Master Justin Warren Achieves 6th Dan Black Belt In Taekwondo

 

 

Justin During Sparring For His Grading (No its not a Chicken Treat Add)

Taekwondo Centrals Master Head Instructor Justin Warren has moved a notch closer to his life time goal of Grand Master by passing his 6th Dan Black Belt grading examination.
Almost withdrawing due to a bout of illness that kept him away from teaching the week before, the 44 year old decided to take the plunge and attempt the major black belt level that very few ever reach.

Showing signs of not being fully recovered, the Taekwondo master had some early troubles in the examination but as the grading moved on he settled in and started to show signs of a higher performance until scoring a near perfect board breaking score through correct use of technique, speed, flow and of course smashing the boards.

Justin has set the life long goal of becoming a grand master in the art. A Dan grading waiting time works by the student will have to wait the amount of years that they have stripes on their black belt (eg Master Warren will now have to wait 6 years until examining for 7th Dan Black Belt, meaning he will be 58 (2029) at the time of his Grand Master Grading which will most likely be at Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul Korea called the Kukkiwon.

The key to this is body preservation. The full contact, hard drilling and body toughening will be replaced will flexibility, freedom of movement, body strength and maintaining a healthy weight to keep the body efficient in its movements and avoid injuries, training but being safety conscious and enjoying martial arts for what it means to the individual.. looking after yourself by good nutrition and a non-destructive exercise schedule is key. The wonderful thing is just practising the right martial arts regularly will do just that. Many don’t make the higher level just because they don’t look after themselves and get too many or ongoing injuries

Master Justin Warren passed his grading under the Taekwondo Ohdokwan System, being graded by Grand Master Ross Hartnett (8th Dan Black Belt) Grand Master Carmela Hartnett (8th Dan Black Belt) & Master Jenny Crutchett (7th Dan Black Belt)

Justin Warren Passes 6th Dan Blackbelt In Taekwondo

 

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Taekwondo Central Instructors Promote Up A Black Belt Dan Level

 

New Black Belt Promotions. John, Justin, Ajana Vanya

 

Ajana Plunkett (4th Dan), John Crawford (3rd Dan) & Vanya Possingham (1st Dan) have all promoted up a level with Taekwondo Central welcoming Vanya Possingham to the Black Belt Club.

All gradings were conducted by a Taekwondo Ohdokwan panel of judges from around the Perth Metro area and South West. The Panel included Grand Master Ross Hartnett (8th Dan Black Belt), Grand Master Carmela Hartnett (8th Dan Black Belt) & Master Jenny Crutchett (7th Dan Blackbelt) & Myself (Justin Warren 6th Dan Black Belt)

Ajana Plunkett has been involved in Taekwondo Central for 12 years and is the first student to achieve the upper Dan level of 4th Dan Black Belt. Ajana now gains access to being on the Taekwondo Ohdokwan Grading Panel to grade from 1st Dan Black Belts to 3rd Dan Black Belts. Its a huge achievement for an 18 year old. Anybody who doubts that just has to see her skill level and it wont take long for them to agree. Ajana plays a major roll in Taekwondo Central assisting with classes and running classes for myself or her ever growing Busselton classes. I have always joked with Ajana that she is my “Polly” a reference to the BBC show Fawlty Towers. Polly is the one that runs around and sorts out everything Basil Fawlty (The manager) either misses, messes up or forgets. Ajana has been Taekwondo Centrals longest serving student and is full deserving of this level for both her ability and service to the club. Well Done Ajana.

I remember when John Crawford come to training, he never seamed that interested but he kept turning up every week. John relaxed persona tricked me, over the years he was absorbing and I could see it come through in his drive and attitude to his own training,  John has maintained a great interest in martial arts was a key figure when Taekwondo made its transition from full time academy to running from Recreation Centres in 2014. He still helps to this day, and is a major part of our teaching team, He never misses teaching or training even when the other instructors aren’t available, and never misses a chance to help the club, its truly been a pleasure to have him on board and he also deserves his new level of 3rd Dan Black Belt. Great Job John.

