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About the MIT Korean Karate Club

The MIT Korean Karate Club practices Chung Do Kwan, a traditional style of Tae Kwon Do, emphasizing five tenets to mastery: speed, power, focus, accuracy, and balance. We are part of the World Tae Kwon Do Association, founded by ninth degree black belt, Grandmaster Duk Sung Son.

Part of the philosophy of Chung Do Kwan is no-contact sparring, allowing full power and focus without injuries. No-contact sparring is not wimpy -- artists of the style are renowned for their powerful strikes. All members of the MIT Korean Karate Club learn to break wood, and many break cinderblocks, too.

The MIT Korean Karate Club is led by 6th degree black belt Master Poh Lim, an MIT alumnus who began Tae Kwon Do practice as a white belt while an undergraduate at MIT. We are an informal and fun-loving bunch, and we feel that getting together for two hours three times a week to do Tae Kwon Do is a great way to work off MIT stress, to stay in shape, to gain self-esteem, and to learn self-defense. Beginners are always welcome, especially those with no martial arts experience.

Upcoming Events

September Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2014

Fall Beginner Classes

Stop by on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30 for a beginner lesson. No experience necessary! To get here, see Directions

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Athletics & Recreation Gateway

Tuesday, 2-4PM in Rockwell Cage. Come see our demo and visit our table!

Friday, August 29, 2014

ASA Activities Midway

Friday, 3-5PM in Johnson Ice Rink. Come see our demo and visit our table!