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.

White to Yellow Belt Test Sat Nov 10th and Fall Break Training Schedule

Last Friday Free Sparring November 9th
Thank you for those that have been able to join us the last couple of Fridays for free-sparring class. We will have have a final free-sparring class again this Friday, November 9th at 6 PM in the Combat Room to help those participating in the Open Midwest tournament.
 
Saturday, Nov 10th for White to Yellow Belt Testing
As mentioned previously in class there will be two belt testing opportunities this term and the white to yellow belt test is this Saturday 11/10/18 from 12 PM – 2 PM. Warm-ups will start promptly at 12 PM. All are welcome and encouraged to attend in uniform to help out the test by holding targets/boards, taking pictures and encouraging your fellow club members.  
 
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. 
 
Other Items: Everyone that is testing should review the rules sheet with the Korean terminology (click here for rules sheet) and have a favorite technique prepared. You should be able to demonstrate your favorite technique on both sides.
 
Fall Break TKD Training Schedule (Nov 17th – Nov 25th)
  • Saturday, November 17th – NO CLASS (TKD Tournament in Decatur, IL)
  • Monday, November 19th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 21st – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 24th – NO CLASS

The ARC will be closed during Fall break so the above Monday/Wednesday training time will be held at the CRCE facility in an available MPR or racquetball court. The ARC reopens Monday, November 26th and our regular training schedule will resume at that time. 

Save the Date for Belt Testing

Congratulations
First, congratulations to our newest white belts Nicholas Wutt and Shang Lin! There will be additional white belt testing opportunities for the remainder of the month. 

Friday Free-Sparring
Thank you for those that have been able to join us the last couple of Fridays for free-sparring class. We will have have a free-sparring class again this Friday, October 26th at 6 PM in the Combat Room. 
 
Saturday Class on October 27th
There will be a regular TKD class on Saturday, October 27th. Also, wish those that are traveling to Purdue for the tournament good luck and safe travels. 
 
Save the Date Saturday, Nov 10th for White to Yellow Belt Testing
As mentioned previously in class there will be two belt testing opportunities this term (lower belt ranking on Saturday 11/10/18 prior to Fall Break and higher ranks after Fall Break on Saturday 12/08/18). If you plan to participate in the 11/10/18 color belt test email me by November 3rd so that the appropriate amount of boards and testing supplies can be ordered. 
 
On those dates, the testing opportunities will take the place of the scheduled TKD class. All are welcome and encouraged to attend both dates in uniform to help out the test by holding targets, free-sparring, taking pictures and encouraging your fellow club members.  
 
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. 
 
Other 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 sheet with the Korean terminology (click here for rules sheet) and have a favorite technique prepared. You should be able to demonstrate your favorite technique on both sides.