National Tournament

Sept. 16- 17, 2022

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

Winston-Salem, NC

 Benton Convention Center
(301 W. 5th St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101)

September 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Hotel Info

Winston-Salem Marriott 
425 N. Cherry St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Discounted Rate: $149
Last Day to book : Thursday, August 18, 2022

Use the following link to reserve your room: Book Your Group Rate | Marriott International


 Tournament Registration Deadline
September 10, 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.


Testing Registration Deadline
August 16, 2022
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

August 27, 2022

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 16, 2022



Testing Judges Meeting – Winston Ballroom

4th Degree Black Belts and above



National TestingWinston Ballroom

Students testing for 2nd Degree Senior Black Belt and above



Tournament SetupWinston Ballroom

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



High-Rank Judges MeetingWinston Ballroom



Opening Ceremonies & High Rank CompetitionWinston Ballroom

7th Degree Demonstration, School Owners Introduction



High Rank Competition, Extreme Forms, Freestyle Forms, Team SparringWinston Ballroom


National Tournament

Saturday, September 17, 2022



Ring Supervisor Meeting – Winston Ballroom



Tournament Judges Meeting – Winston Ballroom

All level’s of Instructors


9:00am - 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