TMA 16th Annual Fall Taekwondo Championships 2017


Saturday, October 28, 2017
Tiger Martial Arts in Sunnyvale
The competition starts 9 AM; Master Hung will provide approximate check-in and staging times for each competitor.


All sparring athletes must bring:

  • Red, Blue, or White helmet
  • White or clear mouth guard (Even with a doctor’s note)
  • Groin protection worn inside the pants (mandatory for males and females)
  • Shin protectors without instep protectors
  • Forearm protectors
  • Hand Protectors (Optional for color belts, required for 15+ black belts)

Students 8 years old and older shall use the an electronic sparring system. TMA shall provide electronic chest protectors, and instep protectors. Please return them when your athlete is finished sparring.

Finger and toe nails must be kept trimmed. Hair must be short or tied in a ponytail using an elastic hair band. No metallic or hard items such as hair pins, ear rings, necklaces, rings, plastic headbands, or casts may be worn.

Color belts will spar for 2 rounds, 90 seconds each, with 30 second breaks in between rounds.

For color belts 12 and older, light head contact under JSR (Junior Safety Rules) will be permitted

Black belts will spar for 3 rounds, 90 seconds each, with 60 second breaks in between rounds.

For black belts 8 and older, light head contact under JSR (Junior Safety Rules) will be permitted

We will use the latest USAT rules, which now allows pushing the opponent, with only a few exceptions: pushing the opponent out of bounds and pushing the kicking opponent are not allowed.

Traditional Poomsae

Color belt students shall perform one form from the following choices suitable for their belt level. Accuracy and presentation are more important than choosing a higher level form; do not attempt a form beyond your belt level. The competition format shall be single elimination.

White Kibon 1-5, Taegeuk 1, Palgwe 1
Yellow (including Orange) Taegeuk 1-3, Palgwe 1-3
Green (including Purple) Taegeuk 3-6, Palgwe 3-6
Blue (including Brown) Taegeuk 4-7, Palgwe 4-7
Red (including Red black) Taegeuk 5-8, Palgwe 5-8

Sport Poomsae

All black belt competitors shall compete using Sport Poomsae rules.

For this tournament, most divisions will likely be between 3-7 athletes. To give competitors more training while balancing tournament time, individual divisions will start with the Semi-Finals round of one form, and two forms for the Finals round. Each athlete needs to be prepared to demonstrate all their forms. Advanced sport poomsae competition formats (e.g. WTF combination Single Elimination Finals, USAT modified 3-round Finals) shall be practiced in poomsae training camps.

Poomsae Draws are below

Schedule will be announced at a later date


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