Monday, 30 March 2020

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Direct Debits



Our apologies on behalf of the YMCA- it appears that some accounts may not have been suspended and a debit may have occurred.
The YMCA has been contacted and if this is the case we have requested a reversal of any transactions.
Sorry for any inconvenience and we will work to make sure the YMCA resolves this issue asap!  

Keep Safe
Tigers Taekwondo

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Poomsae Drills for Wednesday 25th March

Poomsae Drills
For white belts stand on one leg for 30 seconds and wave to someone with both hands,
Change legs and repeat do the every second day.

Hand Closes Arms extended, fingers and thumbs relaxed, close fist quickly ensuring thumb wrapped completely, repeat quickly 100 reps
Double Momtong makki action (extra same but 1 leg) Stand relaxed, both hands Double high outside block wrist at shoulder height, hands lightly closed bring hands to body block position without fingers touching, start slow and build speed
Double outside body block action (extra same but 1 leg) Stand relaxed both hands lightly closed crossed at the waist wrists facing up, complete outside body block action and finish in Double high outside block position, start slow and build speed
Body punch same hand only walking Whilst walking forward punch with the same hand every time, same side punches will alternate over front and back leg, at the same time making sure the non-punching hand is in the prepared position for the pulling action.
Same Side all blocking and punching (Everything) see previous drill Very seldom do we continuously change from left to right hand with the same block or punch, therefore it is much better to repeat the action with same hand whilst moving forward
One leg toe raises Stand at a wall for support if needed rise up onto ball of foot, don’t rock forward or start with foot already extended and slowly lower to floor, this will prevent rocking
One leg toe raises 45 degrees position on floor
As above in One leg toe raises but when returning to the floor land 45 degree clockwise or anticlockwise of the start position
Ball of foot turn 90degree steps against wall As above except turn foot 90 degrees
Frog stretch (extra - rotation of hip) Kneel on the floor knees as wide as comfortable with toes turned out and ankles in line with knees, lower yourself so that you rest on your elbows and gentle push backwards
Leg ups, spring off toe, no upward momentum of knee Walking forward spring off your toes in an upwards direction, don’t use knee up momentum to provide the lift
Body punch same hand only walking Long Stance Same as above but more difficult in Long Stance
Slow front kick below knee( knee height, start and finish 4 count) Whilst walking forward 3 steps to get relaxed then complete a front kick to a SLOW 4 count, knee up extend return step down, standing leg straight. This is best done firstly with the kick aimed at knee height
Slow Sidekicks 3 levels Whilst walking forward 3 steps to get relaxed, then complete a side kick to a SLOW 4 count, knee tucked, correct foot shape don’t rush the return completed a set at three levels, knee waist, higher.
Slow round house 3 levels Knee up and pointing in direction of travel at all times slow roundhouse to SLOW 4 count take 3 steps relax and repeat other leg
Half low block walking stance Start at walking stance with low block,(Left foot forward LH block) with a continuous motion bring the R foot up beside the L foot and the L blocking hand past R shoulder, the step forward with L foot and block with L hand.
Back stances single knife hand one side only Similar practice to Half low block walking stance, except executing single knife hand in back stance. These drills reinforce hand foot co-ordination as well as weak side hand preparation
Back stance single knife hand to nullo makki / spear hand, Taeguek 4 combination One side only. Emphasize on all things moving together during transition
Balance and hand / foot co-ordination for front kick Front stance hands in air, straighten front leg and make T shape with body horizontal to floor,(arabesque,) resume original front stance, then step =- repeat other side
Progression - Same as above except after return to front stance, front kick and pull hands to body as you kick return to original front stance before stepping
All actions, breath in during slow preparation, exhale and hold sharply on finish action setting core at same time.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Covid 19 Club Update


