One of the most widely practiced martial arts in the world will take the spotlight during “Taekwondo Korean Style” at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Webster Hall’s Corely Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University.
Kang Dong Won, a 9th degree grandmaster in taekwondo, began teaching martial arts in 1971 in Tulsa, Okla. A native of South Korea, he is a graduate of the International Taekwondo Federation’s Instructor Trainees.
Fundamental taekwondo techniques such as the “knife hand,” the “side kick” and the “fore fist punch” are trademark specialties of his demonstrations.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Other activities scheduled for the week include a piano masterclass and faculty recital, the next entry in the Korean Film Festival and the Missouri Southern-hosted Third Thursday.
Monday, Sept. 18
Piano Masterclass: 2 p.m., Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Landon Meyer, principal pianist for the Tulsa Opera, will offer a masterclass. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Grocery Bingo: 12:20 p.m., Lions Den, Billingsly Student Center. Students can play for a chance to stock their pantry with free groceries.
“Mother”: 7 p.m., Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall. The Korean Film Festival continues with the tale of a mother determined to prove that her son is innocent of murder. The film is recommended for mature audiences only.
Faculty Recital: 7:30 p.m., Corley Auditorium. Dr. Jordan Wilson, a Southern voice faculty member, will present a recital. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
Taekwondo Korean Style: 10 and 11 a.m., Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium.
Connecting to Career Services: 1 p.m., Room 309 of Billingsly Student Center. Students can learn about services and resources available through the Career Services office.
Thursday, Sept. 21
Third Thursday: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., downtown Joplin. Missouri Southern will host the monthly event presented by the Downtown Joplin Alliance. More than 50 displays from campus departments and student groups will be featured.
Chris Jones: 7 p.m., Taylor Performing Arts Center. The award-winning hypnotist will perform. Free and open to the campus community.
Friday, Sept. 22
You Just Can’t Stop Indulging in Korean Food: 11 a.m., Corley Auditorium. Jay Jung, owner of Jin’s Korean Grill in Springfield, Mo., will share his insight into the techniques and tastes of contemporary Korean cuisine while preparing several dishes for those attending to experience.