Sport Information

Location

Palm Beach County Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Events

**Events offered subject to change**

Coaches Credential

Traditional Scoring Events

Gyoroogi (Sparring)
– White Belt
– Yellow / Orange Belt
– Green Belt
– Blue / Purple Belt
– Red / Brown Belt
– Black Belt

Goypka (Breaking)
– White Belt
– Yellow / Orange Belt
– Green Belt
– Blue / Purple Belt
– Red / Brown Belt
– Black Belt

Weapons
– White Belt
– Yellow / Orange Belt
– Green Belt
– Blue / Purple Belt
– Red / Brown Belt
– Black Belt

Power Breaking – 18+ Black Belt Only

Poomsae (Forms) Traditional
– White Belt
– Yellow / Orange Belt
– Green Belt
– Blue / Purple Belt
– Red / Brown Belt
– Black Belt / 1st Dan
– Black Belt / 2nd Dan
– Black Belt / 3rd Dan
– Black Belt / 4th Dan & above

WTF/USAT Scoring – Sport Poomsae

Poomsae (Forms) – All Black Belt 1st – 9th Dan
Individual – Male & Female Divisions
– Youth (10-11)
– Cadet (12-14)
– Juniors (15-17)
– 1st Senior (18-30)
– 2nd Senior (31-40)
– 1st Master (41-50)
– 2nd Master (51-60)
– 3rd Master (61+)

Pairs – Co-Ed
– 14 and under (10-14)
– Juniors (15-17)
– 1st Pair (18-30)
– 2nd Pair (31 +)

Team – Male & Female Divisions
– 14 and under (10-14)
– Juniors (15-17)
– 1st Team (18-30)
– 2nd Team (31 +)

WTF/USAT Scoring – Sport Poomsae
Poomsae (Forms) – All Color Belts 10 years & older

**Pairs and Teams only**
Pairs – Co-Ed
– 14 and under (10-14)
– Junior (15-17)
– 1st Pair – Color (18-30)
– 2nd Pair – Color (31 +)

Team – Male & Female Divisions
– 14 and under (10-14)
– Juniors (15-17)
– 1st Team – Color (18-30)
– 2nd Team – Color (31 +)

Sunshine Warrior – Standard Scoring Events

The Challenged Warrior Divisions are specifically designed for those athletes who train with physical or mental limitations, such as an amputee or an athlete with Down Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, etc. The divisions allow them to compete on a playing field which allows consideration for their limitations, but encourages their warrior spirit as Tae Kwon Do athletes.

Gyoroogi (Sparring)
– White Belt
– Yellow / Orange Belt
– Green Belt
– Blue / Purple Belt
– Red / Brown Belt
– Black Belt

Goypka (Breaking)
– White Belt
– Yellow / Orange Belt
– Green Belt
– Blue / Purple Belt
– Red / Brown Belt
– Black Belt

Weapons
– White Belt
– Yellow / Orange Belt
– Green Belt
– Blue / Purple Belt
– Red / Brown Belt
– Black Belt

Poomsae (Forms) Traditional
– White Belt
– Yellow / Orange Belt
– Green Belt
– Blue / Purple Belt
– Red / Brown Belt
– Black Belt / 1st Dan & Above

Schedule

**Schedule of events subject to change**

Friday, June 16

6:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
On-site Registration, Athlete & Coach Credential Pick-up/Check-in/Weigh-in ALL SATURDAY ATHLETES MUST CHECK-IN, PICK-UP CREDENTIALS & WEIGH-IN ON FRIDAY NIGHT. Competition credentials will not be issued Saturday.

Saturday, June 17
ALL TRADITIIONAL POOMSAE AND WTF/USAT SPORT POOMSAE (FORMS), BREAKING AND WEAPONS DIVISIONS ALL BELTS ALL AGES; ALL COLOR BELT SPARRING AND 11 AND UNDER BLACK BELT SPARRING COMPETITION (SUNSHINE WARRIOR COMPETITION IS SUNDAY)

8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
12:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Doors Open
Referee Meeting
Coaches Meeting
Color Belts & Black Belts to holding area
Standard Scoring Color Belt Poomsae Competition begins
Athlete & Coach Credential Pick-up/Check-in/Weigh-in ALL SUNDAY ATHLETES MUST CHECK-IN, PICK-UP CREDENTIALS & WEIGH-IN ON SATURDAY NIGHT. Competition credentials will not be issued Sunday.

