Congrats, Social Event Sunday, Fall Tournaments, and White Belt Testing

Congratulations to our clubs newest black belts Instructor Jodino, Instructor Landers and Instructor Luong!

Sunday, September 23rd Social Event at Elevate Trampoline Park in Champaign, IL
RSVP on the Facebook event if you plan to attend so we can determine if anyone needs a ride to the facility.

October 27th Tournament at Purdue Taekwondo Club
Purdue Taekwondo Club is hosting a tournament this Fall. The details of the tournament are listed below:
Where: France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center
When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10 AM Check-in, Tournament begins at 11 AM
Costs: Forms ($10), Sparring ($15), Both ($20)
If you plan to attend indicate your interest in the poll on the Facebook group.

Also, the Midwest Open Taekwondo Championships in Decatur is November 17th (first day of Fall Break). Visit this website for more details and if you are interested in attending RSVP on the facebook event.

White Belt Testing Opportunities
For those that are interested in taking the white belt test 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 exercise counting and terminology on our website.

I will be having white belt testing opportunities starting September 24th. If you are unable to attend class next week or are not ready for the white belt test in September there will be other opportunities at the end of class in October as well. After new students pass the white belt test they have the opportunity to purchase a uniform for $18.

September 2018 Announcements

New Students & Class Attendance
Thank you, everyone, for sharing the word about the club. We had a great turnout of new students on Wednesday and Saturday. Remember attendance for returning students is equally as important for numerous reasons and the most timely reason is that the new students vastly outnumber us, your presence provides beginners with role models.
Fall Training Schedule is Mondays 6PM – 7:30PM, Wednesdays 5:30PM – 7PM and Saturdays 12PM – 2PM

Black Belt Testing Saturday, September 15th
This weekend senior belts Kevin Luong, Kirsten Landers, Assistant Instructor Matt Jodino and I will be traveling to the east coast for black belt testing with our extended Tae Kwon Do community. Make sure to share your good wishes and congratulations with Kevin, Kirsten, and Matt during your next interaction. Therefore, Assistant Instructor Ruiz will be leading Tae Kwon Do class on Saturday, September 15th at 12 PM.

High Belt Class Sunday, September 16th Cancelled
This Sunday’s high belt class at 11 AM is cancelled due to travel conflicts

Sunday, September 23rd Social Event at Elevate Trampoline Park in Champaign, IL
Thank you to those that expressed their preference on the September social event on the poll. Elevate is scheduled to open this weekend so went ahead and created an event on the group page for those that are interested in a couple week to attend. RSVP on the Facebook event

August 2018 Announcements

[August 24, 2018]
Illini Frenzy | Saturday, August 25th 12 PM – 3 PM at the ARC

This is a reminder that Illini Frenzy will take place tomorrow thus our scheduled training practice has been replaced with this event. For those attending please wear your uniform. We will be passing out fliers, collecting email addresses and answering basic questions about the club in Gym 3 from 12 PM – 2 PM.

Around 2 PM we will have a demonstration in the ARC Combat Room (kicks, forms, and board breaking) and all students are welcome to participate.

Quad Day | Sunday, August 26th 12 PM – 4 PM on the Main Quad

Thank you to the volunteers that have signed up to help with recruitment. If you are free there are still a couple of slots available (sign-up online).

Our table/booth will be in the Athletic and Recreation section (an exact table number will be shared on our facebook page after we check-in). For those volunteering, please wear your Taekwondo uniform and or Taekwondo t-shirt. 

First Class for New Students | Wed. Sept 5th at 5:30 PM 

Also, our first class for new students will be Wednesday, September 5th at 5:30 PM. Please share the image below as your cover photo on social media (at least for a week)

and or invite your friends/classmates to the public Facebook event on Sept 5th


[August 15, 2018]
TKD Training Returns to the ARC Combat Room 

Starting next week those students registered for fall classes should be able to access the ARC. So we will return to training indoors in the Combat Room in the ARC next week. Our post-summer TKD training times next week will remain Monday/Wednesday at 6 PM. 

Post Summer TKD Crew

Post Summer TKD Crew

Illini Frenzy is Saturday, August 25th from 12pm-3pm and we need some volunteers for a TKD demonstration!
Please wear your uniform and list your name on the facebook poll if you are interested in participating in the demonstration during the Illini Frenzy. The specific time of the demonstration is not yet determined so specify online with a comment if you have any time constraints.

Quad Day is Sunday, August 26th from 12pm-4pm and we need more volunteers!

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm (setup crew) at least 2 volunteers
  • 12:30pm – 1:45pm 2-4 volunteers
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm 2-4 volunteers
  • 2:45pm – 4:00pm 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. Please wear your uniform and or TKD t-shirt if you plan to volunteer at Quad Day. If interested in volunteering just comment on the facebook group or sign-up online.

Fall 2018 TKD Training Schedule Changes

  • Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Saturdays 12:00-2:00 pm

All practices will be in the ARC Combat Room. We will start training at these times starting the first week of classes (week of August 27th). However, our first class for new students will wait until after Labor Day when our official space reservation begins Wednesday, September 5th at 5:30 PM.