International Taekwondo Festival 2017
Compete, Appreciate, and Celebrate Taekwondo at its Finest!

It is my pleasure to invite you to 2017 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.  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 2017 International Taekwondo Festival!
Sincerely,
Grandmaster Young In Cheon
Tournament Director
2000 USA Olympic Team Head Coach

Event Schedule dont forget it

Pacific Palms Resort

Weigh-Ins

Weigh-in is only for WORLD CLASS SPARRING BLACK BELTS Junior (15-17) and Senior (18-32) divisions ONLY Youth & Cadet competitors DO NOT have to weigh-in. There will be a scale at
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.
Industry Hills Expo Center

Referee Meeting

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

Early Call-in Begins at 08:30am

Poomsae Competitors will be called in to the holding area at 8:30am. Competition will begin at 9:00am. Competitors will need to report to their designated ring by their call
Competition Floor

Poomsae & Sport Poomsae Competition

(Competitors will be called by their age and belt rank.  Sport Poomsae will be for Individual division only. No Pair or Team Poomsae)
Lunch Break

Opening Ceremony

(All competitors must line up with their schools.)
Competition Floor

Sparring Competition

(Competitors will be called by their age and belt rank.  Black Belts Only – Youth (10-11) Cadet (12-14) Junior (15-17) | Senior (18-32) Division. Daedo Electronic Hogu. | Competitors
Competition Floor

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 (Gen 1). Black Belts

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REGISTRATION CLOSED

We have reached our max capacity of 1,000 competitors and registration is closed!

School Prize

The schools with 20+ competitors will be able to take back a FREE FLATSCREEN TV for their school!  Thank you for your support for the 2017 International Taekwondo Festival!

Weigh-In Info

  Weigh-in will be for Black Belts sparring JUNIORS (15-17) and SENIORS (18-32) ONLY!   Youth & Cadet DO NOT have to weigh-in. We will have a scale at Holding Area that will be used if any Cadet or Youth competitor’s weight is

Headquarter Hotel

Pacific Palms Resort
1 Industry Hills Parkway. City of Industry, CA 91744
+1 626-810-4455
$145/night  Block by April 25

www.pacificpalmsresort.com 

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753 Glendora Ave. La Puente, CA 91744
$115/night  Mention: Taekwondo  *Discount rate ends April 28th

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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 $15 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 will be for Black Belts sparring Jr. and Sr. ONLY! Youth & Cadet DO NOT have to weigh-in.

We will have a scale at Holding Area that will be used if any Cadet or Youth competitor’s weight is questionable. If weight is off by a considerable margin they will be DISQUALIFIED. There will be a 3 pounds given.

We have extended the time an extra hour to accommodate Friday traffic.

Time: 3pm-8pm
Pacific Palms Resort
One Industry Hills Pkwy. City of Industry CA 91744

Q: What time does the tournament start?

A: Poomsae call-time 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 lunch break. 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 World Class Sparring  competition Black Belts 10-32 years old will be using DAEDO electronic hogu. All competitors in the World Class division will be responsible for bringing their own Gen-1 electronic socks.

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

A: All Black Belts ages 10-32 years old will compete in the World Class Division. World Class Sparring will be using Daedo electronic hogu system and competitors must bring their own electronic socks. Gen-1. Black Belts 9 years and younger will  be in Grassroot Sparring will have 4 competitors per division.

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: 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: 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 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