About Us

We were founded in the Spring of 1987. Since then, Sport Taekwondo at Cornell has produced many local, state, and national tournament champions. The majority of our competitors begin with no experience and some even win the league's Most Valuable Player awards.

Club Hours

Feel free to drop by any of our practices, anyone can come to club hours. Times and places are subject to change so join our listserv to keep updated. Practice times for Spring 2019 are as follows:

Mondays: 7:30-9:00pm in Barton Hall
Wednesdays: 7:00-8:30pm in Barton Hall
Fridays: 8:20-9:50pm in Helen Newman Classroom

We will also be holding a newcomer practice on Monday February 4th, 2019 at the time listed above. New members are welcome to come to earlier practices, but this is where we'll give a good introduction into the sport and what we do, as well as performing a few demonstrations.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact information and a list of club officers can be found here. We would be more than happy to help.

Belt Systems and Requirements

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF):

The WTF is the world governing body of Taekwondo and was established in 1973 and today has more than 200 member nations. The unity present in the Taekwondo community and its quick spreading influence make it a truly unique martial art. Taekwondo is also one of very few martial arts that is recognized by the International Olympic Committee with competition every four years in the Summer Olympic Games.

For color belts, there are 8 official WTF poomsae called Taegeuk Forms. After being promoted through each belt to the highest color belt ranking of 1st gup, a student is eligible to test for black belt. After receiving a black belt, there are 9 rankings (1st Dan through 9th Dan), each with one form.

The Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC)

ECTC tournaments are broken into 5 divisions for forms and 3 divisions for sparring. Poomsae divisions are broken up as follows:

  • White and Yellow Belts: Taegeuks 1 and 2
  • Green Belts: Taegeuks 3 and 4
  • Blue Belts: Taegeuks 5 and 6
  • Red and Brown Belts: Taegeuks 7 and 8
  • Black Belts

Black belts perform one to two forms at each tournament. Information on which form will be allowed at a given tournament can be found in the tournament invitation on the ECTC website.

Sparring is broken into the following divisions:

  • C Team: Green belts and below
  • B Team: Green to Red belts
  • A Team: Blue to Black belts

All poomsae and sparring divisions can score points for the competitors' representative schools, meaning that all members of a team can contribute. Attacks to the head are forbidden in C Team sparring. Point charts and full rules on eligibility for each round can be found on the ECTC webpage.

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