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Oregon United Taekwondo Championships




Competitors will perform 2 of their belt-level forms.
White: Taeguek 1 or Kibon or Your school's white belt form
Yellow: Taeguek 1 - 2
Green: Taeguek 1 - 4
Blue: Taeguek 1 - 6
Red: Taeguek 1 - 8
Black: Choose highest sport poomsae required for age, plus 1 of lower choice.

A division will perform the first form, completing the first round.  Then the division will perform the second form (round 2).  Each contestant will be scored from 1 to 10 on each form.  Scores from round 1 and round 2 will be added together and contestant with highest combination will be gold medalist, second-highest score will be silver medalist and next 2 highest scores shall be bronze medalists.

Example 1: A blue belt will perform mandatory Taeguek 5 or 6, and then may choose from Taeguek 1 - 6 for their second form.

Example 2: A white belt or yellow belt will perform mandatory Taeguek 1 or 2, and then will perform Taeguek 1 again for their second form.

Example 3: A red belt would perform mandatory Taeguek 7 or 8, and choose Taeguek 1 - 8 for their second form.

Example 4: 3rd Dan Black Belt would perform mandatory Taebaek, and then choose Taeguek 1 - Keumgang for their second form.

Choosing a higher second form will be viewed as higher difficulty so if quality between player A and player B is equal, the one doing the higher level of forms will score higher.

Sparring will be guaranteed 2 matches for each competitor.

Medals will be awarded for 1st place (gold), 2nd place (silver) and 2-3rd places (bronze).

We will do our best to have brackets of 4.  Winners of first matches will advance to championship match.  Losers from first match then go against each other for a second match that does not count for a medal.

In the case were there may be 3 contestants, to get 2 matches all contestants will end up going against each other.  In the case of a three-way tie medal placement shall be determined by hit count.

Judges will use an electronic scoring system will be used for all color belt divisions, and Daedo will be used for all black belt divisions.

All divisions/brackets will be set up based on age, belt and weight.

Rules in the ring will be complete USA Taekwondo rules with the following modifications:

Controlled Head Contact for ALL Color belts and Black belts under 15 and over 32 (Junior Safety Rules).
Full head contact for Junior Black Belts (15-17) and Senior Black Belts (17-32).  Junior and Senior division color belts will be Junior Safety Rules)
All sparring competitors must have a coach in the ring.  Only 1 coach per athlete in the ring.




  • Competitors shall attempt to break 5 demo boards.  Scoring will be from 1 to 10 total points with 10 being the highest score.

  • Breaking will be judged based on technical difficulty, presentation and success.

  • Higher scores will be given for higher level technique, height of the board, fluidity of the combination of techniques and fewest attempts to break each board.

  • More value given for higher level technique.  Kicking given more value than hand techniques with exception for hand technique with speed break.

  • More value given for turning and/or jumping.

  • More value give for higher board height, i.e.; Waist High, Chest High, Head High, Over the head,

  • Fluidity: More points given for techniques that flow from one to another without having to stop, get set and start to break each board.

  • Total score from judges will be averaged together, with misses deducted from the final score.  Judges will take into account for scoring only the successful break attempts.

  • Misses: Only 3 misses allowed per board.  Misses will deduct 0.5 points EACH from the final score.

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