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The Paragon Program 2019 / Term 4

 


Bunbury Starts Sunday 18th October 2019 – 13th December 2019 (9 Lessons)
Australind Starts Sunday 20th October 2019 – 15th December 2019 (9 Lessons)

Bunbury Paragon Program Grading13th December 2019
Australind Paragon Program Grading
15th December 2019

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

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)

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

The Paragon Program

Only 6 Members Per Class Allowed
– Bookings Essential

GreenIndicates A Confirmed Returning
Black – Unconfirmed Returning

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 Paragon Class 1 (Dragons) – Bunbury

South West Sports Centre – Bunbury
Fridays
3.45pm – 4.20pm.
Little/Super Dragons (5 – 8 years)

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Paragon Class 2 (Taekwondo) – Bunbury

South West Sports Centre – Bunbury
Fridays
4.30pm – 5.30pm.
Taekwondo  (Mixed Age.   9 years – Adult)
Booked Out

Madison Riches
Deagan McDonald
Saphyre Goodall
Kyah Goodall
Dimitrios Dimitriadis Pierce
Melina Dimitriadou-Pierce

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 Paragon Class 3 (Taekwondo) – Bunbury

South West Sports Centre – Bunbury 
Fridays
5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Taekwondo  (Mixed Age.   9 years – Adult)
(Ideal For Cho Dan Bo – Black Belt)
1 Place Available

Jy Gamble
Dylan Scott

Luke Crane
Aleysha Waters
Kian Stapelton

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Paragon Class 4 (Taekwondo) – Bunbury

South West Sports Centre – Bunbury
Fridays
6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Taekwondo  (Mixed Age.   9 years – Adult)
Booked Out

Lachlan Tuene
Tahlia Gowland
Christopher Charry
Shonna Charry

Lyn Behrens
Deanna Gowland


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Paragon Class 5 (Taekwondo) – Eaton

Eaton Softball Pavilion – Eaton
Sundays
4.00pm – 5.00pm.
Taekwondo (Mixed Age. 9 years – Adult)
1 Place Remains

Coya Brown
Jordan Gangur
Annika Best
Harry Nortier
Johnathan Twigger

 

 

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Paragon Class 6 (Taekwondo) – Eaton

Eaton Softball Pavillion – Eaton
Sundays
5.00pm – 6.00pm.
Taekwondo  (Mixed Age.   9 years – Adult)
Booked Out

Rebecca Collis
Trinity Best
Mel Buhlmann
Rebecca Buhlmann
Nohea Liedermoy
Kai Liedermoy

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 – Bookings & Payments Are On A Term Basis (Approx. 8-11 weeks)
– All Instruction By a Black Belt with Min 10 years experience
– Closer Attention To Detail
– Train Alongside Other Focused Students

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Start Training With Us! – Let Us Inspire You!


Term 4 – 2019 

Starts From Monday 14th October 2019

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

Bunbury
East Bunbury
Australind
Eaton
Dalyellup
Harvey
Busselton
Collie
Darkan

Or Choose Class By Age Group

Little Dragonflies (3 & 4yrs)
Little Dragons (5 – 8 yrs)
Junior Taekwondo (9 – 13yrs)
All Ages Taekwondo (9 – 55yrs)
Adult Taekwondo (14 – 55yrs)
Women’s Martial Arts  (18yrs +)
Silver Dragons (Low Impact / 55yrs +)

 

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

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

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

 

“LET YOURSELF BECOME INSPIRED”

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

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

If you want to

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

or if staying healthy is important to you

The Time To Start Is Now!!

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OCTOBER 2019


Bookings Accepted For Term 4 Paragon Program

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TERM 4 – 2019 Starts

From Monday 14th October
Its Going To Be A Great Term
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Silver Dragons / Lesser Impact Taekwondo Starts

Tuesday 15th October
Designed For Over 55’s but Open To Anybody Who Needs Lighter Impact.
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Judo / Jishin Jujitsu Starts

Tuesday 15th October
Learn The Art Of Grappling & Takedowns.
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WOMEN’S ONLY Taekwondo Starts

From Thursday 17th October
Share The Passion With Other Women
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PARAGON Program Starts

