Congrats to Newest White Belt, Upcoming Tournaments, and Friday Free Sparring

Congratulations
First, congratulations to our newest white belt Rui Mao! There will be additional white belt testing opportunities for the remainder of the month.

October 27th Tournament at Purdue Taekwondo Club
This is another reminder that Purdue Taekwondo Club is hosting a tournament this Fall at France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center on Saturday, October 27, 2018, | 10 AM Check-in, Tournament begins at 11 AM
Costs: Forms ($10), Sparring ($15), Both ($20)
RSVP on the Facebook event or complete the shared Google spreadsheet

Also, the Midwest Open Taekwondo Championships in Decatur is November 17th (first day of Fall Break). Visit this website for more details and if you are interested in attending RSVP on the facebook event.

Friday Free Sparring Practice at 6 PM
Some students indicated interest in extra free sparring practice with gear prior to the fall tournaments. There will be an hour-long free-sparring class taking place in the ARC Combat Room Fridays at 6 PM. All are welcome to attend and protective gear 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.

Congrats, Social Event Sunday, Fall Tournaments, and White Belt Testing

Congratulations to our clubs newest black belts Instructor Jodino, Instructor Landers and Instructor Luong!

Sunday, September 23rd Social Event at Elevate Trampoline Park in Champaign, IL
RSVP on the Facebook event if you plan to attend so we can determine if anyone needs a ride to the facility.

October 27th Tournament at Purdue Taekwondo Club
Purdue Taekwondo Club is hosting a tournament this Fall. The details of the tournament are listed below:
Where: France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center
When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10 AM Check-in, Tournament begins at 11 AM
Costs: Forms ($10), Sparring ($15), Both ($20)
If you plan to attend indicate your interest in the poll on the Facebook group.

Also, the Midwest Open Taekwondo Championships in Decatur is November 17th (first day of Fall Break). Visit this website for more details and if you are interested in attending RSVP on the facebook event.

White Belt Testing Opportunities
For those that are interested in taking the white belt test either email or inform the primary instructor prior to class. 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 feel you comfortably know Chun Gi (first form), the school rules, and the Korean 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.

I will be having white belt testing opportunities starting September 24th. If you are unable to attend class next week or are not ready for the white belt test in September there will be other opportunities at the end of class in October as well. After new students pass the white belt test they have the opportunity to purchase a uniform for $18.

September 2018 Announcements

New Students & Class Attendance
Thank you, everyone, for sharing the word about the club. We had a great turnout of new students on Wednesday and Saturday. Remember attendance for returning students is equally as important for numerous reasons and the most timely reason is that the new students vastly outnumber us, your presence provides beginners with role models.
Fall Training Schedule is Mondays 6PM – 7:30PM, Wednesdays 5:30PM – 7PM and Saturdays 12PM – 2PM

Black Belt Testing Saturday, September 15th
This weekend senior belts Kevin Luong, Kirsten Landers, Assistant Instructor Matt Jodino and I will be traveling to the east coast for black belt testing with our extended Tae Kwon Do community. Make sure to share your good wishes and congratulations with Kevin, Kirsten, and Matt during your next interaction. Therefore, Assistant Instructor Ruiz will be leading Tae Kwon Do class on Saturday, September 15th at 12 PM.

High Belt Class Sunday, September 16th Cancelled
This Sunday’s high belt class at 11 AM is cancelled due to travel conflicts

Sunday, September 23rd Social Event at Elevate Trampoline Park in Champaign, IL
Thank you to those that expressed their preference on the September social event on the poll. Elevate is scheduled to open this weekend so went ahead and created an event on the group page for those that are interested in a couple week to attend. RSVP on the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/699804383687839/