38th Annual Fort Worth International Taekwondo Championship

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Presented by Grandmaster Won Chik Park

Registration


Competitor Entry Fees

$90.00 for 1 Event
$100.00 for 2 Events
$110.00 for 3 Events
$120.00 for 4 Events

Pre-registration will be accepted until October 20, 2018

The following are available options to pre-register for the tournament.  

Online - www.tourneyreg.net

Competitor Entry Form.pdf

Email:   Download the application, fill out completely and send to: ftwinternationaltkd@gmail.com.  

You MUST include payment information on application to be officially registered


Mail: Complete application with payment and send to:

Grandmaster Won Chik Park

PO Box 121972

Fort Worth, TX 76121


Late Registration (any day after October 20) will be accepted.  

There will be an additional $10 charge for each event entered.

On Friday, October 26, 2018, you can register in person at the main lobby of the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The hotel address is:

1701 Commerce Street

Fort Worth, TX 76102

Information


Medals will be awarded in all divisions for all events - Poomsae, Kyorogi, Breaking and Weapons

1st, 2nd, and two 3rd place

Accommodations
The Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel Downtown -http://www.sheratonfortworth.com/
1701 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-335-7000
Special Tournament Room Rates are available.

Admission Tickets for all Spectators
(CASH ONLY - An ATM is located inside the main entrance of the convention center).

$13.00  General Admission for all ages - Children under 5 years old get in free
$10.00  Seniors over 65, Military members and First Responders (police, firefighters, paramedics)

Parking
Any available metered parking spots are free on the weekends.
Other paid parking lots are all around the convention center.

Coaches Passes

COACH REGISTRATION FORM.pdf

$25.00 per pass

You can mail or email the form to:

GM Won Chik Park

PO Box 121972

Fort Worth, TX 76121

ftwinternationaltkd@gmail.com

These can be purchased the day of the tournament at the main area ticket window.

Schools will receive complimentary passes based on the # of competitors
10 Competitors                   One (1) Free Coach Pass
11-20 Competitors             Two (2) Free Coach Passes
21 or more Competitors    Three (3) Free Coach Passes

Special Awards will be given to:

  • Top 20 Schools with the most competitors
  • Best 2 Referees of the Tournament

Breaking Boards

$2 for 3/8 inch boards - for ages 6 through 9 years old

$3 for 1/2 inch boards - for ages 10 years old and older

Schedule


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

6:00 pm Volunteer Meeting at RD Evans Community Center - 3242 Lackland Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76116

If you are interested in volunteering the day of the tournament, please fill out Volunteer Application.pdf and email to ftwinternationaltkd@gmail.com


Friday, October 26, 2018

3:00 - 9:00 pm Late Registration at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown Fort Worth - 1701 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102.  $10 late fee for each event will be charged.

6:00 - 9:00 pm Free Referee Seminar at the Sheraton Hotel.  

Dinner will be provided.  

If you are interested in serving as a referee on the day of the tournament, please complete Referee Application.pdf and email to ftwinternationaltkd@gmail.com


Saturday, October 27, 2018

7:00 am  All referees, medical team, and organizing committee members must attend a meeting in the Official’s Meeting room at the Convention Center. 

7:30 am  All Competitors MUST check-in and receive their wristbands at the check-in table at the main entrance of the area.  They will then report to the holding area (behind the Front Stage in the main arena)

Holding Area will begin grouping competitors officially at 7:30 am, however, after 7:30 any times are approximations based on # of total competitors and overall tournament flow. Actual competition times will vary.

Competition will start as close to 8:00 am as possible

8:00 am    Boys & Girls Color Belts, ages 5, 6-7 years, 8-9 years old (including Junior Black Belts 6 to 11 years old)

8:30 am    Boys & Girls Color Belts, ages 10-11, 12-13, 14-17 years old

10:30 am   Men & Women Color Belts, ages 18 & up 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Black Belt WEIGH-IN (near the holding area)
Junior Black Belts Boys & Girls,  ages 12-13  & 14-17 years old
Men and Women Black Belts,  ages 18-32 years old

* No Weigh-In Required for Senior men and women ages 33-39 and Executive senior men and women ages 40 -49, 50 & up.

