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Tina's Corner December 2015

11 December 15

Hi Everyone....



Our Bi- Annual Training Camp rose to a whole new level this year and we experienced what I believe has been our best ever National Training Camp which all members should all be very proud of.


Dan Promotions


Big congratulations to the following Instructors who were awarded new Dan Ranks at the camp…..


2nd Dan Black Belt
Adam Cowley
Jeani-Rose Atchison
Danielle Kenny

3rd Dan Black Belt
Josh Johnson 
Alison Hanson 
Trevor Sayers
Peter Taylor
Rodney Bruin
Tania Bruin
Chrissy Butler
Teresa Bouchet 


Our next camp will be the last weekend in October 2017, the QLD government has allowed us to book the dates already and we thank them for their assistance. We only have 80 bookings/positions available and the recreation camp will not release any more at this stage because the local and interstate public schools must always take preference with regard to camp bookings, we have requested more but there is no guarantee that they will be forthcoming.


We are now taking reservations for the 2017 camp based on the 80 allocated spots only, any Adult member can reserve their place with a small $20 deposit by way of our website merchandise page.


NOTE: there are already 26 positions gone and when the entire 80 spots are gone we can't guarantee any more so, my advice........GET IN EARLY !


The Camp

$295 per person
$20 booking Deposit to be paid online via the Merchandise page asap
$80 deposit payable 4 weeks prior to the camp
Balance is payable at Camp Sign-on)

• Official "Camp 2017” T-shirt (to be collected at "Sign In)
• Airport Transfer (from Gold Coast Airport and trains up to and including 4.30pm Friday)
• Friday and Saturday nights bunk style accommodation
• All meals
• All classes
• Official Black Tie Presentation Dinner

Register NOW by securing your initial Booking deposit online NOW !

Full details are available by calling Master Tina Johnson on 0400530534 or emailing


Get to Know Our Instructors.


In this edition we ask Grandmaster a few questions and we thank him for his time…...


Q: What is the best thing about being Grandmaster ?  
A: The people I meet……I really do like people so spending time with our Instructors and students is always special and I really look forward to any opportunity I get to see or communicate with them.


Q: What is the worst thing about being Grandmaster ? 
A: Travelling…... I regularly travel long distances and it can be quite boring, although once I get to gradings that is all forgotten !


Q: What is your favourite technique ?  
A: The jump spinning outer crescent kick would definitely be a favourite of mine.


Q: What is your favourite “Breaking” technique ?  
A: I love the big tile breaks !.... they really show the power that we can produce with our technique and they look spectacular, but, unless they are done with both conviction and precision they can also be very dangerous, this is why I don’t recommend them to anyone under the higher Dan/Black Belt ranks.
Shim Jang taekwondo is not a sport or game so safety is always my number one consideration when it comes to destruction techniques, Board Breaks are great way to demonstrate the skill and power of an individual and they are an important part of our Black belt Gradings but the member MUST train and prepare for them.
Our smaller or younger members have not fully developed with regard to bone structure so asking a 10 year old to break boards whether they are re-breakable or not can be very dangerous and just plain silly unless done in controlled environment and then only under strict supervision. It is for this reason I do NOT make Board Breaks part of the regular curriculum for the Junior Black Belt Grading Test. (There are plenty of other ways for them to prove their knowledge of the art, their technical skills and their spirit!)


Q: What is your favourite TV show ?  
A: Call me a bit weird but I love the old classic comedies like Hogans Hero’s, Get Smart etc and I also like some of the modern ones like Big Bang Theory and Anger Management. My life can sometimes be pretty hectic and serious so that kind of “slapstick Humour” allows me to chill out and relax with a bit of a laugh !


Q: What do you do in your spare time ?
A: What Spare Time ?..... I’ve got 4 Grandchildren who keep me hopping and I do quite a bit of charity fundraising by way of my local Masonic Lodge, we raise money for the local Hospitals, Rural Fire Service and various Cancer Funds so I can often be seen cooking snags at the local Bunnings BBQ or selling tickets at a stand in the local shopping centre….I’m always doing something !


Q: What type of music do you like ?  
A: Pretty much anything from Cold Chisel to Adele and Pink etc, good music is good music no matter what era it’s from.


Q: What sports do you follow and do you have a favourite team ?  
A: I’m a Cricket tragic !........ Australia all the way. I was lucky enough to attend the recent Adelaide Day/Night Test, that was real thrill and a great experience.


Again we thank you for your time Grandmaster........ enjoy the Xmas break !


Enjoy your Training everyone and Merry Christmas to you all !



Tina Johnson
5th Degree Master Instructor 
World Shimjang Taekwondo Academy