«DATE: SATURDAY, October 18, 2014 PLACE: St. Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, WA 98503 SCHEDULE: 8:00am Doors Open ...»
2014 Washington State Governor’s Cup Taekwondo Championship
Dear Masters, Instructors, Students and Martial Arts Enthusiasts,
Greetings, the U.S. Martial Arts Center and the Washington State Taekwondo Foundation are once again proud to present the Washington
State Governor’s Cup Taekwondo Championship. With the support of all martial artists and dojangs we promise to bring you one of the
finest and most memorable championship in the Northwest! I would like to extend my personal invitation to all of you to participate in this year’s championship and continue this great tradition. If you enjoy excitement, fair play and great competition; mark October 18th (Saturday) on your calendar.
This year’s event will have online registration. Please visit us at WAGOVCUP.COM. Best wishes to all participants and I look forward to seeing you at the premier family martial arts event in the Northwest, the 2014 WASHINGTON STATE GOVERNOR’S CUP TAEKWONDO
Youth 15-17 Black Belt: Sparring You must report when your 9:00am
Competitor, Coaches and VIPs: Register Online at WAGOVCUP.COM © 2014 Copyright, U.S. Martial Arts Center, Inc, All Rights Reserved.
2014 Washington State Governor’s Cup Taekwondo Championship Official Tournament Rules and Regulations Rules and regulations apply to all participants including: volunteers, staff, vendors, competitors, coaches, masters, instructors, guests and spectators. Failure to comply will result in removal from the event and property without refund, loss of decision, loss of medal or awards, legal actions taken or other penalty. Tournament chairman and directors will enforce the rules and regulations of this event.
1. Participants will always show respect, sportsmanship and goodwill to themselves and all participants of the event.
2. Participants will not harass, threaten or physically or verbally assault persons. They will be respectful to those around them.
3. Participants will not act in an illegal or inappropriate way.
4. Participants will always compete, coach and participate with fair play and present themselves in a truthful manner and will not disguise their belt rank, weight class or age.
Falsifying personal information will not be tolerated.
5. Participants will use and wear the approved, required and appropriate gear and present themselves in a respectable manner which is non-offensive or safety hazard.
6. Participants will be of sound mind, clean hygiene and always act in a safe manner dictated by the sport and martial arts of taekwondo.
7. Participants will not use or be in the possession of illegal drugs (including performance enhancing drugs), tobacco, marijuana, e-cigarette or similar device or alcohol at the event or on site.
8. Participants will not bring in any firearms, knives or weapons into the event (except for use for approved demonstration purposes).
9. Participants will not conduct themselves in an unprofessional manner including physical or verbal abuse of themselves or those around them or to distract a competitor during competition.
10. Participants will only compete in one division per event with maximum of four events total. No refund shall be given.
11. Participants will not defame, damage or take property belonging to event facility or organizers.
12. Participants will not obstruct viewing of others around them, block walkways, hang legs off railing or enter restricted areas (including staging and competition floor when not authorized to do so).
13. Participants who are required will have correctly and truthfully sign waivers and competition/coaching registration.
14. Participants will always show respect and follow instructions from the Washington State Governor’s Cup directors, staff and officials while attending and participating at the event.
Individual Taekwondo Forms (Poomsae) Competitions Rules Each participant will compete with two competitors in the ring separated by equal distance. If odd number of competitors in division judges will determine randomly who will compete as single competitor in the ring.
Competitors will be judged on power, speed, control, flexibility, stance, focus, stepping out of bounds, expertness and kihap. Competitors may earn up to 1-10 points from each judge (3 judge panel) with 30 being highest an individual can earn and highest score winning. In case of a tie for first place judging will be based on hand signals with participant who receives best out of 3 judges winning the tie break. Forms competitors may perform WTF style taekwondo forms. Breakdown of taekwondo forms division: Beginners - Chunji, Basic Stance, Taeguk or Palgwe 1-2, Intermediate - Taeguk or Palgwe 3-6, Advance - Taeguk or Palgwe 7-8, Black Belts - Koryo, Keumgun, Taebaek, Sipjin, etc.
Team Traditional & Creative Taekwondo Forms (Poomsae) Rules Teams must consist of minimum two and maximum five members in matching uniforms. Teams divisions and poomsae performed will be based on the lowest belt rank in the team. Scoring will be from 1-10 points with 30 points being the highest a team can receive from 3 judges. Awards will be given only to the 1st, 2nd and single 3rd place teams only. Teams must register individual applications but indicate team/ school name correctly and match with other members of the team. Teams cannot be changed on the day of competition. Team Forms will be judged on the same criteria as individual forms but also include judging in group presentation, rhythm and unity of team performance. Traditional Teams will also look at accuracy of traditional taekwondo form patterns while Creative Teams Division will also look at unique and creative choreographing of team forms/pattern. No props or music allowed. Points will be deducted or teams disqualified if team members are missing from competition or if team is over the maximum limit. Teams may compete in either Taekwondo Forms or Creative Forms (not exceeding 1 minute 30 seconds. A Deduction of haft point for every 5 seconds over time limit and full point deduction for going over number of team members). Team and Individual competitors can only compete in one team division choosing either Traditional or Creative Division. Awards will be given only to the 1st, 2nd and single 3rd place competitor only.
