Tag: tournament (Page 1 of 3)

general choi hong hi seminar

Umpiring Patterns

Umpiring Patterns

united itf umpiring

National Umpire Course Notes

Umpiring Patterns

These are some recommended guidelines for Umpiring Patterns competitions, for domestic and local events based on the ITF Tournament Rules.

Note : The ‘Official’ ITF Rules are only applicable to ITF World Championships, and as such much of it is not relevant to in-house, local, state and national level competitions.

A National Organization, or any competition for that matter, should adopt rules that are specific to:

  • the event/s being conducted.
  • the ages of participants
  • the experience levels of participants
  • the objective of the competition
  • the facilities being used
  • the schedule / time available
  • the umpires/officials available

Purpose of the ITF Umpiring Rules

  • Clarify responsibilities of officials
  • Outline scoring criteria for each event
  • Determine eligibility of competitors
  • Outline operational procedures of all events
  • Assist competitors and coaches in event preparation
  • Ensure the safety of all competitors and officials

Characteristics of a good Umpire:

  • Be consistent and fair in all judgements
  • Base all decisions on the Rules of the competition
  • Be assertive and confident in all decisions
  • Display Punctuality and work ethic
  • Be professional in appearance and behaviour
  • Be willing to receive constructive feedback and advice from Tournament Directors
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the rules – updated regularly
  • Integrity, honesty and strength of character
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • To be flexible and adaptable in various official roles
  • Some appreciation and empathy of the competitor’s task
  • Ability to make logical, correct decisions quickly and under pressure
    • Do not engage spectators or competitors while judging.
    • have a basic knowledge of First Aid
    • You must be conversant with all patterns / techniques you are to judge

ITF Umpiring uniform consists of

  • a navy blue blazer jacket,
  • white, long sleeved shirt,
  • navy blue trousers or knee-high skirt
  • navy blue tie (with no other colours or decorations- I.T.F. logo permitted)
  • white socks
  • white gym/Taekwon-do shoes

Alternatively, polo tops may be used where a sponsorship arrangement is in place, or approved by the National Organization.

The Competition area –  Patterns

Patterns Ring size should be 9m by 9m square of competition space.

  • Patterns  judges are positioned across the front of the ring.
  • The official Jury table is positioned behind judges
  • There should be adequate distance between the competition area and spectators for safety and integrity of judging
  • Judges should be positioned a safe distance from competition area

BOUT PROCEDURE

The pyramid system of elimination is generally used for both team and individual at Black Belt Levels

Other formats are at the Tournament Organizers discretion, but must be made clear prior to event registration.

ITF patterns

Individual

  • Competitors will compete 1 to 1 and will perform simultaneously one (1) optional Pattern and one (1) designated Pattern (appropriate to their degree), selected at random by the Jury President.
  • The boxes containing the names of the optional patterns will be taken out of the basket by the Jury President before choosing the designated pattern. The winning competitor will progress to the next round.

Umpiring Patterns Team

Team

  • Designated pattern draw will take place whilst both teams are on the floor.
    From the second round of the draw a coin will be tossed to decide which team goes first. The winning coach of the toss decides which team performs as first.
  • The first team will perform 2 patterns and the second team will do likewise.
  • The winning team will progress to the next round.

Team Patterns additional Guidelines 

         The team may line up in any format they choose and team members may perform movements individually, or together, as they choose, but it must be seen to be teamwork.

For example: one team member may not perform moves of the Pattern on his own without the other team members following in unison

Scoring Method:

Patterns are Judged according to the following criteria:

Technical Content    (5 points)

Power                         (5 points)

Rhythm                      (5 points)

  • Team Patterns are also Judged on Teamwork (5 points)

TECHNICAL CONTENT (5 POINTS)

 Technical Content refers to:

