Wednesday Weather Conditions and Friday Free Sparring

Good morning all,
You have probably seen the official announcement from Chancellor Jones regarding class cancellation for Wednesday, January 30th due to extreme temperatures.
First Class for New Students Moved to Saturday 2/2/19
Our advertised first class for new students has been moved from this Wednesday, January 30th at 6 pm to Saturday, February 2nd at 12 pm.
Note: the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) facility will be open tomorrow, and I plan to lead Taekwondo class at 6 pm. However, if traveling to the ARC requires you to be outdoors for a prolonged period I recommend staying bundled up indoors. Whenever we have one of these types of events, I want to make sure that everyone is accounted for and safe.
Friday Free Sparring Practice at 7 PM
Some students indicated interest in extra free sparring practice with gear prior to the spring tournaments and general improvement. Based on the facebook poll, there will be an hour-long freesparring class taking place in the ARC Combat Room this Friday, February 1st at 7 PM. All are welcome to attend and protective gear (helmet, shin/forearm pads, chest protector) will be supplied. Please bring a mouthguard if you own one. Note: we may relocate to a nearby multi-purpose room if the Combat Room is crowded and or reserved.

Stay safe and warm.

Spring 2019 Schedule & First Class for New Students

Our Spring 2019 TKD Training Schedule is

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 6 PM in the Combat Room
  • Saturdays 12 PM in the Combat Room

Same as last semester, the official space reservation begins the second week of classes. We will start training on Saturday, January 12th and share space with others if necessary.

NO TKD Class on Monday, January 21st 
There will not be a schedule TKD training session on Monday, January 21st. It is an official University Holiday (designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Feel free to give back to the campus and community and be of service. More information at go.illinois.edu/mlkday

First Class for New Student is Wednesday, January 30th at 6 PM
We need as many returning students as possible at this class as there are often multiple opportunities to help provide guidance to an influx of beginners. Remember to share and invite your friends to the public Facebook event:

Saturday Belt Test & Potluck – Finals Week & Winter Break Schedule

First I want to thank Instructor Landers and senior belt Oleksiy Korniychuck for leading TKD classes during my absence. I’m sure the students appreciated the variety in drills and training.

Also, delayed congratulations to Instructor Landers for her efforts and placing in free-sparring at the past Midwest Open tournament.

 
 
Saturday, December 8th Belt Test and Potluck Reminder
Excited about the upcoming belt test this Saturday, December 8th in the ARC Combat Room? Warm-ups will start promptly at 12:00 PM. I recommend showing up at least 15 minutes early to ensure you are there on time. The belt test will take place instead of the 12pm-2pm class!

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.

Potluck
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 using the shared Google spreadsheet so that everyone doesn’t end up bring chips.
Finals Week and Winter Break Schedule
Regular TKD classes scheduled during Finals Week
  • Saturday, December 15th at 12 PM
  • Monday, December 17th at 6 PM
  • Wednesday, December 19th at 5:30 PM
From Friday, December 21st – January 6th the ARC will be closed and TKD practice will be held at CRCE in an available multi-purpose room.
  • Saturday, December 22nd 12 PM
  • No TKD Class December 24th – December 31st
  • Wednesday, January 2nd at 6 PM
  • Saturday, January 5th at 12 PM
Starting on Monday, January 7th we will resume TKD classes at the ARC Combat Room as the same days/times as the fall term (Mondays 6pm, Wednesdays 5:30pm, and Saturday 12pm). Space will not be reserved so we may be sharing the facility with others.
There will not be Sunday high-belt class during Finals week or Winter Break.