TMA competition postponed until further notice.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Tiger Martial Arts in Sunnyvale
All sparring athletes must bring:
- Shin protectors without instep protectors
- Forearm protectors
- White or clear mouth guard
- Red, Blue, or White helmet
- Chest protector
- Groin protection worn inside the pants (mandatory for males and females)
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 3 rounds, 90 seconds each, with 30 second breaks in between rounds.
Black belts will spar for 3 rounds, 120 seconds each, with 60 second breaks in between rounds.
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.
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 Belt Yellow Stripe||Kibon 2|
|White Belt Orange Stripe||Kibon 3|
|White Belt Purple Stripe||Kibon 4|
|White Belt Green Stripe||Kibon 5|
|White Belt Blue Stripe||Kibon 6|
|Yellow Belt (Adult Only)||Taegeuk 1-2, Palgwe 1-2|
|Yellow Belt White Stripe||Taegeuk 1, Palgwe 1|
|Yellow Belt Orange Stripe||Taegeuk 2, Palgwe 2|
|Orange Belt (Adult Only)||Taegeuk 3, Palgwe 3|
|Orange Belt||Taegeuk 3|
|Orange Belt Black Stripe||Palgwe 3|
|Purple Belt (Adult Only)||Taegeuk 4, Palgwe 4|
|Purple Belt||Taegeuk 4|
|Purple Belt Black Stripe||Palgwe 4|
|Green Belt (Adult Only)||Taegeuk 5, Palgwe 5|
|Green Belt||Taegeuk 5|
|Green Belt Black Stripe||Palgwe 5|
|Blue Belt (Adult Only)||Taegeuk 6, Palgwe 6|
|Blue Belt||Taegeuk 6|
|Blue Belt Black Stripe||Palgwe 6|
|Brown Belt (Adult Only)||Taegeuk 7, Palgwe 7|
|Brown Belt||Taegeuk 7|
|Brown Belt Black Stripe||Palgwe 7|
|Red Belt (Adult Only)||Taegeuk 8, Palgwe 8|
|Red Belt||Taegeuk 8|
|Red Belt Black Stripe/Poom Belt||Palgwe 8|
All black belt competitors shall compete using Sport Poomsae rules.
Red belt competitors may opt to 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.