2016 ATU National Taekwondo Championship – June 3-4th

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2016 ATU National Taekwondo Championship – June 3-4th

Join us this year for the 2016 ATU National Taekwondo Championship in Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center! Winners of the nationals may receive the opportunity to be in the ATU National Team and travel to various tournaments throughout the year.

General Info

  • World Class Competitors = All Black Belt competitors (age 12 years and 32) who will compete in the Electronic HoGu division (KP & P). Electronic Hogus will be provided. However, competitors are RESPONSIBLE for their own KP&P electronic socks. You may purchase the socks HERE.
  • Pre-Registration: No Registration will be accepted after May. 30th. 2016 (Deadline, May 27th, 2016 $10 Late Fee if Post marked after May 27th, 2016. Make certified check or money order Payable to ATU. (No personal checks will be accepted.) 
  • ATU Team Selection (Adults Rule) World Class 12-14 and 15-17 Black Belt (KP & P system will be use) 
  • Fee: One Event – $90, Two Events – $100, World Class / Sports Poomse – $130 and Coach pass– $45
  • General Admission: $12.00 (Under 4 years old is Free)

 The current ATU Rules and Regulations and modified rules of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF) will govern these Championships for the Gyoroogi and Traditional Poomse divisions rule.

 All competitors must bring their own safety gear including chest protector, headgear, shin/instep guards, forearm guards, protective cup, mouthpiece and a standard white V-neck WTF approved uniform in good condition. Black trim around the collar is allowed for black belts. NO equipment will be provided.

Individual Awards: Sparring – One First Place, One Second Place, Two Third Place

Form – One First Place, One Second Place, One Third Place

Team Demonstration Awards (Scholarship):

One First Place – $2,000

One Second Place – $1,000

Two Third Place – $500

Visit our website for online Registration and you may obtain all the information at www.joinatu.com 

More information call at 980 -ATU- TEAM or atuoffice@gmail.com

COMPETITOR’S APPLICATION FORM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

WITHOUT MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE FORM AND I.D. PHOTO 

ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 3rd. 2016 – World Congress Center (Exhibit Hall C1) 

  • ALL PRE-TOURNAMENT ACTIVITIES (WEIGH-INS) WILL BE HELD AT World Congress Center (Exhibit Hall C1) 
  • 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM – WEIGH-INS 
  • (Weigh-in for all World Class competitors must be done by Friday, June 3rd.) 
  • 7:00 PM – Demonstration Team preliminary competition. World Congress Center (Exhibit Hall C1)

Saturday, June 4th. 2016 – World Congress Center (Exhibit Hall C1)

Weigh-In Schedule 

  • 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM – Weigh-In at Tournament Site (Age 4 to 9 All Belts)
  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM – Weigh-In at Tournament Site (Age 10 to 14 All Belts)
  • 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – Weigh-In at Tournament Site (All Belts Ages 15-17 and All Belts Ages 18 and Older)

Competition Schedule 

  • 9:00 AM – Form and Sparring (Age 4 to 9 All Belts) All World Class / Sport Poomse competitors
    Must arrived at the floor at 8:30 AM 
  • 1:00 PM – (OPENING CEREMONIES and Team Demonstration Competition Final)
  • 2:00 PM – Form and Sparring (Age 10 to 14 – All Belts)
    Must arrived at the floor at 1:30 PM 
  • 3:30 PM – Form and Sparring (Age 15 to 17 & 18 and Up – All Belts)
    Must arrived at the floor at 3:00 PM 

Competitor Eligibility 

ALL COMPETITORS MUST B 4YEARS AND OLDER.ALL COMPETITORS

MUST AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Mandatory Equipment: 

All Gyoroogi competitors must bring their own safety gear including chest protector, headgear, shin/instep guard, forearm guard, protective cup and mouth guard. For World Class competitors: Electronic Hogu will be provided by ATU. However, you are RESPONSIBLE for bringing your own KP&P electronic socks. You can purchase them HERE.

