April 2016 Announcements

No TKD Class Saturday, April 30th
Due to the Illinois Marathon there will not be an official TKD class Saturday, April 30th. 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 you can definitely review forms and favorite techniques prior to the belt test in the Combat Room.

Belt Test and Potluck – Sunday, May 1st
The end of the semester belt test is scheduled for Sunday, May 1st followed by a potluck. Warm ups will start promptly at 10:00AM! In turn, I recommend showing up 15 minutes early to ensure you are there on time. If you plan on testing you must be at the warm-ups. 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. Afterward, there will be a traditional potluck at my place in Savoy, IL starting as early as 5pm.

Belt Test Schedule (subject to change depending on how many students testing)

      • 10:00am – 10:30am : warm-ups & basic kicks
      • 10:30am – 1:00pm : belt tests for all belt ranks

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.

Other Items:
Please review the techniques for each belt rank that will be evaluated during the test on the club website: http://publish.illinois.edu/tkd-illinois/belt-ranks/. Also, 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 being blue belt / red belt means to you” prior to the test.

Potluck starts at 5PM:
Remember you are all invited to my house on Sunday for the TKD club potluck dinner. Feel free to bring any board or card games that you want to try out. Also, you can arrange rides and sign-up to bring a tasty dish using this online form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dkNQIC34wuQqSo44jvg-DnustP2wRYWsOfh_z7OCWRM/edit?usp=sharing