Wasatch Exhibition

Competition for all Ranks and Ages

Mission Statement:

Win or lose, if students approach this experience as a chance to learn and grow then they will be a better person and competitor in the end. Competition can be difficult, but we have noticed over the years that it helps students improve faster. Part of this is because they are scored and this allows them to see where they need to improve and what they need to do to be successful next time. Another part of it is simply the confidence that comes from risking and finding success through learning (not necessarily through medals). Because the purpose of this event is to give competitors a chance to experience competition in a fun, safe environment, we ask competitors to take care of their opponents so that students can gain competition experience and learn to risk while still feeling safe. There will be no knockouts for any division. Experienced competitors are welcome, but are asked to work on techniques and skills that are difficult for them so they can become better fighters while allowing their opponent to do the same. All participants, coaches, and parents are expected to come with a positive attitude and a desire to learn. They are also expected to promote understanding and fair play at all times. Coaches, please communicate expectations to all in attendance from your school (ie parents, coaches, and friends). Individuals using disrespectful behaviors and attitudes will be asked to leave.

Medals will be awarded for all individuals 8 and under.

Tournament Schedule

Saturday October 8, 2016

  • 8:00am            Referee Meeting (Coaches welcome)
  • 8:30am            Doors Open, Competitor Check-In*
  • 9:00am            Welcome, Opening Ceremonies, & Competition

We will begin competition once Opening Ceremonies have ended. Events and divisions will be arranged in whatever order will allow the rings to run the most effectively. When an event/division is completed we will immediately move on to the next event/division regardless of competitor absences. We advise all competitors to arrive by 8:30 in order to receive their badges from their coaches before Opening Ceremonies so they don’t miss their event(s). Event rules and regulations can be found below.

*Competitors will receive their badges from their coaches, NOT at check-in. Their badges will have their match #(s) and which ring(s) they will be performing in.

Spectator Fees

10 years + are $5.00 each

9 years & under are free

Please be prepared to pay spectator fees in CASH

Early Registration

August 5 – September 18

$45 for 1 Event, $10 per Additional Event

Normal Registration

September 19 – October 2

$55 for 1 Event, $10 per Additional Event

 Please remember that all registration fees are non-refundable. Applications will not be accepted late or at the door. This allows tournament day to flow smoothly.

Tournament Location:

To Be Determined

Event Rules & Regulations

Sport Poomsae

Competitors will be divided by rank, age, and gender based on closest match. We will put all competitors into a division to give them the opportunity to compete.

All Competitors must wear a clean, white V-neck uniform & belt.

Accepted poomsae will be as follows:

Color Belt competitors may perform either of the Taegeuk forms associated with their belt color. No other series will be permitted. Judges will score technique according to current USA Taekwondo standards.

White & Yellow – Taegeuk 1 or 2, Green – Taegeuk 3 or 4, Blue – Taegeuk 5 or 6, Red – Taegeuk 7 or 8.

Black Belt competitors will follow the current USA Taekwondo rules for Sport Poomsae. Their compulsory poomsae will be announced at a later date. Competitors who fail to perform the correct poomsae will receive an automatic 0.0 score. Judges will score technique according to current USA Taekwondo standards.

Black Belt Compulsory Poomsae Fall 2016:

  • 6-7 – Taegeuks 8 & 4
  • 8-9 – Taegeuk 5 & Koriyo
  • 10-11 – Taegeuks 5 & 7
  • Cadet (12-14) – Taegeuk 6 & Koriyo
  • Junior (15-17) – Keumgang & Taegeuk 4
  • Under 30 – Taegeuks 6 & Keumgang
  • Under 40 – Taegeuks 6 & Keumgang
  • Under 50 – Taeguk 8 & Shipjin
  • Over 50 – Taebaek & Pyongwon
Board Breaking
  • Competitor must bring their own boards. They will be evaluated and added into the difficulty of the break. No boards will be provided in the ring. (Boards will be available for purchase.)
  • Competitor must provide his own holders, but cinder blocks will be available for power breaks.
  • Divisions will be based on age and rank.
  • Competitor must break at least 2 boards but may break as many as 10 within the time limit.
  • Competitor Score will be based on difficulty of boards, the number of boards broken, the difficulty of each individual break, and the entertainment value. Gymnastics are appropriate. Be Creative!
  • Alternate/colored uniforms are allowed.
  • Competitor will have 2 minutes to set up and 1 minute to break.
Demo Teams
  • Teams must bring all music on an iPod if using music.
  • Scoring will be based on sharpness, team unity, clean technique, energy, intensity, application, and entertainment value. Gymnastics are appropriate. Be Creative!
  • No sharp weapons will be allowed. All weapons may be inspected for safety.
  • Alternate/colored uniforms are allowed.
  • 8 minute time limit, including set up.
  • Teams are responsible for cleanup of any materials left on the mat after their performance (ie broken boards/splinters, other debris, etc.) in order to leave the mat ready for the next team.
Olympic Sparring

We will generally be following the current WTF rules, with light head contact for all competitors. No knockouts will be allowed. This allows students to practice while feeling safe. We ask students to take care of their opponents. Divisions will be set according to age, rank, & weight, but we will put all competitors into a division to give them the opportunity to compete. All students will have at least one match; however we cannot guarantee that it won’t be with a team member. We will make every effort to have students compete with competitors from other schools if available. We may adjust divisions in order to provide athletes with the best opportunities for competition. Please be accurate with weight during registration; Beyond Sports Taekwondo (BST) reserves the right to check competitor weights the day of competition. Competitors that do not meet declared weight will be disqualified.

All competitors must wear the following standard competition gear:

  • White uniform
  • Hogu
  • Instep protector
  • Mouth guard
  • Head gear (must be white or match assigned hogu color—No Black)
  • Shin & forearm guards
  • Hand protectors (optional)
  • Groin protector (mandatory for male, optional for female)

Athletes may have up to 2 layers of tape for injury, under equipment. All tape and equipment must meet safety inspection by the referee.

We reserve the right to disallow athletes from competition if equipment is unsafe or inappropriate.

Open Forms
  • Competitor must bring all music on an iPod if using music. (Music is not required, but it is highly recommended. There will not be separate divisions for music/non-music.)
  • Divisions will be based on age, rank, and gender.
  • Scoring will be based on sharpness, focus, technique, energy, application, and entertainment value.
  • Alternate/colored uniforms are allowed.
  • 2 minute time limit.
Creative Weapons
  • Competitor must bring all music on an iPod if using music. (Music is not required, but it is highly recommended. There will not be separate divisions for music/non-music.)
  • Competitor must bring his own weapon, which will be checked for safety.
  • Divisions will be based on age and rank.
  • Alternate/colored uniforms are allowed.
  • Scoring will be based on sharpness, focus, technique, energy, application, and entertainment value. Gymnastics are appropriate. Be Creative!
  • 2 minute time limit.