From Friday 18th & Sunday 20th October
For The Person Who Takes Training More Seriously
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Taekwondo Sparring Training / Combat Central Starts

Sunday 20th October
Learn The Sport Of Taekwondo.
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NOVEMBER 2019

BOARD BREAKING Seminar

Sunday 3rd November
Either In Preparation Of Your Black Belt Grading Or Just Because You Like To Smash Stuff!!.
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The Grand Masters Seminar

Sunday 10th November
Get some fine tuning and technique advice from the Oh Do Kwan Grandmasters
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TERM 4 Fasttrack Grading / Belt Examination

Sunday 17th November
A
re You Putting In The Extra Classes? You May Eligible.
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GRADING QUALIFICATION Seminars

Sunday 17th November
Required If You Wish To Grade
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Taekwondo Ohdokwan Dan Black Belt Grading

Sunday 24th November
Required If You Wish To Grade
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DECEMBER 2019

 

EARLY BIRD Discount 2020 Membership Offer Open

Get details in class. This offer is for current members only
Offer open 1st December 2019 – 16th December 2019
Save up to 30%

SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAM 2020 – Bookings Taken

Earn A Grade Over The Summer Holidays
There are limited places so book early to avoid disappointment
Classes in both Eaton & Bunbury from 2nd January 2020
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SECOND CHANCE Grading Seminar 

Miss The Seminar On 17th November?
Here’s A Second Chance To Qualify For Your Grading
This One Is 15th December
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JUDO Master Seminar 

December 15th – ASHS Gym
We’ve invited Judo Master – Shihan Kelly Morgan
Get some experience under the guidance of a 6th Dan Black Belt in Judo / Jujitsu
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TERM 4 Grading / Coloured Belt Examination 

Grading Week Starts December 16th – December 19th
Its Time To Test Your Level And Earn Your Belt
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END OF TERM 4


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Lets Spar!! Combat Central. Taekwondo Sparring Training


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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.
Master Head Instructor Justin Warren has a structured plan to help you lift your level be it for class, black belt preparation or possible future competition

So Come And TEST YOUR MIGHT!!

Combat Central

Eaton Softball Pavilion
TBA
$15
Bring
Mouthguard, Gloves, Water Bottle, shin guards, arm guards, groin guards (male)
(We will supply the rest for now)

All Ages Welcome
From Super Dragon to Taekwondo Practitioner

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Taekwondo Centrals Head Instructor 4th Dan Black Belt Miss Ajana Plunkett

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

FRIDAYS
5.30 pm – 6.30 pm
TBA

 

 

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

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

your own personal defence skills

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

Isn’t it time you did something for yourself?

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

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

Excellence.


Benefits Of Martial Arts

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Womens Taekwondo – Growing Through Focus – Ajana Plunkett

I am so excited for the future of my Women’s Only Taekwondo Class. To think we started almost 6 months ago on 6th of June, and we are now coming up to our 2nd grading at the end of this term, the time has just flown by, but I’m loving every minute of it.

I have 4 awesome, motivated ladies who have joined and started their martial arts journey and I couldn’t be more chuffed that they chose me to be their instructor.

And these ladies’ skills, continue to improve and improve.

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It’s pretty rewarding to watch.

Starting my own class, that was my own idea and responsibility has been a huge step for me as a martial artist, an instructor and as a role model in the community. Passing on my knowledge and years of training to likeminded women has been so much fun and has been a lot different to my usual classes I instruct.

3 out of 4 of these Women have been apart of our club for years, sitting on the side supporting their children week after week. Deanna and Sarah’s daughters; Tahlia & Trinity are both black belts and Lynn’s Christopher and Shonna both on their Probationary Black belts, it was a huge leap for them to all jump off the side line and finally put their feet on the training floor. If they can, maybe one of you Taekwondo Mums can as well?

For Chelsea, the leap might have been even greater. She had no children in our club, so she didn’t have that way to connect, she hadn’t watched it for years, so she didn’t have much idea what Taekwondo was about, it was something brand spanking new for her. She was my first and only student on day one, and I’m so glad we haven’t lost Chels.

There’s always going to be reasons why you shouldn’t or can’t give it a go, but there’s always going to be MORE reasons why you SHOULD do it!