Any type of Glass/Glass wear is NOT allowed for Sparring Competition

A standard WTF approved uniform in good condition, white V-neck with black or white trim only around the collar.

a) Shin and instep protector, white only, elastic sponge-cushion type stocking.

b) Forearm protector, same as shin/instep guard, but only covers form the elbow to the wrist.

c) Protective cup worn inside the pants.

d) Chest protector and headgear are mandatory for all sparring competitors.

e) A Mouth Guard Is Mandatory

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TOURNAMENT WILL FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE ATU AND WTF 

CERTAIN RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION 

OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE/ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 

ATU Team Selection

Combined division winners from 12-14 & 15-17 years old World Class Divisions and 4 winners from Sports Poomse division (1 male and 1 Female from 12-14 division and 1 Male 1 Female from 15-17 division) are eligible to participate in an all-paid trip to an Open Championship Competition outside the United States, sponsored by ATU.

World Class Sparring combined division winner MUST compete at least once to make the team. If there is no competitors to compete with in the division and/or in combined division ATU will provide $250 Scholarship.

  • All World Class / Sport Poomse competitors must arrived at the floor at 8:30 AM on Saturday June 4th.
  • Detailed schedule will be announcing on www.joinatu.com 
  • Kp & P will be the official Hogu for this event for World Class competition. Electronic Hogus will be provided. However, competitors are RESPONSIBLE for their own KP&P electronic socks. You may purchase the socks HERE.
  • Weigh-in for all World Class competitors must be done by Friday, June 3rd

AGE 4-14 All Belt and AGE 15-17 Color Belt

GYOROOGI: (Sparring)

Age Belt Male Female Age Belt Male Female
4-5 All Belts Under 40 lbs. Under 40 lbs. 8-9 All Belts Under 55 lbs. Under 55 lbs.
6-7 40.1-52 lbs. 40.1-52 lbs. 55.1-67 lbs. 55.1-67 lbs.
52.1-65 lbs. 52.1-65 lbs. 67.1-80 lbs. 67.1-80 lbs.
65.1-78 lbs. 65.1-78 lbs. 80.1-92 lbs. 80.1-92 lbs.
78.1-90 lbs. 78.1-90 lbs. 92.1-105 lbs. 92.1-105 lbs.
Over 90 lbs. Over 90 lbs. Over 105 lbs. Over 105 lbs.
10-11 All Belts Under 65lbs. Under 65 lbs. 12-14 All Belts Under 72.75 lbs. Under 63.93 lbs.
65.1-78 lbs. 65.1-78 lbs. 72.76-81.57 lbs. 63.94 -72.75 lbs.
78.1-90 lbs. 78.1-90 lbs. 81.58-90.38 lbs. 72.76- 81.57 lbs.
90.1-102 lbs. 90.1-102 lbs. 90.39-99.20 lbs. 81.58- 90.38 lbs.
102.1-115 lbs. 102.1-115 lbs. 99.21-108.02 lbs. 90.39- 97.0 lbs.
Over 115 lbs. Over 115 lbs. 108.03-116.84 lbs. 97.01-103.61 lbs.
116.85-125.66 lbs. 103.62-112.4 lbs.
15-17 All Belts Under 99.2 lbs. Under 92.6 lbs. 125.67-134.48 lbs. 112.44-121.25 lbs.
99.3-105.8 lbs. 92.7-97.0 lbs. 134.49-143.30 lbs. 121.26-130.07 lbs.
105.9-112.4 lbs. 97.1-101.4 lbs. 143.31 and Over 130.8 and Over
112.5.-121.3 lbs. 101.5-108.0 lbs.
121.4-130 lbs. 108.1-114.6 lbs.
130.1-138.9 lbs. 114.7.1-121.3 lbs.
139.0-149.9 lbs. 121.4-130.0 lbs.
150.0-160.9 lbs. 130.1-138.9 lbs.
161.0-172.0 lbs. 139.0-149.9 lbs.
172.1 lbs. and Over 150.0 lbs. and Over

 

POOMSE (Form)

 

Age Belt Male Female Age Belt Male Female
6-7 All Belt Under 52 lbs. Under 52 lbs. 8-9 All Belt Under 67 lbs. Under 67 lbs.
52.1-78 lbs. 52.1-78 lbs. 67.1-92 lbs. 67.1-92 lbs.
Over 78 lbs. Over 78 lbs. Over 92 lbs. Over 92 lbs.
10-11 All Belt Under 78 lbs. Under 78 lbs. 12-14 All Belt Under 87 lbs. Under 82 lbs.
78.1-102 lbs. 78.1-102 lbs. 87.1 – 96 lbs. 82.1-91.2 lbs.
Over 102 lbs. Over 102 lbs. 96.1 – 105 lbs. 91.3 – 100.4 lbs.
105.1 – 114 lbs. 100.5 – 109.6 lbs.
15-17 Color Under 117 lbs. Under 112 lbs. 114.1 – 123 lbs. 109.7 – 118.8 lbs.
Belt 117.1-142 lbs. 112.1-138lbs. 123.1 – 132 lbs. 118.9 – 128 lbs.
Over 142 lbs. Over 138 lbs. Over 132 lbs. Over 128

