UWTA Friendship Tournament Division Descriptions
Taekwondo Tigers Form – Taekwondo Tigers 6 and under can do any creative Tiger form or any portion of Taeguk form. If a Tiger is doing a full Taeguk form they should enter in kids 8 and under traditional form division. Judging Criteria: Overall technique and presentation. All judges will judge overall.
Color Belt Traditional Individual Form – Color belts are to perform Taeguk forms. Color belts competitors will compete against another competitor at the same time. The judges will point in the direction of the best form. Judging Criteria: UWTA judging rules.
Black Belt Traditional Individual Form– UWTA rules. Black Belt Points will be awarded. Winners from all Black Belt divisions are eligible to compete for the Grand Champion cash prize. Judging Criteria: Based on UWTA judging rules.
Special Needs Form – Color Belt or Black Belts that have special needs register for this division. Competitors may do any form in this division. Judging Criteria- Best overall presentation. All judges judge overall.
PLEASE NOTE: Each person will be getting a medal, and each person needs to have the division on their registration card, so each member of a team must register for any team event.
Team Traditional Form – UWTA rules. Black Belt Points will be awarded. Judging Criteria: Based on UWTA judging rules.
Pair Poomsae – Team of two. Creative or traditional. Forms cannot exceed 1 minute. Any age and any belt level can be combined to make team. Weapons may be used in this division as well. Judging Criteria: Control, overall technique, creativity and presentation. All judges will judge overall.
Family Traditional Form – Minimum 2 family members. Can do any traditional or creative form. Any age and any belt level can be combined to make team. Judging Criteria: Synchronization, overall technique and presentation. All judges will judge overall.
Taekwondo Tigers Sparring – Taekwondo Tigers (6 and under) sparring with point sparring rules and full gear. Judging Criteria- UWTA judging criteria.
Color Belt Point Sparring– UWTA point sparring rules. Judging Criteria- UWTA judging criteria.
Black Belt Point Sparring- UWTA point sparring rules. UWTA Black Belt Points will be awarded for this division. Judging Criteria- UWTA judging criteria.
Black Belt Individual Traditional Weapon Form – UWTA standardized weapons form must be performed. UWTA Black Belt Points will be awarded. Judging Criteria- UWTA judging criteria.
Color or Black Belt Individual Creative Weapon Form – Any weapon(s) can be used. Individual can blend multiple weapons as well (i.e., go from nunchakus to bo staff). Form cannot exceed 1 minute. Music is allowed. Judging Criteria: Overall technique, control of weapon, creativity and presentation. All judges will judge overall.
Color Belt and Black Belt Board Breaking – Maximum 3 stations, maximum 5 boards to be used in total in any combination. Two attempts to break per station. Boards must be purchased at the event. Competitor can select board size. All competitors must have their own designated holders. Any technique may be used to break stations except for head breaks. See video below. Judging Criteria: Overall technique and presentation. If completed on single attempt and level of difficulty as well as creativity.
Power Breaking – As many boards as you think you can break. Two attempts if no boards broken on the first attempt. Boards must be purchased at the event. Technique to be used can be a side kick, back kick, or reverse kick. See video below. Judging Criteria: Whoever breaks the most boards wins. If two people break the same number of boards, the lighter person wins. Winner also receives the $100 cash prize.
Power Division – Power meter will be used to measure most powerful technique. Competitor will get three attempts to strike the bag with any competitor’s technique of choice. Competitor can do the same technique each time or change technique. Highest reading will be the competitor’s final score. This division is open to Color and Black Belts any age. Judging Criteria: Highest reading by strike meter out of 3 tries is the final number.
$100 for Poomsae Grand Champion (17 and Under, 18 and Above)
$100 for Power Break Champion
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS/CHECK-IN
8am: Judges & Scorekeepers
8-9am: Door Registration
9am: TKD Tigers/Little Dragons (6 & under) Poomsae & Point Sparring
9am: 15 & Above Black Belt Poomsae & Point Sparring
10am: Line Up & Bow In
10:15am: All Color Belt Kids & Adults Poomsae
10:45am: 14 & Below Black Belt Poomsae
11:15am: UWTA Weapons & Open Weapons
12pm: All Color Belt Kids & Adults Point Sparring
12:30pm: 14 & Below Black Belt Point Sparring
12:30pm: Master’s Demo
1pm: Board Breaking/Power Meter
1pm: Pairs/Teams/Family Poomsae
1:30pm: Cash Prize Poomsae Grand Champion