Sunday, June 18
ALL SUNSHINE WARRIOR DIVISIONS, GRAND CHAMPION WTF/USAT BLACK BELT SPORT POOMSAE COMPETITION AND ALL 12 AND OLDER BLACK BELT SPARRING DIVISION COMPETITIONS: GRAND CHAMPION SPARRING COMPETITION WILL FOLLOW CONCLUSION OF SPARRING DIVISION COMPETITIONS

8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Doors Open
Referee Meeting
Coaches Meeting
Sunshine Warrior Color Belt and Black Belt Poomsae Competitors to holding
Grand Champion WTF/USAT Poomsae Competitors to holding
12-14 Cadet Black Belt Sparring Competitors to holding
Challenged Warrior Poomsae Competition Begins
Grand Champion WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae Competition begins
12-14 Cadet Black Belt Sparring begins

Entry Requirements

  1. Entry fee is $50 for the first event and $10 for each additional event per participant and includes an official Sunshine State Games t-shirt.  Registration for Coaches Credential is $20. registration entries must be received by May 26, 2017 or register online by May 28, 2017. NO refunds.
  2. Entry fee is $70 for the first event and $10 for each additional event per participant. Registration for Coaches Credential is $30. Late registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt, so register early! Late entries will be accepted online only by June 14, 2017. NO refunds.
  3. On-site registration entry fee is $90 for the first event and $20 for each additional event per participant. On-site registration for Coaches Credential is $30. NO refunds. Only cash, checks and money orders will be accepted on-site. Only special entry forms provided on-site will be accepted for on-site registration. On-site registration is only available on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. NO registrations will be taken Saturday or Sunday.
  4. No coaches will be allowed in the competition area without coaching credentials. No parents or spectators will be allowed in the competition area.
  5. Each applicant must complete an Individual Entry Form and Waiver of Liability and submit them by the entry deadline or register online.
  6. Applicants should enter their weight, in pounds, in the field labeled “Body Weight”.
  7. Applicants should enter their Taekwondo school name in the field labeled “Club Name”.
  8. Color belt Applicants may enter the following events (sparring, breaking, weapons, standard/traditional forms, and/or WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae pair or team competition for 10 and above color belts). Black Belts may enter the following events (sparring, breaking, power breaking (*), weapons, standard/traditional forms, WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae individual, pair and/or team forms). (*) ONLY 18 and above BLACK BELTS may enter the power breaking division.
  9. The Sunshine Warrior Divisions are specifically designed for those athletes who train with physical or mental limitations, such as an amputee or an athlete with MS, Down Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, etc. The divisions allow them to compete on a playing field which allows consideration for their limitations, but encourages their warrior spirit as Tae Kwon Do athletes. Please note your specific limitation in the field labeled “Partner Name”.
  10. Team Poomsae events must consist of 3 male or 2 female athletes competing as a “team”. Pair Poomsae events must consist of 1 male and 1 female athlete competing as a “pair”.
  11. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm their registration online or calling toll-free 1-866-FL-GAMES (354-2637).
  12. Breaking boards will be available at competition for $3 per board. The Tournament Director must approve all breaking boards. All breaking competitors must supply their own holders.
  13. Power Breaking will consist of ONLY 1 station and the participant may utilize any of the following materials: wood, cement, brick, tile, granite. The center referee will make ringside inspection of the breaking materials. The participants will be REQUIRED to provide all cement, brick, tile and granite.
  14. ** State Director may grant a waiver to the weigh-in day requirement on a case by case basis and at his sole discretion.

