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FREE Try It Taekwondo Sessions Continue Oct. 30



For residents and visitors of all ages will be held at Baddeck Academy on Thursdays October 30 and November 6 at the Fitness Area (Small gym) at Baddeck Academy from 6:30-8:00 pm. * Please wear comfortable clothing and you’ll be in bare feet.

We wish to see if there is enough interest in the community for a program or possible club now and in the future as there was a lot of interest expressed by the Baddeck & Area Community last year, but a certified/qualified instructor could not be confirmed, so efforts are underway again this season.

Certified Instructor Earl Burke (Burke’s TaeKwonDo / Mi’Kmaw First Nation Taekwondo Association) will be leading the try it sessions and future programming/club if there is enough interest. For further information and/or to register for a Taekwondo Program, please call earl at 902.322.5714

Proudly Presented By:
-Naturally Active Victoria County
-Victoria County
-Burke’s Taekwondo
-Mi’Kmaw First Nation Taekwondo Association)
-Baddeck Academy

Taekwondo means “the way of foot and fist”, which is an accurate description of this Korean martial art. Taekwondo debuted as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Olympics, but wasn’t officially added until 2000. Today, more than 60 million people in 190 countries participate in Taekwondo, and its popularity is growing in Canada.

The Program will follow the Canadian Sport for Life “Active For Life” Taekwondo Model:

Taekwondo teaches participants fundamental movement skills, fundamental sport skills and the ABCs – agility, balance, coordination and speed – of physical literacy. This physical literacy is developed through learning different sparring techniques, martial arts (patterns), and self-defence.

Taekwondo’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model consists of eight stages
•Active Start (M, F 3-5) – Introduces fundamental movement skills through physical activity and play.
•FUNdamentals (M 6-9, F 6-8) – Develops fundamental movement skills that teach overall body and limb control while emphasizing fun activity in a safe and non-threatening environment.
•Learn to Train (M 10-12, F 9-11) – Consolidates and refines basic Taekwondo skills and introduces practical tactical knowledge and decision making.
•Train to Train (M 12-16, F 11-15) – Begins to specialize in combative Taekwondo and introduces proper training for the development of proper lifting techniques. Begin emphasis on sparring.
•Train to Compete (M 16-18+, F 15-17+) – Focuses on the training process rather than the outcome of the competition while emphasizing hard work, self-discipline and commitment. Continued emphasis on sparring.
•Learn to Win (M 18-21+, F 17-19+) – Establishes and reinforces belief in ability to perform in competition or against opponents, through the development of specific attack and defense strategies. Further emphasizes sparring.
•Train to Win (M 21+, F 19+) – Maximizes ability to perform on demand at the highest levels, regardless of external factors or other elements that may affect performance. Concludes emphasis on sparring.
•Active for Life (M, F all ages) – Encourages individuals to remain physically active and involved in Taekwondo, whether competitively or recreationally, for life. Emphasis on martial arts.

*Pics Courtesy of Byron Phillips


“Me Time” – Noon Time Blast

NEW for November
Masonic Hall
Starts at 12:10 pm. Its 40 minutes.
Have fun and feel great.
Cost is $40 for 4 mondays or $12 per class.
So start your mondays on the fit track.

Message or email me to sign up. Smiles
Cyndi Ingraham

“Me Time” at Masonic Hall starts again next week.
There is a Free class on October 28 so bring a friend. Lets take care of each other by staying fit.

Sign up for $50 for 8 classes or $10 per night. Let me know by end of week so i can see our numbers.
Classes are 1 hour long Everyone goes at there own pace and we just have fun. Warm ups snd stretching. Just bring yourself we have the rest.

Tuesday October 28
4:00 at Rosalie Pino’s
5:30FREE ME time class. At Masonic hall Sign up for next 4 week sessions

Wednesday October 29
4:00 at Rosalie Pino’s
5:30 “Me time” at Masonic hall first of 8 classes
And look for lunchtime class starting in November at Masonic hall

Always remember ladies do what you can and just show up 5 minutes at a time.
If you have any questions I’m here
See you there
Bring water ladies.

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