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2nd Christmas camp for red & black belts
And it´s here again. Man who had problem with every school essay was assigned to write for this website again. Me! I don´t know how to start so I will write down everything I think about and what I remember after New years´ party. So...when Ondra sent us email about second Christmas camp I did n
30.12.2011, Pavel Šnábl     170   2
Photoshooting in Prague
During same weekend we took pictures in Brno and also in Prague. But for Prague session were selected Tomáš Vodička, Pavel Šnábl & Michal Zacharuk. During three hours we tried capture photos around Oldtown square, Charles bridge & Kampa. Check 66 chosen photos.
26.12.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     66
Photoshooting in Brno
During our participation at Brno Team Open 2011 we stayed for two hours in historical center of Brno. In front of Sonkal's cameras posed Monika Junová & Veronika Holečková. Enjoy 46 chosen photos.
26.12.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     46
Christmas Sonkal's demonstration
Now you can look at video with overview of Sonkal activities in year 2011. You can also check 192 photos from Christmas Taekwon-do demonstration of Sonkal. Video with whole Taekwon-Do demonstration you can find in video galler
21.12.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     2   192   1
14th Budoshow
Check more than 400 photos from Budoshow in Brno.
14.12.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     441
Třeboň Open - youth, junior and senior (tul, matsogi, t-ki & wirok)
( info pack & application form )
Taekwondo tournaments in Třeboň hall has its long history. This time it was third Třeboň Open, international competition. We saw taekwondists from Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia and Belarus during last years´ tournaments. This year competitors from Slov
8.12.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     269
Sparring training for blue belts and above
Year 2011 is coming to its end, so it was time to organize next special training. Martin Svitek picked up idea of training where blue belts and above kicked, punched, threw, choked and many other thin
8.12.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     42
Sparring training for blue belts and higher (14:00-16:00)
Next specialized training held on Černý Most od October 8. Specialized mean focused on more advanced techniques practiced by red belts and above. Our red and black belts trained
8.12.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     33   1
Třeboň Open - youth, junior and senior (tul, matsogi, t-ki & wirok)
( info pack & application form )
On Friday 25 November we travelled to Třeboň for open tournament. Our team consisted of me (Tereza Žilinská), Kristýna Hudková, Jirka Huml, Monika Junová, Wendy Benediktová, Pavel Šnabl, Matouš Jakubec, František Sakař, Jirka Novák + his father, Adam Reichel, Libor Kubíček, Pavel Zavadil, Tomáš Vodička a Ali Tairov. Kiki, me and Huml went with Ondra (our instructor) from where he does work, rest of the team went from Černý Most. Our journey was funny, also because of the riddle: „Horse goes…cla
4.12.2011, Tereza Žilinská     269   11
12th Budoshow
You can look at 634 pictures of whole martial art show and there is also available video with demonstration of team international instructors of Czech Taekwon-Do ITF Federation.
20.11.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     1   634
Czech Republic Championship of youth, juniors, seniors and veterans
Let's have a look at more than 700 photos taken during Czech Republic championship which have been held in Brno from Friday 5th till Sunday 7th November. You can also watch
17.11.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     5   779
40th Sonkal sportcamp
Whole 5 days we were preparing for Czech national Championship in Brno. Sonkal's traditional Autumn' camp wa held from Wednesday 26th till Sunday 30th of October in Zakupy near Ceska Lipa. You can look at 168 photos from training sessions
14.11.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     168
2nd national competition of CYT
This year second meeting of young talentes was organized in Frydek-Mistek. Now you can look at 155 photos.
13.11.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     155
Brno Team Open ( info pack and application form )

Look at set with 267 photos from whole competition.

5.10.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     267
Ladronkafest (www)
presentation and demonstration of Taekwon-do

Look at 170 photos with Sonkal"s participation at traditional Ladronkafest. In afternoon programme our members performed taekwondo demonstration.

Check video gallery for movie with Sonkal"s demonstration at Ladronka.

21.9.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     1   170
17th Senior World Championship

Look at all 1238 photos from World Championship in Pyongyang, DPR Korea. You can see: trip to DPR Korea visit to grave of General Choi Hong-hi sightseeing of Pyongyang opening ceremony pattern a part of sparring special techniques power breaking trip to Chinese wall

In video gallery you can find footabe of korean demonstration during opening ceremony.

19.9.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     1238
39th Sonkal sportcamp

Check 1187 photos from Sonkal"s camp in Male Svatonovice!

Also have a look to video gallery because two movies from competitions in step sparring and action scenarios.