12:30 - 1:30 pm  Opening Ceremonies & Awards Presentation

1:30 pm   All Black belt competitors should report to holding area - Boys & Girls Ages 12-13, 14-17 years old, Black belt men & women ages 18-32 years old, Senior Black belt men & women ages 33-39 years old  and Executive Black belt Senior men & women (ages 40 & up)

Divisions


Color Belts Divisions

Poomsae (Forms) & Kyorogi (Sparring) 

Junior Divisions

Adult Divisions


Junior Black Belts - Ages 12 to 14 years old

Poomsae (Forms)

Divisions

Boys Weight

Girls Weight

Light

Not Exceeding 85 lbs. (39kg)

Not Exceeding 85 lbs. (39kg)

Light Middle

85.1-105 lbs. (43-52 kg.)

85.1-105 lbs. (43-52 kg.)

Middle

105.1-125 lbs. (52-57 kg.)

105.1-125 lbs. (52-57 kg.)

Heavy

Over 125 lbs. (Over 61kg.)

Over 125 lbs. (Over 61kg.)

The Official Poomsae for the competition will be those recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation (listed below) 

1st Dan Koryo          2nd Dan Keumgang      3rd Dan Taebaek


KYORUGI (SPARRING)                                 

Divisions

Boys Weight

Girls Weight

Fin

Not Exceeding 75 lbs. (34kg)

Not Exceeding 75 lbs. (34kg)

Fly

75.1-85 lbs. (34-39 kg.)

75.1-85 lbs. (34-39 kg.)

Bantam

85.1-95 lbs. (39-43 kg.)

85.1-95 lbs. (39-43 kg.)

Feather

95.1-105 lbs. (43-48 kg.)

95.1-105 lbs. (43-48 kg.)

Light

105.1-115 lbs. (48-52 kg.)

105.1-115 lbs. (48-52 kg.)

Welter

115.1-125 lbs. (52-57 kg.)

115.1-125 lbs. (52-57 kg.)

Middle

125.1-135lbs (57-61kg.)

125.1-135lbs (57-61kg.)

Heavy

Over 135 lbs. (Over 61kg.)

Over 135 lbs. (Over 61kg.)

Rounds and Duration - Each match will be single elimination


# of Rounds

Time Limit

Rest Period

ELIMINATION

2

1 minute

30 seconds

SEMI-FINALS

2

1 ½ minutes

30 seconds


Junior Black Belts - Ages 15 to 17 years old 

 POOMSAE (FORMS)

Dan

Divisions

Men’s Weight

Women’s Weight

1st Dan

-

6th Dan

Light

Not Exceeding 105.8 lbs.

Not Exceeding 97.0 lbs.

Light Middle

105.8-121.2 lbs.

97.1-108.0 lbs.

Middle

121.3-138.9 lbs.

108.1-121.2 lbs.

Light Heavy

139.0-160.9

121.3-138.9 lbs.

Heavy

Over 160.9 lbs.

Over 138.9 lbs.





The Official Poomsae for the competition will be those recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation (listed below)

1st Dan Koryo        2nd Dan Keumgang       3rd Dan Taebaek        4th Dan Pyongwon

                

KYORUGI (SPARRING)

Divisions

Men’s Weight

Women’s Weight

Fin

Not Exceeding 99.2 lbs. (45kg)

Not Exceeding 92.5 lbs. (42kg)

Fly

99.3-105.8 lbs. (45-48 kg.)

92.5-97.0 lbs. (42-44 kg.)

Bantam

105.9-112.4 lbs. (48-51 kg.)

97.1-101.4 lbs. (44-46 kg.)

Feather

112.5-121.3 lbs. (51-55 kg.)

101.5-108.0 lbs. (46-49 kg.)

Light

121.4-130.0 lbs. (55-59 kg.)

108.1-114.6 lbs. (49-52 kg.)

Welter

130.1-138.9 lbs. (59-63 kg.)

114.7-121.3 lbs. (52-55 kg.)

Light Middle

139.0-149.9 lbs. (63-68 kg.)

121.4-130.0 lbs. (55-59 kg.)

Middle

150.0-160.9 lbs (68-73kg.)

130.1-138.9lbs (59-63kg.)

Light Heavy

161.0-172.0 lbs. (73-78 kg.)

139.0-149.9 lbs. (63-68 kg.)

Heavy

Over 172 lbs. (Over 78kg.)

Over 150.0 lbs. (Over 68kg.)

 Rounds and Duration - Each match will be single elimination


# of Rounds

Time Limit

Rest Period

ELIMINATION

2

1 ½ minutes

30 seconds

SEMI-FINALS

2

2 minutes

30 seconds

Fist Gloves (15-17 and 18-32 years old Black Belts are required to wear WTF/USAT approved Taekwondo gloves. Gloves may be red, blue or white. If red or blue color, must correspond with the chest protector. Gloves are optional for all other divisions).

