Penn State Korean Karate Club


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Summer Practice Times

By Rob Simpson on June 16th

Our summer practice times are 

Mondays and Wednesdays
4:45 to 6:45
in 106 White Building


Practice Times for Spring 2014

By Rob Simpson on January 20th

For the spring semsester, we're still in 106 White Building on

Monday and Wednesday at 6:30-8:30 pm 
and Saturday at 5:30-7:30 pm 

New Practice Times Fall 2013

By Allegra Inciardi on September 6th, 2013

Our practices are held in 106 White Building (next to the gymnastics complex)

Our Fall 2013 practice times are:
Monday and Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 5:30-7:30 pm
Sunday 9-10 am

News & Announcements

Summer Practice Times

Posted by Rob Simpson, Monday, June 16th, 2014 @ 10:30am

  • Our summer practice times are 

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    4:45 to 6:45
    in 106 White Building


Last Day of Classes

  • Friday, April 25th, 2014 (all day)

    Last day of Penn State Classes, therefore, belt tests will be held this week.

Out of Darkness Walk

  • Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 3pm
    Location: Sydney Friedman Park, State College

    Help us help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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About Penn State Korean Karate Club

Our club was founded and is taught by Mr. James Del Real. For over 30 years, Mr. Del Real and his assistant instructors have been teaching at Penn State. The basic goals of our club are to teach a style of Martial Arts that provides practical self-defense, promotes physical and mental strength, and improves self-confidence and self-esteem.

Our style of karate is derived from, but not limited to Tae Kwon Do, a strong Korean Martial Art form. To make a stronger and more effective system, our teachings incorporate a wide range of styles:

  • American Boxing 
  • Jujitsu
  • "Street-wise fighting"
  • Weapons and ground fighting

Club Workouts focus on:

  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Strength exercises
  • Stretching and technique excercises
  • Sparring, Kata (forms), and Self-defense

Beginners to Advanced
Beginners start in a separate class taught by their own instructor for their first semester. This beginners class emphasizes stretching, self-defense, and techniques necessary for the first belt rank.

Students with previous Martial Arts experience are invited to work out with the advanced class which has the benefit of several black belts present to instruct.

Open Workouts
Mondays and Wednesdays are our formal workout class times from 6-8pm in 106 White Building. Saturdays are our Open Workouts.  Open Workouts give everyone the freedom to work out at his or her own pace. Typical Open Workouts consist of: 

  • Heavy bags
  • Focus mitts to help optimize punching technique
  • Kicking shields and sparring equipment are also available

Belt Ranks
White, Yellow, Blue, Green, Red, Black.

Club Dues
The dues for our club are $65 per semester. Please try out our club for two weeks (4 practices), then decide if you would like to stay. Attendance is not mandatory, but crucial if you want to improve and advance. We encourage people to work out with us for a couple of weeks before we require payment of dues.

Come On Out!
Our club is open to anyone who is interested -- all you need is the desire to learn and improve yourself. If you are interested, please go to the Contact page and e-mail the club president with your name, email address and/or phone number.

Penn State Korean Karate Club

Formal workouts for Spring Semester 2014
(106 White Building):

Organized Classes:
Mon./Wed. 6:30-8:30pm

Open Practice:
Sat: 5:30-7:30pm

Beginners and students of any Martial Arts discipline are welcome to join us at any time throughout the year. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Dues are $65 and should be paid by the 4th class.

Contact Name: Club President: Rob Simpson
Contact the group manager
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