Event Visuals: XX Open Polish Taekwondo Championships, March 16-17 2013, Czestochowa

So it’s been a while, but finally, I’ll officially release the video footage we have of the [open polish taekwondo championships in Czestochowa]. Maybe I’ll analyze some of the fights in-depth at a later time, but at this moment, I’d rather focus on some philosophical issues. Hence, without further ado, here’s Chris’, Frank’s and my … Event Visuals: XX Open Polish Taekwondo Championships, March 16-17 2013, Czestochowa weiterlesen

Event report: XX Open Polish Taekwondo Championships, March 16-17 2013, Czestochowa

Yesterday night we returned from this year’s [open polish taekwondo championships in Czestochowa]. As expected of a [PUT] event, it was superbly organized. Everything went down smoothly with the exception of some misunderstandings regarding weight divisions, but this was also quickly taken care of and handled professionally.The schedule had weigh-in on Friday night, semi-contact sparring … Event report: XX Open Polish Taekwondo Championships, March 16-17 2013, Czestochowa weiterlesen

Event report: Shinergy[battle] Winter 2013

Last Saturday, this year’s first Shinergy[battle] was on. Great fights, great event, Fighters competed in four divisions:Men, full contact sparring, +80kgMen, semi-contact sparring, +185cmCadets, semi-contact sparring, catch weightWomen, semi-contact sparring, catch weightFor a short recap considering the rules, let me summarize the key points:Fights are “best of three”, so it takes two won rounds to … Event report: Shinergy[battle] Winter 2013 weiterlesen

Event report: “Neues von Herz, Diät und Sex”

As mentioned in [this post], I had a chance to attend [Ludwig Bernhard’s] new show “Neues von Herz, Diet und Sex” at the end of the last year. In case you don’t know him, Bernhard, who studied medicine (although never graduated from what I’ve heard – roger that, just checked Wikipedia, he never graduated) considers … Event report: “Neues von Herz, Diät und Sex” weiterlesen

Event report: Shinergy[battle] Winter 2012, 2012-12-15

The eventLast saturday (2012-12-15), the Shinergy[battle] winter 2012 was held in Amstetten, Lower Austria. The event was also something of an opening ceremony for [Dietmar's] [new dojo]. First, the children (-10 years) competed in contests that relied on agility, speed and technical skill. Then, the youngsters (+10 years) had some semi-contact sparring.From my school, there … Event report: Shinergy[battle] Winter 2012, 2012-12-15 weiterlesen

Event Report: Shinergy[stadlau] summer camp 2012

Saturday evening, I returned from the first ever Shinergy[stadlau] training camp. Thanks to the awesome people that took part, this was a great experience. I really couldn't have wished for more.You see, I've had my share of camps, both as an athlete as well as an instructor. This time, however, I took up the roles … Event Report: Shinergy[stadlau] summer camp 2012 weiterlesen