National Tournament

JAN. 28 – 29, 2022

Nashville, TN

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

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

January 2022

Friday, January 28, 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022

Hotel Info

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

 TA Discount Room Rate


How to take advantage of the TA discounted room rate ($199):

Call to get your discounted rate of $199 for a single bed $220 for a double bed. 

Use the following link to book a room:


ACCOMMODATIONS: If you make a reservation and decide not to go, please let the rooms go by Jan. 1st.


 Tournament Registration Deadline
January 21, 2022
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.


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.

What to Expect from a Tournament

Tournament Competition

Link to Tournament Guide

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.

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 $20!
T-Shirts will be $30 on the day of the tournament.

 T-Shirt Pre-order Deadline

January 8, 2022

Shopping & Dining

Click to see all the shopping and dining options within walking distance of the hotel!


Friday, January 28


12:30Pm CT

Testing Judges Meeting

4th Degree Black Belts and above


1:00pm CT

National Testing

Students testing for 3rd Degree Black Belt and above


4:00pm CT

Tournament Setup

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


5:15pm CT

High-Rank Judges Meeting


5:30pm CT

Opening Ceremonies/7th Degree Demonstration (Mr. Church)

School Owner introductions


6:00pm CT - 9:00PM CT

High-Rank Competition

Competition for 2nd Sr. (13 yrs old and older) and above

National Tournament (All events will be held in the )

Saturday, January 29


8:15am CT

Ring Supervisors Meeting



8:30am CT

Tournament Judges Meeting

All level’s of Instructors


9am - 2:00pm CT


For White Belt all ages to 2nd Degree Black Belt (12 and younger)


2:15pm CT

Closing Ceremony Setup

All level Instructors


3:00pm CT

Closing Ceremony | Demo Team Competition & High Rank Recongnition

All students, parents and instructors