Take a read of each of my student’s testimonials

 

Women’s class testimonials:

 

Deanna Gowland:

“After 6 years of sitting on the sidelines watching my daughter train with TKD Central and pass 2 Black Belt gradings, I had developed a massive respect for the sport.

I began to have a secret burning desire to take it up myself but kept passing it off.

One day I heard Ajana Plunkett was starting Ladies Only day classes. I knew this was my calling.

Leading up to the first class I was so nervous, worried that I was biting off my than I can chew.

But Ajana knows exactly how to ease the new mature student into her classes and is just amazing at it.

Fast forward 5 months I am now a yellow belt and Tkd has become a big part of my life. I am fitter, stronger and happier. I also love the special friendships I have formed with the Ladies I train with.

We are very welcoming to new class members, come join us! You’ll love it!

Thank you, Ajana.”

 

Sarah Best:

“When Head Instructor Ajana announced that she was going to start a lady only class…I really wanted to support her new endeavour.

I do still have a long way to go on this journey of Taekwondo and the warms up laps are still not my friend! BUT….I can now touch my toes. My ‘shielding stand up’ doesn’t always require a knee on the floor half way through. AND I can sometimes actually breath long enough to take a sip of water after the warm up. So, for all the obstacles I found that I couldn’t do (yet)…. there was so many that I surprisingly found that I could. That feeling of landing a great kick is extremely motivating!”

 

Chelsea Batten:

“Being a Mum I’ve found we don’t often take the time to do things for ourselves so joining the Women’s Only group was a big leap for me. Now I can’t imagine doing anything else!

The fitness, health benefits, discipline and confidence I have gained is beyond measure & i am now also a very proud member of an amazing group of ladies who I call family”

 

Lynn Behrens:

“It is the best thing that I have done for myself. I love every session, surrounded by positive people who influence me to be my best while gaining better physical strength and coordination. Ajana is a dedicated and passionate instructor. Her women’s only classes are a great way to get in shape and learn techniques in self-defence all achieved in a caring and supportive environment.”

WE WANT TO MEET MORE LADIES! We are a fun, understanding and friendly group (not to toot our own horns). You wouldn’t meet a nicer bunch!

Come give it a go, the benefits are so rewarding. It doesn’t take long to watch yourself improving; growing stronger and more confident. You may find yourself setting goals like my ladies that include getting to their black belt? Or maybe you want to take time out for yourself to exercise and socialise? Whatever your reason, my woman’s Taekwondo class might just be the thing for you.

 

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Instructor Ajana Plunkett is a 4th Dan Black Belt In Taekwondo,
and has been involved in the art for 15 years.
She is very passionate about helping others learn the benefits of what Taekwondo can give and is the
Instructor of Women’s Only Taekwondo Classes.
Ajana is the Head Instructor of Taekwondo Central

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Marvel Daedo Taekwondo Sparring Gear Available For Limited Time – Spiderman – Captain America

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Here’s some fun for the kids and the amazing thing is they are actual proper safety sparring gear. Óh My Spidey Senses Are Tingling!!!

Yes, We have access to both Spiderman & Captain America gear only that includes gloves (Taekwondo gloves are compulsory in our club)
plus shin & arm guards (soon to be compulsory), kicking paddles, focus mitts & strike shields.
Chest guard are available on request and all are at great prices!!

Unfortunately if your a big kid Superhero fan like me you will miss out as the sizes are XXS to M.
Even the kicking gear is for Dragons or TKD Juniors. These are for kids only. Bit upset about that one but so be it. This Is Not The Time To Throw Your Mighty Shield In Anger Avenger

We do plan on making shin & arm guard compulsory in 2019 to lift safety so you could get a head start or load up on gear for our Centralympics in 2019.
As this gear is the real thing so it can be worn in class.

For this order we have a deadline and all complete payment must be made to complete your order.
You better move “Spidey Swift”

Orders close 23rd November 2018

and can be placed via the attendance station at

with “Avenger Captain Ajana” or  “The Incredible John” at class
or give me “The Amazing Spider Justin”
sms on 0407470964
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Going For Black And Never Going Back – Luke Crane

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By Luke Crane, 1st Dan Black Belt

It’s November 4th, I’m sitting passenger side of my car heading to Dunsborough for a family catch up. The last 24 hours has been an absolute blur.

