We are the ITF Taekwon-Do club at the University of Texas at Austin. Our club is a part of the Original Taekwon-Do Federation America (OTFA) and the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF). We cover the entirety of ITF Taekwon-Do in our practices including fundamental exercises, patterns, body conditioning, self-defense, sparring, and board breaking.
The club participates in competitions throughout the United States and has sent members to Europe, South America, Canada, and Korea to represent the USA and the University of Texas.
The club was founded in 1991 by Master Mike Stinson and is currently coached by Master Travis G. Young, a 7th Dan Black Belt and internationally certified instructor of Taekwon-Do ITF with over 35 years of experience.
Beginners are always welcome. Most of our members start off with little or no experience and several have gone on to receive their black belts before graduating. The first four practices are free after that dues are only $40 for the semester. Come by and try it out!
The first hour of all of our practices are cardio workouts (kicking/punching drills with pads, partners, or kicking bags). After this hour, anyone is welcome to leave. On Monday's and Wednesday's the second hour is focused on technique, where we work on patterns patterns, step sparring, and self-defense (for testing and competition purposes). On Saturday's we spar the second hour.
At the end of each semester the club hosts a belt testing. The testing is held during one of the regular practice times, and the date will be announced during the semester.
Students should print out the appropriate testing sheet from below. The sheet should be filled out and brought on the day of testing.