Harvard Taekwondo Club

Contact: jefferey Ling (president.htkd@gmail.com) and Noemi Urquiza (president.htkd@gmail.com)

Student-Run Website:  http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~htkd

Overview: Harvard Taekwondo (HTKD), formerly known as the Harvard World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), was started in 1999 by six black belts looking to train in the WTF style. Harvard Taekwondo is currently the only taekwondo club on campus, as well as the largest martial arts club. HTKD competes in both sparring and poomsae (forms) in the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC), the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA), and USA Taekwondo events (USAT).

Taekwondo (pronounced “teh kwon doh”) is a martial art that has its origins in Korea. Though Taekwondo literally means “the way of the hand and foot,” the sport relies mainly on kicks – stationary, spinning and jumping – using punches and body placement to set up its powerful kicks.