HTKD Weekly Announcements of AWESOMENESS 0

HTKD Weekly Announcements

Awesome Contents:

1. Welcome/Welcome back! (+ Practice Schedule!)
2. Registration! 
3. New/Old Member Social!
4. 21+ Social!
5. More New comer’s info!
1. Welcome Back!

Welcome (or Welcome back!) to Harvard Taekwondo (HTKD), veteran and potential new members a like! We have some awesome classes lined up for you this semester, so be sure to come out and try them all out!

Our practice schedule is as follows:

Mon 8:20-9:55 PM in the [MAC Mezz] – Poomsae Specialized Class – Master Jang
Tues 8:00-9:30 PM in the [QRAC] – Flexibility and Conditioning/Strength – Elektra Markogiannakis
Wednesday 8:00-9:30 PM in the [QRAC] –Self-Defense and Sparring Technique – Master Tang
Thurs 8:00-9:30 PM in the [QRAC] – Basics and Upperbelt Training and Drills – Student Instructors (Traditional for the first half and then awesome kicking drills for the second!)

Sat 3:00-4:30 PM in the [MAC Mezz] – Self-Defense and Sparring Technique – Master Tang

Be sure to come out and try as many of the classes as possible and see which works for you! I hope to see you guys at practice this week!

2. Registration!

If you enjoy your time in the club and want to continue the honorable journey to kick ass (/face for more experienced members like Sam Clark above), then please register for HTKD here by 11:59pm on Friday, September 19.

Additionally, please fill out the attached waiver form and return it to any HTKD board member. 

All the registration costs will be going back to you, but if you find it difficult to cover for any reason, feel free to contact David Song, our treasurer, or Tae, the prez, about financial aid! Money should not be a reason keeping you away from training with us!

New members – If you register early, please talk to Kayi, our equipment chair, to have your size taken for your new uniform!
3. New/Old Member Social!
Get pumped for HTKD Social Events!  You’ve probably already experienced how chill and intense we can be at the same time during our intro practices, but did you know that we’re also super awesome to hang out with outside of practice?Our first social event of the year is nigh!  Come hang out with us this Sunday, September 21st at 8pm in the Adams House Upper Common Room. Meet HTKD members old and new over yummy snacks and spend your night in good company!  We will be playing icebreaker games and getting to know each other better in general.

For those who don’t know where the Adams UCR is, enter Adams through the main entrance on Plympton street and turn left — you will see a golden room with a staircase in it.  Go up those stairs to get to the upper common room.

4. 21+ Social!
For those of you who are over 21, we will also have our first 21+ social for grad students and undergrads over 21 on Friday, September 26th. Come join us for dinner and drinks at 7:30pm at The Abbey!
5. More Newcomer’s info!

Calendar: You have access to the here, which includes all of our practices and events. Subscribe to it to make sure that you never miss a practice!

Attendance: Attendance will be taken by the board every at every practice, and will be considered when you are applying for a belt promotion.

Uniforms: All new members will receive a dobok (uniform), which in included in your registration fee. You can pick them up from any HTKD board member, so be sure to come out!

Belt Tests: We hold belt tests twice a semester, which give you a chance to show off your TKD and obtain a new belt level. More details to come!

Tournaments: We attend several ECTC (Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference) competitions every semester (i.e. at MIT, Cornell, Princeton, and more)! They are completely safe, and beginners are strongly encouraged to participate! Poomsae is scored individually, while sparring is in teams of 3 people.

Demo Team: Our fantastic demo team focuses on the tricking aspect of TKD. Joining gives you the opportunity to learn and perform all the bad-ass kicks you see in the movies at various cultural events!

Email Lists: You have all been added to two email lists:

HTKD-members: This is used for any official HTKD-related business and announcements.

HTKD-open: This is for anything and everything else! Jokes, GIFs, meeting up for dinner, or secret-ish messages to that cute guy/girl. Please keep pubbing to a minimum.

Social Events: HTKD holds many great socials throughout the year! The first one is coming up (details above!). This is a great way to get to know the people you’re kicking at practice, so be sure to come!

Facebook Page and Group: Like our public facebook page to show support and join our more secretive facebook group where all the members and alumni live and post semi relevant things

Newsletter: Check out our annual newsletter here to find out more!


Can’t wait to start kicking with you guys! Let us know if you have any questions!

-HTKD Board

Note: If the awesomeness of drag Taekwondo is causing you epileptic seizures, then consult your health professional and also sorry


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