May 2018 Announcements

Congratulations again to our graduating seniors and graduates students!

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Summer I TKD Training Schedule
Between May 14, 2018 – June 10, 2018, we will train in the ARC Combat Room during the following times:

  • Mondays: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Wednesdays: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Saturdays: 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Please note that while in the Combat Room we will train in formal uniform despite sharing the space with other clubs. Sunday high-belt classes are NOT scheduled during the summer.

Finally, if you were registered for classes in the Spring 2018 semester, you can still use your iCard to enter the ARC during the Summer I session.

High Altitude Trampoline Park Sunday, May 6th and TKD Training during Finals Week

Thank you again to all those that participated in the belt tests and potluck this past Sunday! Also, if you need a quick break from studying for Finals join us at the social event this Sunday!

Trampoline Park Social Event This Sunday
Please review Becky’s post regarding our upcoming social event on Sunday, May 6th to High Altitude Trampoline Park in Bloomington, IL. Those attending plan to meet up in the ARC parking lot around 10 AM. Pricing is as follows: 

$14.95 for 1 hour
$19.95 for 1.5 hours
$22.95 for 2 hours
$29.95 for 3 hours
Altitude Trampoline Socks (required): $2 per pair

You can fill out waivers ahead of time if you have not been here before:

Please bring a photo ID and see social media posting to arrange rides.

TKD Finals Week (5/4/18 – 5/11/18) and Summer Training

One of the perks of our Tae Kwon Do club is that we train year round. We will continue to have class during Finals week Sat 12 pm and M/W 6 – 7: 30 pm. 

Also, if you will be around the Champaign-Urbana area over the summer join us and invite your friends. During the summer session, we will train on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays in the ARC Combat Room as well as several classes outdoors around campus (during summer II session). An email with the official summer training schedule (starting times and locations) will be sent out towards the end of Finals week.

TKD Belt Test & Potluck Sunday, April 29th

TKD Class Saturday, April 28th
Due to the Illinois Marathon, there will be a limited TKD review class this Saturday, April 28th. There will be an increased amount of traffic and multiple roads shut down in that area of campus, however, if you are able to access the ARC on Saturday we have the Combat Room space reserved. So brave the crowds and train by reviewing forms and techniques prior to the belt test

Belt Test – Sunday, April 29th
The end of the semester belt test is scheduled for Sunday, April 29th followed by a potluckWarm-ups will start promptly at 10:00 AM! In turn, I recommend showing up at least 15 minutes early to ensure you are there on time. If you plan on testing you must be at the warm-ups, in turn, higher belts you might want to bring a small snack (banana, energy bar or sports drink) to keep your energy up while waiting for your test to begin. The ARC opens at 9 AM on the weekends so I wouldn’t recommend showing up any earlier than 9 AM but please set an alarm if you are not an early riser!

Also, if you are not testing please still wear your full uniform since you can definitely help out during the test by holding targets, free-sparring, taking pictures and encouraging your fellow club members. 

Belt Test Schedule:
  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am warm-ups and basic kicks
  • 10:45 am – 12:15 pm lower belt testing 
  • 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm [time permitting black belt demonstration/board breaking]
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm higher belt testing 

The belt testing fee is $10 and this can be paid by cash or electronically 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 Belt Test Items:
Please review the techniques for each belt rank that will be evaluated during the test on the club website: Also, everyone that is testing should review the rules, the Korean terminology (click here for rules on our website) and have a favorite technique prepared. You should be able to demonstrate your favorite technique on both sides

The potluck will take place at my house and begins at 5:30 PM. You can RSVP on the facebook event. Things to bring to the potluck: A tasty dish, dessert or beverage to share with the club and feel free to bring a spouse/significant other. Also, if you are attending sign-up to bring an item on the shared Google spreadsheet so that everyone doesn’t end up bring chips.