A b o u t  t h e  C l u b

The Yale Tae Kwon Do Club is a club focused upon the teaching of Tae Kwon Do as a sport as well as a way of life, always open to all new members. We participate in the Ivy-Northeast Collegiate Tae Kwon Do League, and hold regular training sessions throughout the academic year. We originally started under the instruction of Grandmaster Ho Soo Hwang, and are now instructed by his son, Master Robert Hwang, both whom are extremely qualified instructors.

Grandmaster Hwang

Grandmaster Ho Soo Hwang graduated from the Korean Yudo College, a college that studies martial arts. Among his numerous accomplishments, Grandmaster Hwang was the Korean Army light-middleweight Kick Boxing Champion in 1971, and the Korean National middleweight Tae Kwon Do champion in 1973. Grandmaster Hwang holds an 8th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and 7th degree black belts in Judo, Hapkido, and Aikido.

Currently Grandmaster Hwang is the Connecticut Tae Kwon Do Association President and the Regional Chairman of the Pan American Moo Duk Kwon Society.

Class Notes

Tae Kwon Do is a true martial art. As such, there are certain rules essential to the integrity of the club and the art, which all members should observe.

  • Always bow when entering or leaving the dojang.
  • Always bow to senior belts when meeting them in class, or even outside of class immediately after.
  • Try to arrive for class 10-15 minutes early. Lateness is not a good thing.
  • Be respectful of your classmates, teammates, and opponents.
  • Answer all members of the class with "Yes sir, yes ma'am, no sir, no ma'am"
  • Enjoy it!

On a separate note, the Yale Tae Kwon Do Club does conduct semi-annual belt promotion tests at the end of each semester. In order to be eligible, you must have attended 66% of classes held and demonstrate proficiency and dedication in a test conducted at the dojang. Please contact any of the officers for answers to any further questions you may have.

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