CUTKD is open to all Columbia University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and affiliates who have current Dodge Fitness Center memberships.
Yes! No experience is needed. If you have an interest in Taekwondo, you can join as long as you have Dodge Fitness Center access. Many of our current team members (and black belts!) started with no experience. Taekwondo is a great way to improve your fitness and challenge yourself to learn as much as possible, and we will train together and grow as a team.
The club dues for Spring 2020 are $60 for Columbia and Barnard undergraduate students, and $80 for Columbia graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and affiliates.
If you are interested in trying out a class, CUTKD offer two weeks of trial period at the beginning of each semester! Based on the Club Sports policy, you need to pay semesterly dues and be a registered member to participate in our practices, but you can always request refund by the end of the trial period!
Of course! If you are interested in trying a class, we have a two-week trial period at the beginning of each semester. Based on the Club Sports policy, you need to pay semesterly dues and be a registered member to participate in our practices, but you can always request refund by the end of the trial period! The classes during this period will focus on basic conditioning and skills. We teach everything from basic stances to basic kicks. So no experience is necessary! We encourage everyone to come to as many practices as you can.
We also allow up to three trial practices if you missed the two-week trial period. To request these trial practices, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon 21:00-22:30 Basic Training AR 3
Tue 21:00 - 23:00 Demo Wrestling Room
Wed 20:00-22:00 Sparring AR 3
Thu 21:30-23:00 Poomsae/Sparring AR 4
Sat 16:00-18:00 Poomsae AR 3
Classes are held in Aerobics Room 3 (AR3), Aerobics Room 4 (AR4), and Wrestling Room in the Dodge Fitness Center. Dodge Fitness Center is located next to Havemeyer down a set of stairs.
To access AR3, turn right after entering Dodge and head towards the track. Cross the track and go down the stairs to your right one flight down.
To access AR4, also turn right after entering Dodge and head towards the track. Before crossing the track, turn right and follow along with the track.
To access Wrestling Room, go through the "squash courts" door, walk two flights down, and turn right. Then, turn right again, and there should be the Wrestling Room with the women's and men's bathrooms on both sides of the entrance.
Wear comfortable athletic clothes! If you have done TKD before, you are also welcome to wear your old uniform and belt. We wear uniforms on Mondays and Saturdays to distinguish belt levels. No sparring gear is needed on Monday.
Please come on time because we have warm-up at the beginning of class, which is essential for reducing cramps and injuries for later parts of the class. If you are late, please let an instructor or a board member know. If you don't know how to warm up properly, they will help you to warm up to prevent injuries!
If you are feeling dizzy or in pain, please let the instructor know and we will do our best to get any necessities to support you.
Please remember TKD is a barefoot sport, short toenails and clean feet are a must! If your feet are prone to blistering, we do practice on wood (no mats!), so you are welcome to bring bandages/athletic tape just in case. Also don't forget to bring water and a smile! 🙂
There are some resources and financial support that Columbia Club Sports and CUTKD can offer for members. If you think that you need some financial support to be part of the club, please contact the board in person or send an email to email@example.com!