 

Adult Black Belts – 18 to 32 years old 

 POOMSAE (FORMS)

Dan

Divisions

Men’s Weight

Women’s Weight

1st Dan

-

6th Dan

Light

Not Exceeding 127.6 lbs.

Not Exceeding 103.3 lbs.

Light Middle

127.6-147.4 lbs.

103.3-121.0 lbs.

Middle

147.5-171.6 lbs.

121.1-143.0 lbs.

Heavy

Over 171.6 lbs.

Over 143.0 lbs.

The Official Poomsae for the competition will be those recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation (listed below)

1st Dan Koryo        2nd Dan Keumgang       3rd Dan Taebaek        4th Dan Pyongwon        5th Shipjin                6th Ji Tae

KYORUGI (SPARRING)

Divisions

Men’s Weight

Women’s Weight

Fin

Not Exceeding 119.0 lbs. (54kg.)

Not Exceeding 101.4 lbs. (46kg.)

Fly

119.1-127.9 lbs. (54-58 kg.)

101.5-108.0 lbs. (46-49 kg.)

Bantam

128.0-138.9 lbs. (58-63 kg.)

108.1-116.9 lbs. (49-53 kg.)

Feather

139.0-149.9 lbs. (63-68 kg.)

117.0-125.7 lbs. (53-57 kg.)

Light

150.0-163.1 lbs. (68-74 kg.)

125.8-136.7 lbs. (57-62 kg.)

Welter

163.2-176.4 lbs. (74-80 kg.)

136.8-147.7 lbs. (62-67 kg.)

Middle

176.5-191.8 lbs (80-87kg.)

147.8-160.9lbs (67-73 kg.)

Heavy

Over 191.8 lbs. (Over 87kg.)

Over 161.0 lbs. (Over 73 kg.)

 

Rounds and Duration - Each match will be single elimination


# of Rounds

Time Limit

Rest Period

ELIMINATION

2

1 ½ minutes

30 seconds

SEMI-FINALS

2

2 minutes

30 seconds

Fist Gloves (15-17 and 18-32 years old Black Belts are required to wear WTF/USTA approved Taekwondo gloves. Gloves may be red, blue or white. If red or blue color, must correspond with the chest protector. Gloves are optional for all other divisions.)

 

Senior Adult Black Belts - 33 years old & up 

POOMSAE (FORMS)

Dan

Divisions

Men’s Weight

Women’s Weight

All

Light

Not Exceeding 149.6 lbs.

Not Exceeding 125.4 lbs.

Heavy

Over 149.6 lbs.

Over 125.4 lbs.

The Official Poomsae for the competition will be those recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation (listed below)

1st Dan Koryo        2nd Dan Keumgang       3rd Dan Taebaek        4th Dan Pyongwon        5th Shipjin                6th Ji Tae

 

KYORUGI (SPARRING)

Divisions

Men’s Weight

Women’s Weight

Light

Not Exceeding 127.6 lbs.

Not Exceeding 107.8 lbs.

Light Middle

127.7-149.6 lbs.

107.9-125.4 lbs.

Middle

149.7-176.0 lbs

125.5-147.4 lbs.

Heavy

Over 176.1 lbs.

Over 147.5 lbs.

Rounds and Duration - Each match will be single elimination


# of Rounds

Time Limit

Rest Period

ELIMINATION

2

1 ½ minutes

30 seconds

SEMI-FINALS

2

1 ½ minutes

30 seconds


WEAPONS CREATIVE POOMSAE DIVISIONS

Side Kick and Back turning Kick (Back Kick) Breaking Event

Kicking technique should be followed as in the Kukkiwon textbook.

