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