The events of November 3rd’s Black Belt Dan Grading still haven’t fully sunk in. Everything feels so surreal.

I have achieved something most people never will. I have obtained my Black Belt along with 5 others from my Taekwondo Central family.

Together we all further cemented our footings into our own Taekwondo journeys. Four of us obtaining our First Dan Black Belt and two of us reaching Second Dan.

I could not be more proud of the amazing effort each of us has put into preparing for yesterday’s grading. Blood, sweat, tears, injuries, sickness. We have all experienced a wide range of emotions pushing ourselves above and beyond our limits, and it payed off for every one of us.

Watching Lucas and Jy nailing their patterns, Kian with his lightning fast moves through his sparring, Trinity flawlessly and effortlessly breaking each of her boards with such fluid motion. Kelly’s beautiful stances with such precise technique also managing to take out a best in grading award.

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I am beyond proud of each of these people’s efforts, I am so proud to have been part of their grading.

So how did I get here? What led me to this point?

A big part of my journey, as many who know me, is my daughter Remy’s influence. Without enrolling her into Taekwondo Central, I may never have been standing where I was yesterday.

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I have never been a confident person. In the past I may have even seemed quite the nervous type. I find it difficult to start a conversation with someone I don’t know. I have no problems holding a conversation but I’ve always felt as if I’m interrupting something, or that no-one’s really interested in hearing what I have to say.

I used to get stuck in my own head a lot, I used to listen to my cautious thoughts too much, and I never jumped at opportunities that maybe I should have. Over many years, I slowly worked out that this was not the way to live.

I slowly corrected my thought patterns, I managed to move those cautious thoughts aside and allowed myself to breathe, to realise how draining all these excess thoughts were.

Taekwondo has been a big part of defeating my insecurities, building courage, building relationships, building strength, honour and determination. Taekwondo has done amazing things for me and I will always look back and be so proud of everything I have achieved within Taekwondo and my life as a whole since.

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I started training back in September 2016 and I couldn’t be more proud of myself for hitting my second milestone in Taekwondo on November 3rd, 2018: Achieving my First Dan Black Belt.

The first milestone I set for myself was to be able to straighten my leg above my head in warm-up stretches. I achieved that roughly one year into my journey.

My next milestone: 2nd Dan Black Belt. There have also been several unexpected milestones that have popped up unknowingly during my time training. I joined the leadership team and very quickly made my way to Assistant Instructor at Taekwondo Central.

This was something I never saw myself doing yet something that I absolutely love. Becoming a full-time instructor would be amazing, it’s definitely on my list of to do’s.

Kelly Rowe & Luke Crane Spar During The Nov 2018 Black Belt Grading

However let’s back up a bit.

Earlier I mentioned that I only started training in September 2016 and managed to obtain my Black Belt on November 3rd, 2018. How in just over 2 years have I got to this level when it generally takes 4 years?

Based on this you might be thinking getting a Black Belt is a walk in the park.

Well I’ve got news for you, it’s not! There is nothing easy about obtaining such a feat. It requires commitment, strength, focus, resilience, stamina it requires the drive to never give up.

You will at some stage be in pain, it may be new muscles forming that have never been used, you may suffer from such pains as shin splints which can be extremely painful for some, it may just be a simple accidental collision during sparring, over stretching, pushing yourself too far too quickly.

At some stage you will hurt, and that’s all part of the journey.

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I had the “pleasure” of a major shin collision a week and a half before grading. I didn’t know it at the time but when I got home I had a lump the size of my fist on my leg.

I was barely able to walk and had to keep my leg elevated and iced up. Only the day of my grading was I finally able to see my ankle because the majority of swelling and bruising had gone down.

Was I concerned about my grading due to this injury?

I hadn’t done any sparring since the collision and I had at least 8 rounds of sparring coming up as part of my grading. So the answer to my question was yes! I was concerned, I knew that I wasn’t able to perform to a level I know I can.

But it wasn’t going to stop me, it didn’t stop me. I pushed past it.

