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TERM 4 CLUB DATES

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October 2018

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14-17 Yrs Self Defence Course Commences
Learn The Life Saving Basics
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Term 4 2018 Starts
Its Time To Get Back To Our Goal Of Excellence
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COUNTERSTRIKE - 20 Year Anniversary Celebrations
Month Of Women Empowerment
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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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Board Breaking Seminar
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November 2018

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Black Belt Dan Grading
For All Qualified Cho Dan Bos & Black Belts
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Term 4 – Fast Track Grading
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Central Grading Seminar Series
For Taekwondo, Super Dragons & Little Dragon Students
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6 Tricks – Kids Safety & Awareness Seminar
The 6 Most Used Tricks To Trap A Child
Open To Public
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December 2018

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Centralympics – Become One Of Our Clubs Champions
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Term 4- Paragon Program Grading
Your Chance To Grade A Level
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2nd Chance Grading Seminar 
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Term 4 – Grading Week 
Its Time For Your Belt Examination – Good Luck
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School Holiday Break  
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Taekwondo Ohdokwan Blackbelt Dan Grading – 3rd Nov 2018


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All Cho Dan Bo’s & Blackbelts doing the Upcoming Dan Grading

oh_logo_newOfficial Black Belt Dan Grading Date

Date     - Saturday 3rd November 2018 
Venue – TBA
Starts – TBA

Our members are being graded by a panel that includes

9th Dan Black Belt
Grandmaster Ross Hartnett

8th Dan Black Belt
Grandmaster Carmela Hartnett

6th Dan Black Belt
Master Justin Warren

4th Dan Black Belt
Miss Ajana Plunkett

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BLACK BELT GRADING TRAINING

Sunday
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Starting 16th September

$25

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Martialfit Makes Its Start

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Our MartialFit public classes have been postponed for a few weeks but Kelly is still available for small group and one and one bookings.

Martialfit is a great way to get into shape with the warmer weather approaching. Use it as your own personal development or as a Pre-habilitation to get into shape to earn some belts at our classes.

Either way your in good hands with Kelly who is a Qualified Personal Trainer and will be going for her Black Belt with Taekwondo Central in early November 2018

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Board Breaking Seminar – 28th October 2018


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Open To Taekwondo Central Red Belts & Black Belts Only

Board breaking a show of correct technique with enough force. its an indicator if you kick properly and efficiently for maximum power.

If you are approaching your Dan Black Belt Grading it can be a make or break point of passing your belt
We are looking at bringing board breaking in to the Red Belt syllabus as part of Black belt grading preparation

Sunday 28th October 2018
ASHS GYM
Australind High School Gym
11.30pm  to  1.00pm
Includes 4 Boards Each
$40

Please inform us of your attendance to allow us time to prepare your boards

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The Paragon Program 2018 / Term 4

 

 Bunbury Starts Friday 12th October 2018 – 7th December 2018 (9 Lessons)
Australind Starts Sunday 14th October 2018 – 9th December 2018 (9 Lessons)

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A Guaranteed More Exclusive Martial Arts Training Experience
The Paragon Program is for the students or parents who want a more personalised,
exclusive training experience of a great instructor student ratio under a Head Instructor Black Belt (Min 10 Years Experience)
Guaranteed limited class numbers further ensure a higher level in martial arts skills.
The Paragon Program is only for current Taekwondo Central Members for at least 2 Terms (6 Months)

The Paragon Program is a semi-private lesson helping students sharpen their self defence skills, accelerate
physical capability and speed up learning of our clubs skills. Its designed for a higher result

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My child has been in Paragon for 3 Terms and the difference it’s made is unquestionable. He loves it. He’s stronger, more confident and focused. It’s even improved his focus at school!
The Paragon Program offers a more personalised learning experience. It enables the student to develop their Taekwondo skills in a challenging and fast-paced environment that is tailored to their individual strength’s and needs. The small classes foster a closer relationship between the instructor and student which is an important building block and plays a pivotal role in the student’s overall growth and progress.
I couldn’t be happier with my decision to put him in Paragon.
- Leisa (Mother)

