TaeKwonDo has its roots in Korea but it has evolved into the quick paced martial art that is practiced globally. UTTO is a fantastic way for those interested in the art of Taekwondo to get together and practice their skills, perfect their technique and master new kicks. We hold classes for all skill levels starting at an introductory level and going all the way for classes held for competitive sparring. During the regular Fall/Winter semester, the club has approximately 50 beginner/intermediate students and 20 competitive team members.
The U of T Taekwondo Team is an unofficial club team that has had a lot of success at tournaments both in and out of province. In April 2009, U of T clinched the Ontario Universities Taekwondo Competitive League (OUTCL) inter-collegiate tournament, coming in first place overall. In November 2009, the U of T Taekwondo Team competed in Master Chong’s World Class Taekwondo Tournament at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, N.Y., UTTO’s first international competition. The competitive team has competed in OUTCL tournaments and many local tournaments organised by the Ontario Taekwondo Association in the past years. In 2016, UTTO organised the University League, a chance for students to spar students from other university clubs.
UTTO is not only about learning and practising Taekwondo. UTTO organises numerous social events throughout the year, including pub nights, board breaking seminar, and our annual trip to Hart House Farm as a way to get to know fellow UTTO members and create a mini-UTTO family.
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