What's New - Christian Tae Kwon Do
Jab punch

How to do a Jab Punch

The “JAB” punch is a commonly used technique in kickboxing and our fitness kickboxing classes. It’s quick and meant to be used when you are in close proximity to an opponent.    Start in fighting stance: feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart with the left foot in front. Put your hands up to protect your face, tuck your elbows down, keep your chin down, and make sure your hips are above your feet.  Transfer your Read more…

Back Stance

How to do a Back Stance

How to do a Back Stance BACK STANCE – KOREAN COMMAND: “DWITKUBI” The back stance is a defensive stance and a very common one in Taekwondo. Like other stances, it’s important to perform it correctly both in poomsae and when sparring. Tips on achieving a technically correct back stance: 👣 Your heels should be aligned and in an L-shape position (note that the diagram says the length is “3 foot length from origin” – we Read more…

Bo Staff strikes for beginners

How to do a strike with a Bo Staff

Bo Staff Strikes for Beginners. A lot of martial arts students want to know ” How do I strike with a Bo Staff?” We’re going to look at two basic strikes, but first is how do we hold a Bo staff? Generally, we like to call it the rule of thirds. We’re going to hold it up against your body. A third on the left side, a third on the right side of your body Read more…

Back fist

How To Do A Back Fist

How to do a Back Fist. The BACK FIST is often used as an exercise in our Fitness Kickboxing classes. It’s also a very effective strike. ✊ It is one of the fastest hand techniques available, as it uses a snapping motion rather than a thrusting one, (like most other strikes). It can be whipped out in a flash and can do a lot of damage to an opponent. 🥴 The back fist is usually Read more…

Integrity

INTEGRITY (pronounced “yom-chee” in Korean) is one of the five tenets or principles of Taekwondo. 🖐 Literally, it means “completeness” or “wholeness” – it portrays the idea of consistent character that comes out of a complete, whole heart. ❤️💛💚💙💜 Someone with integrity is not only able to determine the difference between right and wrong, but is also able to stand up for what is ethically correct. Their thoughts and actions are based on values rather Read more…

More than just Taekwondo

Taekwondo is not all about the physical – it has much to do with mental discipline and character building as well. 🧠🧎‍♀️ Each month, kids are provided lessons about a particular concept or word and are encouraged to put it into practice as “homework”. Once they demonstrate understanding, they earn a stripe which is part of the cumulative skill set required to test for their next belt level. 🤓 Last month’s word was “cooperation”. Below Read more…

Taekwondo Canada Nationals

The results of Canada’s first Recreational Online Poomsae Nationals for Black Belts are in. Please join us in celebrating our students’ and instructors’ achievements! 👏🥳💥 • Gary Voysey – 5th place • Leanne Ebner – 5th place • Logan Ebner – 7th place • Carrie Voysey – 7th place • Callie Ebner – 9th place • Stephen Ebner – 9th place Way to go people! 👊 The official results for their belt levels and divisions Read more…

Nationally certified to instruct Taekwondo

Well, it’s official! 📣 Head Instructor Gary Voysey has received Dojang Coach certification from Taekwondo Canada – the current standard for coaching Taekwondo at a national level. You can be assured that Swift Current Christian TKD students are receiving top-notch training and curriculum! 🧐📖 He is one of the very few that hold this certification in the province and the only one in southwest Saskatchewan. Congratulations sir! 👍 #scctkd #taekwondo #tkdcanada #sasktkd #dojangcoach

Women in Sports

Head Instructor of Swift Current Christian Taekwondo, Gary Voysey, had an opportunity to speak with High-Performance Coach Michelle Keith, about women in sport – specifically about women in Taekwondo. Michelle holds a 4th-degree black belt, is Kukkiwon Certified and the Head Coach of Artisan Taekwondo in Regina. She is a Registered Professional Coach with Coaches of Canada, is an NCCP Taekwondo Performance Coach (T), an NCCP Learning Facilitator, an NCCP Taekwondo Assistant Instructor Facilitator/Evaluator, an Read more…

Slavery – A Growth industry

I talk with David Pollendine from IJM Canada about human trafficking and slavery that is still rampant in the world. (https://youtu.be/AJMaunn372M) Trafficking is on every continent and IJM Canada works tirelessly to end this 150 billion dollar industry. To help, visit https://www.ijm.ca Guatemala Police Thank you video to IJM at 1.52 (https://www.justisintheprairies.com/post/ijm-protecting-people-in-poverty-from-violence-slavery-during-covid-19) Give it up for Freedom – IJM Slavery Lent Campaign. Here to Register and can join or donate to my team ‘Wot No Coffee’ Read more…