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Welcome to Clemson University Tae Kwon Do. The Clemson University Tae Kwon Do Club has a long history at Clemson University. The club was established in 1967 by Master Billy Hong and has been supported by students for over 30 years.

The purpose of the club is to offer university students an opportunity to receive traditional training in the Korean art of self-defense. As a student in the club you will derive many benefits from your training both mentally and physically. Physically, Tae Kwon Do will help you control your weight, tone your body, and improve your cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Your body will have more energy, and your physical strength, flexibility and coordination will improve as well. Tae Kwon Do will also help you maintain good mental health by giving you a positive way of releasing everyday stress and tension. You can release some of that pent up hostility and frustration in a morally acceptable and productive manner. The end result is a healthier mind along with a healthier body.

Since the Clemson University Tae Kwon Do Club is affiliated with the Huggins Tae Kwon Do Academy, club members are welcome to attend classes at the Mauldin location, at no additional cost during the fall and spring semesters.

One of the great things about the club is that while we certainly enjoy and thrive off of competition, we encourage any skill level to come and practice with us. Each class is taught by one of our ten black belts on an alternating basis. Instructors try to keep things loose and are willing to work with anyone willing and interested in learning the art of Tae Kwon Do.

In addition to our weekly meetings, the club is currently looking into getting more involved with the community by potentially offering self-defense classes for sororities, church groups and other organizations. The Clemson Tae Kwon Do Club also holds several demonstrations as well.

But for now, members of the club would like to encourage anyone who is interested in learning Tae Kwon Do, getting a good workout, meeting new people or participating in an ancient tradition to come to Fike 107 MPR on Monday and Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. or Fike 207 on Friday at 7 p.m.

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

-Bruce Lee