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The importance of young women learning martial arts and what it has given me 

By Ajana Plunkett

As a young woman today and hearing in the media awful and all too common stories about women subjected to violence , I am very thankful to my mum and nan, for all those years of taking me to Taekwondo lessons from age 6

Taekwondo being a Korean kicking form of martial arts doesn’t usually have a big basis around self-defence.

But what I loved and continue to love about my club Taekwondo Central, is that Master Justin has always based the club around children’s safety and self-defence.

So from a very young age I started gaining my skills and experience in self-defence.

I could never over-emphasize how important it is that young people, or should I say ALL people feel safe in their homes and when they are out and about.

When you feel safe you feel more comfortable to be yourself. The importance of women learning self defence is more present than ever and what better time than now to talk about it?

I want to leave a few figures with you before I go on:

  • One in three Australian women have experienced physical violence, since the age of 15.
  • Eight out of ten women aged 18 to 24 were harassed on the street in the past year.
  • Young women (18 – 24 years) experience significantly higher rates of physical and sexual violence than women in older age groups.
  • Every year in Australia, over 300,000 women experience violence – often sexual violence – from someone other than a partner or someone they know.

Those are some distressing statistics!

In the alarming chance that you find yourself confronted with someone who might cause you harm, knowing how to defend yourself will give you the potential upper-hand and may buy you enough time to get away to safety.


“Taekwondo has not only given me the strength and self-defence skills to protect myself but make me better able to read the warning signs of assault, understand confrontation and body language and how to read the environment around me.”

 

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I have this sense of empowerment from my training and the confidence in knowing I can defend myself.

An important thing that self-defence has taught me is acknowledging safety, that the level of safety we feel is measurable.  If we feel uncomfortable we can speak out. If someone gets in our personal space we can move away or place a physical barrier between us. With regular training, you start to understand what your body is capable of, how your body responds to threats and stress, and what others are capable of.

Knowing what is a safe distance, your boundaries and acknowledging the feeling of being unsafe bodes well for your self-protection. Knowing these things have helped me decrease the feeling of being surprised or freezing up in situations.

Martial arts gave me confidence in my mental abilities. My training prepared me to face the unexpected. It taught me that every fail or every loss was an opportunity to learn and resilience was key in my development.

The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, produces mental toughness.  I learned that every problem I encountered had a solution.

Of course, the self-assurance I have in my physical abilities I owe to my training.

I wouldn’t feel confident that I could handle myself in a harmful situation let alone know what to do, but thanks to my training I have an awareness in myself that I know I am strong and I know that I could do serious damage if I had to use my skills in self-defence. As a young woman, this is what empowers me the most!

I mentioned the word empowerment a couple times and that martial arts has given me a feeling of empowerment. So, what is empowerment?

Empowerment; the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.  

I think that definition alone explains exactly why martial arts is empowering. Martial arts is a journey of discovery; of new skills, strengths, learning what your body is capable of. Being proud of your accomplishments, your body and your willpower. I’m so empowered by martial arts and what it can do for you that I have made it my job for quite some time now to teach others and my guess is, I’ll be doing that forever.

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To finish  I’m going to share with you my

 

5 Self-Defence Tips That I Think All Women/Girls Should Know

 

1.       LOOK STRONG – The best way to stay safe is to avoid a confrontation altogether. Stand tall, walk confidently and don’t look like a target. By doing this you make yourself look and feel stronger than you may be. It may make attackers think twice before trying something.

 

2.       THE MAJOR WEAK POINTS OF THE HUMAN BODY:

Eyes – poke, claw, throw sand, the eyes are sensitive and whatever you do is going to cause pain and blurred vision

Nose- coming from someone who has broken this part of their body more times than she wants to remember, this is a very weak and vulnerable spot. A simple strike with your palm can do a lot of damage.

Throat- If you’ve ever had anything hit your Adam’s apple, you know why this one is included in this list. Simply put, it (literally) knocks the wind right out of you. If you have never been hit there before it’s a very frightful experience.

Groin- need I say anymore? A quick flick to that area or a knee will sure do the trick.

