Columbia Tae Kwon Do was the first martial arts club at Columbia University, founded in the early 1980s by Grandmaster B.M. Lee, the father of the current head instructor, Master Michael Lee. Initially the club consisted of 8 black belts, and over the years has grown to be one of the largest clubs at Columbia with over 100 active members. The main practices are run by Master Lee, with additional practices lead by student black belt instructors.
For those interested in progressing through the belt ranks, belt testing is held at the end of each semester. The team is also part of the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC), a league consisting of approximately 20 schools and which holds 5 tournaments annually. It is traditional that Columbia host the final tournament of the academic year.
Columbia University Tae Kwon Do