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.

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.