 

3.       THE 6th SENSE – I don’t know if you ladies have ever felt it, but I sure have. It’s got me out of some close calls. When you’re in an environment, nothing bad may have happened yet but you just feel off, you get that butterfly in your belly, the weird feeling that you know something isn’t right and your heart starts to race. TRUST IT, it doesn’t matter whether you’re wrong, it just matters that you feel safe. Like that saying goes. Better safe than sorry.

 

4.       KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS - Most attackers don’t begin with brutal force. They begin by coaxing a woman into a secluded area and forcing her to relinquish her control. Not only will your instincts help you avoid dangerous situations, but you can also determine someone’s intent by knowing what to look for. Some pre-incident indicators include: refusing to accept rejection, charm, giving too many details, giving unsolicited help and expecting favours in return and unwanted promises to name a few. Remember ‘no’ is a full sentence and you don’t have to explain your reasoning.

 

5.      BEING SAFE AT NIGHTThere are several precautions that you can take to ensure your safety while walking at night.Be aware and try and avoid distractions like having your headphones in or having your head down texting.  There is safety in numbers, so where you can walk each other to cars etc.  When walking at night, always use popular routes used frequently by others. By using these, you decrease your chances of being alone while walking at night. Try not to be tempted take a shortcut through a dark alleyway or parking lot. Avoid suspicious areas and people and always try and stick to the most lit path where possible.

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“The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, produces mental toughness.
I learned that every problem I encountered had a solution.”

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I really hope that by sharing my experience with you, that it may inspire you, young women, people of all ages to start doing something to better protect themselves. Start up a martial art, take a self-defence course or at least, take on board some of the tips you have just read.

Because in the end all that matters to your loved ones is that you are safe.

 

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Why taking up Taekwondo in my 40s was the best thing ever!  

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Why taking up Taekwondo in my 40s was the best thing ever!  

And now you can do it too with my Top 5 Tips… 

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Am I having a near mid-life crisis?

Is that what this is?

Is this the equivalent of (*gulp!) buying a Harley or red sports car and dating a hot blonde?

All of this and more (MUCH more!) is what went on in my busy brain when I decided to take up martial arts in my 40s – specifically taekwondo and specifically right after I turned 4-Ohhhhhhhh.

For five years I had sat on the sidelines watching my son Lucas, 10, progress through the ranks of Taekwondo Central’s membership.

True. It was something I had considered. I like being active. I wouldn’t be the ONLY mum doing it I had thought to myself.

But comfort zones are…well…comfortable!

It’s hard to say exactly what it was that finally pushed me off that little bench on the sidelines and onto the floor.

Looking back it was possibly the result of a perfect storm.

Well-timed women’s self defence course presented by TC’s 6th Dan Black Belt Master Justin Warren which I seriously enjoyed and opened the door to these odd yet warm feelings of empowerment.

Committed encouragement from people I admire.

And finally, (but most significantly) the loss of a loved one far too soon which inspired me to just LIVE!

I turned up to my first training session a complete bundle of nerves. It felt like Lucas and I had undergone this mind-bending role reversal because there he was being all sweet and encouraging, tenderly patting my arm and telling me how proud he was of me for having a go. (*heart melts)

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I was utterly terrified that I would make a complete goose of myself in front of Master Justin, the other students and (worst of all) the other parents I had previously been sitting with on the sidelines.

Ridiculous when I think about it now but self doubt is a weird and persistent beast.

Master Justin has coached literally thousands of beginners all the way to Black Belt level so in hindsight, pretty sure he’s used to working with students who are just starting out – even uncoordinated over 40 ones!

The other students are busy doing their own thing and could care less how wonky my early kicking attempts were.

And finally, the other parents are busy watching their own kids (of course!) and had next to no interest in critiquing my efforts.

Despite all my early irrational fears, I kept going back for more. I had a fierce new training buddy in Juliani Wayan who I didn’t want to let down and I sure as heck did not want to give Lucas the impression his mum was a quitter.

On top of that, bit by bit and to my astonishment, I began to realise I was actually loving it.

