When Xu isn’t in the lab, clinic or launching the next social media platform, you’ll find her throwing kicks in the taekwondo ring. Combining agility, flexibility and making quick decisions under pressure, she excels at this form of martial art. As part of the Yale taekwondo team, she is a fierce competitor and most recently won a bronze medal at the MIT National Collegiate Taekwondo Tournament.
The Yale Taekwondo team was founded way way back then by Grandmaster Ho Soo Hwang at the height of taekwondo's emerging popularity in the US. Records of Yale Taekwondo dates back to 1989, making us one of the oldest martial arts groups at Yale. We enjoy sharing our happiness with taekwondo with others, eating KBBQ together, bonding over the silliest things in life, and helping each other become the best martial artists and people we can offer to the world.
Yale Taekwondo Demo Part 4 - KASY Cultural Show 2010 ..
Master Jae-Hyuck Shim is a Master Instructor hailing from the Republic of Korea. He began his Taekwon-Do training at the age of 10 and earned his 1st degree black belt at the age of 12. Master Shim also trained while in college with the Yonsei University International Taekwon-do club; he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology in 1996 and his Master of Science in 1998. Due to his dedication to training, he also earned his 2nd and 3rd degree black belts. In 1999, Master Shim became an Assistant Coach with the Yonsei University International Taekwon-Do club. In 2000, Master Shim moved to the US to attend Yale School of Medicine as a Ph.D. candidate in Immunobiology. During his time at Yale, he resumed his Taekwon-do practice with the Yale Taekwon-do club. He also served as an Assistant Coach at the Yale Taekwon-Do club, and earned his 4th degree black belt in 2005 and his Ph.D. in 2006. Master Shim then moved on to Harvards School of Public Health where he did his postdoctoral work as a research scientist. In 2012, Master Shim landed in NYC. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.