Why I Love Martial Arts and Why all Women Should – Kelly Rowe


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Why I Love Martial Arts and Why all Women Should

As Mums we often feel overwhelmed with pressure. We are bombarded with people sharing their lives over Social Media. Truth is, the majority of people only share their “highlights” reel and we can fall victim to the assumption that everyone else is winning at life so we need to push harder to keep up. It can leave us stressed, run down and feeling inadequate. Its taken me 9 years of being mum to finally realise how important it is to look after yourself, mentally and physically. How can you be the best mum, wife and woman if you’re not making yourself a priority as well. The saying goes “You can’t pour from an empty cup”, and its true isn’t it?

Have you ever found yourself in a stage of life where you feel overwhelmed, lost, depressed or anxious? These feelings can happen at any age, and I felt ALL of them at the age of 32. Stuck in a pattern of self destructive and negative behaviour I turned to martial arts. I have now been training for around 16 months and it has completely turned my life inside out and upside down, in the best way possible.

Martial arts are an incredibly ideal outlet for women of all ages and walks of life. The list I could write is almost endless. From the more obvious benefits like, increased fitness, strength, flexibility, coordination and reflexes. To the more subtle and unexpected ones like, an increase in confidence, calmness, the ability to deal with stress and daily challenges. The amazing feeling of empowerment that comes with the gaining of such skills is just second to none.

One of the other things that I did not expect was the strength of friendships I have found from joining a martial arts club. You’re training beside others who are also looking to attain similar results and goals and you may find you connect with people on a completely different level.

I initially started my martial arts journey when I was around 13. I really loathed my high school years as many I’m sure would relate. My one absolute joy I found at this time was Taekwondo training. I began training at the SWTA and my first Instructor was Odin Nel. I absolutely adored him. He was so encouraging and I felt like I had found something that I not only enjoyed and loved but I was actually good at. Every class left me walking away feeling strong and capable. I reached the level of Blue 2 stripe but unfortunately due to some health issues at the time, I gave training away.

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Skip ahead 20 years, I found myself married with two young boys. I brought my eldest son to TKD Central to see if the training would help the coordination issues he was having at the time. He loved it, and soon my younger son joined in and they were both loving it. Almost as much as I loved watching them train. I quickly became jealous of the fun they were having kicking and punching targets, I started to remember the joys it had brought me as a teenager. However, I never dreamed of starting, no way did I have the guts to jump in again. So I kept sitting on the sidelines.

When the club announced they were offering a free self defence lesson to all the mums and a friend I thought, right! Time to have a go. I dragged my then mother in law along and I absolutely loved it. The encouragement Master Justin gave me was so uplifting. It was his kind words that gave me the push I needed to come to my first class.

Now I didn’t come easily, I paced back and forwards at home for a good hour before it was time. I was shaking, I was dizzy, I felt sick, I was THAT close to backing out. But I knew I had to go, I knew I had to do something to break the cycle of depression that was crushing me. When I walked in, there was about 10 young blackbelts all there, OMG, what was I doing here!!! I can admit I was backing up to the door when in walks Hyden and Audrey. Father and daughter, both white belts only just beginning their journey together. I could have hugged them both on the spot, thank goodness for

them, I may have just snuck out the door and never come back…….I really need to thank them for that!

I stayed, and I came back, again and again and again. Safe to say I am COMPLETELY and utterly hooked. Having something unique and different to focus on completely changed my life. Working towards each belt level, mastering the next kick and seeing myself gradually improve lifted me not only physically but mentally and emotionally. The training, the club, the people and my instructors. Ajana’s ability to command a class of close to 50 people with skill and confidence at the age of 20 amazes me! Johns kind and humble heart that see’s him swarming with kids is very endearing, and to Master Justin who is significantly responsible for changing my perspective of life and who reignited my desire to train, grow and learn again. The impact the club has had on my life is just incredible. I have met some amazing people who I will treasure for my whole life.

Learning the art and learning to teach with the hope of one day being able to pass on its benefits has become my life’s goal and something I’m truly passionate about. I encourage anyone out there to have a go, you should be eager to learn and remain curious your whole life, its what life is for! Soak up all that you can and you will be richer for it.

 

“Your mind will take shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is coloured by such impressions.” – Marcus Aurelius.

