Canberra Seminars and Black Belt Grading
Over the weekend of August 13-14th, Master Michael Muleta conducted a series of seminars and degree gradings across Canberra.
The Canberra seminars included Sparring (x2) and Self Defense.
On the Saturday, Master Muleta ventured out to the Heron Taekwon-Do club, hosted by Sabum Glenn McKinnon.
The day commenced with a sparring seminar which focused on footwork, attacking and counter attacking drills. Students worked hard and enjoyed the session.
After a short break for lunch, a grading was conducted by Master Muleta and Sabum McKinnon. Firstly, all the gup students, followed by 4 students attempting to obtain their 1st Degree Black Belt.
After an exhaustive and comprehensive physical and theory examination, congratulations to Caylin Thompson, Scott Bovey, Peter Lachlan and Jasper Lachlan for passing their black belt testing.
The following day Master Muleta headed across the other side of town to conduct 2 seminars at the Choong Moo Taekwon-Do school in Amaroo, hosted by Sabum Jordan Steele.
The first seminar again covered ITF Sparring, with a high percentage of red and black belts, the session focused again on footwork and drills, but with a greater emphasis on ring craft, strategies and simulated match play.
As there was no grading afterwards, students were pushed to the point of exhaustion and worked very hard in a grueling session.
After a short drink break, seminar 2 then focused on self defense, or more specifically unarmed combat.
Master Muleta covered areas such as awareness and decision making, vital spots and choosing appropriate attacking tools along with covering various self defense scenarios.
Students went through releases, joint locks, take downs and improvisation drills in a solid session.
Thank you to the hosts of both days.
Post sponsored by Global Fitness Institute