Penn State Korean Karate Club


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Basket Drive

  • Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 (all day)

    Please reach out to the club if you would like to donate something to our Thanksgiving basket,…

Involvement Fair

  • Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 11am - 4pm
    Location: HUB Lawn

    Come check our our table to support the club! You can drop by just to say hi or even volunteer…

Summer 2017 Practice

Posted by Member 1bfd8c0, Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 3:22pm

  • Just a heads up that summer practices have begun, and our final practice for the summer will be on Wednesday, June 28 until we resume in the fall. Please contact us with any questions or concerns!

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About Penn State Korean Karate Club

Our club was founded 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 such as:

American Boxing 


"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 are taken to the side and taught by their own instructor for their first semester. These teachings emphasize stretching, self-defense, and techniques necessary to acquire 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 classes from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays are our open workouts from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Both workouts take place in 106 White Building. 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 first, and then decide if you would like to stay. Attendance is not mandatory, but it is crucial if you want to improve and advance. We encourage people to work out with us for a week or so before deciding. 

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.

Practice Times


Informal Workouts:


Beginners and students of any Martial Arts discipline are welcome to join us at any time throughout the year in 106 White Building. Come try out a class for free, there is no experience necessary! Dues are $65 per semester or free if you have a black belt in any discipline.

Contact Name: Logan Ruthardt (VP)
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Category: Sports & Recreation > Martial Arts
Networks: Pennsylvania State University

Penn State Korean Karate Club

Networks: Pennsylvania State University

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