10 members of Cu Chulainn Perth arrived in Melbourne last weekend having never done a seminar under Master Daher. We had heard the stories and seen the videos of the legendary jumping twist kick but to see the leg kick that comes from nowhere in real life was fantastic.
The morning kicked off at 9am with Mr Paul Harper 6th degree and his wife Ms Michelle Harper 3rd degree organising an excellent venue and big welcome to everyone who attended.Several senior black belts ranging from 1st right through to 6th Degree black belt took to the floor with Master Daher running through all the colour belt patterns during the first half of the day. The second half of the day was the senior black belt patterns.
His knowledge and tips for improvement were outstanding and students on the floor were invited to ask questions freely. Knowledge was shared and Master Daher regularly sprinkled humour making everyone feel at ease.
“You can ask me any question you wish. I will do my best to answer but like you, I am a student of TKD and I am learning from you, so if I do not know then I will find out for you”
The thing was he did ‘know’ and not one question went unanswered.
The two highest ranking Students Mr Harper 6th Degree and Mr Crosbie 5th Degree consistently were left in awe with the advice given and were challenged throughout the day particularly during So San and Se Jung. By the end of the Seminar, all members left the hall feeling a great sense of enlightenment and new found knowledge. New friendships made and new improvements sourced.
The trip back to the hotel in the van was testimony of a great day as Cu Chulainn members from Perth chatted positively. In sum, it was a great day.Master Daher has made a provisional date to travel to Perth to test senior black belts from Cu Chulainn and other clubs on the weekend of Dec 10th/11th . For more information contact Mr Crosbie, Mr Abdallah or Mr Harper. All black belts wishing to grade will be most welcome in Perth in December !
5th Degree Black Belt Instructor( ITF Taekwon-Do Australia)