Vanya Possingham is one of my clubs favourite stories, I am very proud of this young man and his ability to not quit when the going gets tough. After having an unsuccessful result previously, Vanya knuckled in, trained hard, kept showing up and had that never say die attitude. Persistence certainly payed off with him passing his black belt examination. He really learned from previous mistakes, turned them around and conquered his black belt goal were we see so many who just give up a the first sign of things not going their way. Vanya now moves up the ever growing list of dedicated individuals who strive to better themselves by having purpose and a personal goal. Its a mindset that will serve Vanya well in the future at what ever goal he sets himself. Well Done Vanya, You did it! Your a 1st Poom Black Belt (Jnr Black Belt)

The next Black Belt grading will be in November/December 2016. We are looking at possibly 10 members at this examination

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Class Skills Become Life Saving Skills That Helped 2 Little Dragons Escape from Abduction Attempts

Its a Parents worst nightmare but not for these 2 Little Champions. Who used the skills learned from  Taekwondo Centrals Little Dragons Anti-Bully & Anti Abduction classes. The moves and reactions learned could well have saved their lives, but the Abductors didnt expect  to face a Little Dragon. Read both Mothers frightening account of the event as it unfolded in 2008

Crispen’s Story

“However, the extent of learning and ownership of these skills was made most apparent when my 7 year-old found himself facing danger in a busy public carpark.”

A Mother’s tribute to the ‘Little Dragons’ programme from Taekwondo Central

The path to independence and self discovery can be so exciting and unpredictable. Yet too many children experience the impacts of an environment that is neglectful, unwelcoming or unsafe. Feelings of powerlessness, fear and disrespect have a huge impact upon the development of trust, self-esteem and the establishment of safe boundaries. Opportunities that address these realities are sadly lacking, particularly for our vulnerable young children. It is only when children feel safe in the relationships with important adults that they are able to experience a broader sense of safety in the world around them…

Both of my children experienced low self esteem through no fault of their own, and so I was pleased to enroll them in the popular and affordable ‘Little Dragons’ classes run by Justin Warren and his dedicated team of “Taekwondo Central”.

Justin is, in my opinion, a true ‘Master’ and champion, who possesses a humility and compassion that has earned him respect with young and old alike: Using role play, games, imagination and fun, balanced with an expectation of clear boundaries, discipline and respect, my children grew in their individual ways. Through his leadership my children, like so many others, developed the physical and mental skills and confidence to defend and assert themselves and to use their powerful skills appropriately.

“Shouting ‘GET BACK’, he jumped back, releasing himself from his surprised assailant’s grip. There is little doubt this learned behaviour had become automatic,

Such rewards are priceless in themselves. However, the extent of learning and ownership of these skills was made most apparent when my 7 year-old found himself facing danger in a busy public carpark. A man got out of a white ute next to the passenger side of dad’s car. He told my son to get in the car with him and took hold of his arm. Without any hesitation, my son applied his learned defensive skills. Shouting ‘GET BACK’, he jumped back, releasing himself from his surprised assailant’s grip. There is little doubt this learned behaviour had become automatic, and it saved my son from extreme threat. Furthermore, it helped his recovery because he had acted assertively, appropriately and successfully against an adult. His positive self-image was further reinforced. My son subsequently received invaluable additional support from Justin in the weeks following this incident, which served to further enhance his self-esteem and supported us in addressing his emotional recovery.

Thank you, Justin, for sharing your gifts with us. You are a true hero and a role model for us all. You have given my children a sense of ownership and belief in their own abilities through a programme which should be a compulsory part of Early Childhood Education.

Hilary Cayley, Leschenault
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“It was then I saw my son apply his self defence move, and yelled out “Get Back”. Exactly What he had been taught from Justins Little Dragons Class”

A Mother’s tribute to the ‘Little Dragons’ program

When I saw an add for Taekwondo Centrals Little Dragons – A self defence program for under 8′s. My husband and I enrolled our son aged 4 into the class. We had always worried about Stranger Danger, but it was always as if it never happened to us.

It wasn’t until this year when we had gone away on holidays, every parents worst nightmare had happened. We had stopped at a busy market place with our children. I had stopped to look at a store while I has a loose grip on my sons hand, when a lady walked past us and pushed him out of my reach, dragging my son by the arm, the woman made for a quick escape

“I strongly urge parents to enrol; their kids, it could save their lives.”

I was frantic and started pushing through the crowd yelling at her to stop. It was then I saw my son apply his self defence move, and yelled out “Get Back”. Exactly What he had been taught from Justins Little Dragons Class

I look at this as being one of the worst days of my life, yet I have the sense of relief knowing that if it hadn’t been for Justin’s Little Dragons class and his wonderful instructors teaching kids self defence – it could have turned out alot worse. My husband and I are extreamly greatful to them all.

I strongly urge parents to enrol; their kids, it could save their lives.