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TERM 3 CLUB DATES

 

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JULY 2018

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Women’s Day Classes Running
No Men Allowed
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Term 3 2018 Starts
Its Time To Get Back To Our Goal Of Excellence
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Fast Track System Starts 
Be Rewarded For Your Extra Effort
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 Paragon Program Starts
Less Students / More Attention / Higher Level
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Combat Central – Sparring Class Commences
Time To Test Your Might
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Young Women’s Self Defence Course Commences
Learn The Life Saving Basics
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August 2018

Women’s Afternoon Classes Commence in Eaton
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Central Grading Seminar Series
For Taekwondo, Super Dragons & Little Dragon Students
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September 2018
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Centralympics – Become One Of Our Clubs Champions
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Term 3 – Paragon Program Grading
Your Chance To Grade A Level
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Term 3 – Grading Week 
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Our Grading Seminar Series is on Sunday 19th August 2018 at the ASHS Gym
Australind High School Gym
12 Break O’Day Dr, Australind WA 6233
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This seminar is compulsary for any wishing to grade and is part of the overall end of term grading mark

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Term 3 Grading Seminars

Sunday 19th August 2018 – Australind High School Gym

10.00 am – 11.00am – Little Dragons & Super Dragons
 Little Dragons – Green Super Dragons
(White Belts & New Starters Optional)

11.00 am – 1.00pm – Yellow Belt Seminar
(Covers Syllabus Takedowns, Break falls)
Blue Super Dragons Up + Yellow 1, Yellow 2,
(White Belts & New Starters Optional)

1.00pm – 3.00pm – Blue Belt Seminar
(Covers Ground holds, Joint Locks, Chokeholds)
for Yellow 3, Blue 1, Blue 2

3.00pm – 5.00pm -  Red Belt Seminar
(Covers Weapon Defence including Disarms)
For Blue 3, Red 1, Red 2, Red 3,

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FASTTRACK Mid Term 3 Grading Date = Sunday 19th August 2018

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qualify and have your skills checked over by one of our team of instructors

FASTTRACK Mid Term 3 Grading 

Our FASTTRACK Grading is on Sunday 19th August at the ASHS Gym

Australind High School Gym
12 Break O’Day Dr, Australind WA 6233
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5.00 pm – 6.00 pm

For All Belt Levels

To Grade You Must Have

1) A Dobok (Taekwondo Uniform), must be V-neck style not karate wrap around style,
must not have other club logo’s, badges or markings, we prefer our Taekwondo Central
or Little Dragons Logo, no coloured pants only white

Doboks can be ordered through us at the attendance book

2) Membership Paid. , form need to be filled out, OK’d and fees honoured.
See the attendance book for Membership Forms

3) Had Enough Experience To grade Little Dragons need to have trained enough times on experience book

4) Know Your Grading Naturally make sure you know your grading,
this will help you become successful in passing the level

5) All Class Payments Honoured

6) Fill Out Grading Envelope (If Selected to grade) Fill out the grading slip and enclose
the correct fee in an envelope to hand in.

 

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Womens Martial Arts Classes – Taekwondo Central


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Taekwondo Centrals Head Instructor 4th Dan Black Belt Miss Ajana Plunkett
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WEDNESDAYS
11.00 am – 12.00 noon
Cloud Nine Wellness Centre – Bunbury Plaza

 

THURSDAYS
4.15 pm – 5.15 pm
Eaton Softball Pavilion – Recreation Rd

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will now be running a day and afternoon class for any women or mums who have considered taking up the martial arts that we all love so much.

In a time of heightened awareness of women’s safety, there really is only one thing your can improve instantly. It is the only thing you have complete control over and will make a definite change to the current safety concerns. It is of course….

your own personal defence skills

We are very excited to announce our Women’s Only Class and I know Ajana is really looking forward to passing her skills on to anybody needing to feel safer, lift confidence or just a great fun activity that will improve your health. Perhaps you may become one of our future black belts? Its a goal you will be proud of your whole life and a great personal achievement for anybody.

Isn’t it time you did something for yourself?

When was the last time you achieved something you were really proud of?


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Taekwondo is one of those unique system that reward you via belts of your progress. It fitness and health with a purpose. Sure kicking a bag or going for a jog are good for your health but have no greater purpose than their health benefits, Taekwondo will reward you with a world recognised black belt. A visual recognition of your work and something that almost everybody on the planet knows what it stands for -

Excellence.


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WIN $100 – Entry is FREE

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Our Term 3 – $100 Contest is a Donny the Dragon Word Find. Its a bit of fun and any member of the club is welcome to participate child to adult plus ITS FREE!!!

You have nothing to lose.

1 – Get a Donny Word Find from attendance if you missed the class hand out
2 – Fill out your details
3 – Find all the words listed – best method is circle the words found and cross them off from the list as you go
4 – Hand it back to your Instructor at attendance
5 – Contest closest last day of term 3 – 20th September 2018
6 – Contest winner will be drawn from all correct entries on 21st September 2018

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OUR PAST WINNERS

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Winner = KELLY ROWE – Click Here For Story

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Winner = ???

Start Training With Us! – Let Us Inspire You!


