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Congratulations to all our new blackbelts who passed their belt at the
Taekwondo Ohdokwan Black Belt Grading May 27th 2018

What A Great Result. Our Club Is 8 New Black Belts Strong.
The May 2018 Ohdokwan Black Belt Grading is a step up that many aspire to reach
We are so very proud of our team and we welcome them to black belt

Our Team now have around a 6 week wait to receive the World Qualification from Korea (Kukkiwon Certificate)

Congratulations To

1st Dan Black Belt

Rebecca Collis
Melanie Buhlman
Gary Veljacich
Ashton English
Brayden Nardone
Ariana Lloyd
Mia Robertson
Rebecca Buhlman

2nd Dan Black Belt

Travis Mackay

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In the last 12 months we have seen 21 members from Taekwondo Central pass their black belt levels.
Its a true testament to the experience our club is gaining from our ever expanding our Black Belt levels
Our next chance to grade for black belt will be late November / Early December.

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Mel Buhlman & Rebecca Collis In Action At The Black Belt Grading

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Ariana Lloyd and Rebecca Buhlman ready to test for their Black Belt

Travis Mackay starting 2nd Dan Blackbelt Grading

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Lets Spar!! Combat Central


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 We were a very competitive force in our past. Including
Over 250 State Champions
Over 100 Australian Champions
Over 10 International Gold Medallists
So we are going to have a play around with a sparring class

The format will be that of a competition class with full safety gear and we will ease all into it over the weeks.
The eventual goal will be a club sparring day in which we can have a safe play with the now Olympic Sport.
Instructor John has a structured plan to help you lift your level be it for class, black belt preparation or possible competition

So Come And TEST YOUR MIGHT!!

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1.00pm – 2.0opm Sundays
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Mouthguard, Gloves, Water Bottle
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All Ages Welcome
From Super Dragon to Taekwondo Practitioner

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New Eaton Taekwondo Class Starts 15th May 2018

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We are happy to announce our small expansion is starting with an “NEW” Eaton Taekwondo Class starting 15th May

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Tuesdays
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Ages 9-Adult
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Starts 15th May 2018

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Why You NEED to get your kids into Martial Arts.

Benefits Of Martial Arts

By Kelly Platts

ANXIETY. It seems to be a problem suffered by more and more people these days. The worrying part, a lot of these people are actually our kids.

Why, whose to know exactly why. Lifestyle? Diet? Our Education system? Who knows, but it’s here and we need to develop ways to overcome it. Especially for our little ones. The earlier we can teach our kids how to handle the stresses and worries of life, the better off they will be.

We’ve seen it time and time again, parents have read about the benefits of martial arts and they decide to bring their kids along to try a class. Many will love it from the word go and will continue with it for years. Some last a few terms, others only a few lessons. It’s just not their thing, but they tried it!

But then there’s a small number of kids who just won’t give it a go, I suspect they want to, kids are naturally curious. But fear, shyness and anxiety are just too overwhelming and despite all efforts from Mum/Dad and Instructors it just ends in tears.

It is these kids that could actually really benefit the most from what Martial Arts and what Master Justin has to offer them.

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Hence the introduction of the “Double Dragons Program”.

A programme specifically designed for these little guys who just need that bit of extra support and attention. In this class Mum or Dad are 100% involved. They’re not sitting on the sidelines. With a parent by their side, often this is all that’s needed to get them going, and what a great bonding opportunity!

Class numbers are capped at a maximum of six, so not only do you get a more personal experience with Head Instructor Master Justin, the overall class feeling becomes a lot less intimidating for the kids.

The Program Is Designed To Improve & Develop

Childs Personal Safety Skills Great For Coordination Give Them A Confident Start Be There To Help Them Progress All Important, An Activity For Both Parent & Child Light to Moderate Exercise For Parent Increase Bonding

We’re really excited to see what this special class can achieve. Master Justin has a truly unique skill with little ones. His kind and gentle manner really gels with our all students, but his gift is without a doubt, best applied to the youngest members. We know there will be some really positive outcomes for the students in this class.

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But don’t stop there, after experiencing some real successes with the Double Dragons, your child should have the courage and the confidence to take the next step, and by now you will have seen first hand the amazing energy and enthusiasm from Master Justin and the incredible benefits of training in Martial Arts.

Have a think about some of the qualities and skills you want your children to have as they transition from childhood into young adults. We all want them to be successful and in good health, to live long and rewarding lives, yes? In Mind, Body and Spirit!

 

What are some of the skills that successful people hold, how do they achieve success?

- Mental determination: The drive and desire to push for more.

- Perseverance: The ability to continue to walk forward in the face of defeat or disappointments that come along the way.

- Confidence: A belief in themselves and their ability to achieve what they want.