15-17 Years Old Black Belt POOMSE: (Form)

Dan Division Men’s Women’s
1st. Dan – 6th. Dan LIGHT Under 105.8 lbs. Under 97 lbs.
L. MIDDLE 105.9-121.2 lbs. 97.1-108 lbs.
MIDDLE 121.3-138.9 lbs. 108.1-121.2 lbs.
L. HEAVY 139.0-160.9 lbs. 121.3-138.9 lbs.
HEAVY Over 160.9 lbs. Over 138.9 lbs.

Adults National Black Belt Division (18-32)

 

GYOROOGI: (Sparring)

 

Divisions Men’s Weight (lbs. & kegs) Women’s Weight (lbs. & kegs)
FIN Under 119.0 lbs. (54kg) Under 101.4 lbs. (46kg)
FLY 119.1 – 127.9 lbs. (54 – 58kg) 101.5 – 108.0 lbs. (46 – 49kg)
BANTAM 128.0 – 138.9 lbs. (58 – 63kg) 108.1 – 116.9 lbs. (49 – 53kg)
FEATHER 139.0 – 149.9 lbs. (63 – 68kg) 117.0 – 125.7 lbs. (53 – 57kg)
LIGHT 150.0 – 163.1 lbs. (68 – 74kg) 125.8 – 136.7 lbs. (57 – 62kg)
WELTER 163.2 – 176.4 lbs. (74 – 80kg) 136.8 – 147.7 lbs. (62 – 67kg)
MIDDLE 176.5 – 191.8 lbs. (80 – 87kg) 147.8 – 160.9 lbs. (67 – 73 kg)
HEAVY Over 191.8 lbs. (87kg) Over 160.9 lbs. (73kg)

 

POOMSE: (Form)

 

Dan Divisions Men’s Weight (lbs.) Women’s Weight (lbs.)
1Dan – 6 Dan LIGHT Under 127.6 lbs. Under 103.3 lbs.
MIDDLE 127.7 – 147.4 lbs. 103.4 – 121.0 lbs.
LIGHT HEAVY 147.5 – 171.6 lbs. 121.1 – 143.0 lbs.
HEAVY Over 171.6 lbs. Over 143.0 lbs.

 

WTF/ATU OFFICIAL POOMSE

 

Black Belt Poomse (Form) Color Belt Poomse (Form)
1st – Koryo Yellow – Taeguk & Palgwe 1-2
2nd – Keumgang Green – Taeguk & Palgwe 3-4
3rd – Taebaek Blue – Taegeuk & Palgwe 5-6
4th – Pyung Won Red – Taegeuk & Plagwe 7-8
5th – Sip Jin
6th – Ji Tae

 

Ultra Divisions (Age: 33-40, 41-50, Over 50)

 

GYOROOGI (Sparring)

Rank Age Men’s Weight (lbs) Women’s Weight (lbs)
Yellow 33- 40 Under 127.6 lbs. Under 112.2 lbs.
Green 41-50 127.7-147.4 lbs. 112.3-129.8 lbs.
Blue Over 50 147.5-171.6 lbs. 129.9-147.4 lbs.
Red Over 171.6 lbs. Over 147.4 lbs.
Black

POOMSE (Form)

Rank/Belt Age Divisions Men’s Weight(lbs) Women’s Weight
Yellow 33-40 LIGHT Under 158.4 lbs. Under 138.6 lbs.
Green 40-50 HEAVY Over 158.4 lbs. Over 138.6 lbs.
Blue Over 50
Red
1st Dan
2nd Dan
3rd Dan
4th. Dan & Up

ADULTS COLOR BELT (Age: 18-32)

GYOROOGI (Sparring)

Men’s Weight Belt Women’s Weight
Under 127.9 lbs. Yellow Under 112.4 lbs.
128 -147.7 lbs. Green 112.5 -130.1 lbs.
147.8 -172.0 lbs. Blue 130.2 -147.7 lbs.
Over 172.0 lbs. Red Over 147.7 lbs.