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Fast forward a little to now and I have added a couple more stripes to my belt and in the process, some other really incredible things have happened:

  • I discovered I really (like REALLY) love punching and kicking. Who knew that in your 40s you could discover a whole other thing that you would just find to be so much fun? That’s heartening don’t you think?
  • Turns out I’m WAY more determined than I had ever suspected. That’s code for stubborn. Yep, I’m really, REALLY stubborn but it actually helps when you’re learning a new skill.
  • Setting regular goals (like a belt level per term) that don’t come easily, that you HAVE to work towards, is so bloomin’ fulfilling. Don’t tell anyone but I really am so chuffed with myself.
  • When you try something new that not many other people are doing, you create an instant connection with a whole bunch of amazing new people because you’re sharing an experience that’s totally unique. I really love my new Taekwondo Central tribe and am so grateful to have found them.

Above all else, I think I may look back on this as one of the most significant things I have done as a parent for Lucas.

It is staggeringly joyous to be sharing a common interest with him like this. We set goals together, motivate and encourage each other and he gives me a hiding in sparring practice, bruised shins (It’s supposed to be non contact Lucas!) and all! We love training together.

Believe me when I say this kind of bond is not something you can achieve with even the most committed support from the sidelines. You actually have to get in there, bare feet and all, and do it WITH THEM.

Don’t get me wrong, I probably HAVE had a few goose-like moments in my taekwondo journey so far.

I suspect there’ll be quite a few more…I’m talking about you spin hook kick!

 But being a bit goosy matters little now when I consider everything Lucas and I have gained as a result.

It’s been a million times worth it.

So take it from me.  If you have entered 2018 and the vaguely middle part (I said VAGUELY!) of your expectant life with a desire to make things better AND an inkling that taekwondo classes might be the answer, here are my Top 5 Tips for starting taekwondo in your 40s.

  1. Work on flexibility.

To me, this guy is NUMERO UNO in importance. Head-height kicks are the signature taekwondo move and unless you work on flexibility, you won’t be kicking anyone above the toenail.  Much to my initial disgust, flexibility is just not something you can fake. But what I happily discovered is that you really can do stuff to improve it and you WILL notice the difference – pretty quickly even!

Flexibility decreases naturally as we age but working to improve it (stretching exercises every day if you can but at least three times a week) comes with a whole raft of associated health and wellness benefits like improved bloodflow, less aches and pains and greater ability to complete everyday tasks without discomfort.

You can Google up a bunch of ideas for increasing your flexibility. I’ve done two things.

The stretches we do before the start of every class, I do at home too on non-training days.

Also I found these dynamic stretches which seem to improve flexibility AND strength.

Stand on one leg. Lift the other leg to your imaginary opponent’s knee height and then put it down again but only very lightly touching your big toe on the ground. Repeat 12 times. Both legs.

Now do a similar action but lift your leg out to the side. 12 times, both legs.

And do the same again, but lifting your leg our behind you.

As you get better and stronger, work towards lifting your leg to stomach, chest and then head height.

The tip is not to be swinging your leg to get height and momentum. You should be relying ONLY on leg strength. Also, you shouldn’t find it really exhausting. You can feel the muscles working but it’s not like you’re gasping for breath or anything.

  1. Practice 

Training once or twice a week is not going to cut the mustard when you’re in your 40s. If you want to see real improvement in those kicks, you’re going to need to put in some time at home as well to build up that muscle memory in time for your next grading.

  1. It will hurt. Deal with it Princess. 

Your body is working in ways it has NEVER had to work before. Say HELLO to your Hip Flexors! During that first term I could not believe how sore I felt. My entire legs would ache and twitch after every session. Don’t get me wrong! It wasn’t excruciating or anything but yeah, it hurts. I’m telling you this now so you don’t have to be scared when it happens to you. It’s totally normal and not going to cause you any long-lasting damage. And guess what? After a while, it gets better!

 You don’t always hurt like you do in those first few months. It’s one aspect of ALL of this that just makes each little achievement that bit sweeter. Nobody is going to serve up a new belt to you on a silver platter. Ya gotta work for it baby!