I put my Lucas into Paragon almost two years ago at a time when I felt he was starting to struggle with mastering the more advanced techniques as he progressed through the belt ranks. The closer attention he has received through Paragon since then has seen not only his skills come along in leaps and bounds, but his confidence and therefore enthusiasm for his training generally. He is now well equipped to begin the final stage of preparation for attempting his Black Belt grading at the end of the year. Absolutely worth the investment.
- Kristy (Mother & TKD Student)

I have been in the Paragon Program for two years. I prefer Paragon over regular classes because I get more one-on-one time with the instructor. Since I have been in the program I have seen my flexibility, technique and general skill improve hugely. It has helped me get through two black belt gradings as I have more time with Justin to refine everything. I am thoroughly enjoying the Paragon Program and will definitely continue throughout the year.
-Tahlia (Black Belt & Paragon Student))

The freedom to go to any or all classes and have the opportunity to have multiple weekly training partners on top of the semi private (paragon) classes on the Friday is priceless
- Meredith (Mother)

Taking Paragon classes has really lifted my confidence and technique. Having a smaller class means I can get more intense and personalised training. I can fine tune parts of my technique which can be overlooked in a large group simply due to the class numbers.
– Michael (Paragon Student)

For me, Speaking from the perspective of an adult participant, the main reasons for my preference of paragon classes is the lack of distraction (my personality suits small group rather than large class environments), the focus on skill in delivery and attention to detail, with an approach that emphasises fun game-play and flexibility over ticking boxes. That’s what I enjoy most.
It’s the opportunity to know what you are doing, not just getting an idea of what you’re doing. 
-Rebecca (Paragon Student)

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If You Are A Person That …
- Demands A Higher Level From Yourself
- Enjoys Stepping Up To A Greater Level Of Skill
- Aspire To Be Better Than The Average Martial Artist
Then The Paragon Program Is For You

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The Paragon Program

Only 6 Members Per Class Allowed
- Bookings Essential

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 Paragon Class 1 (Dragons) – Bunbury

= 1.5 Experience Points
South West Sports Centre – Bunbury
Fridays
3.45pm – 4.20pm.
Little/Super Dragons (5 – 8 years)
Not Running Term 3

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Paragon Class 2 (Taekwondo) - Bunbury

= 1.5 Experience Points
South West Sports Centre – Bunbury
Fridays
4.30pm – 5.30pm.
Taekwondo  (Mixed Age.   9 years – Adult)
Booked Out For Term 4

Madison Riches
Deegan McDonald
Narelle Pollard
Saphyre Goodall
Kyah Goodall
Amandine Spottiswood

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 Paragon Class 3 (Taekwondo) - Bunbury

= 1.5 Experience Points
South West Sports Centre – Bunbury 
Fridays
5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Taekwondo  (Mixed Age.   9 years – Adult)
 Book Now – 1 Places Left
(Ideal For Cho Dan Bo – Black Belt)

Jy Gamble
Kian Stapleton
Luke Crane

Kelly Rowe
Lucas Hitchens
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Paragon Class 4 (Taekwondo) - Bunbury

= 1.5 Experience Points
South West Sports Centre – Bunbury
Fridays
6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Taekwondo  (Mixed Age.   9 years – Adult)
Book Now - 1 Place Left 

Lachlan Tuene
Tahlia Gowland
Christopher Charry
Shonna Charry

Dylan Scott

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Paragon Class 5 (Taekwondo) – Australind

= 1.5 Experience Points
Australind High School Gym - Australind
Sundays
4.00pm – 5.00pm.
Little/Super Dragons (5 – 8 years)
Booked Out For Term 4

Coya Brown
Jordan Gangur
Eric Buhlmann
Joey Platts
Christopher Cunningham
Krystal Ritchie

 

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Paragon Class 6 (Taekwondo) - Australind

= 1.5 Experience Points
Australind High School Gym - Australind
Sundays
5.00pm – 6.00pm.
Taekwondo  (Mixed Age.   9 years – Adult)
Book Now – 1 Place Left  

Rebecca Collis
Kelly Rowe
Trinity Best
Annika Best
Harry Nortier

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- Closer Attention To Detail
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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?

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Please book your spot with
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Do you want to get FIT and have FUN at the same time?

