Rules

All rules are taken from the USAT standard rules:

Sparring Competition Rules

Junior Safety Rules

Sport Poomsae Rules

The JKI Organizing Committe reserves the right to modify the rules as necessary

Color Belt Traditional Poomsae

Color belt poomsae competitors will perform one poomsae according to rank:
White-Yellow (10, 9, 8 Kub) : Basic Form 1, Taegeuk 1-2
Orange-Green-Purple (7, 6, 5 Kub) : Taegeuk 2-4
Blue-Brown (4, 3 Kub) : Taegeuk 4-6

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Red (2, 1 Kub) : If there are 5 or more red belts in the poomsae division, Taegeuk 7 will be performed in round one. The top 4 will compete in the final round with Taegeuk 8. Groups with 4 or fewer competitors will proceed straight to the final round with Taegeuk 8.

 

Black Belt Traditional Poomsae

This version of Black Belt Poomsae will be done in the same manner as Color Belt poomsae. Black Belt “Grassroots” Poomsae competitors will perform one poomsae according to rank:
1st Dan/Poom Koryo
2nd Dan/PoomKeumgang
3rd Dan/Poom Taebaek
4th Dan/PoomPyongwon
etc.

Black Belt Sport Poomsae

This version of Black Belt Poomsae will be done in a WTF SPORT POOMSAE FORMAT. Final round will be performed one at a time and scored (NOT Head to Head). Be sure to check for the designated poomsaes below. You must be familiar with the “Sport Poomsae Format” to participate.

Individuals

  • 6-7 years: Taegeuk 6 (SEMI), Koryo & Taegeuk 5 (FINAL)
  • 8-9 years: Taegeuk  7 (SEMI), Koryo & Taegeuk 6 (FINAL)
  • 10-11 years: Koryo (SEMI), Taegeuk 5 & 8 (FINAL)
  • 12-14 years: Taegeuk 6 (SEMI), Keumgang & Koryo (FINAL)
  • 15-17 years: Taegeuk 7 (SEMI), Taebaek & Taegeuk 6 (FINAL)
  • 18-30 years: Taebaek (SEMI), Sipjin & Taegeuk 7 (FINAL)
  • 31-40 years: Taegeuk 8 (SEMI), Keumgang & Pyongwon (FINAL)
  • 41-50 years: Sipjin (SEMI), Jitae & Taegeuk 8 (FINAL)
  • 51+ years: Keumgang (SEMI), Chonkwon & Hansu (FINAL)

Pairs

  • 6-9 years: Taegeuk 8 (SEMI), Taegeuk 6 & 7 (FINAL)
  • 10-11 years: Taegeuk 6 (SEMI), Taegeuk 8 & 5 (FINAL)
  • 12-14 years: Taegeuk 7 (SEMI), Koryo & Keumgang (FINAL)
  • 15-17 years: Taegeuk 5 (SEMI), Keumgang & Taebaek (FINAL)
  • 18-30 years: Taegeuk 7 (SEMI), Taegeuk 6 & Sipjin (FINAL)
  • 31+ years: Taegeuk 8 (SEMI), Sipjin & Jitae (FINAL)

Teams

  • 6-9 years: Taegeuk 6 (SEMI), Taegeuk 7 & Koryo (FINAL)
  • 10-14 years: Taegeuk 7 (SEMI), Keumgang & Taegeuk 8 (FINAL)
  • 15-30 years: Koryo (SEMI), Taegeuk 7 & Keumgang (FINAL)
  • 31+ years: Jitae (SEMI), Sipjin & Chonkwon (FINAL)

Color Belt Sparring

The JKI will be using modified USAT rules. Junior Safety Rules will be used for sparring competitors 12 years of age or older (LIGHT head contact).

Points

  • Punch – 1 point
  • Body – 2 points
  • Spin to body – 3 points
  • Head – 3 points
  • Spin to head – 3 points (12 years and older ONLY)

Rounds

  • 9 years and younger – 2 rounds, 60 seconds each
  • 10 years and older – 2 rounds, 90 seconds each

Equipment

All color belts will be required to have their own gear including:

  • Reversible chest guard
  • Headgear
  • Mouthpiece
  • Arm, shin, and instep pads
  • Groin cup (males)
  • Appropriate taekwondo uniform

Black Belt Sparring

The JKI will use modified USAT rules. Junior Safety Rules (light head kicks) will be allowed for black belt sparring competitors 8 years of age or older. Only black belt competitors between the ages of 18 and 32 will be allowed full head contact. No head kicks for black belt competitors ages 6 and 7.

Points

  • Punch – 1 point
  • Body – 2 points
  • Spin to body – 3 points
  • Head – 3 points
  • Spin to head – 4 points (Senior Black Belts ONLY)

Rounds

  • 9 years and younger – 2 rounds, 60 seconds each
  • 10 years and older – 2 rounds, 90 seconds each
  • Finals (all ages) – 3 rounds, 60 or 90 seconds each (see above)

Weigh-in

Black belt competitors 8-32 years of age MUST weigh in on Friday night at the Long Beach Marriott or a designated “JKI Weigh-in” location (see below). There will be a brief period Saturday morning outside the GOLD entrance to the Pyramid during which competitors may also weigh in if they cannot weigh in Friday.

Equipment

GEN 1 Daedo E-Foot Socks are REQUIRED. Purchase Daedo Socks here. Daedo PSS will be provided. NO E-headgear will be used.

All black belts will be required to have their own gear including:

  • GEN 1 Daedo Socks
  • Approved headgear
  • Arm and shin pads
  • Gloves
  • Mouthpiece
  • Groin cup (males)
  • Appropriate taekwondo uniform