Board Breaking (Kyupa) Competitions Rules — High Jump Front Kick (open to 8 years to 32 years divisions only) Each participant has a maximum of 30 seconds to attempt to break the board with Running Jumping Front Snap Kick once the referee declares “Si Jak” (begin). Each participant has only one attempt to break the board for each round. Participants may not cover the breaking foot unless approved by referee including medical reason. The running distance and the starting board height will be determined by the referee. The order of participants (who breaks first) will be determined by height. The shortest participant will attempt to break first. Participants must break the board to advance to the next round. Board must be broken by the kicking technique to be considered a successful break. Once the participant passes the designated halfway mark, an attempt is counted upon approach. (For example, once the participant crosses the designated halfway mark, they may not return to the starting position to attempt to break again.) After each round, the board height will be raised incrementally at the referee’s discretion. The participant to break the highest board will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie for 1st place, the height will be raised until a participant FAILS to break the board. (If all participants fail to break the board, then 1st place will be awarded to the SHORTEST participant.) Disqualification will occur if any part of the body touches the floor besides the feet, it is an automatic disqualification or any other body part breaks the board except breaking foot. Individual competitors can only compete in one breaking division choosing either High Jump Front Kick, Power Break or Creative Break. Awards will be given only to the 1st, 2nd and single 3rd place competitor only.
Board Breaking (Kyupa) Competitions Rules — Creative Break (open to all Age Groups) Participants have 60 secs to set up and 60 secs to execute their breaks. All boards will be demo boards. All beginner level competitors will attempt to break 3 boards, All intermediate competitors will attempt to break 5 boards, All advance competitors will attempt to break 7 boards and black belts competitors will attempt to break 10 boards. Participants may not cover any part of the body that will be used for breaking a board with any bandages, tape or any other material. The referee or staging director must approve any injuries that may need to be covered. Props CANNOT be used, and boards cannot be altered. (For example, board fragments cannot be put on the top of the board to create an unfair advantage.) Participants must provide their own holders. Holders will ONLY be allowed on the competition floor during the participant’s event and will require board holder pass for each competitor they hold for and it will be taken by referee prior to start of breaking. There are no uniform requirements for board holders. (However, a taekwondo uniform is HIGHLY encouraged. If board holders are NOT in a taekwondo uniform, clothing must be suitable for a family environment and follow rules and regulation.) ONLY martial arts shoes are allowed on the mats by board holders. The participant may attempt to break each technique a maximum of 3 times. Broken boards may not be replaced on the 2nd or 3rd attempt. Deductions include participant exceeds the 60-second time limit for setup, participant exceeds the 60-second time limit for execution, participant exceeds the maximum number of attempts per break, maximum of 3 attempts, participant crosses outside ring and goes out of bounds and unsportsmanlike conduct (Individual competitors can only compete in one breaking division choosing either High Jump Front Kick, Power Break or Creative Break. Awards will be given only to the 1st, 2nd and single 3rd place competitor only.
Board Breaking (Kyupa) Competitions Rules — Downward Hand Power Break (open to 18 years and older divisions only) Each participant will have one attempt to break with a Knife Hand or Hammer Fist Strike. The participant will attempt to break 1-inch pine boards with no spacers. Boards may not be taped together. All boards will be placed on a board holding stand, which is 4 inches tall from the floor. The board holding stand will be placed directly on the competition floor. The width of the board holding stand will be at the participant’s discretion. The participant's break must be done within 30 seconds. Once the referee declares “Si Jak (begin)”, the participant may not touch the boards. The participant must always keep at least 1 foot (left or right) on the floor while breaking. Participants may not cover the breaking hand unless approved by referee including medical reason. Each participant must PRIVATELY complete a form that states the number of boards he or she will attempt to break prior to the start of the division. The participant who breaks the most boards will be declared the winner. If two or more participants break the same number of boards, the participant who attempted to break the greatest number of boards will receive a higher score. (For example, Participant #1 attempts to break 5 boards and only 4 boards break. Participant #2 attempts to break 4 boards and succeeds in breaking 4. Therefore, Participant #1 will receive the higher final position within the division, because they attempted to break more.) In the event of a tie, there will be 1 overtime round. (referee will determine how many boards to add). If there is still a tie at the end of the overtime round, the winner will be declared by body weight. The lightest person will be declared the winner. A scale will be provided at the event. Deductions included: Participant disobeys the referee’s instructions (1 board deduction), Participant exceeds the 30-second time limit (1 board deduction), Unsportsmanlike conduct (1 board deduction for each occurrence - example, trying to distract the other participants, not showing respect to others, etc.) Disqualifications include participant attempts to break the boards twice, after attempting the break, participant falls down after breaking, touching the ground with any part of the body above the knees (The hand that broke the boards IS permitted to touch the ground after the break. In addition, a knee touching the ground is allowed. Participant jumps off the floor with both feet to break the board.
Individual competitors can only compete in one breaking division choosing either High Jump Front Kick, Power Break or Creative Break. Awards will be given only to the 1st, 2nd and single 3rd place competitor only.