The University of Michigan Taekwondo Club
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that traces its roots back thousands of years and, in its modern incarnation, combines traditional Korean martial arts with various other arts from surrounding areas. Modern Taekwondo came into existence a little over half a century ago, and since then it has become one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Taekwondo is particularly renowned for its fluid footwork and explosive kicks. Because of its immense popularity, Taekwondo has been an official olympic sport since the 2000 Sydney Games.
University of Michigan Taekwondo Club
50th anniversary banquet reunion of the University of Michigan Taekwondo Club in 2014
The University of Michigan Taekwondo Club is a student-run organization
under the University of Michigan Department of Recreation & Sports.
While we emphasize the sport and athletic aspects of Taekwondo, you
will learn everything necessary to be well ‐ rounded in the martial art.
This is a great way for students interested in getting a great physical workout
while learning and refining the fundamentals of Taekwondo.
The Club is open to all levels from beginner to advanced, and we compete actively in regional and collegiate tournaments.
Download "A History of the University of Michigan Taekwondo Club"
by Master Steve Busch with contributions from Mr. James Young, Master Joseph Lloyd and Mr. Naji Husseini (2013 revision).
Our members begin with varying levels of experience. Many people come to us with no prior experience, while others have trained for several years. UMTKD is open to ALL experience levels. The best way to know if Taekwondo is right for you is to stop in and train with us for a few classes.
- Great Grandmaster Hwa Chong, 10th dan
- Master Stephen Busch, 5th dan
- Master Naji Husseini, 4th dan
- Master Jacque Husseini, 4th dan
- Ajae Whittaker, 3rd dan