Maybe you like the idea of punching and kicking targets but you’re not interested in

formal uniforms, gradings or obtaining a Blackbelt?

We have decided to step outside the box and invite MartialFit Instructor Kelly on board to offer just that. She is champing at the bit to get you fighting fit and having fun whilst doing so!

You will learn some basic strike techniques, from punching to kicking. This will then be combined into a fast paced and high energy HIIT style work out that will leave you feeling pumped!

From the very beginner to the more advanced, Kelly can cater to your individual needs.

It’s a great way to let off steam, get your heart pumping and get those wonderful endorphins flowing!

Burn off your frustrations and increase your energy levels!

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Trinity Best has an amazing story of her personal journey of inspiration, mental determination, success and talks about how Taekwondo has been a big part of her life

We are very proud to have her as part of our leadership team and for me also the Paragon Program but I think for me personally I will never forget a message Trinity sent me in the past asking about getting involved with our Leadership Team.

In a particular section she explained to me why she would be a good choice and what she could add to the club. I was blown away. Not just at how she wrote the message but the love for Taekwondo she had put behind it. what she had sent to me was a message that only someone who had real passion for what she did could write.

Please Enjoy Trinity’s Story

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Hi, my name is Trinity and I am 13 years old.

I have been training in taekwondo for almost 9 years and I am currently a Black Belt 1st Dan, going for 2nd Dan in November this year.

I still remember the day when I was five, and my mum asked me if I wanted to try this sport. We were casually walking past subway in Bunbury and my response was ‘Yeah sure.’ If only I knew how life changing that conversation would be for me.

I began with TKD Central in the little dragons program and I absolutely loved it. We lived out of town, so mum would need to finish work and then I would hassle her to drive me to Bunbury for training. I stuck with this until I had completed the entire little dragons program and progressed into the senior belt class.

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At this time my family moved even further away from Bunbury which made training much less achievable. So mum enrolled me in the local taekwondo club who I trained with for about two years. This club was slightly different in structure due to being part of the International Federation opposed to World Taekwondo Federation. Both offered so much to me in my taekwondo journey.

Then came the worst year of my life…. I began to feel unwell. Nothing too extreme initially, just unwell. Except that instead of getting better, I was getting worse. My parents took me to countless of doctors’ appointments and many hospital visits, yet no one could work out what was wrong. Until I had a tell-tale nasty bright red rash that began to spread from my left foot and up my leg.

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I was diagnosed with Osteomyelitis (infection in the bone) and my treatment was quickly taken over by PMH hospital. I was rushed into surgery and spent a long time in hospital recovering.

My parents were told on several occasions to prepare for the fact that I may lose my left foot and I was given a six month combination of IV and oral antibiotics.

One of the first things I asked my Paediatrician after surgery was when could I start taekwondo training again. He said “I am sorry Trinity, but no contact sport for at least 12 months.”

I was beyond devastated and grumped at everyone for at least a week before I finally understood.

This was the lowest point for me.

But I concentrated on getting better, went back to school, caught up on what I had missed, and took up swimming as soon as they gave me clearance to do so.

I would swim several times a week to both strengthen my foot, and to keep up my fitness levels.
I learnt three things from that year.

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1. Sometimes things happen that are completely out of our control. You just need to do the best with what you have.

2. Even if you think there is a clear path to your goal, it doesn’t mean it’s the only path to get there.

3. I really enjoy swimming. Another two significant things happened that year.

My local taekwondo club closed down, and we moved back closer to town. This meant that I could train at the TKD central Australind class. Because my mum was still being cautious, I began in the second term. The same time as my little sister Annika started the Little Dragons program I had been raving to her about for years.

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I entered back into training with a blue belt 1 stripe and my eyes firmly set on black. I achieved this goal in November 2017, but what I learnt along the way was priceless.

I believe there is so many benefits that children can use in their lives through training taekwondo.

Sometimes I think of the person I would be if I had of said no to mum on that day at the subway and had never started my TKD journey.

I realise I wouldn’t have any of the following traits that I now value so much in my life.

