[November 24, 2013]
Belt Test and Potluck – Sunday, December 8th
The end of the semester belt test is scheduled for Sunday, December 8th and later that evening a potluck. Warm ups start promptly at 9:30AM! 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, 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 9AM on the weekends so I wouldn’t recommend showing up any earlier than 9am but please set your alarm clocks if you are not an early riser!
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. Also, I would like to take an updated club picture for the website right before the test so try to be on time. Afterward, there will be a traditional potluck at my place in Savoy, IL begins as early as 5pm.
Belt Test Schedule
• 9:30am – 10:15am : Warm-ups & basic kicks
• 10:15am – 11:30am : white – yellow, yellow – green,
• 11:30am – 1:15pm : green to high green, high green to blue
• 1:15 – 2:30pm : higher belts testing for high blue, red and high red
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.
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. If you are testing for Blue Belt level or Red Belt level you need to email me a short essay about “What Blue Belt / Red Belt Means To You” prior to the test.
[November 18, 2013]
TKD Class during Fall Break
As Fall Break is quickly approaching and this is a reminder that the ARC will be closed Nov 23rd – Nov 30th. As a result, for any students in town during Fall Break there will be TKD class held at CRCE on Saturday, Nov 23rd from noon – 2pm and Monday, Nov 25th from 6pm – 7:30pm. There will not be space reserved at the CRCE facility so we will meet in an available multipurpose room on the main level.
High-Green Belts Leading Warm-Ups
Also, during November there will be several higher belts leading warm-ups to prepare for the young instructor level (blue belt). Remember school rule number two and give them the utmost respect as they challenge us physically at the beginning of class.
Participating in Belt Tests – Sunday December 8th
If you plan on participating and being evaluated for the next belt ranking please let me know either in person or via email so that I make sure to order enough boards and supplies. Also, please review the belt ranking information and school rules available on our website http://publish.illinois.edu/tkd-illinois/belt-ranks to help prepare for the test.
Prior to Fall Break I will send out another email with the Belt Test schedule, fees and other testing items.