National Tournament

Sept. 22 – 23, 2023

Here’s your chance to have a blast and test your Taekwondo skills! Taekwondo America students will travel from all over the country to compete in this National Tournament! And this opportunity only comes twice a year, so don’t miss out on the fun!

Tournament App

To view results or to find your tournament competition time and ring please use the app.

TA Event App

Dallas, TX

(Dallas, TX)

Hyatt Regency Dallas

300 Reunion Blvd,
Dallas, TX 75207

September 2023

Friday, September 22, 2023
Saturday, September 23, 2023

Hotel Info


Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd,
Dallas, TX 75207

    Discounted Rate: $179
    Last Day to book: Thursday, Sep. 1, 2023

    Use the following link to reserve your room: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/DFWRD/G-TKWD


     Tournament Registration Deadline
    September 13, 2023
    The times listed in the schedule below are estimates and will vary depending on the number of competitors. Competition should take between 60 to 90 minutes.

    A more accurate time will be given the week of the tournament.


    Testing Registration Deadline
    August 23, 2023
    Students testing for the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt or higher.

    Any registrations received after this date will not be accepted and the student will not be eligible for testing.

    Pre-order your Tournament T-Shirt

    before it’s too late!

    The only way to guarantee that you’ll get your hands on this limited edition Tournament T-Shirt is now during Pre-orders! Shirts will be sold on the day of the tournament, but often sell out fast!

    Pre-ordered shirts are only $25!
    T-Shirts will be $30 on the day of the tournament.

     T-Shirt Pre-order Deadline

    September 2, 2023

    What to Expect from a Tournament

    Tournament Competition

    Things to Expect:

    1. Tournament rings will be visible and specific
    2. Ring assignments can be found on the TA Event App. See your instructor for the download to add to your smart device.
    3. Arrive at your assigned ring 15-20 minutes early.
    4. We begin with patterns. Competitors will be called one at a time to do their pattern. Competitors may do their previous pattern as long as the new rank was achieved at last testing (i.e. a purple belt who received their rank during the August testing cycle may perform Won-Hyo at the September National Tournament). Scores will be awarded by the 3 judges when competitor is finished. We score on a tenth of a point scale.
    5. If the judges ask for the pattern to be redone the student has the option. The penalty is 1 point overall deducted from score.
    6. The Ring Supervisor will double check scores, update the app, and proceed to one steps/free sparring if there are no ties. Ties will be settled by having the competitors redo their forms (with no penalty) and new scores assigned to “break” the tie. Ties for 1st and 2nd will be awarded 8s and 9s. Ties for 3rd and 4th will be awarded 7s and 8s.
    7. Our sparring brackets are a modified double elimination format. This means that a competitor must lose twice to be fully eliminated from sparring competition. Modified means that a competitor may not “win their way” back into gold medal consideration.
    8. Points are awarded by judges for either the best one-step or for legal contact to target areas during free sparring. Matches are for 1 minute.
    9. In the case of a tie in sparring: points reset to 0 but warnings do not. Each tie break session is 15 seconds and will continue until a clear winner is declared based on points.
    10. Medals are awarded after the ring is complete.
    11. Board Breaking, although done in the taekwondo school, will receive medals at the designated Board Breaking table at the tournament.

    National Testing

    Friday, September 22, 2023



    Testing Judges Meeting

    4th Degree Black Belts and above



    National Testing

    Students testing for 2nd Degree Senior Black Belt and above



    Tournament Setup

    All available Black Belts and Instructors are expected to help in Tournament setup



    High-Rank Judges Meeting



    Opening Ceremonies

    7th Degree Demonstration, School Owners Introduction



    Extreme Forms, Synchronized Forms, Team Sparring,

    High Rank Competition


    3National Tournament

    Saturday, September 23, 2023



    All Judges Meeting – All level judges and ring supervisor


    8:30am - 2:00pm

    Tournament Competition (use the app to find your specific competition time)

    White Belt – Black Belt



    Closing Ceremony Setup

    All levels of Instructor



    Closing Ceremony

    School Owners Rank Presentation, All level’s of Instructors