New White Belts:
First, we have some overdue white belt annoucements. Congrats to our newest white belts Chris, Jessica and Vu.Chris and Jessica joined us over the summer and Vu passed the white belt test last week.
Again, 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. There will be testing opportunies tonight and Saturday. You can find the school rules, definition of TKD, aims to achieve, Korean counting and terminology on our website
Purdue TKD Tournatment Interest – October 26, 2013:
The Purdue Tae Kwon Do Club has formally invited us to the 2013 Annual Purdue Tae Kwon Do Tournament. The location and schedule of events are the following:
Date: Saturday, October 26th
Location: France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center Feature Gym
Open Registration Time: 10:30a.m.
Start Time: 12:00p.m.
The touranment will open with the forms (both ITF & WTF) competition, which will progress from lower to higher rank. After the forms competition is complete, we will do likewise with the sparring competition. Please note that sparring competitors will need to have full sparring gear including helmets, chest protectors, shin guards, arm guards, mouthguards, and cups for the gentlemen. Additionally, it seems that in line with Purdue’s ruling, we will not be permitted to target the head during sparring. After sparring, we will close with the medal ceremony. The end time will depend on the exact number of participants, but we hope to be done by around five. In the past, we have not gone past six.
The cost of participating in the tournament is $20 per person, which will cover both sparring and forms. One can compete in either or both sparring and forms.
This event is open to all members of our club. If you are interested in attending and or competing complete this Doodle poll by Wednesday, October 9th: http://doodle.com/kd8w67xn2agqgq8g
White Belt Tests in September/October:
Also, for those new students that are interested in taking the white belt test please either email or inform the 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, definition of TKD, aims to achieve, Korean counting and terminology on our website: http://publish.illinois.edu/tkd-illinois/about-tae-kwon-do/
Our TKD club Assistant Instructors Duray and Happel will be having white belt testing opportunities on the upcoming Monday classes. If you are unable to attend on Mondays there will also be opportunities on Saturday classes.
Arriving Late to Class:
This is just a friendly reminder to in case you arrive late to Tae Kwon Do class to perform the late warm-up sequence and then bow in and join the class. The late warm-up sequence is 50 jumping jacks, 50 sit-ups, 50 push-ups and 50 leg lifts. If it is significantly late (passed the super set) please do any additional stretching and then bow in and join the class.