What We Do
To encourage critical viewing of fight choreography and bonding among members, we have movie nights twice a year as well as a year-end luncheon.
We encourage club members to participate as a competitor or spectator for self-growth and experience the sport side martial arts. Our most recent tournament participant and Gold Medalist was interviewed with a story in The Hoya!
Tae Kwon Do
GU Tae Kwon Do Club
World Tai Chi Qigong Day:
As a club for both Tae Kwon Do and Taiji, we hosted the defending National Champions in Group Taiji (Tai Chi), Team Sun & Moon Taiji One, to lead the Georgetown community in participation of the worldwide celebration for health and healing. Reflecting our martial arts heritage, our event began with dynamic Tae Kwon Do and Taiji performances, followed by a Taiji class to energize all attendees!
We teach the Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do curriculum and more:
• Stretching & Conditioning
• Basic Techniques
• TKD Forms and Combinations
• Fight Choreography
• Board Breaking
Official Rank Promotions:
Students’ ranks will be registered into the Jhoon Rhee Institute of Tae Kwon Do database, which is recognized nationwide across all JRI schools.
GGM Jhoon Rhee’s Special Classes:
We have the honor and privilege of being only one of two places where GGM Rhee directly teaches Tae Kwon Do class and his martial arts action philosophy.
Annual GUTKD Martial Arts Retreat:
As our signature event, members become immersed in a weekend of intense martial arts training. They are introduced to different styles of martial and jump-start their preparation for spring semester on-stage performances.
Our retreats have been held at the following venues: 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD (2004-2005); Mar-Lu-Ridge Conference & Educational Center in Jefferson, MD (2006); Capital Camps & Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA (2007-2010); Coles Martial Arts Academy in Bethesda, MD (2011-Present).
As a culminating “publication” synthesizing all of the training from the year and sharing the joys of martial arts with the audience, club members perform as a team on the grand stage of GU’s annual Asian/Asian American cultural show, Asiafest (Gaston Hall, Lohrfink Auditorium). Making our debut performance in 2003 with GGM Rhee on stage, we have performed at 10 of the past 12 Asiafests. Photos for Asiafest 2003 and 2007 are shown on the left (videos not available); all other Asiafest performances can be viewed in our video gallery.
Other club performances have included the MSB International Festival, Georgetown Day, TASA Night Market, and Hoyas Got Talent on-campus as well as the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, and Loew’s Theater Pre-Show for Jet Li’s “Unleashed.” To view some of our performances, click here.