POOMSE (Form)

Division Men’s Weight Belt Women’s Weight
LIGHT Under 147.4 lbs. Yellow Under 129.8 lbs.
HEAVY Over 147.4 lbs. Green Over 129.8 lbs.
Blue
Red

 

 

Competition Rules and Regulations: 

The current ATU Rules and Regulations and modified rules of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF) will govern these Championships for the Gyoroogi and Traditional Poomse divisions.

WTF/ATU Official Poomse (Forms) 

The Poomse (Form) will consist of WTF/ATU Official Poomse competition. The Poomse divisions will be divided by belt ranking, weight and sex. The Official Poomse for the competition will be those recognized by the ATU and World Taekwondo Federation.

Gyoroogi (Free Sparring) 

Each match will be single elimination. For Gyoroogi competition.The current American TaeKwonDo United (ATU) Rules and Regulations are modified rules of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and will govern this event .Competition will be single elimination and will continue until a winner has been established. All competitors must bring their own safety gear including chest protector, headgear, shin/instep guards, forearm guards, protective cup, mouthpiece and a standard white V-neck WTF approved uniform in good condition. Black trim around the collar is allowed for black belts. NO equipment will be provided

Demonstration Competition Rules 

 More than 50% of the Demonstration members must participate in the individual event(s).

 Masters are not allowed to be a demonstration team member.

1. Demonstration Time: Maximum of 6 minute 

2. Number of team competitors: a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 members 

3. Technical Regulations 

A. Poomse, breaking, and self-defense elements are required. 

B. Equipment and costumes can be chosen by the performers 

C. There will be NO weapons allowed in the Demonstration. 

D. Music and sound effects can be used 

Scoring:

1. Each judge will score a maximum of 10 points for originality and 10 points for technique. 

2. Seven judge will score each performance, with the highest and lowest scores excluded. 

3. Deductions: 

A. Exceeding time limit: 

a. Over 6 minute will be a 5- point deduction from your overall score 

b. Over 6 minute 30 second will be a 15- point deduction from your overall score 

c. Over 7 minute will be disqualified. 

B. Violating technical regulations 

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Certain rules and/or regulations are subject to change at the discretion of the Executive Committee/Organizing Committe 

Junior Competition (Safety) Rules

. The Competition Rules regulate and govern all matters pertaining to Taekwondo competition at all levels sanctioned or promoted by ATU. However, the following special section of the Junior Competition (Safety) Rules (which will be referred to as “Junior Safety Rules” hereafter) shall further apply to junior sparring divisions as stated below.

1. General Rules 

A. No Head Contact 

Ages 7 & Under (All Belts) and Ages 11 & Under (Color Belt) 

1. In National Qualifier and National Championships sparring competition, the rules concerning a kick to the face shall be as follows:

a. Any technique contacted to the head area which does not cause any injury, will be given a warning by the referee (“Kyong-go”).

b. Any technique, which causes injury to the head area will result in a one-point penalty by the referee (“Gam-jeom”).

c. If the competitor cannot continue because of the injury to the head area, the attacker will be disqualified.

NOTE: Inability to continue because of fright, crying or loss of will following a kick to the head which did not cause injury does not constitute grounds for disqualification of the attacker.

B. Junior Safety Rules 

Ages 8-11 (Black Belt), 12-14 Year Old Divisions (All Belts), and 15-17 Year Old Divisions (Color Belt) 

Age 12-14 Cadet Division will follow Adult Rules. 

1. In National Qualifier and National Championships sparring competition, the rules concerning a kick to the face shall be as follows:

a. The competitor is allowed to kick to the facial area; however, the kick must be light contact with appropriate control without causing any injury or excessive contact, or the appropriate penalty shall be invoked.

b. The competitor who executes a successful technique (light contact without causing any injury) shall be awarded three (3) points.

c. The competitor who executes a kick to the face which results in a minor injury shall receive a one-point (“Gam-jeom”) penalty. A minor injury is defined as abrasion or bleeding caused by non-excessive contact. The referee, with or without consultation with the tournament physician, shall determine if the abrasion or bleeding is a minor injury, and if the attack is a non-excessive one.

d. The competitor who executes a kick to the face which results in the inability of the opponent to continue sparring because of injury shall be disqualified. The referee, with or without consultation with the tournament physician, shall determine if the attack is an excessive contact, and if the injury is a major one.