Confidence: The level of self-achievement and self-esteem that you feel after each of your successful belt grading’s is hard to explain. You work so hard to prefect each step and skill. So to achieve these goals is extremely rewarding and really keeps you motivated to want to achieve more. I am also someone that isn’t afraid to stand up in front of the entire school to speak. Some people say that this is a personality trait, but I think it’s because I have stood in front of a panel for grading’s since I was five. I’m ok with people judging my abilities and I learn from any mistakes. I also think this makes me more confident to just be myself.

Commitment: To commit to something and following through with it, also brings a sense of achievement. I have never struggled with committing to taekwondo and I don’t think I have ever said that I don’t want to go to training. Each time I bow into training it feels like I am coming home. And my training friends are like extended family to me. So it’s fairly easy to remain committed. I know that this isn’t unique to me, as my sister is exactly the same. We are the ones hassling our parents for more training and getting frustrated when they plan things for the weekends and we can’t go to sparring classes!

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Respect: There is so much respect within our club. We respect our instructors for their skills, knowledge and time that they give to us. We respect higher belts for their experience and what they can teach us. We also respect our elders as when we line up in our ranks, if you are the same belt as someone else, the oldest stands in the higher rank and I acknowledge that they have earnt that right. Probably most importantly, we learn to respect ourselves more. To believe in our own abilities yet know that we all have different limitations. But there is also a general feeling of respect throughout the club and everyone has something they can teach you. Some of the biggest lessons I have learnt on my journey have come from younger children on lower belts. They can certainly remind you to stay on your game!

The importance of having good mentors: There is so much that we learn from each of the instructors at our club.

I take so much from the paragon classes with Master Justin. He has such a passion for this sport and for seeing his students succeed. He shows me all of the precision in each move and the reasoning behind each step in our patterns. Master Justin pushes me to be better than I was the week before and believes in my abilities. I always leave Paragon classes feeling extremely accomplished.

Head Instructor Ajana provides ongoing support for me throughout the week. She patiently guides me and ensures that I am always on task. There is so many traits that I admire from Ajana and she is a big reason in why I moved my goal post beyond black belt. I love watching Ajana with kicks and patterns. Her every movement just seems to flow so effortlessly. Her ability to run larger classes and meet the needs of so many differing levels is just inspirational.

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Instructor John has spent hours helping me with my sparring. There are some areas of sparring that I find more challenging, but John is always supportive and makes classes really fun. I also help John with a junior class as part of the leadership team and I can say first hand that younger children look up to him with such admiration. He is also one of those unique people that seems to defy physics with a killer axe kick!

There is plenty of other club members that have helped me in my journey. Luke, Kelly and Travis all provide something different to our training sessions and all help us to strive for our goals. Rachel, Kian and Ashlee (all of who went from Cho Dan Bo to Black belt at the same time as me) I think I will also have a special bond with.

Goal Setting: You are forever setting goals in taekwondo. From being able to do a particular kick, to passing your coloured belt grading, to achieving your black belt.

My goal throughout taekwondo was to achieve black belt. That was until I got to red belt. Then I actually got a little worried and had to reconsider my goals. Not because I was scared to go for black belt (which I was) but because Taekwondo had been such a big part of my life for so long and I didn’t want it to end there.

So before I even got to black belt grading, I had moved my goal post out. I don’t believe I would of felt so much success in life without having this sport and I hope that my passion continues throughout the rest of my life. So I will be back in Perth in November to hopefully leave with 2nd Dan.

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Other Peoples Success: Competition, taekwondo is obviously a competitive sport. But the main competition is truly within yourself and wanting to continuously improve. As much as it is so much of an achievement when you pass your grading’s, seeing your training friends succeed is almost just as rewarding.

We all know how much has gone into getting to that point. And we all try and help each other with the areas we may be struggling with. It really is a gift to see people reaching their goals. I could go on and on about why Taekwondo is so important to me. But overall I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate in this sport and so grateful to everyone that has been part of my journey.

Trinity Best.

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THE UNSPOKEN TEST OF MARTIAL ARTS – Master Justin Warren

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The road to Black Belt is an amazing self journey that if you simply pay attention you will learn much to help you in life.

However so many fail and don’t make black belt, many get stale at the coloured belt level and never realise full potential.

Black belt is the first big marker. A black belt is the beginning of the journey of refinement and excellence.