Nicole Woodward, Eaton
November 2008

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Lachlan Enright (12), Allan Lum (30) & Jack Bowkley (15) Are The Latest Addition To Our Black Belt Family

Black Belts. Lachlan Enright (12), Allan Lum (30), Master Justin Warren, Jack Bowkley (15)Our newest Black Belts to the Taekwondo Central Family have just passed their 1st Dan Blackbelt under the Taekwondo Ohdokwan System. With a judging panel Headed by Grandmaster Ross Hartnett (8th Dan), Grandmaster Carmela Hartnett (8th Dan) and Taekwondo Central Head Instructor, Master Justin Warren (5th Dan), Lachlan Enright, Allan Lum and Jack Bowkley had to show an arrange of skills including Traditional Poomsae (5 patterns in total), Kicking Combination Techniques, 1 & 2 punching defence (16 different defences) & self defence techniques. Sparring Olympic Style then Kickboxing Style and finishing with pine board smashing which all 3 of our members broke the boards easily.

Lachlan Enright has been the most dedicated and a great example of how quick your level can raise with correct focus, great job Lachy. Jack Bowkley has been a great example of not giving up and to keep persisting, it paid off. The hardest grading was done by Allan Lum. Being the only Red Belt in a sea of some approx 30 1st Dan Blackbelts, Allans skills were tested against blackbelt and he stepped up and put on a great grading receiving many comments on attitude and power.

Congratulations to all 3 of you, and welcome now to the Black Belt Master System where we will expand your knowledge and skills further.

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Jayme-Lee Smith Does Us Proud At 2012 Oceanic Championships


Picture Above. Grandmaster Ross Hartnett, Eunice Lau (Gold Patterns/ Poomsae), Jayme-Lee Smith (Silver Sparring), Master Carmela Hartnett (Gold Individual & Team Patterns/ Poomsae).

Taekwondo Central Teenage Dynamite has impressed again, taking out Silver in the U/18′s Blackbelt Division though still only 15

Jayme-Lee’s Lead up and prep was badly interupted after suffering  ligament dmage 2 weeks before the competition, leaving her no option but to rest in a crucial part of training and peaking.

Amazingly the current Australian Blackbelt U/18 Champion still put in an amazing performance
Fight 1 – vs New Zealand = KO – 23 seconds
Fight 2 – vs New Caledonia = 18 – 0 Victory (Mercy Rule was applied and fight stopped
Fight 3 – Vs Australia = 8 – 10 earning second place.

Jayme-Lee has an amazing future ahead of her with already earning very impressive results at such a young age. We just wanted to thank Brad Emmett & Chris Kemps for helping her with her rehab training in her home town of Collie

Luke Smith & Maeve McNulty Pass Blackbelt Grading

Welcome to Blackbelt for Luke Smith & Maeve McNulty who both passed their 1st Poom Blackbelt over the weekend along with some 50 other members from the Taekwondo Ohdokwan Chainof Taekwondo Schools. The Panel included Grandmaster Ross Hartnet (8th Dan Blackbelt) & Master Carmela Hartnet (7th Dan Blackbelt).

Luke & Maeve had to show a variety of manouveres including Poomsae (Patterns), Kicking Techniques, 1 & 2 Step Punch Counters, Self Defence, Sparring (Both Olympic Style & Freestyle) and finishing up with Board Breaking to show Technique & Power.

Congratulations to both, who put in a great deal of preparation that payed off. You both did Taekwondo Central proud

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Jayme-Lee Smith Wins Junior Sportsperson Of The Year for 2012

Jayme-Lee Smith has won the JL Mumme – Jnr Sportsperson Of The Year in her hometown of Collie for the second time (previously 2010)

The event was held at the Collie Shire Building on Friday 9th November 2012, with Jayme-Lee winning over a field of high achieving athletes from various disciplines in sport

Special guest speaker and Hockeyroo Olympian Kobe McGurk who told an inspirational speech on her successes and failure on the road to her 2012 Olympic Team selection

We would just like to thank all involved with this great annual event. I was very suprised at the amazing high level of achievements that come from the small mining town

Great job JL

Jayme-Lee Smith Is Selected For Australian U/18 Team For 2012 Oceania Championships

 Jayme-Lee Smith gets a quick photo with 2012 London Taekwondo Olympian for the Australian Team –  
 Safwan Khalil

For the second time in 2012 Jayme-Lee has been selected in the Australian Under 18?s Taekwondo Team, with recently being selected to compete in the Oceania Championships held in the Gold Coast in December

What makes this an amazing achievement is she come out on top in a division that included a
Current National Champion,
A Past National Champion &
A Junior World Taekwondo Championship Competitor
for the heavier division than what Jayme-Lee previously competed in.