NOTE: Inability to continue because of fright, crying or loss of will following a legal kick to the head which did not cause injury does not constitute grounds for disqualification of the attacker.

C. 15–17 Year Old Black Belts and Senior Division (All Belts) 

1. In National Qualifiers and National Championship sparring competition, the Senior Black Belt adult rules shall apply for these divisions.

Excessive contact to the facial or head area: 

Even in the absence of visible injury, such as slight bleeding or abrasion, the referee may deem the contact to be excessive, and declare the appropriate penalty. 

Where Junior Competition Rules are in effect per Article 1.B above, the competitor who executes a successful technique to the face (light contact without causing any injury) shall be awarded three points. This is to better align with current WTF standards; however, the criteria for “excessive contact” will continue to be strictly enforced. 

8- Count 

Under Junior Competition Rules, the referee should NOT give 8-count for ANY technique, even a legal one, to the head area; if a kick to the head is powerful enough to warrant an 8-conunt, it should be considered excessive, and the appropriate penalty should be declared. 

However, the referee can and should begin an 8-count for a legal kick to the trunk area that results in a knock-down condition. 

Turning Kicks 

Successful turning kicks to the body shall be awarded two points in all junior sparring divisions. 

1. Permitted Technique

1) Fist techniques: Delivering a punch using the tightly clenched fist.

2) Foot techniques: Delivering techniques using any part of the foot below the ankle bone.

2. Permitted Areas

1) Trunk: Attack by fist and foot techniques on the areas covered by the trunk protector are permitted. Attack to the spine, however, is not permitted.

2) Head: This is the area above the collar bone. Only foot techniques are permitted.

Fist Techniques:

Striking with the correctly clenched fist is permitted without consideration of the angle, trajectory, or fist placement of the strike.

Foot techniques:

Any striking techniques using any part of the foot below the ankle bone are legal. Attacks using any part of the leg above the ankle bone, i.e., the shin, knee, etc., are not permitted.

Trunk:

As depicted in the following illustration, the area covered by the trunk protector between the armpit and the pelvis is the legal attacking area. Thus, trunk protector should be worn according to the rule on the size of trunk protector for each weight category and the physique of each contestant.

Face:

As depicted in the following illustration, this is area above the collar bone.

Valid Points 

1. Legal Scoring Areas

1) Body: The blue or red covered area of the trunk protector.

2) Head: The area above the collar bone (i.e., the whole part of the head, including both ears and the back of the head.)

2. Points shall be awarded when permitted techniques are delivered accurately and powerfully to the legal scoring areas.

3. The valid points are divided as follows:

One (1) point for a valid attack on trunk protector

Two (2) points for a valid turning kick to the trunk protector./ Three (3) points for a Back Kick to the trunk protector.

Three (3) points for a valid kick to the head.

Four (4) points for a valid turning kick to the head.

4. Match score shall be the sum of points of the three rounds.

5. Invalidation of points: When a contestant scores through the use of a prohibited act, the point(s) scored shall be annulled.

Guidelines for Officiating:

Accurately:

This means the proper aspect of a legal attacking technique, fully contacting the opponent within the designated limits of a legal target area.

Powerfully:

a. Trunk protector not equipped with electronic sensor: Sufficient power is demonstrated as the opponent’s body is abruptly displaced by the impact of the strike.

b. In the use of electronic Protector and Scoring System: Force of impact is measured by the PSS, with the level of force by which points are scored varying by weight division and gender.

Prohibited Acts 

1. Penalties shall be declared by the referee for any prohibited acts.

2. Penalties are divided into “Kyong-go” (warning penalty) and “Gam-jeom” (deduction penalty).

3. Two “Kyong-gos” penalties shall be counted as an additional one (1) point for the opposing contestant. However, the final odd-numbered “Kyong-go” shall not be counted in the grand total.

