by Master Instructor Andrew Johnston
Welcome back all Students, Parents and Carers to another exciting term of Martial Arts. We have so much planned for this Term we can’t wait to get kicking!
The first exciting news I want to share with everyone, is we have 5 new Trainee Instructors who will commence their 6-month Instructors Course. Some more exciting news is, a small group from our Sports Team will be competing at the Act Cool Climate Tournament and Lithgow Taekwondo championships. Good luck Team!
Let’s Kick into Term 2!
Instructors and Team Leaders meeting
4.00pm: Leadership Team
5.00pm: Instructors Team
East Blaxland Public School
Sunday 15th May 2016
What to bring
Loose training clothes, joggers and all pads and training equipment. Uniforms are not needed.
Bring a Relative or Friend to Class
During Term 2, Wolves Martial Arts is running a promotion where students can invite their relatives or friends to Taekwondo or Haidong Gumdo.
Invited relatives or friends who become members of Wolves Martial Arts during Term 2, will receive a FREE:
- Taekwondo uniform OR
- Haidong Gumdo Sword
The students who introduce a relative or friend will automatically go into the draw to receive a $100 Shogun MA Gift Voucher.
The winner of the Term 1, 2016 “Bring a Friend Draw” was Ashleigh Sagovac. Congratulations Ashleigh!
Wolves Up and Coming Dates and Events
- Wolves Haidong Gumdo Grading: Saturday 25th June, Winmalee High School
- Wolves Taekwondo Grading: Sunday 26th June, Winmalee High School
- End of Term 2: Friday 1st July
- Start of Term 3: Monday 18th July
Some Light on the Grading Process
How often should I grade?
Taekwondo is not like other sports and activities, we don’t get to perform or show skills very often. The grading is the only time a student gets a chance to “shine”. As the club’ instructor who has seen thousands of student’s grades, I believe most the student should be grading every three months. That means that all blue belts and red belts grades should be training at least two classes per week to qualify for the grading attendance criteria. Some parents may not see a student improve from one grading to the next but the student’s progression of spirit and confidence is so often over looked. These are the real reasons the students are practicing Taekwondo.
How many times should I train each week?
To move closer to obtaining your Black Belt the student should attend two classes a week and train at least 1-2 times per week at home. If time doesn’t permit the student to train two separate nights a week maybe two classes on one night would be sufficient. Make the commitment and watch your results follow.
By Master Instructor Andrew Johnston
Do you know 90% of all world champions in TKD are counter fighters? Are you generally sparring in a counter fighting style?
The slower you kick the more you have to draw a pond your own body’s balance. Having great balance has a lot to do with core strength. Try practicing all your kicks and strikes as slow as you can at home so you build great core strength.
Contact Details for Wolves Martial Arts
Office hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm Monday to Friday
Mobile: 0414 925 780
Postal: PO Box 513, Springwood NSW 2777