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From time to time, we will give our members the opportunity to learn more about Korean and Asian culture. These activities are open to all students. Black Belt candidates must earn a minimum of three Korean/Asian Culture Credits before they are eligible to test. Here are some of the experiences we have planned for 2014:

  • MAY - Dallas Asian Festival. This gathering promotes cultures across Asia and the Pacific Islands through live performances, the opportunity to sample typical foods from many countries, and shopping. One Culture Credit.
  • SEPTEMBER - Dinner at local Korean restaurant, Won. The meal will feature Korean barbecue, rice, kim chi and other pan chan ( a variety of tasty side dishes). A sweet rice drink will wrap up the delicious meal. One Culture Credit.
  • OCTOBER - Enjoy Korean and Japanese treats at the concession stand during our Tournament of Champions - Saturday, October 18th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Kim bap (korean sushi), chicken teriyaki bento, Pocky, Ramune soda, milk tea with boba and more! One Culture Credit.
  • NOVEMBER - A visit to King's Spa. An authentic Korean Jjim-Jil-Bang spa, which is a regular part of Korean family and community culture. You will relax, de-stress and improve your overall well-being in this family-oriented sauna and spa. Nine unique healing sauna rooms: fire sudatorium, pyramid room, ice room, yellow soil-crystal room, salt room and more have a healing and rejuvenating effect. One Culture Credit.
  • ANY TIME - Learn Hangul, the written Korean language. Consisting of 28 symbols, it is simple, phonetic, and can be learned in a few hours to a few days. Counts as two Culture Credits. Black Belt candidates who choose this cultural experience must demonstrate a basic grasp of the written language by passing a test. You may choose to learn in any way you wish, however, here are a few recommended resources: Learn Hangeul Website, Learn Korean Language Website, Tuttle Korean for Kids Flashcards, Writing Korean for Beginners, Sogang University Korean Program.
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