September 2014 Announcements

[September 26, 2014]

TKD T-Shirts have arrived
As mentioned after Monday’s class I will bring the TKD t-shirts to class tomorrow (Saturday, September 27th). The cost of the t-shirt is $14 so if you want to collect your shirt bring cash or a check. A few extra shirts were ordered but preference will be given to those that pre-ordered a shirt.
White Belt TestsĀ 

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.

Our TKD club instructors will be having white belt test opportunities on the week of September 29th. If you are unable to attend a class next week or are not ready for the test there will be other opportunities on at the end of class in mid-October. After new students pass the white belt test they have the opportunity to purchase a uniform for $18.

Arriving Late to Class
This is just a friendly reminder 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.
Google+ Hang-Out sessions for High Belt class in October
Back by popular demand…during the month of October I will offer an online Google Hangout option for those higher belts that are located off-campus. If you have recently graduated and or studying abroad and have a place to train suitable for Tae Kwon Do on Sundays at 11am (Central Time). Feel free to join us as we will be in the ARC Combat Room and can train together virtually.


[September 15, 2014]
Below are details about a tournament opportunity in West Lafayette, IN. Please note: this is Illinois 2014 Homecoming weekend.

Date: Saturday October 25th, 2014
Location: Feature Gym, Francis Cordova Sports Recreational Center
355 S. Martin Jischke Drive,
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Time: Registration Opens @ 11:00am if not done in advance
Opening ceremony will begin @ 12:00pm
Closing/Award Ceremony will end approximately around 6:30pm (depends on number of participants)

Fees: Forms and/or Sparring $20/participant
Board Breaking $15/participant

Participants may choose any form (WTF/ITF/other) to perform for our Form Competition. For the sparring competition, Purdue University does not allow any contact to the head due to an incident that happened a few years ago. All regular sparring gear must be acquired before the tournament: helmet, chest protector, forearm protector, shin guards, mouthguard, and groin cup for males. For the board breaking tournament, each participant must provide their own board holders. Each participant is allowed up to 3 boards each and no more than 2 stations. There is no restriction on the techniques participants can use to break the boards.

This tournament is a friendly-competition between colleges and universities nearby in the Midwest.

If interested in participating please complete the following RSVP by September 24th here:


Candice Solomon-Strutz