Shared Sense of Belonging

Thank you to those on campus that braved the winter weather last night.

During last night’s contemplation, we shared thoughts about how our #Taekwondo club and the Combat Room helps create a sense of belonging. “Belonging is the feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance, inclusion, and identity for a member of a certain group.” #ActiveIllini Find us on Zoom at 6 pm Wednesday #StrongMind #HarderTraining


Remember for those students and alumni that are training remotely this semester, we have TKD sessions via Zoom on Wednesday at 6 pm CST and Saturdays at 12:15 pm CST start time Currently, the Monday training session from 5:30 pm – 7 pm will only be in-person.

In-Person Training Update

Thank you to those that were able to volunteer earlier this week at the RSO Involvement Fair. We were able to collect new contact information from several new students in hopes that they can train with us this term.
In-Person Training Date Postponed until 2/9/2021
Campus Rec has still not received word from the University about returning to Phase 4 mitigations by next week Monday. Thus, Campus Rec has informed us that all in-person club practices are cancelled for Monday, February 8th. The tentative ARC in-person start date for club sports will be Tuesday, February 9th depending on a directive from the University at that time.
Thus our Taekwondo classes on Saturday, February 6th at 12 PM and Monday, February 8th at 6 PM will both be online via Zoom using the same links as earlier this term.
Spring 2021 Training Schedule
– Mondays 5:30 PM – 7 PM (In-Person at ARC Combat Room) starting February 15th
– Wednesdays 6 PM – 7:30 PM (Join via Zoom
– Saturdays 12 PM – 2 PM (Hybrid – In-Person at ARC Gym 3 or join via Zoom

In-Person Training Resumes Feb 8th

RSO Involvement Fair Tomorrow – February 3rd, 11 am – 3 pm

If you are available anytime tomorrow (February 3rd) between 11 am – 3 pm, please consider volunteering to answer questions about the club and greet potential new members at the RSO Involvement Fair. Sign-up to volunteer using this shared Google spreadsheet.
Share the following URL or flier with those interested in learning more about the club


In-Person Practice on Mondays and Saturdays Resume on February 8th
Also, we have been notified by Campus Recreation that in-person practices have been approved for the ARC on Monday evenings 5:30 pm – 7 pm and Saturdays 12 pm – 2 pm beginning Monday, February 8th. I’ll send another email prior to 2/8 confirming the exact location in the ARC.
To attend in-person training, you must have completed the conditions of participation form shared earlier via email by Anne. Completing this form annually allows Campus Rec to keep track of who is using the facility and training with our club. Further, the same restrictions and guidelines that were in place for Fall 2020 will be followed. See below for details.
1. Wear a mask to the ARC and during the duration of the training practice.
2. Have the Safer Illini app and identification ready to check-in with the Member Services desk on the left side of the entrance. Tell the staff you are with the International Taekwondo Federation Club and then proceed to Gym 3 and or the Combat Room.
3. Once training ends and space is sanitized, Campus Rec asks that you swipe out.
Online Zoom Training Available on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Zoom Connection Information will remain the same:
Please note: Starting on February 8th Monday classes will only be held in-person at the ARC Combat Room. Depending on instructor availability and class size there may be a Monday online option added later in the spring term.