Term 2 2018 Start Dates
Bunbury Martial Arts – From Monday 16th July 2018
Dalyellup Martial Arts - From Monday 16th July 2018
NEW Eaton Taekwondo – From Tuesday 17th July 2018
Australind Martial Arts - From Tuesday 17th July 2018
Women’s Day Class - From Wednesday 18th July 2018
Eaton Dragons Program – From Thursday 19th July 2018
Paragon Program - From Friday 20th July 2018

How Do I Start?
Just Choose A Class or Location Below And Turn Up. Booking Is Not Required
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Or Choose Class By Location

Bunbury
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Dalyellup

Or Choose Class By Age Group

Little Dragonflies (3 & 4yrs)
Little Dragons (5 – 7yrs)
Junior Taekwondo (8 – 13yrs)
Combined Taekwondo (8 – 55yrs)
Adult Taekwondo (14 – 55yrs)

What Do I Wear?
Wear Something Comfortable To Move Around In, Training Is Done Barefoot

Do I Need To Join Before I Start?
No, Just Pay The Asking Price For A Class & Try It Out A Couple Of Classes Then Make Your Decision
You Are Free To Choose.

When Is The Best Time To Start?
A New Member Can Start At Any Time.
However we would not recommend starting in the last 3 weeks of each school term,
as current members will be finalising up for belt gradings
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We usually dont train on School Holidays
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From ages 3 – 55, Taekwondo Central has a class for you. With Classes suited for all levels, sizes
and fitness levels. Taekwondo Central can help you. From budding Olympian to a child overcoming bully issues.
from persons wanting an inspiring goal to achieve, or a parent enrolling a child to learn anti-abduction skill.
It may be learning to protect your family or feeling more confident in life.
Taekwondo Central has many great reasons to get involved with our martial art.

“LET YOURSELF BECOME INSPIRED”

We are not a part time instructors
We dont do this as a hobby or second activity
We Live Martial Arts, Its our Life & Occupation

This way you can be assured we’ll
bring out the best in you or your family
meaning that if your considering self defence
you couldnt not come and try Taekwondo Central

If you want to

Have greater energy?
Increase flexability?
Have greater confidence?
Learn to protect yourself or family?

or if staying healthy is important to you

The Time To Start Is Now!!

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Winner Of Kicking Technique Contest Announced Plus Some Tips For Yourself

 


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We wanted to thank all who nominated into our kicking technique contest.

The Combo was
Short Axe Kick – Turning Kick – Cut Kick (Balancing)

For all our nominees. take a minute to look back over your footage and use this as a great chance to refine your own technique

1 – Keep Your Head Still (Head position keeps balance)
2 – Body Alignment (Looking Down Your Body not bending)
3 – Chamber of Each kick (Knee Up – Knee Forward – Heal Forward)
4 – Delivery Of Each kick (Stretch & Bend- Flick – Stomp)
5 – Support Foot Position (Angles = 0*. 135*. 180*)
6 – Contact Foot Position (Back Of Heal – Instep – Under Heal)
7 – Targeting (Correct Height)

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AND THE WINNER Of Our Term 2, $100 CONTEST IS…………..

KELLY ROWE

 

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The CENTRALYMPICS is our club contest to find our club champions and its a time to test your skill in a controlled safe environment.

We will contest 2 events during the day

DATE – 9th September
Venue – Australind High School Gym
Event Starts 12 noon

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Event 1 – Patterns

(Of Own Choice)

Each entry can choose any pattern they wish
Each entry will get 1 attempt in front of judges
Each Entry will be marked on
Technique & Stances
Power
Effort
Correct application

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Event 2 – Sparring (Olympic Rules)

(With Persons of simular level & belt)

Just punching and kicking to chest guard only
Full Protective Gear Supplied
2 x 1 min rounds
Please supply own mouthguard & gloves
Each entry will only compete with competitors of simular size & level for safety

Grab Your Nomination Forms from class and have them in by Thursday 6th September

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Your 2018 Term 3 Grading 

 

BUNBURY
Little Dragonflies, Little Dragons, Super Dragons & Taekwondo

Grading Examination will be Monday 17th September and / or Wednesday 19th September 2018

AUSTRALIND / EATON
Little Dragonflies, Little Dragons, Super Dragons & Taekwondo

Grading Examination will be from Tuesday 18th September and/or Thursday 20th September 2018

To Grade You Must Have Attended 12 Classes of Experience For Taekwondo Members and 6 For Little Dragons to be able to grade (70% Training Attendance is minimal amount to grade)

Taekwondo Students must turn up on both training nights during the grading week
for us to complete the whole grading

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To Grade You Must Have

1) A Dobok (Taekwondo Uniform), must be V-neck style not karate wrap around style,
must not have other club logo’s, badges or markings, we prefer our Taekwondo Central
or Little Dragons Logo, no coloured pants only white

Doboks can be ordered through us at the attendance book

2) Membership Paid. , form need to be filled out, OK’d and fees honoured.
See the attendance book for Membership Forms

3) Had Enough Experience To grade Little Dragons need to have trained at least 6 times,
Taekwondo Members need 13 lessons of experience to test for their belt.

4) Know Your Grading Naturally make sure you know your grading,
this will help you become successful in passing the level

5) All Class Payments Honoured

6) Fill Out Grading Envelope (If Selected to grade) Fill out the grading slip and enclose
the correct fee in an envelope to hand in.

7) Passed Grading Seminar (Part A of Grading)

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