  • Method of contest: Ranking system (More breaking gets higher rank.)
  • Contest time: 30 seconds or less
  • Attire: Approved Dobok
  • Compulsory Provisions
  • Targets used in breaking events must be those authorized by the Organizing Committee.
  • In principle, the foot cannot be covered by bandages or any other materials.
  • Use of any materials covering the foot due to injury must be approved by the Referee.
  • Side Kick breaking must be done with the sole of the foot or outer part of the foot.
  • The height of breaking materials must be higher than the contestant's waist.
  • Breaking is conducted only once.
  • Technique will be allowed for the following acts:
  • Contestants are permitted to lift one foot off of the ground while applying their technique.
  • Contestants are permitted to apply their technique using either their front foot or back foot.
  • Warning penalties are given to the followingacts:
  • Disturbing another contestant's performance
  • Disobeying the Referee's instruction
  • Deduction penalties are given to the following acts:
  • Touching the ground with any part other than the foot after breaking
  • Exceeding the contest time: Deduct one point for each ten seconds.
  • Disqualification penalties are given to the following acts:
  • The competitor's name is different than what is on the Contestants List.
  • Falling down afterbreaking
  • Breaking in any dishonest way

individual Creative Breaking

  • Method of contest: Ranking system based on scoring criteria below.
  • Contest time: 60 seconds for preparation and 60 seconds for execution when referee states Shi-jak
  • Attire: Approved Dobok
  • Maximum amount of boards is 10. The minimum is 1.
  • Boards will be provided bytournament committee
  • No alterations are allowed. Such as adding a board fragment.
  • No props may be used
  • Each board may be attempted to break three times.
  • Scoring criteria:
  • Every contestant starts with 50 base points
  • 10 points for creativity and difficulty
  • 10 points for execution
  • 10 points for presentation
  • 10 points for Taekwondo spirit
  • Deductions
  • 1-point penalty for every second exceeding the time limit in either preparation or performance
  • 1-point penalty for every attempt after the first
  • 1-point penalty for going out of bounds
  • 1 point for unsportsmanlike conduct



History


History
Grandmaster Won Chik Park, founder and tournament director, created this championship in October of 1981. The early tournaments were held at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas.. As the tournament grew and grew, every year, it became necessary to move the tournament to a larger venue. The new home became the Fort Worth Convention Center in 1986 and has been held there ever since.

In 1997, the tournament’s name was officially changed from the Fort Worth Invitational to the Fort Worth International Taekwondo Championships. Modifying the tournament to an international event has given the champions valuable international recognition and exposure. As word of this change made its way around the national and international communities, the event has drawn ever-increasing numbers of participating nations, making Fort Worth a great Taekwondo city and the United States a leader in martial arts interest and championship tournament participation.

What has remained consistent is the same work and dedication that goes into the planning and production of this tournament each year, making it one of the largest Taekwondo championships in the United States,. The tournament is recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation and supported by the Texas Taekwondo Association.

Grandmaster Won Chik Park


Grandmaster Won Chik Park began his training at Taekwondo Ji Do Kwan Pusan Do Jang in 1954 under Grandmaster Hyon Jong Park in Pusan, Korea. He has over 50 years experience teaching Taekwondo and holds the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt (Dec 15, 1993) by Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo Federation in Seoul, Korea. This is one of highest rankings in the World.

Grandmaster Park is also founder and former president of the United States Taekwondo Grandmaster Society, a non profit organization working to establish the United States Taekwondo Museum and Hall of Fame, among other missions; a facility which will examine and reveal the history of the ancient martial art of Taekwondo, as well as the Korean culture from which it emerged.
 
The Dallas-Fort Worth community find ourselves particularly fortunate to have Grandmaster Park, with his vast experience and wisdom, in our midst. He has given his life to Taekwondo and hopes that he leaves a lasting legacy to the sports he loves.
Grandmaster Won Chik Park

Important Dates


Past Events

Title Date Location
38th Fort Worth International Taekwondo Championship 27 Oct 2018 1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Referee Seminar 26 Oct 2018 1701 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA
In-Person Late Registration 26 Oct 2018 Sheraton Hotel, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Volunteer Meeting 24 Oct 2018 3242 Lackland Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76116, USA

Contact Us


  • P.O. Box 121972, Fort Worth, TX 76121

F.A.Q


Difficult to predict.  It really depends on the # of total competitors, the total # of referees and volunteers available. Historically, the competitions are finished by 7:00 pm
The current USA Taekwondo Rules and Regulations and the modified rules of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) will govern this championship.  Click here for official USAT rules - ​https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Taekwondo/Events/Competition-Rules​​​
All competitors must have:
- A Clean, White WTF V-Neck Uniform
- Approved chest guard, headgear, shin-instep guard, forearm guard, protective cup, and mouthpiece.

All competitors will supply their own protective gear.
We have onsite medical staff throughout the entire day with an EMT on standby.

We have a third party security company providing  coverage at most entrances of the main arena floor

We also have several police officers in attendance.