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International Taekwondo Festival 2019 Compete, Appreciate, and Celebrate Taekwondo at its Finest!

It is my pleasure to invite you to 2019 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 4,000 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.  I promise to continue to bring high quality Taekwondo events that inspire the growth of Taekwondo.

The International Taekwondo Festival is a place where athletes can come to compete, appreciate and celebrate Taekwondo at its finest! All Competitors will receive a souvenir gift. My vision could not be possible without the dedication and hard work of participants along with the Masters, Referees, as well as hundreds of volunteers and parents who make this great tournament possible.

Good luck and have a wonderful tournament experience at the 2019 International Taekwondo Festival!

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

Event Schedule dont forget it

WORLD CLASS WEIGH-INS

Friday, May 17  3 PM – 7PM

Weigh-in is only for WORLD CLASS SPARRING BLACK BELTS ONLY.

Cadet (12-14), Junior (15-17) and Senior (18-32) divisions must weigh in.
Youth competitors DO NOT have to weigh-in. There will be a practice scale at Pacific Palms Resort.

Industry Hills Expo Center

Registration

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

Poomsae Competition

Grassroot Poomsae and Sport Poomsae Competitors will be called by their age and belt rank
Athlete Referee Oath & National Anthem

Opening Ceremony

Athlete & Referee Oath
Competition Floor

Sparring Competition

Grassroot Sparring competition will begin after Poomsae competition

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Event Q & A Frequent Asked Question

Q: What are the cost to get in?

A: Venue parking is $10 (cash). Admission for the day is $15 and children 4 years and under are free. CASH ONLY.

Admission tickets can be purchased in advance online on our website.

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: What time does the tournament start?

A:  Opening Ceremony and tournament will start at 8:30am. We will call competitors to staging area for Poomsae, Sport Poomsae and World Class Sparring (Seniors) competition.

Grassroot 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.

Please note the changes this year!

  • World Class SENIORS will be sparring at 8:30 AM. This will be exciting high level sparring from the best athletes around the world!
  • Opening Ceremony will be at the start of the competition and NOT in between Poomsae and Sparring competition as we’ve done before.
  • We will NOT have a Lunch break in between Poomsae and Sparring and  recommend everyone eat in a timely manner prior to their call time.  Specified rings will shut down in rotations for lunch.

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 on the right side of 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.

We have moved the Holding Area to the right side of the arena to avoid direct sunlight.

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: I am a Black Belt which sparring do I choose? World Class Sparring or Grassroot Sparring?

A: Black Belts ages 10-32 years old may choose to compete in either Grassroots or World Class sparring depending on their level. World Class Sparring is for experienced black belts who have competed at States and National and/or International Championships.  You will be put in brackets by your weight class and must weigh in on Friday (We may combine 2 weight divisions if we do not have enough athletes).  There is no limit to division size and there is only one 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

A:  Grassroot Sparring will be a division of up to 4 competitors.  Grassroot Sparring competitors are those who compete in local tournaments or have little to no experience in high levelcompetition.  Everyone in Grassroot Sparring competition is guaranteed a medal.

Grassroot Sparring athletes may move up and compete in World Class Sparring competition but World Class athletes may NOT compete in Grassroot Sparring for safety purposes.

Q: Are you using electronic hogus?

A: Only the World Class Sparring competition Black Belts 10-32 years old will be using DAEDO electronic chest protector. All competitors in the World Class division will be responsible for bringing their own Gen-1 Gen-2 electronic socks.

Q: What is Competition Sport Poomsae?

A:  The World Taekwondo Federation and USA Taekwondo have developed a National and International Poomsae format that is used for competition which consists of Individual, Pairs and Team divisions for Black Belts.

The following rule modifications will be in effect for Competition (Sport) Poomsae:

Semi-Final Round: When 7 or more contestants are participating; Contestants shall perform one (1) pre-assigned compulsory Poomsae predetermined by the tournament committee. The top six (6) scoring players shall be advanced to the Final Round based on their scores.

Final Round: When 6 or fewer contestants are participating; competition shall start from final round. Contestants shall perform two (2) pre-assigned compulsory Poomsae predetermined by the tournament committee. The ranking of the top 4 (3) of each division will be decided by the combined results of their performance.

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

A: The arena is outside but there is a roof covering 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. Weather report shows 75 degrees.  Please wear comfortable sandals or shoes as competitors will need their shoes when walking on the mats.

The Holding Area will be located in the far right side of the arena.

Q: Are we allowed to bring food inside?

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

A: The Industry Hills Expo Center DO NOT allow outside food or drinks inside. There will be several food vendors as well as cafe inside with variety of food and drinks. We will have asian and vegetarian dishes available for sale.

Hotel Location Pacific Palms Resort

Venue Location Industry Hill Expo Center

Contact Us Any Questions or Concerns?

  • Tournament Headquarter: YIC Taekwondo
  • English Phone: 657-888-4831
  • Korean Phone: 909-578-8028
  • Email: tkdfest@gmail.com