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Joong bong, the most versatile and easy to learn martial arts weapon

Joong Bong, The Most Versatile And Easy To Learn Martial Arts Weapon.

People have been picking up sticks to beat each other since time immemorial, but the joong bong, the Korean Middle staff, is something really special in the world of martial arts. This is the most commonly taught weapon in the Korean martial art of Kuk Sul Won, though tournaments and ease of use have brought the joong bong into other arenas, like Tae Kwon Do.

I got my first look at joong bong technique a few years ago, when I was interviewing one of the advanced students at a Kuk Sool Won school in Milwaukee. She was giving me the run down on the basic kicking and striking techniques used when something caught my eye. Next to the fans and tridents, most people wouldn’t have given the homely stick a second glance, but I could tell from the wear that this was a weapon that many students had trained with.

The joong bong itself varies depending on the school and the preference of the user. Usually, it is made out of wood or rattan and measures between 2 and half to three feet long. My friend mentioned that some heavy hitters like their joong bong to be made out of metal, and after I did a few passes with it, it makes sense; in terms of practicing, the heavier the stick is, the better the workout you’ll get.

She explained that the joong bong was the middle-sized staff that many students started off with, and is one of the easier weapons to master in the realm of Korean martial arts. She herself had started with the joong bong, and though she had progressed to a mastery of several other weapons, the joong bong remained one of her favorites. As I watched, she demonstrated some of the moves associated with this ancient weapon.

The joong bong is held at one end, rather than in the center. My friend emphasized that that this is used primarily for striking and as such, the tip should be aimed at the opponent’s neck for maximum effectiveness. Slowly, she took me through the four basic striking techniques that make up her joong bong practice and then she sped it up. As I watched in awe, she became the center of a whirling storm, the slow exercises she had been demonstrating turning into a fierce burst of activity.

She grinned at me when she finished up and asked if I cared to try. I was ready to go ahead so I stepped on the mat to face her, but she laughed.

“I was thinking about pairing you with one of our newer practitioners of joong bong,” she said and pointed at a thirteen-year-old boy, who was taking his own stick through the motions. I was going to laugh too, until I noticed how fast he was moving and how hard he could bring down his stick!

Club volleyball review for the quake volleyball club

Club Volleyball Review For The Quake Volleyball Club

The Quake Volleyball Club is a relatively new addition to the world of girls’ volleyball clubs. Founded in 1998, this club is a solid non profit corporation that specializes in high impact club volleyball experiences for the 12 and under as well as 18 and under athletes. At home in California’s Bay area, college prep volleyball is only aspect of the club’s junior volleyball program. In addition to preparing its most talented and dedicated girls for playing college volleyball, the Quake Volleyball Club also serves as the save environment in which first time players can check out the game and see if they really have a love for it that might be developed.

It is noteworthy that the coaches are largely volunteers rather than paid staff, and as such have a personal interest in making the teams successful. There is no paycheck to act as incentive, but instead it is the sheer pleasure of seeing young athletes succeed that drives Quake Volleyball Club coaches to commit their time, expertise, and also skills to build winning teams. Club director Nilo Mauricio has found that this is a winning combination for not only the coaches but also the players who are seeing their mentors in a whole new light and learn to appreciate the commitment these professionals have shown in new ways.

Parents sometimes worry that this leads to only tangential training and athletic achievement, but the results of the Quake Volleyball Club beg to differ. They use a strict tryout session to populate their playing positions and each player must qualify for the position they are hoping to play. Moreover, the attendance at these tryouts shows that players believe in the Quake Volleyball Club and the club’s ability to train them for future college level play. This is a ringing endorsement in the competitive world of volleyball tournament play.


Why should you attend lacrosse recruiting camps

Why Should You Attend Lacrosse Recruiting Camps?

High school students who play lacrosse and are seeking a sports scholarship to the college of their choice would be well advised to attend several lacrosse recruiting camps throughout their high school years. Lacrosse recruiting camps are a great way to get seen by college lacrosse recruiting scouts, and they give you an opportunity to explore your potential new college home before making any commitments.

College lacrosse recruiting scouts attend recruiting camps. By searching the college website for the lacrosse department, you can discover which coaches and lacrosse recruiting scouts will be attending which lacrosse recruiting camps, and thus make sure that you participate at the ones with scouts from the colleges where you wish to attend.

You will have the opportunity at lacrosse recruiting camps to play full games in front of the coaching staff from several colleges, and this will give you a great chance to show them how you play and what you can do not only for the immediate needs of your high school teammates but also what you could bring to their college teams.

Coaches will also be observing how well you interact and get along with other team members, and how you handle the stress of a game situation. Everyone wants to work with someone who is easy to get along with, so you will want to show the lacrosse recruiting coaches that you are that person.

In addition to the fun of playing games, you will also be able to attend special training events at lacrosse recruiting camps. This gives you a great chance to see how the coaches work with students, and you will begin to make your initial impression of if you will grow as a player under their tutelage. It also shows college lacrosse recruiting staff how quickly you pick up new ideas and how you interact with the coaches and take instruction from them.

Another advantage that comes from attending a camp is that in between lacrosse recruiting events you might be able to catch the college team playing a game or practicing. You can explore how they play together, and what you could bring to the team as its newest member. Camps held in conjunction with college lacrosse recruiting events also let you stay on campus, eat the food, and see for yourself what living on campus is like. There are many college lacrosse recruiting events scheduled each year, so be sure to take part in as many as you can.