4. A “Gam-jeom” shall be counted as an additional point for the opposing contestant.

1. Prohibited acts 

1) The following acts shall be classified as prohibited acts, and “Kyong-go” shall be declared.

a. Crossing the Boundary Line

b. Avoiding or delaying the match

c. Falling down

d. Grabbing, holding or pushing the opponent

e. Attacking below the waist

f. Butting or attacking with knee

g. Hitting the opponent’s face with the hand

h. Uttering undesirable remarks or any misconduct on the part of a contestant or a coach

i. Lifting the knee to avoid a valid attack or impede the progress of an attack

2) The following acts shall be classified as prohibited acts, and “Gam-jeom” shall be declared.

a. Attacking the opponent after “Kal-yeo”

b. Attacking the fallen opponent

c. Throwing the opponent by grabbing or hooking the attacking foot in the air or by pushing the opponent with the hand.

d. Intentionally attacking the opponent’s face with the hand

e. A coach or contestant interrupting the progress of the match

f. Violent or extreme remarks or behavior on the part of a contestant or a coach

g. Intentionally avoiding match

h. In case of using PSS, before each round of competition, the referee shall check whether any attempts were made to manipulate the scoring system and/or increase sensitivity of the sensing socks, or any other method. In the event that the referee finds intentional manipulation, the referee shall reserve the right to give “Gam-jeom” to the pertinent contestant and shall reserve the right to declare the violating athlete as the loser by penalty based on the degree of seriousness of the violation.

Explanation:

Two “kyong-go” shall be counted as an addition of one (1) point for the opposing contestant.

However, the final odd-numbered “Kyong-go” shall have no value in the total score. Every

two (2)“Kyong-go” shall be counted as an additional point for the opposing contestant,

regardless of whether the committed violations are the same or different acts, and regardless

of the round in which they occur.

b. Avoiding or delaying the match (Kyong-go) 

This act involves stalling with no intention of attacking. A contestant who continuously displays a non-engaging style shall be given a penalty. However, the referee shall distinguish intentional avoidance from tactical defense, and the penalty shall not be given for tactical defense.If both contestants remain inactive after five (5) seconds, the center referee wills signal the Fight” command. A ”Kyong-go” will be declared: On both contestants if there is no activity from them 10 seconds after the command was given; or, on the contestant who moved backwards from the original position within 10 seconds after the command was given.Turning the back to avoid the opponent’s attack should be punished, as it expresses the lack of a spirit of fair play and may cause serious injury. The same penalty should also be given to evading the opponent’s attack by bending below waist level or crouching.

“Pretending injury” means exaggeration injury or indicating pain in a body part not subjected to a blow for the purpose of demonstrating the opponent’s actions as a violation, and also exaggerating pain for the purpose of elapsing the match time. In this case, the referee

shall give the indication to continue the match to the contestant two times in five (5) seconds intervals, and then shall give a “Kyong-go” penalty unless the contestant follows his/her instructions.

“Kyong-go” shall also be given to the athlete who asks the referee to stop the contest for any reason (for instance, in order to adjust the position of protective equipment) or ask his/her coach to request video replay.

Attacking the fallen opponent (Gam-Jeom) 

This action is extremely dangerous due to the high probability of injury to the opponent.

The danger arises from the following:

– The fallen opponent is in an immediate defenseless state.

– The impact of any technique which strikes a fallen contestant will be greater due to the contestant’s position. These types of aggressive actions toward a fallen opponent are not in accordance with the spirit of Taekwondo and as such are not appropriate to Taekwondo competition. In this regard, penalties should be given for intentionally attacking the fallen opponent regardless of the degree of impact. A Gam-jeom penalty should also be given in case a contestant pretends to attack a fallen opponent.

– Throwing the opponent by grabbing or hooking the attacking foot in the air or by pushing the opponent with the hand or action to interfere with the opponent’s attack by grappling the opponent’s foot in the air or pushing with the hand.

Intentionally avoiding the match: (Gam-Jeom) 

In case that a competitor intentionally turns the back and steps away from the opponent to avoid the attack of the opponent, the referee shall give “Gam-jeom”. If the referee finds that the action was resulted from obvious lack of spirit of fair play and sportsmanship, the referee may report to the Technical Delegate after the contest for consideration of further sanction against the competitor.

Certain rules and/or regulations are subject to change at the discretion of the Executive Committee/Organizing Committee.

