I am pleased to announce Master Shim’s 10th Annual World Class Tae Kwon Do Open Championship. This year’s tournament will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016. My staff and I have already begun preparing and organizing to ensure a pleasant and positive experience for every participant.
I think it is a great representation of the attitude behind this friendly and beneficial event, as well as a reminder of the challenges of daily Tae Kwon Do training. The purpose of competition is not to simply determine a victor, but to encourage all competitors to bring out their best effort and grow as a result. Similarly, our Tae Kwon do training is not designed only to achieve a specific rank, but to continually strive to improve in body, mind, and spirit.
This year we will have team forms competitions in all waves. We will also be using the KP&P electronic sparring hogus for our World Class sparring competitors. New this year, we will incorporate a World Class Poomsae event for Cadets (12-14), Juniors (15-17), and Seniors (17- 19.)
I thank you for your enthusiastic support of this event. I believe we are creating something very special. Our tournament allows students of all ages and levels the chance to experience the thrill of competition in a fair, safe, and supportive environment. I promise you will have an enjoyable and rewarding competition day and I look forward to seeing you on April 30th!
Master Jae C. Shim