In the meantime though, all those home remedies you’ve heard about really do help – hot baths, Epsom salts, massage, foam rolling, anti-inflammatory creams.

  1. Listen to your body 

Having said that, you get used to ignoring the groans and murmurs from your newly-discovered leg muscles, but listen up if that murmur turns into a SHOUT or worse, a SCREAM. You really do come to understand which pains are the ones you should be taking seriously as a sign to slow down or stop.

You don’t want to compromise your progress altogether by ignoring symptoms that need attention. The good thing about doing this in your 40s is that there is no real sense of urgency to reach your goals. You’re not working to a deadline. Take some time off if you need to. Heal properly and start again.

  1. Celebrate the journey 

Did you know that only 1 in 20,000 people who take up martial arts, actually ever make it to Black Belt? One day I hope to be one of them. I can’t actually visualise it yet. “I will need to be able to do wharrrrrrt???”

For now though, I’m just happy taking baby steps in that general direction. Every little improvement I can see and feel, every stripe on my belt. I take a moment to acknowledge the wins, no matter how small. Sounds kinda cheesey I guess but here’s where my awesome new tribe comes in. They understand the significance of the baby steps where others might not so much. They’ll join you in celebrating them, just as you will take joy in helping celebrate theirs.

So there you have it, my Top 5 Tips. But here my patient (if you made it this far) friend, is the REAL kicker These tips are actually equally relevant no matter what your age!

I know right??!!

So what are you waiting for? Age really has absolutely NOTHING to do with it. If you want it, get out there and (just) do it. I’ll see you on the floor.

Kristy x

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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

 

Kelly Rowe Win Kicking Technique Contest

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Belt Grading Week Details. Term 3. 2018

To go for your examination and attempt your grading you will need to
qualify and have your skills checked over by one of our team of instructors

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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Challenge Day A Great Success – Check Out Results And Tons of Pics!!!


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By Kristy Hitchens aka The Mortal Mouse
Photos By Taylha Burgess - Taylha Burgess Photography.

Did you attend our Family Fun & Challenge Day?

It hasn’t been done for more than six years. We couldn’t wait for the chance to bring back some old-school fun to the club. And judging by the sheer number of cheers, smiles, laughing, comradery and general happiness that filled the Australind Senior High School Gymnasium on Sunday, June 10, WE DID IT!

Taekwondo Central’s Family Fun & Challenge Day was something we, the leadership group, will remember for a long time to come. We hope our Members will too.

Right from the outset, our 4m inflatable taekwondo kicker, grabbed everyone’s attention and announced participants and spectators alike were in for a great day. We kicked off the fun with a ‘Bring a Friend’ training session where participants rotated through three stations: kicking, self-defence and mixed drills. Whole club events like this are pretty special since they give us all the opportunity to come together and share in our mutual enjoyment of Taekwondo.

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But there is something even MORE special about having the chance to share that enjoyment with friends and family who may not have seen this side of you before. It was truly heart-warming to see mums, dads, sisters, brothers and friends jump in and have a go, inspired by the martial artists of all ages in their lives.

The arrival of Donny the Dragon really helped lift the party atmosphere of the day and he proved a big hit with our littlest members…..and even some of the bigger ones! With our classes running in Bunbury, Eaton and Australind, the lunchtime sausage sizzle provided a great opportunity for families from all of our operating locations to come together and socialise.

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Our Agility Course kicked off the Challenge aspect of our big day and it was obvious hearts were literally melting around the room as our tiny Dragonfly members threw themselves into the competition. Cheered on by the audience and our instructors it was fantastic to see all of our Members enjoy the boost in confidence that comes from competing in a fun and supportive environment with their friends.

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The sense of achievement too was real when our stunning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals with Taekwondo Central emblem were handed out. The flying kick competition was another magnificent sight for our spectators as some of our Members literally blew us away with their agility.

Gladiator Battles provided plenty of laughs before the atmosphere became more serious again for our Patterns Competition, showcasing yet another wonderful aspect of the training we undertake at Taekwondo Central.