Each person who starts a martial arts will actually be sized up by the martial arts itself.
It will ask, Do YOU have what it takes to deserve the honour I give?

What did you really think this was going to fall into your lap?

This is a goal of physical skill and mental discipline and it will challenge you. But then what outstanding achievement doesn’t?

If it was easy, everyone would be a black belt, its going to push you but it is completely achievable to anybody and even easier if you know some of the things that may test you on the journey.

The martial art will weed out the soft starters, so how can you avoid that.

You will be put through many different “tests” to see if you are worthy of a Black Belt honour.

Here’s 3 below to get started but its not the big one

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1 – The Test Of Passing Belt Levels

Naturally starting martial arts is about climbing belts. Its one of the greatest visual goal systems in existence. Many martial arts have it. It sorts out who is the highest ranks based on life experience in the art.

Belts make clear cut levels on where you stand in your journey, you can measure how far you’ve come and you can measure how far to go to achieve black belt. changing a belt colour has a sense of pride that comes with it and lets us keep the more experienced at the front where the less experienced back rows can follow.

A grading examination will bring up nerves and anxiety. It will create an inner atmosphere that will create pressure. Grading by Grading you will learn how to deal with it.

This is what I learned
1- Pressure Is Something You Put On Yourself
(Progress Over Perfection)

2- Nerves Are Your Body Preparing
(The Feeling Is Blood Rushing To Areas In Your Body To Perform)

3- Anxiety is Uncontrolled Excitement
(Fear & Anxiety Are Based Of Things Youve Imagined Up / Nothing Has Happened)

This belt examination is conditioning you for your black belt grading. these are all mini stages of physical & emotional conditioning increasing in small increments to allow you to build the skills and resistance to the good ole emotional freak out.

Its a path you need to take to achieve your goal. It is part of the process

We have 11 belt stages to black belt. that’s 11 times you will be put in front of a judges table to be marked on your level, this kind of experience will keep you controlled and balance inside during your black belt examination.

The absorption of confidence and experience will be soaked in when you need it. This experience and new found inner control can also be summoned up when needed outside the training arena.

You pass a level to make you stronger to face the next level higher. It a beautiful process.
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2 – The Test Of Self Improvement

Self improvement is truly awesome. there isn’t much on earth that will give you more satisfaction, true progress in self improvement of martial arts is 2 things. Discipline & Focus.

The ability to do what needs to be done to achieve a skill or level and the ability to see and keep moving towards the end goal.

Self Improvement is what its all about. Taekwondo is an art of self improvement in both the physical & mental aspects.

Self Improvement is about repetition to increase skill and in within that also comes the ability to start taking on a higher or harder level.

Self Improvement & Belt Levels go hand in hand, Raising a belt level is raising a level of self improvement. you cant have the first without the other.

Overcome a challenge to get stronger to overcome the higher challenge, this is how improvement works.

 

3 – The Test Of The Great Adversary.

Taekwondo training will also have you encounter great adversaries.

Of course the first thing that comes to mind is another Taekwondo student, but allow me to expand the meaning.

The great adversary can certainly be another person at training, and also a hard pattern that test the limits of your coordination, the board break that is hard for you to get through, that difficult kick that challenges your bodies limits or that belt level that just is a little harder to conquer than the last.

The great adversary can be limited flexibility in a particular area, soft strikes that don’t rattle anybody, or the lazy mind that has just turned an exciting opportunity called life into a lame existence.

Some adversaries can be very handy to lift you, like training partners, some adversaries are designed to test you even if its your patience and control. Some adversaries are there to school you.

Don’t negate the adversary, it can show you the areas you need to work on or the weakness in your game you need to pin point and fix.

The adversary also keeps you motivated to climb a higher level that is probably higher that what can be achieved alone.

In my high school years, I was fortunate enough to win champion boy at the school athletics. I loved martial arts and it greatly increased my overall athleticism. I remember one particular event. The 100 metres. My favourite!!

I remember this particular race because it helped me understand the value of a good adversary.

I remember at the 50 metre stage I was leading but I could here something breathing hard on my right.

Someone was about to overtake me.

I remember the extra speed I didn’t realise was in there until pressed. He pushed me but it made me go harder to get the win. Adversary can bring out your best.

