ITF 2015 / Compete, Appreciate, and Celebrate Taekwondo at its Finest!

It is my pleasure to invite you to 2015 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 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.

Good luck and have a wonderful tournament experience at the 2015 International Taekwondo Festival!

Sincerely,

Grandmaster Young In Cheon
Tournament Director
2000 USA Olympic Team Head Coach

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Event Schedule / dont forget it

Credential Pick Up

Poomsae Competition

POOMSAE COMPETITION Individual Poomsae All Belts and Competition Sport Poomsae Black Belts 12yr+ (Competitors will be called by group number based on their age and belt rank)

Sparring Competition (Non World Class)

(Competitors will be called by their group based on age youngest first and belt rank)

Weigh-In & Registration

Weigh-In for World Class Black Belt Sparring 10-32 years old SPARRING ONLY. Competitors sparring on Saturday do not need to weigh-in.  Athlete will be disqualified if they do not

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World Class Senior Sparring Champions and Senior Individual Competition Poomsae Champions will win an all expense paid trip to Korea for the Korea Open.
NEW! All gold medalist in every division (all ages and belts), will receive a $300 scholarship to join our Senior Team and compete at the Korea Open.
*No cash value. Competitor must register with the Korea Open trip to receive $300 scholarship.
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$115+

May 16 – May 23
One Event: $115
Two Events: $135

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Hello! Today is April 22 and we currently have 360 registered athletes for the 2015 ITF!!! Here are some tips and helpful facts about the registration process: You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay for your competition fees.

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ITF Registration is now OPEN

Early Registration: 3/15 – 4/15 One Event:  $85   Two Events:  $100 Registration: 4/16 – 5/15 One Event:  $95   Two Events:  $115 Late Registration: 5/16 – 5/23 One Event:  $115   Two Events:  $135    

Headquarter Hotel

Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Parkway. City of Industry, CA 91744
+1 626-810-4455

www.pacificpalmsresort.com 

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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 $5 (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 8am-11am. Credential pickup will be closed at 11am.

Q: Is there a weigh-in?

A: Weigh-in is only for WORLD CLASS SPARRING BLACK BELTS 10-32 years old. Weigh-in is on Saturday at the Tournament Venue from 5pm-9pm.Weigh-in is MANDATORY.

Q: What time does the tournament start?

A: Poomsae and Competition Sport Poomsae begins at 9am. 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 held at the Pavilion (indoor and air conditioned) which is located behind the arena. 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: We will NOT be using any PSS for this year. You do NOT need Daedo or KP&P 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.

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

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