Around the Clubs

The idea of going to squad scared me, black belts would talk about sore arms and legs at Monday’s nights training. By my calculations, people significantly fitter and in every way tougher than me were still sore over 48 hours after the event.

The Graceville Club commenced operation on the 14 October 1997 at the Graceville State School. The opening of the club also marked the beginning of Mr John Bates’ instructorship. With the help of family and fellow students, the club started to build and develop into a stable club that supports all the major Bai Rui Taekwon-Do events.

Tenets at JBOOM
 
We are a small but dedicated team, in many respects we are a TKD family. The family rules personify the tenets, even if we are on the edges of civilisation. We embody Courtesy from our smallest tae kindy student to our most chronologically experienced student, no matter belt colour the expectations remain consistent. We show our Integrity by striving to better ourselves with the guidance of our incredible instructors. Patiently persevere to better our skill levels and continue to strive to improve.
Recently, the North Lakes club has had a large influx of new white belts.  Starting taekwon-do can be both exciting and daunting.  Our new students have stepped up and challenged themselves to learn something new by joining in.  This is the first in a whole set of steps of "new stuff".
I shall build a more peaceful world.  This statement is 1 of the 5 parts to the Taekwon-do oath.  The Taekwon-do oath is taught by all Bai-Rui Instructors and is taken by all Bai Rui Taekwon-do students as part of their obligations to the art, their instructors, fellow students and to society at large.  But how do we build a more peaceful world by learning to punch and kick? Isn't that a contradiction? This glaring irony is often a point of discussion in class especially while learning devastating techniques capable of inflicting the final blow a vital body part. But the answer is actually quite simple.