TAEKWONDO AMERICA

National Tournament

September 20 – 21, 2024

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


Huntsville, AL

Von Braun Center
(700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801)

 

 


September 2024

Friday, September 20, 2024
Saturday, September 21, 2024


Hotel Info

Embassy Suites logoEmbassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville
800 Monroe Street,
Huntsville, AL 35801 USA
256-539-7373

Discounted Rate: $169
Last Day to book: Aug. 27, 2024

Use the following link to reserve your room: Taekwondo America 2024 (hilton.com)

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 , 2024

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.