My leg was hit a few times, and believe me, it hurt! But I wasn’t going to let this stop me from coming and achieving my goal for the day and it didn’t.

So minus all of the above, all of the extra training (you would see me within our club 6 days a week either training or helping others train) what else was required to help me go for black?

It’s simple really. I now realise it’s the key to achieving anything you set your mind to.

Believe in yourself, and trust in the people who are helping you through that journey.

Master Justin, Instructors Ajana and John, none of them would tell you to go for this amazing achievement if they didn’t believe you were ready. Listen to those who are helping you out, they want nothing more than to help you succeed and succeed we did.
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My journey however doesn’t end here.

I will continue to teach and train and better myself and my knowledge about this amazing sport, Taekwondo.

Black is just the beginning. It’s the end of my probation to prove that I’m worthy of holding this world recognised certification. The real journey begins now

 

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2018 November Black Belt Grading Results – 6 New Black Belts – Check Out The Photos

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With an earlier Taekwondo Ohdokwan Black Belt grading set for November 3rd due to the Grandmasters busy schedule, Team Central being cut a month of preparation had a sprint to the end.

With 6 members locking in for a final training stint we are very happy to announce that all passed their new black belt level and one earning “Best Grading” Award.

Congratulations to

Trinity Best - Focused During Her 2nd Dan Black Belt Grading 2018 - www.tkdcentral.comTrinity Best Was Very Focused Passing 2nd Dan Black Belt

Trinity Best (2nd Dan Black Belt)
Kian Stapleton (2nd Dan Black Belt)
Kelly Rowe (1st Dan Black Belt)
Luke Crane (1st Dan Black Belt)
Lucas Hitchens (1st Dan Black Belt)
Jy Gamble (1st Dan Black Belt)

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Master Justin, Head Instructor Ajana, and Instructor John are all very proud of you and especially your dedication. It was a huge effort

After this grading it meaning Taekwondo Central produced 15 new Black belts for 2018

To top off an already great day. Kelly Rowe won “Best Grading” Award of the approx. 80 members at the grading who come from all over the state.

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Thank you also to the Taekwondo Central Support Crew who came up to celebrate the event with their club members. It was great to see so many familiar faces.

Another great that has happened for the club is 3 of our Assistants have increased level to us pass our clubs skills onto others being

Trinity BestEaton Taekwondo
Luke CraneEaton Dragons / Australind Taekwondo
Kelly RoweAustralind Taekwondo / Martialfit / Paragon Program

Its great to see the next generation of our club so focused in their own pursuit to Martial Arts Mastery

A Big Thank You also to all the people who have sent in Photos for us to get this page done. Thanks Especially to Rebecca Collis & Gary Veljacic who took most of the photos I have put up. Its great to have this event recorded visually

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Head Instructor Ajana & Kelly Rowe Having Some Fun At The Grading

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Lucas Hitchens Smashes His Boards At His Black Belt Grading

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Taekwondo Central Grading Team November 2018 - Kelly Rowe, Trinity Best,The Taekwondo Central 2018 November Grading Squad
Top L-R = Kelly Rowe, Trinity Best, Kian Stapleton, Luke Crane, Master Justin Warren
Front L-R = Jy Gamble, Lucas Hitchens, Head Instructor Ajana Plunkett


Black Belt Grading November 2018

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ECU Self Defence Course A Great Success

 

Learning How To Apply Kinetic Linking To Your Strike - ECU Self Defence - www.tkdcentral.comHow Lucky we have been to be invited to teach our Counterstrike Self Defence System to the Students of Edith Cowan University South West Campus Bunbury.

Over 4 session we covered both defence and attack strategies how to throw a person and developing enough power to break a pine board.
We’ve had a great time and have been impressed by the skills developed over a short intense course.

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I would really like to thank

Melanie Buhlmann for firstly introducing us to the ECU students, teachers & admin
Kelly Rowe for your assistance each week
Head Instructor Ajana Plunkett for also helping out with a class
Madelaine House for giving us an opportunity

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and THANKYOU to all who had a go with us. It was great fun and I hope you all enjoyed the empowerment Martial Arts can bring to your life.
Everyone was just amazing and very focused

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Staff and students of Edith Cowan University (ECU) South West had access to a 4 week Self-Defence Program
facilitated by TKD Central (https://tkdcentral.com/). The workshops included a series of basic self-defence moves
as well as protective behaviours and tactics to deter potential conflicts and victimisation.

