ITF 2016 Compete, Appreciate, and Celebrate Taekwondo at its Finest!

It is my pleasure to invite you to 2016 The International Taekwondo Festival I extend a warm greeting to returning participants and a special welcome to those attending for the first time. I would also like to give my great appreciation to the Masters and Instructors who are devoting their time and energy to support and increase the popularity of Taekwondo in the USA.
Each year the tournament has become more successful than previous years past, and now we are an International tournament with over 5,000 attendees. The purpose of the Festival is to give our youth the opportunity to achieve their goals and develop a winning attitude in life. We provide a beautiful outdoor venue, safe and fair matches, and a festive atmosphere. All competitors will receive a tournament souvenir gift backpack and spectators will receive a free souvenir program book.  I promise to continue to bring high quality Taekwondo events that inspire the growth of Taekwondo.
Sunday is our World Class Sparring for black belts. I invite you to join us as our Senior men and female compete to win an all-expense paid trip to compete at the Korea Open Championship.
Good luck and have a wonderful tournament experience at the 2016 International Taekwondo Festival!
Sincerely,
Grandmaster Young In Cheon
Tournament Director
2000 USA Olympic Team Head Coach

Event Schedule dont forget it

Registration

One representative will pick up the credential badges for the school. Please make sure to contact your Master for your badge.

Referee Meeting

Referees will meet for light breakfast and meeting at center stage.

Early Call-in

BEGINS AT 8:30am. Poomsae Competitors will be called in to the holding area at 8:30am. Competition will begin at 9:00am.

Opening Ceremony

All competitors must line up with their schools. Special Performance, Athlete Oath, Referee Oath, Lunch Intermission

Sparring Competition

Competitors will be called by their age youngest first and belt rank.

Weigh-Ins

Weigh-In for Black Belt Sparring 10-32 years old WORLD CLASS SPARRING ONLY. Athlete will be disqualified if they do not weigh-in.

Referee Meeting

Referees will meet for light breakfast and meeting at center stage.

Registration

One representative will pick up the credential badges for the school. Please make sure to contact your Master for your badge.

World Class Sparring competition

Black Belts Only – Youth (10-11) Cadet (12-14) Junior (15-17) Senior (18-32) Division. Daedo Electronic Hogu. Competitors must bring their own electronic socks. All athletes competing in World Class

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Late

$115+

Late Registration: May 15 – May 18
One Event: $115
Two Events: $140
Competition Sport Poomsae:  $135
World Class Sparring: $135

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Volunteer Meeting

Hello! We will have a Volunteer Meeting at the tournament venue on Thursday, May 19th at 7pm-8pm. We will do a quick walk-thru of the arena and discuss volunteer positions and answer your questions. We will hand out volunteer t-shirts and parking

Headquarter Hotel

Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Parkway. City of Industry, CA 91744
+1 626-810-4455
$130/night  Block by April 25

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Courtyard Marriott Hotel

1905 South Azusa Ave. Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
$124/night  Mention: Taekwondo  *Discount rate ends April 27th

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Tournament Location

Industry Expo Center
16200 Temple Ave. City of Industry, CA 91744
+1 657-888-ITF1 (4831)

tkdfest@gmail.com

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Event Q & A Frequent Asked Question

Q: What are the cost to get in?

A: Parking is $10 (cash). Admission for the day is $10 and children 4 years and under are free. CASH ONLY. There is NO OUTSIDE FOOD or DRINKS allowed. There are many food vendors that will be selling different varieties of snacks, food and drinks.

Q: Where can I pick up my credential badge?

A: We are asking ONE REPRESENTATIVE to pick up the school’s credential badges at the Registration Area on the morning of the tournament from 7:30am-12pm. Credential pickup will be closed at 12pm.

Q: Is there a weigh-in?

A: Weigh-in is only for WORLD CLASS SPARRING BLACK BELTS 10-32 years old competing on Sunday. Weigh-in is on Saturday at the *NEW location is now at the Tournament Venue. In the back of the arena by the Pavilion restrooms. 16200 Temple Ave. Industry CA 91744  from 3pm-6pm. Weigh-in is MANDATORY. All Sunday competitors must be USAT members and must bring their USAT ID to the weigh-ins.

Q: What time does the tournament start?

A: Poomsae and Competition Sport Poomsae begins at 8:30am. We will call in athletes at 8:30am so please be early. After Poomsae there will be an Opening Ceremony and special Team-M performance. Sparring will start immediately afterwards. We will call competitors to holding area by their age and belt rank. We will be calling competitors to the Holding Area by age and belt rank going from the youngest age first.

Q: Where is the holding area? Can I as a parent go with my child into the holding area?

A: Holding and staging will be located inside the arena floors. All competitors will be called to the holding area to be checked in and put into their competition division. Parents, Masters and Coaches ARE NOT ALLOWED in the holding area. In order to run an efficient tournament we ask kindly that only competitors and volunteers be inside the holding/staging area at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Q: How much is Coaching Pass? Do I have to be a certain level to attain one?

A: Coach Pass is $50 and you do not have to take a seminar but you must be a Kukkiwon certified 1st dan. Coaches may only be on the arena floor during Sparring competition when their athlete is in the ring.

Q: Are you using electronic hogus?

A: Only Sunday competition will be using DAEDO electronic hogu. We will NOT be using any PSS for competition on Saturday. All competitors in the World Class division will be responsible for bringing their own e-socks

Q: I am Black Belt 13 years old, do I have to compete in Competition Poomsae?

A: No. Competition Poomsae is NOT mandatory. Competitor may choose regular poomsae or competition sport poomsae but they cannot do both. Regular Poomsae will have 4 competitors per division and do only one form. Sport Poomsae will be for Individuals only. No Pair or Team Sport Poomsae.

Q: I am a Black Belt 16 years old, which sparring do I choose? World Class Divison or regular Sparring?

A: Regular sparring will have 4 competitors per division. World Class Division is for experienced elite fighters, will compete in a full bracket. The World Class will be a higher level of competition with International athletes, National Champions, National Team members etc. The 1st place winner in the Senior World Class Division will win an all-expense paid trip to compete at the WTF-G2 Korea Open.

Q: Can we as parents go into the tournament floor and video tape or take pictures?

A: Only Volunteers will be allowed onto the floor. Please make sure to keep the aisle clear and take photos/videos from the stands.

Q: If the venue is outside should we wear sunblock?

A: The arena is outside but there is a roof and you will not be in the sun. However, we recommend you bring a light sweater or jacket as it can be windy/cold in the early morning and evening. Please wear comfortable sandals or shoes as competitors will need their shoes when walking on

Contact Us Any Questions or Concerns?

  • Tournament Coordinator: Ms. Ann Yamamoto
  • English Phone: 657-888-4831
  • Korean Phone: 909-578-8028
  • Email: tkdfest@gmail.com