It also means Jayme-Lee has been selected in the Under 18?s – Australian Taekwondo Team for
2 different weight divisions in the same year
, Promoting from a medal winning performance at the International Taekwondo Clubs Championships (ITCO) in Vietnam 2011, she was selected to represent Australia by Sports Taekwondo Australia earlier this year at the Junior World Taekwondo Championships (Under 18yrs) in Egypt at only 14 years of age. This achievement was earned earlier this year after winning gold at the selection championships held in Perth.

Now adding selection from Sports Taekwondo Australia to compete in the Junior Olympic Divisions at the 2012 December Oceanic Championships for Australia at a higher standard of competition and stands a good chance of earning a medal

An amazing accomplishment that only the highest of levels achieve and this was a major stepping-stone in Jayme-Lees progress towards international success at a world benchmark competition

Jayme-Lee has been recently informed that her high performance has helped her earn a 2012 SWAS (South West Academy of Sport) Scholarship after being recognized for performance over the years. Jayme-Lee has a “never give up” attitude in combat, and its not hard to see how comfortable she is under the tough pressure of full contact competition.

“Her speed is hard for many to adjust to, Her footwork makes it hard to land a kick on her and her ever-growing experience is serving her well, at such a young age, its very promising said coach Justin Warren. Jayme-Lee will now be looking at entering into the women’s divisions to keep her challenged so she can continue learning what works for her and exposing weaknesses to improve her game for later results

Jayme-Lee will now rest shortly then be back into training, hunting International Gold at a major event to add to her already large collection of impressive medals, trophies and accomplishments.

5 New Black Belts for Taekwondo Central

Zoe Brown (11), Simon Peirce (30+ Instructor), Chloe Wild (10), Master Justin Warren, Sarah Golding (12) and Ken Tovich (30+)

Congratulations To Our Newest Blackbelts, who recently passed their 1st Dan (over 15 yrs) 1st Poom Under 15yrs – Junior Blackbelt) Blackbelt Grading under the Taekwondo Ohdokwan System headed by Grandmaster Ross Hartnett (8th Dan Blackbelt)
and Master Carmela Hartnett (7th Dan Blackbelt) who were part of the judging panel that included Taekwondo Central Head Instructor Justin Warren

The successful applicant had to display a range of skills that included Kicking Techniques, Traditional Patterns, 1 Step Sparring Counters, 2 Step Counters, Self Defence, Sparring (Sport Taekwondo) Sparring (Freestyle Sparring) & Pine Board Breaking all to a level satisfactory to pass under the Grandmasters eyes.

Simon Peirce is the Dalyellup Taekwondo Instructor and has been passing his well earned skills, he also put time into after school programs held at Maidens Primary school. We are very lucky to have such a talented blackbelt leading our club,

We would also like to put out a big congratulations to Sarah Golding who was one of the highest scorers and deservedly so, Sarahs preparation was very thorough which involved Sparring Class, Patterns Class and the regular Blackbelt Masterclass, it certainly paid off

Well Done Zoe, Simon, Chloe, Sarah & Ken,
Melissa & I are very proud of you all

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Taekwondo Central Return With A “Pot Of Gold” Medals From 2012 Australian Championships

8 Gold & 3 Bronze won from team of 5


2012 Taekwondo Olympian Safwan Khalil with 2012 Under 18 Jnr Champion Jayme-Lee Smith

Centrals Amazing 14 year old Jayme-Lee Smith was most impressive
being the under 53kg U/18 Champion in 2011, JL moved up to the
under 59kg  U/18 division and was matched up in a division that had
the 2011 Champion & The 2011 Jnr World Championship Representative
Jayme-Lees Speed was just too quick for her opponents winning her final
and taking the goldJayme-Lee has now been selected represent Australia at the Oceania Championships
held later in the year at the Gold Coast Queensland, she has a great Takwondo future ahead of her

Jake Klumpp at 18 found himself in a very tough adult open for the first
time since he moved up from under 18′s. To add to it, it was the largest division at the Australian Championships
with 17 black belt men nominating for the division
The Taekwondo Central Instructor put in a fantastic effort winning bronze in his international division that
included a fighter from the USA, Turkey & Papua New Guinea. A combination of well placed kicks, solid defence
and a strong attitude did Jake well

Chloe Wild put in a great result
with a 2 Gold, 1 Bronze in patterns and then backed that up 2 days later
with a Bronze in Sparring in her Red Belt division

Maeve McNulty in her first nationals experience pulled a double gold effort
competing also in Poomsae for the Red Belt Division

Christopher Guy won 3 gold throughout the competiton taking out
Patterns, Creative patterns and an uncontested gold in sparring
to bring home a big result

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