Save the Date (April 29th) for Spring Testing

Congratulations to our newest white belt Karan Gurbani

Spring Break 2018 Training
Below is the TKD training schedule over Spring Break (Saturday, March 17th – Sunday, March 25th) for those that remain on campus. The ARC will be open over Spring Break so we will train in the Combat Room.
  • NO CLASS Saturday, March 17th due to black belt evaluations on the east coast
  • Monday/Wednesday 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 24th 12pm – 2pm
IU Tournament (Bloomington, Indiana): March 31st
We have been invited to attend the annual Indiana University Don Burns Taekwondo Tournament on Saturday, March 31st in Bloomington, Indiana. IU doesn’t require advanced registration but I’ll post an interest poll on the facebook group to determine level of interest. Costs $15 for forms, $20 for sparring and $25 for both events. Also, the drive to Bloomington, IN is 2-3 hours.
End of the Semester Belt Test – Save the Date: Sunday, April 29th
Please place a hold on your calendars for Sunday, April 29th (the day after the Illinois Marathon) for the end of the semester belt test. The tentative time is from 10 am – 2 pm and will be held in ARC Multipurpose Room 5 since there is a conflict with the Combat Room.

February 2018 Announcements

Free Sparring Practice | Friday, February 2nd (TODAY at 6 PM)
I will be available this Friday afternoon (February 2nd) in the ARC for additional free sparring training and preparation for the tournament. Friday free sparring will be from 6-7pm and is open to anyone in the club. Sparring gear will be provided but please bring your own mouthguard. We will meet in the Combat Room but if it is busy will reserve a nearby multipurpose room.
Social Outing Poll on Facebook Group
Make sure to participate in the poll Becky posted on social media which will help determine the upcoming club social event. If you are not a member you can request to join the closed Tae Kwon Do @ UIUC Facebook Group 
Purdue Taekwondo Tournament | Saturday, February 10th
Thank you to those that indicated their interest in attending the upcoming tournament at Purdue (Instructor Ruiz, Olivia, Kirsten, Carli, Adam, and Max). If anyone else is planning on attending let me know as soon as possible by completing the shared doc on the facebook group or emailing me so that you can be forwarded the travel arrangements information.
TKD Class on Saturday, February 10th CANCELLED
Campus Rec is hosting a department event next weekend Feb. 9-11 and all club practices held in the Combat Room are being cancelled. If you have a free Saturday you are more than welcome to join those traveling to Purdue for the tournament.
White Belt Testing Opportunities
For those new students that are interested in taking the white belt test please either email or inform the primary instructor prior to class. The white belt test is a brief physical test that will take place at the end of a regularly scheduled class and be followed with questions. If you feel you comfortably know Chun Gi (first form), the school rules, and the Korean counting/terminology then you are ready to take the white belt test. You can find the school rules, the definition of Taekwondo, aims to achieve, Korean counting and terminology on our website.

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Spring 2018 TKD class schedule is similar to the last term:
Mondays 6:00-7:30 pm, Wednesday 6:00-7:30 pm and Saturdays 12:00-2:00 pm in ARC Combat Room. There will be class tonight in the ARC Combat during the MLK Jr Holiday (Wear uniforms and the Combat Room space will be open to the public so you don’t have to wait in the hallway prior to 6 pm). 

February 10th Tournament at Purdue Taekwondo Club
Purdue Taekwondo Club is hosting a tournament this Spring. The details of the tournament are as listed below:

  • What: 2017-2018 Purdue Taekwondo Tournament
  • Where: France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center
  • When: Saturday, February 10, 2018, | 10 AM
  • Costs: Forms ($10), Sparring ($15), Both ($20). 

If you plan to attend indicate your interest in the poll in the facebook group and please sign up individually through this Google Form link:

Interest in the Facebook poll is to ensure the club has enough sparring equipment for those attending and planning carpool arrangement. Sign-up on the above Google form is for Purdue to plan for the event.

First Class for New Students
Our first class for new students will be Wednesday, January 24th at 6 PM. All are welcome to join and bring a friend or classmate on January 24th 

Here’s to a fantastic semester,