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
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.