Here is what the participants had to say about the workshops:

“I think that this workshop has been absolutely amazing, I have had so much fun as well as learnt a lot and now feel as though I would be able to defend myself if need be. I really feel that self-defence is a very important thing to learn as nursing students as we are going to be in situations in this field of work where we may require some basic knowledge. Thank you for organising this event, I am so glad that I was able to be a part of it.”

“I have enjoyed having a go trying something new! It was a lovely opportunity to have a go. Justin puts people at ease. He is a natural teacher. I enjoyed the exercise. And hopefully I have learnt some moves to keep me safe if I were to be attacked! Look out!”

“I really enjoyed participating in the ECU Self-defence program 2018, it was a good experience. The reason for me attending was that I was seeking to improve my confidence, and after this session I feel that I am on my way to improving my confidence. My only regret is not signing up sooner as it was a lot of fun. Thanks so much for organising the self-defence classes for SW ECU!

“It was a fabulous event and I really enjoyed it”

“I absolutely loved it and would definitely love to attend again next year, obviously time permitting. I think it is very worthwhile to attend, as we all need to know these things. Thanks very much. I would love to attend again next year.”

“The 4 week program was so much fun to be a part of and very helpful to learn basic self-defence in the case that we ever need to use them. Despite being the shortest person there, I feel confident that I have some skills to defend myself. I would definitely participate again if it was offered again”

“Just wanted to give you some feedback on the self-defence classes that were run. Firstly thank you so much for arranging them, it is obviously something you are passionate about. I found them to be a great way for Uni students to discover ways that may assist them in the future should they be attacked.

I strongly believe though that whilst the things that are being shown are useful, self-defence is something that needs to be done regularly to become reflex in an incident. Therefore, I would love to see and attend more classes like this at Uni whether it be regular or a couple of times a year.

Martial arts is such a valuable tool not only in defence but in learning discipline and confidence. However, for a lot of students it’s not affordable so when the Uni runs things like this it is a fantastic opportunity, for people who would not otherwise be able to access self-defence lessons.”

“I really enjoyed the self-defence classes and they have had a significant and positive impact on me. I found the free on-campus self-defence classes practical and empowering. I am interested in continuing outside ECU, at this stage, probably the MartialFit classes with Kelly to increase my fitness and then I will see from there. I would definitely attend again if they were run on the SW Campus.”

“I must thank my friend. I’m not the type to join things like this I’m generally a very nervous person and honesty quite lazy in the fitness department lol ???? . She joined me up without really asking and I couldn’t be happier. After the first class I felt incredible. Total satisfaction. As you know by the last class, I was chitchatting away to everyone and feel I can walk around campus to say G’day to you all.

My mind feels better my body feels better and my confidence is up where it should be! I’m so happy I did this, met wonderful friends and it’s now something I will be continuing with my son. Thanks again for organising this program Mel and I will pop in soon for a chat ????”

“I came along to the self-defence class with my firend. I must admit that I’ve been inspired! I had a great time and appreciated what we were taught in that hour. I believe it will benefit so many people, not just so that they can have the basic skills to get away, but also for fitness. I hope you manage to get the back-up you need to continue this awesome program.”

“It was a real blast. When I went along to the first class I really had no idea what to expect or what kind of skills would be taught. I didn’t know it would turn out to be so practical and useful and doable (and DEFINITELY didn’t think we’d be breaking boards by the end of the course)!I felt really comfortable around the instructors and the other people in the classes – it wasn’t at all intimidating. It’s a great confidence booster to know I now have some defence moves in my repertoire which I can fall back on if I can’t run/talk my way out of a situation! Now that the ECU classes have finished, I want to keep going! I’m going to pop along and check out the open TKD classes. Thanks again for organising this – it’s been a huge benefit to me personally, not to mention all the other people in the classes. I’d love to see the same thing happening again at ECU in future!”

“The whole self-defence course was fun and really well worth doing. Thank you for making it possible for us to experience this on the SW Campus.”

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