- Self Control: Understanding success involves some sacrifice.

- Problem Solving & Adaptation: An Extremely important skill that is needed across all areas of life!

- Patience, Integrity and humility. Traits that are invaluable to a successful and well rounded individual.

 

But there are two aspects to overall health.

One is your physical Health; the other is your mental health.  Without each other in unison, things just don’t run well.

A strong, healthy and fit body will undoubtable help carry them through a successful life.

- Balance: Without it we are pretty much buggered. What’s the one of the first things we lose into our elderly years? Balance! Utilise your muscles, exercise when you’re young and really strengthen your body and core. Your balance will remain with you for A LOT longer than the average person.

- Flexibility: Can you touch your toes? No? Why not? Age is no excuse! But starting early will make the transition into the golden years much easier!

- Muscle tone & Endurance: Good muscle tone promotes good posture, and having the strength to perform many daily activities are vital. Use it or lose it. There is no truer saying. Don’t move, and in years you will have trouble moving. Move more consistently through your life and in years to come you will still be moving!

So now you’ve read it, the benefits of Martial Arts are incredible! Why WOULDN’T you want to give this amazing opportunity and start in life to your kids?

 

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Coya Brown is our Term 1 – Spinner Contest Winner

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Thank you to all persons who purchased a spinner and nominated in our $100 spinner contest. Profits from our Fidget Spinner Sales will now go towards medals at our upcoming CHALLENGE DAY

It was Coya Brown who topped the standing record in the last week to just clinch the $100 prize. Coya got a time of 2m.43s on his Black Fidget Spinner. Just a mere 5 seconds longer than the nearest rival but the extra 5 seconds made him an extra $100

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Coya is part of the Paragon Program and a regular to our Sparring Class and all the instructor have all seen a noticeable improvement in a young man who is determined to reach black belt. He currently hold his blue belt – 1 stripe after starting his martial arts journey in Little Dragons. Coya’s favourite aspect of training is the sparring in which he isn’t afraid to mix it with the black belts showing great courage.

Keep up the great work Coya

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Can You Really Kick? Lets Find Out!

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Balance & Technique are 2 of the major factors of developing a controlled kick.

Whether it be a grading examination or a kick to finish an aggressor. being able to maintain balance, control with correct body mechanics, kinetic linking and flexibility all add to the desired result.
Being able to control your kick like you do a punch is a great self defence tool and in many cases an unexpected one the surprises

In class, I think one of the best drills to practise is the Short Axe – Turning Kick – Side Kick Drill.
It really catches out the puffy chest individuals who give a lot of unwanted advise about your technique.

THE KICKING TECHNIQUE TEST 1

This will show your where your kicks lag. your flexibility is falling short and your targeting is on

This is my personal little skill checker that I turn to get a quick look at my forward kicks. It will test your hamstring and groin flexibility.
It will also test the strength of the “Leg Lifting” muscles at both the front and side
The kicking actions include a leg contraction, an extension or flick and a push action
Target Areas are all different and so are support foot angles and there is 2 parts.
1 – In The Air (Technique)       2 – On A Heavy Target (Power)

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All 3 Kicks must have the correct knee chamber
All 3 Kicks must have the correct delivery of impact
All 3 Kicks must have the correct support foot rotations
All 3 Kicks must have the correct kicking foot positions
All 3 Kicks must be able to be done in the air and on a bag
All 3 Kicks must be done balancing on 1 leg

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Congratulations On All That Passed Their Belts – Term 1 Grading 2018 Complete – GOAL PASSED!!!

 

Grading week has finished and Well done to all our members who passed their belt or sub grading for black belts.
Great job done by Head Instructor Ajana Plunkett & Instructor John Crawford plus thank you to Kelly Platts & Luke Crane for assisting the grading process at various classes.
We have some great photos captured by Taylha Burgess

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Counterstrike Workshop Passes On Essential Self Defense Skills In Eaton

Held by the Shire Of Dardanup, we had a fun opportunity to run a free self defence workshop at the Eaton Recreation Centre.

The class was taught strategies on defence, importance of posture projection, how and where to strike, how to deflect strikes and escaping grab attempts
All had a great time and thankyou for the so many great comments at the end, it was great to see so many enjoying themselves and having fun while learning the potentially life saving skills we teach

I would like to thank Kristy Hitchens for helping out both in the background and helping the participants pick up the skills also thanks to Juliani Wayan for her advise to some of our ladies that was well taken in and appreciated.
Thank you to the Eaton Recreation Centre & Shire Of Dardanup,

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5 Crucial Age Defying Factors To Keep In Mind When Starting Martial Arts For Better Health – Master Justin Warren – Taekwondo Central

