The University of San Francisco: Koret Health And Recreation Center

Taekwondo Club

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and an Olympic sport.  Through sparring, forms, breaking, self-defense, and meditation, its practitioners seek to develop well-rounded physical fitness and practical skills of self-defense, as well as internal habits of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and spirit.

The USF Taekwondo club focuses on Olympic-style Taekwondo and prepares students who wish to advance in belts and compete in tournaments.  Participants of any skill level (even absolute beginners) are welcome, but all should be prepared to work hard.

A member of USA Taekwondo, the USF team participates in local events/tournaments such as the Annual UC Open hosted by UC Berkeley and the American Open Tae Kwon Do Championships held at CSU-East Bay.

The team is coached Mark Miller, a fourth-degree Kukkiwon-certified black belt and faculty member in the USF College of Arts and Sciences.

Club members may also be interested in considering the Taekwondo class offered by the ESS department and instructed by Master Sydney Reitenbach, who also works closely with the USF Taekwondo club.

For more information on how to get involved/join the club, contact Robert Azcarate-Bascherini.