January 2017 Announcements

RSO Involvement Fair Volunteers

This year the RSO Involvement Fair is in Illini Union – Illini Rooms A, B, C from 11am-3pm. The exact location of our booth on RSO Involvement Fair/Activity Day will be announced after check-in (Wednesday, January 25th).
  • 10:30am – 11:45am (setup crew) at least 2 volunteers
  • 11:45am – 12:45pm 2-4 volunteers
  • 12:45pm – 1:45pm 2-4 volunteers
  • 1:45pm – 3:00pm 2-4 volunteers

Overall, your duty as a volunteer is to pass out fliers, collect email addresses and answer basic questions about our TKD club. If interested in volunteering please sign-up online.

First Class for New Students
Our first class for new students is Wednesday, January 25th from 5:30pm – 7pm in the ARC Combat Room. Please encourage your friends to attend and try out our club on this date. If you are on facebook you can share the public event with your friends https://www.facebook.com/events/1394359177275417/
New students should wear comfortable clothing got working out and be prepared to stay for the entire class. Also, please be on time and in uniform in order to help out with a large amount of potential new students.
Tonight’s Contemplation
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
Often in the do-chang, I witness someone’s true test of character when they are struggling with a technique or completely exhausted after a conditioning drill. Think about the words from Dr. King’s quote and think about how you can use them as motivation for your martial arts training. 

It was great to already see a few of you back on campus for class this past Saturday!

Winter Break Training Opportunities
As a reminder, the ARC is open for the remainder of Winter Break and we will continue to train informally in the Combat Room until the start of the term. Please note: class this Wednesday, January 11th will be at a later time.
Monday, January 9th at 6PM
Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30PM
Saturday, January 14th at 12PM
Monday, January 16th at 6PM (Martin Luther King Jr. Observed Holiday) 
MLK Day of Service – Volunteer Opportunities Monday, January 16th
MLK Day of Service is an opportunity for students to learn about the impact Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had on the world and participate in hands-on service project that will benefit community organizations on Monday, January 16, 2017. Pre-register as an individual or group online go.illinois.edu/mlkday Walk-ins also welcome. Check-in begins at 12:30 pm.
Spring 2017 TKD Training Schedule
Our spring schedule is the same as the fall term. See below for details:
Mondays: 6pm-7:30pm | ARC Combat Room
Wednesdays: 5:30pm-7pm | ARC Combat Room
Saturdays: 12pm-2pm | ARC Combat Room

December 2016 Announcements

Happy Friday Everybody,
This past Wednesday was our last class during 2016 in the Combat Room. Also, there will not be high-belt class during Finals week or Winter Break.
TKD Winter Break Schedule

From Saturday, December 16th – January 6th the ARC will be closed and TKD practice will be held at CRCE in an available multi-purpose room.
  • Saturday, December 16th 12pm-2pm
  • Monday, December 19th 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 21st 6:00pm-7:30pm
No TKD Class December 24th – January 1st
  • Monday, January 2nd 6pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 4th 6pm-7:30pm
Starting on Saturday, January 7th we will resume TKD classes at the ARC Combat Room as the same days/times as the fall term (Mondays 6pm, Wednesdays 5:30pm and Saturday 12pm).
I hope everyone had a terrific Finals week!

Candice Solomon-Strutz

November 2016 Announcements


First, congratulations to our newest white belts Mary and Yuhan

Belt Test Information:
As mentioned previously there will be two belt tests this term (lower belt ranks in Sunday and higher ranks on December 3rd). This Sunday, November 13th warm-ups will start promptly at 11:00AM! In turn, I recommend showing up 15-20 minutes early to ensure you are there on time. If you plan on testing you must be at the warm-ups.

Also, if you are not testing please still wear your uniform since you can definitely help out during the test by holding targets, free-sparring, taking pictures and encouraging your fellow club members. Afterward, there will be a traditional potluck at my place in Savoy, IL starting as early as 4:30pm. View the facebook event for the address and details.

Belt Test Schedule (slight changes from previous email since there are less participants)

      • 11:00am – 11:45am : warm-ups (lead by high belt) & basic kicks
      • 12:00pm – 1:00pm : white – yellow, yellow – green

The belt testing fee is $10 and this can be paid in cash or check on the day of the test. The fee covers boards, belts and other testing items. If you are re-attempting for the same belt level there is no fee required.

Other Items:
Please review the techniques for each belt rank that will be evaluated during the test on the club website: http://publish.illinois.edu/tkd-illinois/belt-ranks/. Also, everyone that is testing should review the rules sheet with the Korean terminology (click here for rules sheet) and have a favorite technique prepared. You should be able to demonstrate your favorite technique on both sides.

Potluck Gathering:
The potluck will take place at my house and begins at 4:30PM. The earlier start is to accommodate those that choose to support Instructor Martin’s Final Conducting Recital which starts at 7:30pm.
Things to bring to the potluck: A tasty dish, dessert or beverage to share with the club and feel free to bring a friend or significant other. Also, if you are attending sign-up to bring an item to share on the shared Google spreadsheet so that everyone doesn’t end up bringing brownies.