39th Annual Fort Worth International Taekwondo Championship

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Presented by Grandmaster Won Chik Park

JH Tournament Solutions

JH Tournament Solutions is proud to partner with Grandmaster Won Chik Park to present the Annual Fort Worth International Taekwondo Championships. The Fort Worth International is celebrating its 39th year of what has now become a fall tradition. It is one of the largest tournaments in the United States and has attracted competitors of all ages and skill level. JHTS is working with the organizing committee to combine tradition and innovation to deliver an enhanced experience for all. Our goal is to continue the legacy of one the most prestigious tournaments in the nation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration


For any questions, email us at 

ftwinternationaltkd@gmail.com 

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 10, 2019

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

Online - https://tourneygo.com/ftwitkd/

We are no longer accepting online registrations.  Please email or call # above for information about registering.

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

On Friday, October 11, 2019, you can register in person at the main lobby of the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The hotel address is:

815 Main Street

Fort Worth, TX 76102

 817-870-2100  

Enter the main doors of hotel and we are to the left.

Information


NEW THIS YEAR!

We are excited to announce that we will be using Daedo electronic scoring system for all Black Belts 12 years of age through 32 years of age. 

Daedo electronic hogus and eHeadgear will be provided for these divisions!


This year’s tournament schedule will feature poomsae, board breaking and weapons competition first in the morning. Kyorugi (sparring) competition will commence immediately following these events.

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

1st, 2nd, and two 3rd place

Accommodations
The Hilton Hotel - Downtown Fort Worth
815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-870-2100
Special Tournament Room Rates are available for $125/night until October 5, 2019

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 through 17

$4 for 3/4 inch boards - for ages 18 years old and up

NO CAMERAS OR VIDEO ALLOWED ON COMPETITION FLOOR


Schedule


Updated 10/11/2019


Introducing the 2019 Mayor’s Cup Award

For the past 39 years, the Fort Worth International Taekwondo Championships has brought thousands of people — competitors and their families — to Fort Worth each October for a full weekend of competition. In addition to its draw and acclaim as a premier international Taekwondo tournament venue, this annual event has brought a significant economic impact to the City of Fort Worth through local accommodations, restaurants, sight-seeing, retail, and entertainment. In recognition of the impact and influence of this renowned annual Taekwondo event, as well as several related events that brought the Korean National Taekwondo Demonstration team to Fort Worth, the City of Fort Worth has recognized the Fort Worth International Taekwondo Championships, and its founder and tournament director, Grandmaster Won Chik Park with proclamations including Taekwondo Week in Fort Worth (1995), Key to the City (2003) and Won Chik Park Day (2005). 

This year, to highlight and express deep appreciation for this long and wonderful relationship between the Fort Worth International Taekwondo Championships and the City of Fort Worth, we welcome Mayor Betsy Price to the tournament’s opening ceremonies with a special mayors cup award and celebration of all we have accomplished together through this event, both for taekwondo and for the City of Fort Worth.

Divisions


Poomsae and Sparring Divisions will follow USAT age and belt divisions.  Divisions (except Cadet, Junior, Senior black belts) will be divided into a division of 4 competitors.

USA Taekwondo Kyorugi Competition Rules From January 1 2015 V2.pdf

4-5 year old

6-7 year old

8-9 year old

10-11 year old

12-14 year old

15-17 year old

17-32 year old

32+


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
39th Fort Worth International Taekwondo Championship 12 Oct 2019 1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Referee Seminar 11 Oct 2019 815 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA
In-Person Late Registration 11 Oct 2019 815 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX, 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.