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Southern California's Premier Sport Taekwondo Championship

30th Jimmy Kim Invitational Taekwondo Championship

Saturday, September 21, 2019
The Walter Pyramid, CSU Long Beach

BLACK BELT
SPARRING

Black Belt Sparring divisions will use Daedo PSS.
Gen1 or Gen 2 Daedo socks will be permitted.

SPORT
POOMSAE

World Class Poomsae, aka “Sport Poomsae” is for BLACK BELTS ONLY. 
Designated Poomsaes are listed under Rules Page.

COLOR BELT
SPARRING

Color Belt Sparring is designated for ALL COLOR BELTS. Color belts will not be using Daedo PSS so bring your chest and head guard.

TRADITIONAL
POOMSAE

Traditional Poomsae will be executed using the “Head to Head Format”.  (Single Elimination.) We will also have Black Belt divisions for Traditional Poomsae.

Competitor List by School Name

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30TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Elevate Your Taekwondo Game! 

WE SET THE STAGE……  YOU BRING THE ACTION!

JKI is Southern California’s premier Taekwondo event. 
Put your skills to the test in the JKI ring against some of the best Taekwondo athletes.

State-of-the-art sport facility 
Ample seating with great views 
Dedicated team of referees
Crew of JKI volunteers

JKI is a superior tournament experience!

GENERAL INFORMATION

LONG BEACH MARRIOTT

MAKE RESERVATION

Special Jimmy Kim Taekwondo Rate 
$149/night + taxes & fees
Book by September 6th for Special Rate

4700 Airport Plaza Drive 
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 425-5210

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WALTER PYRAMID @ CSU LONG BEACH

Beautiful, state-of-the-art venue with great views of the floor from every seat!

EVENT PARKING
$10

ADMISSIONS
$10 Kids 4-11
$15 Adults 12+

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THINGS TO DO IN LONG BEACH, CA

Long Beach is a beautiful port city in sunny California with many place to visit and many things to do. 

VISIT LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (LGB)

Long Beach Airport is conveniently close to the Long Beach Marriott and to the Walter Pyramid.  LAX is about 45 minutes away by car from Long Beach.

AIRPORT INFORMATION

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE:         TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 @ 11:59PM (PST)
                                                                        Extended to September 5 @ 11:59pm (PST)

REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 @ 11:59PM (PST)

LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
            MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 @ 11:59PM (PST)
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BLACK BELT WEIGH-IN: SPARRING ATHLETES, 8 yrs old to 32 yrs old
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
@ Long Beach Marriott Hotel, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mandatory Weigh-in:  Sparring Black Belt Athletes, 8 yrs to 32 yrs.

Sparring Black Belts, 8 years old & older must weigh- in on Friday night between 5 pm and 9 pm at the Long Beach Marriott Hotel.   Photo ID/Acceptable identification will be required for weigh-in.  

* Athlete must make weight for the registered division or athlete will be disqualified after the second attempt. 
Weight division changes  can be made on Friday night ONLY with a $30 change fee.

Saturday Weigh-in:  Saturday Black Belt weigh-ins will be at the Walter Pyramid between 7:30 am and 8:30 am.  Competitors weighing in on Saturday morning MUST MAKE THEIR REPORTED WEIGHT DIVISION or be disqualified.  Exhibition match will be attempted but it cannot be guaranteed.

Satellite Weigh-in Stations:  To Be Determined

THE JIMMY KIM INVITATIONAL TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP – COMPETITION DAY!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
@ The Walter Pyramid

7:30am          Saturday Black Belt Weigh-in (Athletes weighing in on Sat a.m. MUST make registered weight division)
7:30am          Ticket Sales Begin (Under the main stairs, to the right of the Gold entrance)
7:30 am         School Packet Pick Up (One authorized school representative must claim the school packet)
8:00am          General Admissions – Doors Open
9:00am          Poomsae Competition Begins
TBD                Opening Ceremonies
12:30pm        Competition Resumes

LIVE GROUP NUMBERSLIVE SPORT POOMSAE GROUP NUMBERS

WHY JKI?

A SUPERIOR TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE

The JKI Organizing Committee is dedicated to providing a superior tournament experience to our Taekwondo Community.  We strive to innovate and refine certain aspects of our tournament production to improve your tournament experience.

STATE-OF-THE-ART SPORT FACILITY

The Walter Pyramid is a unique state-of-the-art sports facility that hosts many national and international events.  This big, blue pyramid that soars 18 stories high has been the JKI venue for 25 years!

COMFORTABLE STADIUM-STYLE SEATS

Ample seating on both sides of the venue. Comfortable seats with a great view of the competition floor.  Plenty of space to accommodate all of your gear.

HIGH CALIBER COMPETITORS

JKI attracts competitive athletes and coaches from across the country as well as international competitors. JKI has been an early competition event for many of today’s high performance athletes and JKI continues to provide a training ground for up and coming champions of tomorrow. 

LEADING TOURNAMENT PRODUCTION

JKI is supported by a dedicated Organizing Committee, a team of referees and a crew of volunteers who take great pride in providing an event that serves so many in the  Taekwondo community.  We are continually learning and refining various aspects of our tournament production to increase organization and efficiency. 

POWERED BY EZ-EVENTS TOURNAMENT SYSTEMS

EZ-EVENTS has provided logistical support to JKI for 15 years!
* Online registration
* Payment integration
* Bracketing & Re-bracketing
* Exhibition matching
* Weigh-in interface
* Certificate printing

EZ-Events makes it all EZ!

BEST IN THE WEST


California is a GREAT STATE for Taekwondo!  With dynamic Taekwondo schools, a big  Taekwondo population of athletes, coaches, referees and masters and year-round Taekwondo competitions, events and activities, California is a leading state in U.S. Taekwondo.

JKI is one of the largest events of its kind in the country.  Get the JKI Experience. 

The JKI Experience

What are people saying about JKI …

Skylar Farrell

Athlete
California

“I grew up competing at this tournament and it has helped me to improve because the JKI attracts so many quality fighters from all over the country.”

John Connors

International Referee
Pennsylvania

“Always run professionally & they do their utmost to make sure everything is working well whether it’s Kyorugi or Poomsae & everyone is exceptionally taken care of thru the diligent & hard work of their staff!”

David Welch

Parent
Utah

“Well-run; well-scheduled tournament. Convenient location. Great venue for audiences.”

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A Tradition of Excellence…

30 years ago, Grandmaster Chan Yong Kim produced the first JKI Championship to commemorate the Gold Medal victory of his son, Jimmy Kim, at the 1988 Olympic Games where Taekwondo debuted as an Olympic demonstration sport.  

JKI has evolved over the years into an annual Taekwondo event that continually attracts competitors from across the country as well as international athletes from abroad. The JKI Organizing Committee is dedicated to providing participants of all ranks, ages and abilities with a premier Taekwondo tournament experience. 

We strive to continue the Tradition of Excellence.

GM Chan-Yong Kim

Tournament Chairman

Dr. Jimmy Kim

Tournament Director

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