other 1st degrees, even though he is the oldest one.
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8th Christmas camp for red & black belts
It has been eighth time that highest belts visited mini course after Christmas. This time it was for black belts only. From 27th to 29th of December we spent great time together in Malé Svatoňovice and vicinity. On the first day we made a trip to Janské Lázně where we walked a pathway among treetops.
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National technical seminar with Grand Master Hwang Ho-yong (IX. dan) & other instructors
Translation in progress, check photos.
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On 2nd December of 2017, competition named The Devils Cup took place in Petřiny-Jih School as it has been for many years now. The cup was organised by Taekwon-do ITF Sonkal Praha. Our school was able to defend overall victory with 14 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals. 227 competitors from 17 schools competed in patterns and sparring in youth, junior and senior age categories. Because main goal of this cometition is to gain a lot af experience, system everyone against everyone was used. Competition started r
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During weekend 16. – 18. of December I had a chance to attend a competition in Moscow, Russia. I did not hesitate, it was a great opportunity to see Moscow. The flight took over two hours and Boris Vsekhsvyatsky awaited us at the airport. He took us to a hotel, where the weighting took place. I think all of us look
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