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Bunbury Martial Arts Instructor, Master Justin Warren from Taekwondo Central shares the 5 Crucial Factors To Keep In Mind When Starting Martial Arts For Health

Martial Arts is my life, and it has been since age 16. Taekwondo is my chosen style as I love how quick a kick can render a person defenceless but Ive trained in Jujitsu, Judo, Boxing, Kick Boxing, Eskrima, Brazilian Juijitsu, MMA, Krav Maga and Karate. Being A Full Contact fighter from ages 16 to 35, I ve been on the receiving end of some bad injuries but my sporting victories left a trail of knockouts to many of my opponents. One thing Ive always wanted to keep is my ability to keep training as my age increases. Martial Arts is a great vehicle to travel through life and some key considerations will also help you keep enjoying what your body can do.

I see many of the people I started martial arts with unable to do their art now, be it health, illness or condition, it has kept me thankfull that the style I teach keeps the longevity in your training, keeping you healthy longer. Being active is your number 1 priority to staying healthy. Taekwondo Central gives you a martial art you can learn at your own pace and stay healthy

Stronger Legs
My Grandmother turns 94 in 2018, she is an amazing women. still independant, can drive a car hundreds of km with no trouble to visit her sons. When my Grandother gives health tips, I listen and I have picked up many great ideas  and tips to keeping your youth. I remember sitting down having breakfast with her one morning while she made this birdseed like mixture of grains, seeds and nuts she starts her day off with while her country music played in the background, it something like an old friend to her. While talking about the day ahead, I asked her about her health secrets.

Dont Lose Your Mind & Dont Lose your legs she said, my grandmother likes to walk, she has a mini gym of collected (many ex tv products) that give her a great leg workout, and she is exactly right. Your legs are your base, if they are weak, you whole body is. Its comparable to weak roots holding up a tree. strong legs mean a strong body plus you escape injury from trips & topples. With martial arts training you will built leg strength through stances, kicks, movements & footwork. All of these will also built better balance, but well back up your safety by teaching you how to fall safely and avoid the damage a bad landing can leave you with. Martial Arts builds strong legs

Better Flexability
Greater freedom on movement is something we all want. You like me want less injuries, less restrictions. a good stretching routine will do the job, flexible muscles, joints and ligaments will serve you well. because our martial art teaches you to use your whole body to defend yourself, we stretch all parts, leaving you more limber and able to attempt things a stiff, strained body couldnt. Good stretching keeps your vitality and ability

Better Mind
A strong mind is such a great thing to have, mental strength and mental endurance to push yourself is a great personal skill to have. Co-ordination and Reflexes are greatly improved through martial arts. Confidence and Belief in yourself are crucial for personal development. quick thinking, protective reactions and staying calm under pressure can make a huge difference in the outcome. Dont Loose Your Mind. Its important to keep challenging it and working on the mind-body mastery martial arts can give will do just that. Challenging but achievable Taekwondo Central will keep the mental pathways strong.

Excessive Contact
If your becoming a cage fighter, well you need to do heavy contact but if your after greater health then keep contact down, granted some contact is needed to add realism but excessive head contact isnt good for you and especially not good for your brain. Just look at boxers Mohummed Ali & Freddie Roach, two amazing boxers in their own right but the damage is done and its been through excessive punches to the head. The theory of getting beaten up to learn how to not get beaten up is counterproductive. For the people who have public jobs, dealing with the public with a black eye or swollen lips doesnt help business. For proper self defence, contact is needed but not excessively

Improved Health
Better health is a goal for all of us, If your healthy, what ever you do, youll do it better. So how do you get healthy?So many “experts” tell us so many different things, so how do you decifer what is real and what isnt?
For me, its about looking at your body, what it consists of and what you cant do without. So lets cover basics

Your body cant do without.
1 – Oxygen – So you must exercise, exercise canc ut your chances of early death by half. “1 in every 4 will experience some sort of cancer, if you exercise, that cuts to 1 in 60″ – Chet Holmes
2 – Water – So Drink Pure Water, not high sugar drinks
3 – Food – So Make It High Quality (Cut Down On Junk Food)
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What Your Body Mainly Consists Of
1 – Protien – Muscles (Thats why we have been given K9 teeth, to eat meat)
2 – Fat – (Your brain is fat, You need fat, but just good quality)
3 – Calcium – Bone, Cartlidge, Tendons are all made from calcium
4 – Water – You body is said to be 60 – 70% water, Thats a no-brainer that we need H2O

