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Our Korean guests like Australia

  Our Korean guests from Shin Sung University are having a great time in Queensland.  The following is a bit of a travel diary of Dragon and Les. Week 1 Arrived Friday 25 Jan and went straight up to Caboolture to watch a Hapkido Grading.  Had steak at the Morayfield Leagues club. Australia Day cricket match and BBQ in Bardon. Spent their first week at Coorparoo going through all the classes. Week 2 Went down to Currumbin for 3 days.  They loved the beach and Robina shopping centre. Returned by train and introduced music poomse to Coorparoo.   Thursday they took the City Cat ferry into the city from Bulimba.   Friday they went to Ipswich where they saw Kangaroos at Queens Park Zoo followed by training with Kevin. Saturday they took a trip out to our country Club near Esk where they took training and came home via the Wivenhoe dam.  They have heaps of photos of Cows. Sunday they had a Korean meal with some of our students Min Suh and Jung Suh where they spend most of the day.   Week 3 Will spend 3 days at Coorparoo before Going down to the Gold Coast on Thursday. Week 4 Return from the Gold Coast and Spend time with Jono at Arana Hills and Yeronga. Return back to the Gold Coast from Thursday. Week 5 Monday they will meet Jono at the Airport where they will return to Korean and University life.    

Taekwondo Black Belt family – 3 girls and dad

Missing the first seven years of my girls lives with working away, Taekwondo gave me a chance to spend time with my children to build relationships, to build trust, to build goal setting and to achieve goals together. There are not many sports that allow such a wide range of ages to be all involved together. In the beginning I began to bring my daughters to our local Taekwondo centre, for  them fitness, but for me, to spend time with my children. I had been coming for four years but never graded, then my middle child Kaitlin asked me to grade with her, so I did. Now today some eight years on both her and I are going to grade to 2nd Dan together. Not a bad achievement, her and I joining her older sister to 2nd Dan with her younger sister not far behind. My second reason to family time, and a bit of fitness was to teach my daughters goal setting. Short, medium and long term goals. The youngest, Jennifer at twelve to have spent seven years to achieve her Black belt. More than half her life training, has taught her and her sisters goal setting and the sense of achievement for the hours put in. To set a short term goal, your next belt level. A medium goal, red belt in two years. Long term goal, Black Belt by thirteen years of age. This goal setting at such a young age aids them in every area of life for when they get older. To learn the principle of goal setting aids us in paying off a car, having a family, going to university. All areas of life where short medium and long [...]

By |2014-03-17T12:41:24+10:00January 19th, 2014|Taekwondo|0 Comments

Return dates for 2014

Wishing all students a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Return dates for all Centres. Monday January 6th 2014 Coorparoo - Michael Tan - 3311-1991 Currumbin - Ben Hartmann - 041 070-2357 Arana Hills - Jono Doyle - 040 5643645 Thursday 9th Jan Ipswich - Kevin Donaldson - 042 960-9180 Saturday 11th January Logan City PCYC - Chrissie Bowie - 043 8083996 Tuesday 14th January Springwood - Darryl Gowlett - 043 8083996 Yeronga - Greg Blain - 1300 799 258 Wednesday 29th Jan Acacia Ridge - Stephen Clark - 043 1015312 Tuesday 28th Jan Roma - Steve Ruru -  042 7082939 Monday 3rd February Sunnybank - Dejan Tunjic - (04) 3452-8511 Wednesday 5th February  Clayfield - Wayne Mahoney - 04 1888 7529

By |2013-12-31T16:40:48+10:00December 31st, 2013|Martial Arts, Taekwondo, Tans Coorparoo|0 Comments

3 new black belts for Coorparoo

3 students who start in our junior program 4 years ago have finally achieved black belt. Partick and Roseanne Scodellaro and Tom Ryder all passed their 1st dan black belt on the 8th December 2013. Below is an essay for Tom about what black belt means to him. A Black Belt in the Korean art of Taekwondo means many different things to me; mostly I see it as a sign of respect. I look up to people who have gone the distance and achieved something that great, and I just want to stop and imagine what it was like for them? How did they do it? Then the thought races to me – “How am I going to do it?”  All these things eventually lead me to think - “Why am I doing this? Why am I getting my Black Belt?”  Of course the answer is that I want to have achieved a great milestone in my life. It means that I will have achieved a great deal of knowledge in the martial arts, and have gained great respect for the 5 tenets of Taekwondo – Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. Once I’ve earned my Black Belt I know that wherever I go in the world I will get as much respect as I am giving the Black Belts now. Taekwondo is a way of living and a Black Belt signifies to me that I have reached a high skill level in my life. Receiving a Black Belt means years of hard work, studying, classes, confidence building, and teamwork.  A Black Belt requires discipline. By that I mean you can't just go through it all lazily. The Black Belt is about achieving perfect [...]

By |2019-01-16T10:31:35+10:00December 30th, 2013|Centres, Martial Arts, Motivation, Taekwondo, Tans Coorparoo|0 Comments

Pink Belt Week for Cancer Council

Cancer Council raises awareness and funds for prevention programs, support services and world-class research into women’s cancers.  Donate to Pink and make a real difference to those affected by breast and gynaecological cancers through prevention programs, support services and world-class research.  As a not-for-profit organisation, Cancer Council relies on the support of the media to promote fundraising efforts throughout the year. In 2013 they aim to raise around $9.4 million for Pink Ribbon Day, Girls’ Night In and Pink Ribbon Fundraisers. A total of $550 was raised this week through the sale of pink belts. Jeremiah Anderson Stella Anson Kim Astro Sam Atkinson Chrissie Bowie Paul Bowler Stephen Clark Tom Dean Billie Diery Daniel Egert Mitchell Egert Sam Feenstra Tom Feenstra Sasha Freslon Adam Gibson David Gibson Sarah Gibson Claire Gladman Aiden Gock Morgan Grace Jaminson Grinke Liam Hansen Savva Hatzipapas Chelsea Hobday Caleb Hodgkinson Niamh Hodgkinson John Keillerup Connor Leahy Declan Leahy Hamish Leddie Laura Leddie Spiro Livanes Nikhil Matthews David Meechan Jamie Meechan Joshua Mitchell Courtney Nichols Lachlan Nichols Connor Nicolson Judy Pascoe Max Ryder Tom Ryder Kiarra Sawynok Tom Sinnamon Leon Skerritt Lachlan Southwood Declan Stanley Claudia Tan Michael Tan Dominic Trevatt Jon Trotta Ethan Turner Madison Turner Presley Woods Brent Woolgar  

By |2019-01-16T10:31:35+10:00October 20th, 2013|Health, Martial Arts, Motivation, Taekwondo, Tans Coorparoo|0 Comments

October Dan grading

25 students and Instructors attended black belt training and our second higher dan grading for the year.  Master Tan commenced training with all Dan patterns Koryo - Ilyo followed by some 1 step sparring incorporating wrist locks.  We finished the session going through Palgwe patterns and breaking. The following students successfully passed their high dan grading.  Congratulations to all students.   Jonathon Doyle ARANA_HILLS    3rd Dan Chelsea Hobday COORPAROO 2nd Dan Bo Tristan Jong COORPAROO 2nd Dan Bo James Woods COORPAROO 2nd Dan Bo Andrew James CURRUMBIN 3rd Dan Bo Simon Williams CURRUMBIN 3rd Dan Bo Stephanie Iong LOGAN 2nd Dan Bo Ryan Crawford SPRINGWOOD 2nd Dan   The next higher Dan grading will be in April 2014.