First, congratulations are overdue for our newest students Aditi Ghosalkar and Max Curie! Additional white belt testing opportunity is available at the end of class for any remaining new students.
Belt Test Information:
The end of the semester belt test is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th followed by a club potluck dinner. If you plan on participating and being evaluated for the next belt ranking please let me know either in person or via email by November 27th so that I make sure to order enough boards and supplies.
Tentative Belt Test Schedule (Exact Location is still TBD):
- 10:00am – 10:45am warm-ups and basic kicks
- 10:45am – 12:15pm lower belt testing (white & yellow)
- 12:15pm – 12:30 [time permitting black belt demonstration/board breaking]
- 12:30pm – 2:00pm higher belt testing
The belt testing fee is $10 and this can be paid in cash, check or electronically on the day of the test. The fee covers boards, belts, and other testing items. If you are re-attempting for the same belt level there is no fee required.
Other Belt Test 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, the Korean terminology (click here for rules on our website) and have a favorite technique prepared.
Club Potluck and Location Details forthcoming…
First, congratulations to our newest white belts Kathleen Munoz, Danielle Yingst and Carli McQuain! There will be additional white belt testing opportunities for the remainder of the month.
Midwest Open Taekwondo Championships during Fall Break Interest
White Belt Tests
For those new students that are interested in taking the white belt test please 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 counting and terminology on our website.
Our TKD club instructors will be having white belt test opportunities starting September 23rd. If you are unable to attend a 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.
Arriving Late to Class
This is just a friendly reminder in case you arrive late to Tae Kwon Do class to perform the late warm-up sequence and then bow in and join the class. The late warm-up sequence is 50 jumping jacks, 50 sit-ups, 50 push-ups and 50 leg lifts. If it is significantly late (passed the superset) please do any additional stretching and then bow in and join the class.