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These are just 3 of many that will land in front of you, but there is one test I think is the most important of them all that’s not grading for belt colours.

Its the number 1 reason most don’t succeed in all long term goals, Its something that once you understand its power, your life will change and I believe nothing teaches it like martial arts can.

Starting martial arts is always exciting. Ill never forget the fun of my first class. I was already athletically sound as a teen, so Taekwondo came quite naturally to me.

Its power yet beauty, the speed and agility of the kicks, the loud almost frightening yelling when striking and that amazing ability to almost float in the air with flying kicks.

 

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Different people enjoy different aspects, some love the art, health or fitness some love the sport, some love to fight. Its different for different people.

but rest assured all will be tested and this test will determine if they remain doing martial arts at all.

However this is supposed to happen. You are supposed to be tested in this way. Its part of making the level. The sorting out stage has begun. Its the first “Cull”

You have been training for a period of time now and you may be anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 way to the goal of black belt in belt level.

It was super exciting and new, its become a little more routine, its a bit repetitious. your first great success hurdle is approaching.

Its the same for any of life’s goals or dreams. If you don’t pass this stage you simply aren’t worthy of the dream or goal.

Simply you have been dreaming.

The Goal is about to ask you. “Are you worthy of me?” It doesn’t want dreamers. This is why only a small amount achieve this level

Its part of the selection process and your about to find out if you have what it takes or how badly you want it and it has very little to do with physical ability

Plus its a test that will be put to you in many areas of your life not just on the road to black belt

 

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The Primary Verification Test

When Motivation switches to Discipline, most drop out cause they fail this stage.

The stage of DISCIPLINE
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Up to now you’ve been riding on a wave of motivation and excitement, its new and exciting. the changes are fast and noticeable and your feeling like a fighting machine. However the excitement now is starting to lower.

Now your discipline needs to come through, your discipline is what will carry you, but do you have any?

Well this is the question Taekwondo will ask you. because earning a black belt will use motivation to start, then discipline to finish.

You have now done moves thousands of times. turned up to many classes However understand this is a must. This is how automatic skills are formed.

Repetition really is the King of all Skills

I have trained many students who I will say “You need to keep practicing, its not usable yet and the response is a huff, eye roll, posture drop and complaint.

Like its my fault they haven’t reached the requirement, or perhaps I should let them through.

My immediate thought is “You don’t understand, you haven’t got what it takes” Seriously do you think the level required is going to drop for you,

This is about raising your level and improving not bringing the standard down cause you cant be bothered putting in the work.

Life doesn’t work this way, and when persons who have a lazy mind, when their skills are put to the test its a dismal fail, why?

They haven’t developed it. They haven’t put in the repetitions required for their body and mind to use it (everybody is different)

You cant talk the instructor or your body into this. You need to put in the required work.

The reflexive action hasn’t been acquired

You do as many as it takes until you own the skill. it may be 1000, it could be 10000 times.

This is a test to see how you respond.

Will you put in the needed hours & repetitions to master the skill. If your answer is no, then you don’t deserve a black belt.

Repetition is how fast direct techniques can be developed. This is how efficient muscle memory and correct reflexes are made.

Its the secret to usable skill

The Goal of Martial Arts Skill in defence is “Unconscious Consciousness”. Default skills that kick in without having to think or remember.

They are reflexive, the are effective and they work. This happens through a series of perhaps 1000+ repetitions.

Usable skill takes time.
Mastery takes a lifetime.

This is the secret to excellence – Repetition.
Refinement is another way to look at it.
Welcome to the refinement stage of training.
Welcome to the real test of success in every area of your life

Will You Pass It?  I Know You Can. It Just Takes Discipline.

 

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Master Justin Warren Paragon Program were the first off the mark to pass their belt grading for Term 3.

The Friday Night Paragons demonstrated Punching & Kicking, Self Defence, Poomsae & board breaking to earn their next level.

I was real happy with the Paragon Programs Progress this term with a lot of focus on flexibility and efficiency in technique. The result have been very noticeable especially from Shonna & Amandine. Great job girls!!

Sundays Paragon Program will be the next to grade and then the main stream classes will do their examination during the upcoming week. Best of luck to all members

Congratulations to Paragon Members

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