Covid 19 Club Update
Now that our State Government has acted with the imminent “lockdown” period starting tomorrow, it’s a good time to reflect on how we can all help each other through the next weeks and months.
Most sports clubs are now stopping group activities, and whilst the term “social distancing” is being used one Melbourne club has shown leadership in preferring to use the term “physical distancing”, meaning that we shouldn’t cut ourselves off from others and we can still be there and connect with others in our lives.
Tigers Taekwondo has been proactive last Monday in cancelling our remaining term classes and end of term gradings at both venues. The decision to cancel the remaining classes at Macleod was made in conjunction with the YMCA, and all direct debits were suspended last week. A credit will be issued to all affected families and deducted when our program recommences. Hopefully we’ll see you back at training sometime next term!
We understand the disappointment students will be feeling, especially those wishing to advance their grading, and encourage everyone to utilise the resources on our club website to assist with getting it right when practising at home.
Keep an eye out on our web and Facebook pages for more home training advice and tips.
Most importantly keep your training flame going by staying in touch with your martial arts practice and maintain good health and fitness!

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Homework for Friday 20 of March 2020


TIGERS Taekwondo homework Friday 20 March 2020

White Belts 1. Demonstrate passive-ready stance with emphasis on a strong, loud voice – “Get back, Leave me alone!” “Help!” “Don’t touch me!” 2. Reaction SPEAR Block against swing punch from passive-ready stance 3. Reaction Crash Blocking with side steps against pushes or grabs from passive-ready stance 4. Reaction Cover to Elbow Spike against mitt strikes from passive-ready stance 5. Reaction Cycle Hammerfist to mitt from passive-ready stance 6. Drop/Cross Elbow with front hand forearm/wrist touching bag 7. Breakout/Hip & Shoulder Slam into opponent (Bag) *maximum 4 running steps 8. Wrist-grip breakouts basic 9. Backwards Breakfall positions 1 & 2 Yellow 1 1. Backhand Hacking with lead forearm/wrist – Drop/Cross Elbow to bag from passive-ready stance 2. Knee Strikes to bag 3. Reaction Jab/Cross combination to mitt, emphasis on shifting body when hitting mitt, 4. Reaction Hook/Uppercut combination to mitts, emphasis on shifting body when hitting mitt, 5. Reaction SPEAR Block against swing punch to Drop/Cross Elbow to mitt, from passive-ready stance 6. Reaction Cover to Elbow Spike with Helmet against mitt strikes – rear Forward Elbow Strike to mitt, 7. Wrist-grip breakouts to strike opponent 8. Backwards Breakfall positions 1, 2, 3 & 4 Yellow 2 1. Reaction Cover and Slip past straight punches, from passive-ready stance 2. Reaction Jab/Cross/Hook/Uppercut/Elbow combination to mitts, from passive-ready stance 3. Reaction Crash Block with side step against a push or grab to Cycle Hammerfist, from passive-ready stance 4. Reaction SPEAR Block against swing punch to Drop/Cross Elbow grab/pull into Knee Strike, 5. Reaction Cover and Elbow Spike with Helmet against mitt strikes – rear Forward Elbow Strike, grab/pull into Knee Strike, 6. Backwards Breakfall positions 3 & 4, Side Breakfall position 1 Yellow 3 1. Reaction Krav-Maga multi-directional inside line blocking – random attacking line circling with contact 2. Reverse/Backwards Elbow strikes to mitts or bag – body and face 3. Reaction Cover and slip in past straight punch, Hook/Rip to body and/or face 4. Attempted strong push or grab from the front – SPEAR/Cover/Crash principles 5. SPEAR Mirror drill against RANDOM Punch, Headlock or Bear Hug attacks *demonstrate neck control only against strong attacker Blue 1 1. Attempted strong lead arm grab/pulling with punching attack 2. Attempted single handed lead arm strong Front Choke 3. Running Bear Hug and attempted takedown from the front 4. Reaction SPEAR block against punching attack, Strike Back 5. Groundfighting – demonstrate hand and elbow