Whitman College Tae Kwon Do is an organization that instructs students in the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. WTKD is an active member of Kim's Tae Kwon Do Federation, founded by Grand Master Hong Sik Kim, the largest of the Tae Kwon Do federations in the Pacific Northwest.
Whitman TKD students learn forms, known as hyungs, participate in non-contact sparring, break boards, acquire self-defense techniques, and attend tournaments held by Kim's schools in the region. In all aspects, Whitman TKD strives to uphold the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. WTKD is funded by Club Sports, meaning that membership is free beyond uniform and event fees.
To join, contact an instructor and let them know of your interest. Beginning students will learn stances, basic techniques, the elementals of sparring, and their first form, Chon-Ji. Students are encouraged to purchase a dobok (uniform), which costs $35.
It is the mission of Whitman TKD to provide safe and proper instruction to any student, staff, or faculty of the Whitman College campus.
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