30.8.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     1187
Test for I.-VI. dan

Day -2 (Friday 22/7) - I come earlier again, I was looking forward to it whole year, but now my mind is a bit confused. I am afraid if this camp will be good enough compared to last year´s which was supreme. We come (together with rest of PraguePardubiceVrané team) before lunch (we would be there earlier if I would listen to my car and put some fuel in it) to sweat through our common clothes because Martin Zámečník told us to join end of training. Free afternoon, no cell phone, no e-mails.….I cycle through forests around camp finding it very hilly, feeling that I won´t be able to kick well even at the beginning of the Camp.

Day -1 (Saturday 23/7) - we practice on GBHS school training camp, lot of kicking drills, one hour dedicated to throwing techniques. Un

1.8.2011, Martin Svitek     504
Interviews 2011

I had opportunity to interview one very pleasant taekwondoist during Nitra Cup 2011. She also took part in Sonkal open 2011 with small group of her fellow taekwondo practitioners from Taekwondo Academia Slovakia. I speak about 16years old Theodora Szőcs.

She started taekwondo because of her parents at age of 7, but wanted to quit after one year. Fortunately her parents persua

7.7.2011, Tomáš Vodička  

Sparring training

Photos taken by Stanislav Petera

21.6.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     35

Ljubjana Open

Look at 302 photos from competition in Slovenia. Czech national team took a part last weekend.

14.6.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     302
Interviews 2011

I chose 31 years old David Bříza from Tong Il České Budějovice for next interview.

David started his training in 1992, but stopped after two years and started again five years ago.

He like sport in all of its forms

2.6.2011, Tomáš Vodička  

Sonkal Open 2011

Look at 195 photos from competition Sonkal Open which been held on Saturday in sport hall in Prague. More info and full results will follow at the end of week.

2.6.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     195

Moravia Championship

194 photos, brief info will be added later.

2.6.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     194
Interviews 2011

Quest was simple (and Ondra Vrábel was its creator) – make an interwiev during Bohemian championship or Czech Open. I thought about some Swiss taekwondist from the beginning, because I knew others doesn´t want to use english so much. Peter Regan would be good choice, but then I got idea that talking to Sandra Guggisberg might be interesting. She is kind of big small women of Swiss taekwondo for me (I hope it sounds nice because it is meant that way :o) ) . We spoke drinking beer before Czech Open, but together with all the chat with 2 boys from Sonkal (just passing their I. Dan test), Radek Kolář and rest of Swiss team the interview would not have any meaning :o) So I did it through internet. Enjoy.

1/ How long have you practised TKD?

I hav
22.5.2011, Martin Svitek  

1st national meeting of CYT

Look at 190 photos from technical course and competition of Centers young talentes which been been held last weekend.

10.5.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     190
International technical seminar with Master Hwang Ho-yong (VIII. degree)
( info pack and application form )

Look at 240 photos from two days international technical couse in Slovakia.

2.5.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     240
Nitra Cup 2011
( info pack and application form )

Translation in progress, check 101 photos in complete text.

2.5.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     101
Tests for color belts

Spring grading took place in our main dojang on Cerny Most on Thursday (March 28). After intensive pre-grading 40 Sonkal members were chosen to be tested by international instructor Ondřej Vrábel. Everyone passed, so congratulation and we wish everyone deep motivation to future improvement.

Look also at 123 photos from test.

Martin Svitek note: I am really happy, that I finally believed our studen

28.4.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     123
38th Sonkal sportcamp

Today was ended first this year sport camp of Sonkal. We ordered at first accomodation, food and gym, but from first day it looked like we also filled from for perfect weather! Everyone bring together excellent mood and tons of power in muscles for all training sessions. In overall we spent excellent five days with taekwondo.

Look for the 544 photos from whole Easter"s sport camp of Sonkal.

25.4.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     544
Interviews 2011

After long deciding, I chose first victim of my interviews - Aneta Josková, who passed her I. Dan tests last years´ December as I did. After checking photos from European championship I found out she´s new member of Czech national team.

Aneta is 15 year old girl from Mladá Boleslav taekwon-do school Ge-baek. She practices taekwo

20.4.2011, ŠNA  

Czech Open 2011 ( info pack & application form )
kids, juniors & seniors
Check all new 8 videos with final matches of this year Czech Open 2011, which had very good competition.
19.4.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     8
Czech Open 2011 ( info pack & application form )
kids, juniors & seniors

Look at 417 photos from this year Czech Open and also look at video gallery for 8 final matches.

