Easter 2020

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

This Easter, we find ourselves in the middle of the worldwide COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. Perhaps now more than ever, in the past few years at least, many people are thinking seriously about life and death, and eternity. The risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 is real, and we need to take the appropriate precautions to… Continue reading Easter 2020

December 2019 action

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First Tae Kwon Do Master Low, Instructors, and new Junior Black Belt, December 2019, Perth

The last grading examination of the year has come around for First Tae Kwon Do Western Australia, and hundreds of students were in attendance as candidates. Over the course of a morning and afternoon, Master Vernon Low taught instructors and black belt members, then proceeded to examine the candidates submitted for testing. Lighting in the… Continue reading December 2019 action

October 2019 action

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First Tae Kwon Do spinning heel kick, October 2019, Perth

The past few months have been exceptionally busy months, and I have not gotten to shoot as much as I normally do. Below are photographs from two different training sessions; the first in a mixed-lighting situation during the day, and the second under more uniform lighting at night. In the first four pictures, the colouring… Continue reading October 2019 action

June 2019 action

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First Tae Kwon Do free sparring, June 2019, Perth

Master Vernon Low examined FTKD WA members earlier this month, and apart from the coloured belt promotions, we saw a Junior Black Belt, 1st Dan Black Belt, and 2nd Dan Black Belt promotion. While I was not there to shoot the black belt gradings, there was plenty of action through the rest of the day.… Continue reading June 2019 action

May 2019 action

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First Tae Kwon Do backfist strike, May 2019, Perth

Master Vernon Low travels regularly from South Australia to teach and examine First Tae Kwon Do members in Western Australia. On his most recent visit, Master Low focused on training senior coloured belt members and black belt members. All black belt members, from the youngest to the oldest, train under Master Low’s personal direction. Apart… Continue reading May 2019 action

Easter 2019

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

“Why are you here?” A short, simple question, but one that can be read in a few different ways. I would guess that most people have, at some point, asked themselves this question at the deepest, most profound level—”why do I exist?” The Westminster Shorter Catechism begins with a question-answer pair that addresses this question,… Continue reading Easter 2019

March 2019 action

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First Tae Kwon Do free sparring, March 2019, Perth

First Tae Kwon Do Western Australia’s first grading examination for 2019 was a special event, with 10 members being promoted to Junior Black Belt or 1st Dan Black Belt by Master Vernon Low. For details on the newly promoted black belt members, visit FTKD WA’s Facebook site. There were four Junior Black Belt members from… Continue reading March 2019 action