White Belt Testing Opportunities in March

Spring 2021 TKD Training Schedule

White Belt Testing Opportunities

Starting the week of March 1st the last 10 minutes of class will be reserved for any new student that wishes to take a white belt test. 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 are a new student and feel you comfortably know Chun Gi (first form), the school rules, and the Korean exercise counting/terminology then you are ready to take the white belt test. 

You can find the school rules, the definition of Taekwondo, aims to achieve, Korean exercise counting, and terminology on our website http://publish.illinois.edu/tkd-illinois/. After new students pass the white belt test they have the opportunity to purchase a uniform for $18.

March Social Event/Activity
Visit the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaeKwonDoatUIUC/ and participate in the poll to decide the preferred date for our next social event/activity for this month.

Shared Sense of Belonging

Thank you to those on campus that braved the winter weather last night.

During last night’s contemplation, we shared thoughts about how our #Taekwondo club and the Combat Room helps create a sense of belonging. “Belonging is the feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance, inclusion, and identity for a member of a certain group.” #ActiveIllini Find us on Zoom at 6 pm Wednesday #StrongMind #HarderTraining


Remember for those students and alumni that are training remotely this semester, we have TKD sessions via Zoom on Wednesday at 6 pm CST https://go.illinois.edu/TKD-MW6PM and Saturdays at 12:15 pm CST start time https://go.illinois.edu/TKD-Saturday12PM. Currently, the Monday training session from 5:30 pm – 7 pm will only be in-person.

In-Person Training Update

Thank you to those that were able to volunteer earlier this week at the RSO Involvement Fair. We were able to collect new contact information from several new students in hopes that they can train with us this term.
In-Person Training Date Postponed until 2/9/2021
Campus Rec has still not received word from the University about returning to Phase 4 mitigations by next week Monday. Thus, Campus Rec has informed us that all in-person club practices are cancelled for Monday, February 8th. The tentative ARC in-person start date for club sports will be Tuesday, February 9th depending on a directive from the University at that time.
Thus our Taekwondo classes on Saturday, February 6th at 12 PM and Monday, February 8th at 6 PM will both be online via Zoom using the same links as earlier this term.
Spring 2021 Training Schedule
– Mondays 5:30 PM – 7 PM (In-Person at ARC Combat Room) starting February 15th
– Wednesdays 6 PM – 7:30 PM (Join via Zoom https://go.illinois.edu/TKD-MW6PM)
– Saturdays 12 PM – 2 PM (Hybrid – In-Person at ARC Gym 3 or join via Zoom https://go.illinois.edu/TKD-Saturday12PM)