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July 16th 2014

If you are interested in joining the Taekwondo Club, or would like more information then please email our new Club President Rachel Seigel. We are always looking for new members so look for our tables at the First Year's Fair and the Activities Fest. Whether you've been doing Takwondo (or another martial art) your whole life, or have no experience we'd love to have you. Practices are not mandatory (so come when you can) and happen 3-4 nights during the weekday. The schedule will be determined when the Fall Semester begins so keep your eyes posted on this page and our Facebook!

July 15th 2014

Thanks to our new Webmasters (Noah and Andrew) our Website is going live! Please bear with us as we go through changes and alterations. We'll spice the pages up with time. If you would like to help please email Heather. We welcome suggestions and comments! Check out our Media Page! We will be updating with images soon. If you have any images to add from practices, tournaments, practices abroad then please email former Club President Heather Peatman, or current Club President Rachel Seigel.

May 19th 2014

Our Summer Practices will be held in Patrick 217 from 6-8 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bring Water. Please check Facebook for cancellations and changes.

May 17th 2014

Please Welcome our new Club Officers! President: Rachel Seigel, Vice President: Colleen Iral, Treasurer: Lauren Bellfy, and Secretary; Taylor Schmidt. We wish them, and the club, the best next season.

April 27th 2014

UVM Takwondo's first ever Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference tournament was held on Sunday April 27th, 2014. We had 207 competitors, 24 referees, 6 rings, and in the end a smooth-running first-rate ECTC event accomplished by a first-time host. UVM was not scheduled to be the host, but picked up the role with only 1 month to organize, instead of the usual 3-4 months. Great work by the the whole UVM Taekwondo club who pulled together, supported each other, gave up sleep, and made it all happen on time and on budget. Amazing! Thanks also to UVM Club Sports, SGA, and Event Services who were very supportive of our event. We couldn't have done it without Medical either! Dr. Adam Shafritz (our club advisor), Cody Parker and the UVM Athletic Trainer staff, our EMT staff of Josh from UVM Rescue and alumKat Fitzsimmons. Also alum Julie Tryhorne Hart, RN. We had the support of many alumni (from UVM Taekwondo's 24 year history as a Club Sport!) as volunteers. Special thanks to Mr. Leon Lifschutz, our Club Sports Coordinator, who was a great partner in preparing for the tournament. The ECTC was very impressed with the result and awarded Student Leader of the Year to UVM Taekwondo Club President Heather Peatman for coordinating the tournament so well and leading her team to this smashing success. Many thanks also to Mr. Thomm Buttolph and Mr. Nirav Daphtary for their lower-profile, but highly valuable work as volunteer coordinators managing people and logistics. It was a fine day for UVM! Congrats to the sparring team made up of Taylor Schmidt, Shannon Kane and Rachel Wood on the silver medal, Cleo Flemming on her bronze medal in Poomsae and to Heather Peatman on her ECTC Award as a 2013-2014 Student Leader!
-Excerpt from Master Schulte