21 October 2008

First Contact

Today I made contact with the ITF school in Seoul. It is located at Itaewon, a very fusion (foreigner friendly) part of Seoul and about an hour from where I live.

I'm not sure how often I'll go train there as I'm already cutting it thin with my Hapkido and Taekkyeon training, as well as going to the gym. But I am planning to test for 4th Dan next year, so I will make an effort of going to the ITF dojang occasionally.

Another problem is that I'm already spending lots of money on martial art tuition. As it is I'm spending over a R1000 a month on class fees. Adding to this the Taekwon-Do class fees is a serious consideration. The Taekwon-Do tuition fee for a single session is a hefty $50 (R400)! Monthly payment is much cheaper and works out at around R550 a month, however you have to pay three months in advance. I will therefor have to really consider my budget and see if I can effort it all, both financially and timewise.

Bsb Sanko

12 October 2008


The latest SA-ITF Newsletter is available from the SA-ITF website or use this direct link to download the .zip-document (1.49 MB).

Kwanjangnim Sanko

08 October 2008


The proposed Potch-Rhodes action has been postponed to next year due to the fact that there was not sufficient time to organize the event. Nevertheless we do look forward to it next year.

On the 27th September there was a black belt Seminar. Phillip attended the Seminar. Alot of focus was put on stances and fitness in this seminar.

A feedback from the students regarding the Sparing gear that Mr Price stocks was that the quality of these products are not very satisfactory.

01 October 2008

Mr Price Sport

Have you noticed the Mr Price Sport in the Mooirivier Mall? I walked through a day or two ago. They are sporting (pun intended) a lot of equipment and there is even some Karate doboks and colour belts. I don't know if the Karate doboks differ from ours, but it looked similar enough. Perhaps next time we need equipment/clothing, we should also check there...