TKD Belt Test & Potluck Sunday, April 29th

TKD Class Saturday, April 28th
Due to the Illinois Marathon, there will be a limited TKD review class this Saturday, April 28th. 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 we have the Combat Room space reserved. So brave the crowds and train by reviewing forms and techniques prior to the belt test

Belt Test – Sunday, April 29th
The end of the semester belt test is scheduled for Sunday, April 29th followed by a potluckWarm-ups will start promptly at 10:00 AM! In turn, I recommend showing up at least 15 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 9 AM on the weekends so I wouldn’t recommend showing up any earlier than 9 AM but please set an alarm if you are not an early riser!

Also, if you are not testing please still wear your full uniform since you can definitely help out during the test by holding targets, free-sparring, taking pictures and encouraging your fellow club members. 

Belt Test Schedule:
  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am warm-ups and basic kicks
  • 10:45 am – 12:15 pm lower belt testing 
  • 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm [time permitting black belt demonstration/board breaking]
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm higher belt testing 

The belt testing fee is $10 and this can be paid by cash or electronically 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 Belt Test Items:
Please review the techniques for each belt rank that will be evaluated during the test on the club website: Also, everyone that is testing should review the rules, the Korean terminology (click here for rules on our website) and have a favorite technique prepared. You should be able to demonstrate your favorite technique on both sides

The potluck will take place at my house and begins at 5:30 PM. You can RSVP on the facebook event. Things to bring to the potluck: A tasty dish, dessert or beverage to share with the club and feel free to bring a spouse/significant other. Also, if you are attending sign-up to bring an item on the shared Google spreadsheet so that everyone doesn’t end up bring chips. 

Participate in the Next Social Event Poll and TKD Challenge Videos on Facebook

Happy Sunday everyone,

Thank you again for those that were able to participate in the demonstration this weekend. A few videos were posted on the facebook group if you haven’t had a chance yet I encourage you to check them out.

Also, participate in the poll Becky shared on the facebook group regarding an upcoming social event to a trampoline park in Bloomington, IL  to determine a preferred date.

As announced in class, Instructor Guillermo Ruiz and Instructor Zach Duray have been working on a TKD challenge for all students to enjoy. Try to complete the video challenges and share them on the pinned facebook post. Each week new challenges will be shared. Link to video: 

Martial Arts Demo and Upcoming Opportunities / Events

Martial Arts Demo | Friday, April 13th at 11:15 PM
Looking for a few more volunteers for the martial arts demonstration this Friday evening, April 13th. Our demo will begin at 11:15 PM. Interested in breaking more boards and demonstrating all the hard work you have been putting in all semester then let me know in class this week or via email.
Our club was asked to perform a brief demonstration during the UIUC Madness Basketball Championship at CRCE. More information about the event online:

Community and Campus Day of Service Event | Saturday, April 14th

Community and Campus Day of Service Food Packing Event is Saturday, April 14th. I will be volunteering with my family during the 9:30am – 11am shift at Memorial Stadium. It is a large event packaging thousands of meals for Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Feeding Our Kids so plenty of help is needed. More information and to register for that shift or a different one during the day available online:

Belt Test Items and Reminder | Sunday, April 29th

Please review the techniques for each belt rank that will be evlauated furing the test on the club website. Also, everyone should review the school rules, Korean terminology and have a favorite technique prepared. You should be able to demonstrate your favorite technique on both sides.
Tentative Belt Test Schedule:
10:00am – 10:45am warm-ups and basic kicks
10:45am – 12:15pm lower belt testing
12:15pm – 12:30pm [time permitting black belt demonstration/board breaking]
12:30pm – 2:00pm higher belt testing
Fee: The belt testing fee is $10 and this can be paid in cash or electronically 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.
As tradition, the end of the semester belt test on Sunday, April 29th will be followed by a potluck at my house and begins at 5:30PM. You can RSVP on the soon to be created facebook event and sign-up to bring an item to share.

See several of you in class tonight,