Recognition must be given to Head Instructor Ajana Plunkett who took on the bulk of the massive amount of work involved in organising a day like this.

Thank you to the below and everyone who contributed towards making our first Family Fun & Challenge Day in YEARS such a wonderful success. We promise we won’t leave it so long again for our next special club event.

Instructor John Crawford

Leadership Team Kelly Rowe, Luke Crane, Trinity Best, Maddi Booth, Kelly Platts, Mollie Swarbrick

Black Belt Rebecca Collis for help with setting up and the agility circuit

Ajana’s sister Taylha – our event photographer

And Black Belt Gary Veljacich…but we can’t tell you why we have to thank Gary. It’s a secret!

A Special Congratulations to our top performers of the day

Trinity Best
2 Gold – 1 Silver – 1 Bronze

Chris Charry -
2 Gold – 1 Bronze

Alex Cunningham -
2 Gold – 1 Bronze

Kai Shapkaris -
2 Gold

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Medal Winners:

AGILITY CIRCUIT – ALL DIVISIONS

Gold

  • ·         William Cunningham
  • ·         Daniel Platts
  • ·         Noah Weggelaar
  • ·         Alex Cunningham
  • ·         Ryley Stranger
  • ·         Bianca Stranger
  • ·         Kai Shapkaris
  • ·         Chris Charry
  • ·         Deagan McDonald

Silver

  • ·         Jebb Collins
  • ·         Samuel Collins
  • ·         Bruce Martinac
  • ·         Annika Best
  • ·         Rebecca Buhlmann
  • ·         Joey Platts
  • ·         Toby Ballantyne
  • ·         Anthony North

Bronze

  • ·         Eric Buhlmann
  • ·         Abel Godwin
  • ·         Dimitri Perez
  • ·         Trinity Best
  • ·         Madison Riches
  • ·         Christopher Cunningham
  • ·         Lucas Hitchens
  • ·         Coya Brown

FLYING KICK – ALL DIVISIONS

Gold

  • ·         Alex Cunningham
  • ·         Rhiannon Maris
  • ·         Kai Shapkaris
  • ·         Chris Charry
  • ·         Lucas Hitchens
  • ·         Trinity Best

Silver

  • ·         Daniel Platts
  • ·         Bruce Martinac
  • ·         Julian West

Bronze

  • ·         Joey Platts
  • ·         Jaxon Godwin
  • ·         Noah Weggelaar
  • ·         Anthony North
  • ·         Toby Ballantyne
  • ·         Dylan Scott
  • ·         Deagan McDonald
  • ·         Annika Best
  • ·         Ashton English

GLADIATOR – ALL DIVISIONS

Gold

  • ·         Abel Godwin
  • ·         Sofia Sabatino
  • ·         Jaxon Godwin
  • ·         Trinity Best
  • ·         Madison Riches
  • ·         Coya Brown
  • ·         Ashton English
  • ·         Gary Veljacich

Silver

  • ·         Samuel Collins
  • ·         Alexandra Martinac
  • ·         Alex Cunningham
  • ·         Bianca Stranger
  • ·         Ryley Stranger
  • ·         Toby Ballantyne
  • ·         Dylan Scott
  • ·         Rebecca Collis

Bronze

  • ·         Noah Weggelaar
  • ·         Dimitri Perez
  • ·         Will Cottam
  • ·         Julian West
  • ·         Bruce Martinac
  • ·         Mollie Swarbrick
  • ·         Shonna Charry
  • ·         Annika Best
  • ·         Deagan McDonald
  • ·         Chris Charry
  • ·         Christopher Cunningham
  • ·         Lucas Hitchens

POOMSAE – PATTERNS

Gold

  • ·         Melanie Buhlmann
  • ·         Maddi Booth
  • ·         Madison  Riches

Silver

  • ·         Rebecca Collis
  • ·         Trinity Best
  • ·         Annika Best

Bronze

  • ·         Jacqualine McArthur
  • ·         Mollie Swarbrick
  • ·         Toby Ballantyne

Please contact us if you won a medal but have not been listed. We  would like all to be recognised for there effort

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