Thank you to all the students and instructors that were able to attend the end of the semester belt test events. Supporting the club by cheering on fellow students, holding boards and giving feedback is extremely valuable and doesn’t go unnoticed. Some videos from the events this weekend have been shared on the facebook group.
We will have class on today and Wednesday at our usual time and location (6 PM ARC Combat Room). As you are preparing for your final exams make sure to get plenty of rest and take care of yourself. A great way to do that is with a great martial arts workout. Below is a schedule next week:
Finals Week Schedule
Regular TKD classes scheduled during Finals Week
- Saturday, May 4th at 12 PM
- Monday, May 6th at 6 PM
- Wednesday, May 8th at 6 PM
Happy Monday Everyone,
Belt Test – Saturday, April 27th
The end of the semester belt test is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th followed by a potluck. Warm-ups will start promptly at 12:00 PM! Please note: this is the same day as the Illinois Marathon so there will be an increased amount of traffic and multiple roads shut down near the ARC/Memorial Stadium. If you plan on testing you must be at the warm-ups. In turn, I recommend showing up at least 20 minutes early to ensure you are there on time. If you need to drive to get to the facility leave even earlier.
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:
- 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm warm-ups and basic kicks
- 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm lower and higher belt testing combined
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: http://publish.illinois.edu/tkd-illinois/belt-ranks/. 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. If you are testing for Blue Belt (Young Instructor) level you need to email your instructor a short essay about “What being blue belt means to you” prior to the test.
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 game to play or 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.