strikes lying on back (guard and mount position) Breakfalls Standing Backward Breakfall Roll to standing L & R Side Breakfall 1, 2 & 3 Blue 2 1. Strong Bear Hug with dragging and/or attempted throw from behind 2. Rear Choke and/or hand over mouth dragging backwards 3. Headlock from side with dragging or punching 4. Arm Grab from behind with strong dragging 5. Frenzied Punching Attack 6. Ground fighting – demonstrate kicking from the ground 7. Frenzied Knife Attack using rear hand hidden, stabbing to the body - Crash/Jam/Control attackers arm *demonstrate arm control only 8. Squatting Forward Roll to Side Breakfall on ground L & R Blue 3 1. 2 ground pins in Mount position – Punching attack, Forearm Choke attack - Crash/Jam/Control Strike Back to Dismount, clear & stand 2. Pin on ground in Guard position - Choke attack with hands/throttle - Crash/Jam/Control Strike Back to clear & stand 3. 2 Pins against wall – Push/grab with punching attack, Forearm Choke attack – SPEAR Crash/Jam/Control Strike Back 4. Frenzied Knife Attack using rear hand hidden, downwards head high stabbing - Crash/Jam/Control attackers arm *demonstrate arm control only 5. Standing Forward Roll to standing L & R. Red 1 1. Frenzied Knife Attack using rear hand hidden, stabbing to the body – Crash/Jam/Control, Strike Back 2. 2 Stick/Club attacks; hit downwards to the head, forehand body strikes - SPEAR, Crash/Jam/Control, strike back 3. Hand/eye & weapon co-ordination drills - demonstrate 1; ‘Waterwheel’, Parry/Salute, Cross-arm catch and scoop, ‘Hoobla’, 2 knife check/parry drills, ‘Snake’/stick disarm, Krav Maga parry drill with knife, Stick block/check & strike, other 4. Breakfalls Standing Forward Roll to Backwards Roll to squatting or standing Red 2 1. 2 Frenzied Knife Attacks; rear hand hidden, downwards head/chest high stabbing & rear hand hidden, stabbing to the body – Crash/Jam/Control, Strike Back 2. Backhand Stick/Club Attack - SPEAR, Crash/Jam/Control, Strike Back 3. Osoto-Gari (Outside Leg Sweep) – demonstrate throw and breakfall 4. Hand/eye & weapon co-ordination drills - demonstrate 2; ‘Waterwheel’, Parry/Salute, Cross-arm catch and scoop, ‘Hoobla’, 2 knife check/parry drills, ‘Snake’/stick disarm, Krav Maga parry drill with knife, Stick block/check & strike, other Red 3 1. Frenzied Knife Attack – Crash/Jam/Control, Strike Back 2. Frenzied Stick/Club Attack - SPEAR, Crash/Jam/Control, Strike Back 3. Frenzied Unarmed Attack - SPEAR, Crash/Jam/Control, Strike Back. 4. Tai-Otoshi (leg reaping hip throw) - demonstrate throw and breakfall 5. Hand/eye & weapon co-ordination drills - demonstrate 3; ‘Waterwheel’, Parry/Salute, Cross-arm catch and scoop, ‘Hoobla’, 2 knife check/parry drills, ‘Snake’/stick disarm, Krav Maga parry drill with knife, Stick block/check & strike, other CDB 1. Round Punches to the Head 2. Attempted Lapel Grab and Punch with the Other Hand 3. Forward Headlock and Punch with the Other Hand 4. Rear Choke Assisted with the Other Hand 5. Attempted Bear-hug from the Front 6. Mount and Double Handed Choke 7. Knife Swings/Stabs 8. Club Swings Black Belts – Go for a run

Monday, 16 March 2020

ALL CLASSES CANCELLED


Tigers Taekwondo has taken the decision to cancel all classes for the next two weeks.
With the elevated risk of infection our activity has due to close body contact during training we feel that it would be within our duty of care to cancel our remaining classes for term one and crediting/adjusting affected clients for term 2.
Our peak Taekwondo organisations have just cancelled several upcoming events, and whilst the risk at this stage may be considered by some to be manageable. Tigers Taekwondo feel the responsible and prudent action is to not run classes until after the school holidays, giving students and family’s better protection early. 

A clarification, the notification also includes the grading on Saturday the 21st, a new date posted as soon as the virus situation is stable.

Watch this space for further developments and hints on how to keep in shape and practice you techniques at home. We will be posting regular updates on how keep you in the groove.