The CWRU Taekwondo Club trains in three martial arts: Taekwondo, Judo and Hapkido. Taekwondo provides the foundation and framework of our training. Elements of Judo and Hapkido are introduced incrementally as the individual member progresses upward in rank through the formal training curriculum. Taekwondo training is used to develop initial eye-hand and eye-foot coordination, balance, strength, stretch, agility as well as establishing proper attitude, discipline and philosophical elements. In practical application Taekwondo is a rigid 'linear' martial art that quickly becomes ineffective in a grappling scenario - a scenario that most altercations quickly turn into. To supplement this shortfall, elements of the grappling martial arts of Judo and Hapkido are increasingly encountered as the club member advances in rank.
The CWRU Taekwondo club also has recently added a Kali (Filippino stick and knife fighting) instructor to its ranks. This only adds to the club's eclectic curriculum and helps to better round out the knowledge of all of its members.