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Welcome

Welcome to the Husky Taekwondo Club at the University of Washington.

Beginners & New Students via IMA class (Tuesday/Thursday 6-6:50PM, Mat Room A)
Beginners class (white belt class) is held in Mat Room A and runs from 6-6:50PM. This class is designed as an introduction to the sport of taekwondo. It is led by our head instructor, Coach Viet Tran. The class will cover fundamentals of kicking, improving flexibility, and improving general fitness and strength.

Attire: please wear athletic clothing that you are comfortable to move in. No jewelry or accessories should be worn in practice (no watches, bracelets, smartwatches, etc..).

We encourage you to bring a water bottle to keep hydrated.

Club practice (Tuesday/Thursday 7-8:30PM, Mat Room B)
Club practice is for anyone ranked yellow belt or higher. Practices are focused on improving fundamentals of taekwondo such as footwork, kicking, punching, and strategy. Classes are led by head instructor, Coach Viet Tran.

Attire: full dobok (uniform) is encouraged. No jewelry or accessories should be worn in practice (no watches, bracelets, smartwatches, etc).

Sparring Practice (Sunday 3:30-5:30PM, Mat Room A)
Sunday sparring practice is open to ranks yellow belt and higher. Practices are focused on application of techniques through sparring drills and live sparring. We also have a strength and conditioning component – expect a workout! Classes are lead by head instructor, Coach Viet Tran.

Attire: uniforms are not required for Sunday practice. No jewelry or accessories should be worn in practice (no watches, bracelets, smartwatches, etc).

Equipment: bring full sparring gear – if you don’t have sparring gear, the club has equipment you can borrow.

Important to note: you will not be allowed to spar unless you have a mouthpiece. You can purchase a mouthpiece through the club or order one on Amazon.

Activities
Throughout the year, Husky Taekwondo participates in numerous social and competition events. Please be sure to follow our Facebook group, Husky Taekwondo Club, to stay up to date on all the news and activities.

 

For Prospective Members

If you want to join the club, just show up to our class! Based on your experience we will recommend the appropriate class (Beginners or Club Practice). We accept new club members at any point in the year. Beginners are only accepted in the first 4 weeks of the new quarter.

For Beginners:
If you plan on joining the Beginner Class (Tuesday/Thursday6-6:50PM), please plan to join the class no later than 4 weeks into the new quarter. There is a lot of material that we cover so it is most beneficial to start right at the start of the quarter. For more info on the curriculum, visit the About page.

To join the Beginner Class go here

For those with experience:
Taekwondo has many varieties practiced around the world. At Husky Taekwondo, we train in the World Taekwondo (Olympic sport taekwondo) standards. That said, we take pride in welcoming martial artists with diverse backgrounds, so we respect the practice of other styles within the club (for more info on the curriculum, visit the About page).

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.