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Sports Poomsae Rules

All Sports poomsae competitors must arrive by 8:30am On Saturday June 4th

1. Three judge format.(use electric scoring system by Poomsae pro)

2. Official uniform required

  • Not allowed shoes, hat and jewelry.(except for religious coverings or soft ties to contain the hair)
  • White uniform or WTF official Poomsae uniform

3. Classification of competition

  • Men’s Individual
  • Women’s Individual
  • Pair (one male and one female)

4. Division by gender and age

All division must to be black belt

  • Man and Women’s individual: 12-14, 15-17, 18-32, 33 +
  • Pair: 12-14, 15-17, 18-32, 33+
  • Division will be selected for you( Online register will provide your age division by your date of birth)

5. Cut off tournament format

The cut-off tournament is a competition format that has a maximum of two

rounds, a first round and final round. If the division has 9 or more competitors the

competition shall start from the first round.

  • When 8 or fewer contestants are participating, the competition shall start from the final round

6. Duration of Contest: Individual, Pair and Team competitions from 30 to 90 seconds.

7. Individual, pair and team competitors enter the Competition Area alone.

8. When two Poomsae are performed. At the end of the first Poomsae the competition

coordinator announces “Bah-roh” then “Shi-ah” then “Tuae-jahng,” at which point the

contestant may return to the contestant waiting area to consult with the coach during

the waiting time between the 1st and 2nd Poomsae. At the end of the waiting time the

contestant returns to the designated spot in the Competition Area or the Competition

Coordinator will command “Chooljeon” and motion with his/her hand directing the

contestant(s) into the Competition Area to the designated spot.

Beginning of the performance of the 2nd Poomsae. The performance begins when the

Competition Coordinator announces “Cha-ryeot,” “Joon-bi” and “Shi-jak” (start).

There is no bow before the 2nd Poomsae.

9. Scoring Criteria(10 point)

  • Accuracy (4 points)
  1. Accuracy of basic movements
  2. Balance
  3. Accuracy of details of each Poomsae
  • Presentation (6 points)
  1. Speed and power(2 points)
  2. Strength/speed/rhythm (2 points)
  3. Expression of energy(2 points)

10. Deduction of points

  • 0.3 points shall be deducted from the final score in case the performance is finished earlier or later than the set contest time.

11. Decision of winner

1. The winner shall be the contestant who is awarded the highest total points.

2. In case of a tied score, the winner shall be the contestant with the highest

presentation score. In case the scores are still tied, then the contestant with the

higher total points (including all judge’s scores, the highest and lowest not

dropped) shall be the winner. In case the scores are still tied after the highest and

lowest scores are added back, a rematch shall be conducted to determine the

winner. The Referee will designate the Poomsae to be performed.

3. The rematch will consist of performing one compulsory Poomsae designated by the

Referee. The previous scores will not affect the scores of the rematch.

4. In case of a tied score after the rematch, the winner shall be the contestant who is

awarded more points in total, including the highest and lowest scores that were

dropped. In case of a tie, the rematch will be repeated until there is a winner

12. ATU Sports poomsae selected for national 2016

Division (Age) First Round Final
12-14 Taekeuk 5 Taegeuk 8, Koryo
15-17 Taekeuk 6 Taegeuk 4, Keumgang
18-32 Keumgang Taegeuk 7, Shipjin
33+ Keumgang Taegeuk 7, Shipjin
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Hotel Reservations

Omni Hotel CNN Center Atlanta

100 CNN Center NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

$139 per night + Tax

Tel: 1-800-THE-OMNI(843-6664)

Reservation Code: ATU National

Dead line for Reservation: May 3rd 2016

Atlanta Airport Shuttle Service

Subway

The closest station to the hotel is the Blue Lane – Dome/GWCC/Phillips/CNN Station. 

For more information, please visit here.

Parking

The best option for parking during the tournament would be at the World Congress Center.

  • Standard daily rate for parking is $10. During major events and game days, parking ranges from $15 – $50 on campus.
  • Lots are gated with an attendant on duty during all show/event hours.
  • GWCCA Public Safety patrols the lots and decks.
  • Emergency vehicle assistance is available for motorists in distress.

For more information, visit here.

Start

June 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am

End

June 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Location

World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States

Website

http://www.gwcc.com

Organizer

American Taekwondo United
Phone:
7047714862
Email:
autoffice@gmail.com
Website:
www.JoinATU.com

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