I remember the reason I first really getting a love for martial arts, I was always “sporty” and had excelled in many different sports but their was one event that made me really decide to make martial arts my vehicle through life. My first instructor was a Korean Master named Mr Shin Boo Kim. He was one of the Original founders of Taekwondo in Western Australia. Most likely anybody who is 4th Dan Blackbelt or higher around The South West in Taekwondo will owe a thankyou to this korean gentleman. He had a quiet demeaner and never used aggression to solve disagreements. I remember doing a training session with him. He was approaching his 50′s and he stood on one leg, and excecuted an amazing side kick that made a “Snap” noise to it. I thought to myself “Wow, that was awesome and at the age he is. I wanted to be like that. He has passed away now but has left a legacy of Martial arts instructors and students. I also realised, while many activities have a “Use By” date, martial arts doesnt. Its a life art Mr Kim Showed me that and for me thats what it will always be. I will always “Live The Way”

 

“Its A Disgrace To Grow Old Without Realising What Your Body Is Capable”

 

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John Crawford – Courage Under Fire

In Order To Rise From Its Ashes, A Phoenix Must First Burn

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At just 20-years-old, Taekwondo Central Instructor and 3rd Dan Black Belt John Crawford has had to eyeball the kind of demons most of us would like to think NO ONE at his young age should have to stare down. About two-and-a-half years ago he entered a period of darkness he would rather forget but over the worst of it now, John credits two things for driving him through it.

His Mum.

And Taekwondo.

Right now you might be wondering if we are talking about the SAME person. That lanky larrikin of an instructor with a wide cheeky grin and usually wearing a beanie or cap on backwards. Often you’ll see him with children literally hanging off every limb or having a laugh with the adult students. That one who mostly seems so laid back and relaxed about things, you’d swear he didn’t have a care in the world. Maybe you have even thought – as a Taekwondo Instructor – he should be more serious, less casual with people?

But what if you knew that John’s efforts to make people smile was a very deliberate act on his behalf and something he sees as an important part of the relationship he enjoys with club members? It is deliberate AND he has good reason for it. Most people wouldn’t realise but John, more than most, knows the TRUE value of making someone smile, of ensuring you take the opportunity in life to have a good laugh.

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Almost three years ago, John accidentally set fire to his torso while using a grinder to cut metal. He was only three months into an Apprenticeship as a Boiler Maker. John suffered second and third degree burns down his right side from under his arm to his waist, and fingers as he tried in desperation to pat out the flames. Recovery was long and slow and he didn’t return to work until eight months after the accident. And when he did, the trauma of the event had left scars on the inside far deeper than the flames had done on the outside. He persevered for another three months with the job but ultimately had to resign knowing it was unlikely he would ever be able to return to a similar kind of work again. 

Instead he turned to “the only other thing I was good at”, appealing to Taekwondo Central’s Master Justin Warren for a full-time teaching position. Having taught John since he was 10, coached him to (at that stage) 2nd Dan Black Belt level and begun the process of transforming him into a leader within the club, Master Justin agreed.

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It’s possible he did give this plan some consideration though, since at John’s very first Taekwondo class, Master Justin asked him to sit out because he was mucking around too much! And according to John, what Master Justin had to say was little match for the spray he received from his Mum after that class. “She’s my best friend and my worst enemy in one,” he says with that trademark grin. Soon after that first class though, something clicked into place for John because while the two mates he had started training with dropped off only a few grading exams in, John just kept on going.

Even in the early days, he remembers loving the physical and mental challenge Taekwondo provided for him. A keen soccer play as well, even that eventually had to go so he could concentrate more on his school studies…and Taekwondo! 

Looking back John says self-confidence was always an issue for him and the reason he decided against entering tournaments. A crying shame given the lightning quick reflexes he displays during class demonstrations. John feels he was just starting to find that inner confidence too thanks to his Taekwondo training but the accident forced him to start re-building from the ground up once again. He says he’s not there yet but anyone who has paid close attention to his teaching style in recent months would suggest that he is well on his way to physical and emotional recovery, having stepped up in focus and intensity as well as taking on leadership of the Sunday Sparring Class.

The challenge for him now, he knows, is to develop his teaching skills in a way that allows him to hold onto the joy he brings to the role without compromising respect and control from particularly younger students. John’s casual and sometimes even cavalier demeanour masks his deep love of Taekwondo and commitment to his work. But spend more than a few minutes talking with him and it soon becomes very evident.

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Next year he will attempt his 4th Dan Black Belt grading but he won’t stop there. John has his sights set on 8th Dan which he calculates he will achieve at about age 46. All of a sudden you come to realise this laid back cool cat has a fierce stubborn streak and a quiet determination which have no doubt been valuable contributors to his ongoing recovery from previous trauma.

“Taekwondo is the one thing I’m good at,” he says. “I find I can just relax through it and it calms down my thinking.”

John’s story serves as a stunning reminder that the benefits Taekwondo can bring to people’s lives go far beyond the physical.
Courage. Confidence. Comradery. Calm.

 

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The Paragon Program

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