Format

  1. All color ranking belts with color tips will compete within the division of their belt color (i.e. blue belt with brown tip, entry division will be blue).
  2. Belt classes will be defined as follows: white; yellow & orange; green; purple & blue; brown & red; and black.
  3. Event Director has the right to change the competitor’s weight division and categories as deemed necessary.
  4. All applicants participating in the WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae competition on Saturday will be required to present the designated poomsae as indicated below for thier division and belt.
  5. Electronic scoring will be used for all divisions.
  6. Sparring competition will be single elimination for all color belts and 11 and under black belts. Double elimination for 12 and up black belts only.
  7. Grand Champion sparring competition: male winners in the 18-29 and 30-39 divisions will be combined in a single elimination sparring competition. Female winners in the 18-29 and 30-39 will be combined in a single elimination sparring competition. All weight classes are combined with seeding being determined by random drawing.
    Grand Champion WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae Competition Black Belt: Male and female winners of the 10-17 age groups will be combined into 1 division and male and female winners of the 18 and up age groups will be combined into 1 division. Competitors shall compete presenting 2 forms of their choice. Forms must be chosen from the competitor’s specific age group of allowable poomsae in accordance with USAT poomsae matrix. By example a 10 year-old athlete cannot present Hansu and a 40-year-old athlete cannot present Taeguek 3.
  8. 12 and older (12 +) Black Belt Divisions will use Daedo Electronic chest guards. PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUPPLY THEIR OWN DAEDO ELECTRONIC FOOT PADS. NO FOOTPADS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE EVENT.

Awards

  1. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Two Bronze medals will be awarded in sparring and WTF/USAT Poomsae divisions.
  2. A team trophy will be awarded to the top Taekwondo School with the largest number of participants. In case of a tie, the tie break will be based upon the number of 1st place finishes by each school.
  3.  Cash awards for black belt sparring and sport poomsae only. Minimum 3 competitors per prize group as outlined. Listed amounts are minimums award amounts.
    Cadet (12-14) and Juniors (15-17) – male and female winners of each weight class will receive a scholarship lottery ticket. at conclusion of all matches, 1 winning ticket from the cadet division and 1 winning ticket from the Juniors division will be drawn to receive a $200 training scholarship to be used towards 2017 national competitions or the 2018 State Championships. Adult Males (18-39) – winners from each weight class combine to compete for the $500 Grand Champion prize. Adult Women (18-39) – winners from each weight class combine to compete for $200 Grand Champion prize. Senior (40+) – male and female winners of each weight class will receive a tournament lottery ticket. At conclusion of all matches, the winner will be drawn to receive the $200 prize.

Age/Weight Classes

Poomsae (Forms – Standard/Traditional) / Goypka (Breaking – Standard)

  • Junior Age Divisions: (14 – 15, 16 – 17 Black Belt), 16 – 17, 14 – 15, 12 – 13, 10 – 11, 8 – 9, 6 – 7 and
    5 & Under
  • Men/Women Age Divisions: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+.

Goypka – Power Breaking – Black Belt only

  • Men/Women Age Divisions: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+

Gyoroogi (Sparring)

  • Junior Age Divisions: (12 – 14 and 15– 17 Black Belt), 16 – 17, 14 – 15, 12 – 13, 10 – 11, 8 – 9, 6 – 7 and
    5 & Under
  • Men/Women Age Divisions: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+

** Except for 15-17, 18-29, and 30-39 years old Black Belt sparring divisions, all weight divisions

(Standard Forms, Standard Breaking & Sparring) will be classified as Light, Middle or Heavy. Additional sparring weight divisions may be added at the time of competition based upon number and weight of the competitors in a specific sparring division. However, this modification is at the sole discretion of the Event Director. There are no weight divisions for WTF/USAT Poomsae and no weight divisions for Power Breaking or Weapons.

15-17 years old Black Belts – Sparring
*All weight in lbs

Classification
Fly
Feather
Welter
Middle
Heavy
Male
Under 105.8
105.9-121.2
121.3-138.9
139.0 – 160.9
Over 160.9 lbs
Female
Under 97.0
97.1 – 108.0
108.1 – 121.2
121.3 – 138.9
Over 138.9 lbs
18-29 & 30-39 years old Black Belts – Sparring
*All weight in lbs

Classification
Fly
Feather
Welter
Heavy
Male
Under 127.6
127.7 – 147.4
147.5 – 171.6
Over 171.6 lbs
Female
Under 112.2
112.3 – 129.8
129.9 – 147.4
Over 147.4 lbs