18.4.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     417
International instructor course with Senior master Hwang Ho-yong (VIII. degree)
( info pack and application form )

From April 10 till 11 was held international instructor course in Nymburk. It was first course of new type by ITF rules. Almost 30 taekwondo practitioners were led by Master Hwang Ho-yong (VIII. dan) throught methods of teaching in our martial art. It was mainly focused on correct teaching DO, moreal culture.

15.4.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     18
Test for I.-VII. dan

Tests from I. up to VII. Dan took place in Nymburk during evening after International Course. I was somehow allowed to see tests from IV. Dan above that were officially closed.

Let me write few subjective comments. Zdeněk Vavruška was the only adept for IV. Dan and despite of fact that he will be 40 this year (I had to ask him again after test, because it was hard to believe) he did great job (in

15.4.2011, Martin Svitek     343

International technical seminar with Master Hwang Ho-yong (VIII. degree)
( info pack and application form )

This year international technical seminar in Nymburk took a part more than 60 taekwondo practitioners from Czech Republic, Greenland, Russia, Switzerland, Poland and Croatia. Look at photos from whole two days of course which was filled with taekwondo movements and also a lot of fun.

13.4.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     367
Bohemia Championship kids, juniors and seniors

You can see 278 photos from Bohemia Championship which have been held in Nymburk, last Saturday.

27.3.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     278
17th Junior, 26th Senior, 3rd Veteran & 1st Youth European Championship

You can find here 1279 photos from European Championship, opening ceremony - Budoshow & Taekwon-do IMG competition!

Look at video gallery there are six movies from European Championship in Tallinn! More movies will be added later.

4.3.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     1279
17th Junior, 26th Senior, 3rd Veteran & 1st Youth European Championship

This year European Championship in combination with International Martial Arts Games were very interesting events. Official opening ceremony was planned on Friday evening and it was Budoshow format. Last item of show"s schedule was Taekwon-do demonstration of Korea team.

They were also participating in Sunday"s Taekwon-do IMG competition. We grab their performanance in self-defense (m

2.3.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     6
17th Junior, 26th Senior, 3rd Veteran & 1st Youth European Championship

Numerous part of Czech national team will travel to capital of Estonia - Tallinn, this year´s location of European championship. Four of Sonkal members will also take part in the event. Monika Junová and Kristýna Hudková as competitors. We wish them luck and well-shaped minds (their physical skills are trained enough). European championship will be premiere for Vláďa Švanda as member of new trainers´ team of our national team. We wish luck also to whole trainers´ team – to continue in great work of former trainers and instructors. It will be kind of premiere also for Ondra Vrábel, who starts his second ten (of years) as international referee.

Departure is planned for Monday 11:20 AM. Most of national team will return on Sunday 27/2. Rest will return day after from IMG (International Martial Games).

We keep our fingers crossed and hope that Czech taekwondo will make Estonian ice melt (actual day temperatures between minus 12°C and 15°C).

Sonkal"s competitors results after two days of tournament: 3rd place, team pattern junior female - Kristýna Hudková 2nd place, team pattern junior female - Monika Junová 1st place, sparring junior female -64kg - Kristýna Hudková 1st place, team special techniques junior female - Kristýna Hudková 1st place, team special techniques senior female - Monika Junová 2nd place, self-defense senior mix - Monika Junová 2nd place, team power breaking senior female - Monika Junová 3rd place, team sparring junior female - Kristýna Hudková

20.2.2011, Ondřej Vrábel  

Special training session for blue belts and above with Marek Svitek (14.00 - 16.00)

Next seminar for higher belts passed and because I was not the one (even though trainer´s name differs just by two letters) to lead it, let me write something about it.

I promised to bring my brother (Marek Svitek, nicknamed Tatanka) for our training for months (ok, realist would say for years). He started to practice kickboxing just few months after I have started taekwondo, did thousands of very colorful training with trainers of high standard (pioneers of kickboxing in Czech republic) and fought probably hundreds of fights in nearly all kickboxing disciplines also both on European and World level. I want to say at the beginning, point was not to teach taekwondoists kickboxing, but to take some corrections and to fight (we sparred under our sport rules, but in my opinion sport sparring i

30.1.2011, Ondřej Vrábel     84

Sport camp of club Sabom

I spent last weekend before Christmas on winter camp of Sabom taekwondo school that is led by my friends (friends from time when we practiced as blue belts together in TYO Prague II) Aneta and Martin Procházkovi (they were together as long as I remember, but Aneta changed her surname just before two years or so). I will try not to be so talkative this time and only share few thoughts with you together with few photos.

1/ Most of participants were children, but respect they showed was very mature. I won´t forget th

5.1.2011, Martin Svitek     23
Recruitment of new members
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