The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club
Home to 735 Distinguished Black Belts
Celebrating 45 Years on Campus


Last update -- August 22, 2014

There are more than 130 recognized Martial Art styles, including 5 Tae Kwon-Do styles
We practice Traditional Chung do Kwan Tae Kwon-Do
Korean pronunciation: (Tᾱ Kwonʹ Dō)   Chung do Kwan spelling: (Tae Kwon-Do)

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Some are quick to associate Martial Arts with violence and fighting. The focus of Tae Kwon-Do training is to establish Discipline, Courtesy and Respect. Although Tae Kwon-Do does develop self defense, the ability to protect oneself from danger comes only after many years of practice. The achievement of skill is measured by a student's dedication, sacrifice, devotion, and perseverance to the art.
 
These photos show students enjoying the many benefits associated with Tae Kwon-Do training:  flexibility, strength, coordination, agility, and of course, discipline.



Jr. Grand Master Joseph Philip, 8th Dan

Jr. Grand Master Joseph Philip, 8th Dan
Flying Side Kick Over Four People
Chief Instructor For 40 Years

Celebrating 45 Years On Campus

2007 -- The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club's
.............Instructor is awarded the title
.............KwanJangNim
2010 -- Jr. Grand Master Joseph Philip
.............becomes the first non-Asian
.............promoted to 8th Dan
2013 -- The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club
.............developes its 700th Black Belt
2014 -- Celebrating 45 Years as
.............UNI's oldest Sport Club
2014 -- We are now home to
.............735 Distinguished Black Belts

Master Daniel Marr, 6th Dan

Master Daniel Marr, 6th Dan
Jump Side Kick
Former Club President

 

 

 

The philosophy or concept of board breaking dates back 2,000 years into Korea's rich and proud history. As we set goals in our everyday lives, we are often stalled and detoured by roadblocks and obstacles. A Tae Kwon-Do student must break down these barriers in order to reach their final objective. If an individual concentrates their full energy on an obstacle, while keeping focused on their goal, one will persevere.



Master Marshall Cowell, 5th Dan

Master Marshall Cowell, 5th Dan
Jump Spin Heel Kick
Former Club President

Master Marshall Cowell, 5th Dan

Master Marshall Cowell, 5th Dan
Jump Side Kick
Former Club President

Master Marshall Cowell, 5th Dan

Master Marshall Cowell, 5th Dan
Jump Spin Heel Kick
Former Club President

 

 

 

Tae Kwon Do is an effective and great way to unify the mind and body. It helps develop one's health by increasing cardiovascular ability, strength, balance and flexibility. The combination of blocking, kicking and punching techniques, makes Tae Kwon-Do one of the ultimate unarmed self-defenses. Through the practice of Tae Kwon-Do you will become healthier, more coordinated, and confident in your daily life.

Along with these benefits one can gain more self-confidence, self-discipline, respect, and better focus. Together, they combine into a powerful self-defense against any attackers. Anyone can begin from their present condition and enjoy continued success through Tae Kwon-Do training.



Jr. Master Jerel Krueger, 4th Dan

Jr. Master Jerel Krueger, 4th Dan
Jump Spin Side Kick
Former Club Faculty Advisor

Mr. Brian Bartemes, 3rd Dan

Mr. Brian Bartemes, 3rd Dan
Jump Front Kick
Former Club President

Mr. Brian Bartemes, 3rd Dan

Mr. Brian Bartemes, 3rd Dan
Jump Side Kick
Former Club President

 

 

 

For more than 45 years, the UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club has been empowering students to be their best and achieve success in all areas of life. Our students are able to develop both a Sound Mind and a Sound Body by attending a diverse array of classes, services, and the highest caliber of instruction. Our proven method of instruction provides unparalleled excellence in training in a safe and supportive environment, designed to help you excel and improve continuously. By training with the UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club, you will learn how to defend yourself while improving your physical fitness, and enhancing your mental well-being, self-discipline, and self-confidence. Whether you have trained in Martial Arts before, or are a brand new beginner, our experienced  Instructor can help you achieve your goals.

Our Chief Instructor is Jr. Grand Master Joseph Philip. He holds an 8th Dan, and is the first non-Asian promoted to that level. He has 45 years of training experience, and 40 years experience as an International Certified Instructor, Promotional Testing Chief Judge, and International Tournament Senior Official.


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