 

Rules

  1. This tournament will be conducted in accordance to modified World Taekwondo Federation and USA Taekwondo rules for competition.
  2. All USA Taekwondo Junior Safety Rules apply. 11 and under color belt divisions and 7 and under black belt divisions may not kick the head. 8 -9 and 10-11 black belts are allowed head contact under Junior Safety Rules (light head contact).
  3. No head shots will be allowed for any Sunshine Warrior sparring divisions.
  4. For divisions allowing full head contact, the WTF/USAT scoring criteria will be used: 3 points for head contact additional point for spinning technique to the head; 3 points for turning/spinning kick to the body; 2 points for kick to the body, and1 point for all other legal scoring actions.
  5. For sparring competition, World Taekwondo Federation / Olympic style only.
  6. For Standard/Traditional Forms competition, any recognized Korean form is acceptable. For WTF/USAT Sport Poomsae forms, please see designated poomsae listed below and it will follow a modified cut-off method for competition 12 or less final round; 13 + preliminary and final rounds.
  7. Competitors must provide headgear (White or Blue & Red), chest protectors (Blue or Red), forearm protectors, shin and instep protectors, mouth guards and protective cups, WTF approved hand protectors are optional. Uniforms should be white v-neck style for color belts and v-neck black collar for all Black Belts. All 12 and older Black Belt Divisions will use the Daedo Electronic chest protectors. These items will be provided at tournament. You must supply you own Daedo electronic foot pads. If you do not have the scoring footpads, you may purchase them at http://daedotruescore.corecommerce.com/Electronic-Sparring-Gear/E-Foot-Gear-p21.html

Designated Poomsae (Forms) – Black Belt Divisions 1st – 9th Dan – WTF/USAT Scoring

Divisions
Preliminary
Final

 Individual – Male & Female Divisions

Youth (10 – 11 years)
Cadet (12 – 14 years)
Junior (15 – 17 years)
1st Senior (18 – 30 years)
2nd Senior (31 – 40 years)
1st Master (41 – 50 years)
2nd Master (51 – 60 years)
3rd Master (61+ years)
Taegeuk 5
Taegeuk 6
Taegeuk 7
Taebaek 8
Koryo
Keumgang
Hansu
Conkwon
Taegeuk 3, Koryo
Taegeuk 7, Keumgang
Taegeuk 6, Taebaek
Pyongwon, Shipjin
Keumgang, Taebaek
Taebaek, Conkwon
Shipjin, Jitae
Keumgang, Shipjin

Pairs – Co-Ed

14 and under (10 – 14 years)
Juniors (15-17)
1st Pair (18 – 30 years)
2nd Pair (31 + years)
Taegeuk 3
Keumgang
Taegeuk 6
Taegeuk 8
Taegeuk 6, Taegeuk 8
Taegeuk 8, Koryo
Keumgang, Pyongwon
Shipjin, Jitae

Team – Male & Female Divisions 

14 and under (10 – 14 years)
Juniors 15-17)
1st Team (18 – 29 years)
2nd Team (30+ years)
Taegeuk 4
Taegeuk 5
Taegeuk 8
Koryo
Taegeuk 5, Koryo
Taegeuk 8, Taebaek
Keumgang, Shipjin
Taebaek, Jitae

Designated Poomsae – Color Belts – WTF/USAT Scoring 

Belt Color
Preliminary
Final

Pair & Team Only – All Divisions

Yellow
Green
Blue
Red
Taegeuk 2
Taegeuk 3
Taegeuk 4
Taegeuk 8
Taegeuk 1
Taegeuk 2&4
Taegeuk 3&6
Taegeuk 4&7

Color belts competing as pairs or teams may combine belt colors within their team, however, the pair or team will be required to perform based upon the highest belt rank within their pair or team according to this chart.

Contacts

FSF Staff Contact

Anthony Pellegrino
(727) 724-3082 ext.264
apellegrino@flasports.com

State Director

Master James White
(813) 545-6778
tkdjameswhite@gmail.com

Assistant Director

Deborah White
(813) 690-1027
dpwpoomsae@gmail.com

Registration