  • Correct pattern diagram, all steps performed
  • Appropriate start and finish positions
  • Appropriate posture and facing
  • Techniques performed at correct height and direction of travel
  • Proper tool used for blocking, striking or kicking
  • Correct Stance dimensions and weight distributions
  • Correct use of sine wave
  • Correct stepping, pivoting and turning
  • Maintaining equilibrium whilst stepping, turning and pivoting
  • Remaining stable whilst kicking, including slow movements
  • Control of body weight and momentum
  • Kihaps performed in appropriate places
    • incorrect ready stance (-1)
    • break in pattern sequence but continue within 3 secs (-2)
    • (-1 for Technical Content and -1 for Rhythm(see below))
    • absence of Kihups in patterns (-1)
    • if a movement is performed incorrectly, either once or throughout pattern (-1)
    • incorrect Name of Pattern called at completion of pattern (-1)
    • 3 wrong movements performed in the pattern (0 points)
    • stop pattern completely without resuming within 3 secs (0)
    • wrong pattern performed (0)
    • missing technique in pattern (0) points

 

RHYTHM (5 POINTS)     

Rhythm refers to:

  • Timing of the pattern movements in accordance with encyclopaedia recommendations
  • Absence of delayed pauses, or irregular sequences
  • Pattern completed from start to finish in one continuous sequence
    • Performing the pattern too fast (-1)
    • Irregular sequences or pauses (-1)
    • break in pattern sequence but continue within 3 secs (-2) (-1 for Rhythm and -1 for Technical Content(see above)

POWER (5 POINTS)

Power refers to:

  • Correct application of sine wave
  • Use of reaction arm
  • Appropriate utilization of larger muscle groups, and transfer of body weight
  • Acceleration of movements
  • The appropriate use of breath for each movement
  • Correct strength and timing of breath
    • lack of power (-1)
    • lack of reaction force (-1)
    • no acceleration of movement (-1)
    • uncontrolled stop power (-1)

All patterns are judged according to the recommendations of the Founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi, along with updates made by the International Taekwondo Federation.

Central Umpire (Patterns)

Responsibilities

  •            Control the procedure of the bout
  •             Ensure competitors abide by the competition rules
  •             Allocated penalties where appropriate
  •             Communicate with Jury President
  •             Clearly signal all decisions to judges.

Patterns – Umpire Terminology

CHARYOT – ATTENTION

KYONG YE – BOW

JUNBI – READY

SIJAK – BEGIN

BARO – RETURN

JU UI – WARNING

HONG – RED

CHONG – BLUE

DONG CHON – TIE

SUNG – WINNER

PATTERNS JUDGES

Responsibilities:

  • To score the bout according to official scoring criteria
  • To have a thorough knowledge of technique / patterns
  • To record and tally scores precisely
  • To be consistent and non-biased in scoring

During the bout:

  • the Corner Referee must be up to date with all the I.T.F. Tournament Rules
  • sit properly and must observe with attention the competitors’ actions 

Jury President

 Responsibilities

Oversee the procedure of the bout

  •  Ensure competitors abide by the competition rules
  •  Communicate with Tournament Organizing Committee
  •  Monitor performance of judges and referees – provide feedback 
  • Scrutinize score sheets and then announce results to Centre Umpire
  • Consult with the Tournament director in regards any appeals

DISQUALIFICATION

  •  misconduct against officials or ignoring instructions
  • any behaviour deemed to be unsporting, offensive, or not in the spirit of fair competition
  • any competitor suspected of being under influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs

Active Participants in this course will be issued a C-Class ITF Umpire Certificate.

This level is issued by the National Organization.

Importantly, regardless of your certified level, you must possess the skills and confidence to effectively control and officiate ITF competitive matches in all events

 

ITF Umpiring Michael Muleta

written by Master Michael Muleta, 8th Degree

ITF Umpire Committee Member 2002-2014

Awarded ‘Outstanding Umpire, 2007 ITF World Championships

President & Technical Director, United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia

tournaments

ITF Umpiring Roles Sparring

ITF Umpiring Roles and Responsibilities

united itf umpiring

National Umpire Course Notes

SPARRING

These are some recommended ITF Umpiring guidelines used in planning and holding domestic competitions, based on the ITF Tournament Rules.

Note : The ‘Official’ ITF Rules are only applicable to ITF World Championships, and as such much of it is not relevant to in-house, local, state and national level competitions.

A National Organization, or any competition for that matter, should adopt rules that are specific to:

  • the event/s being conducted.
  • the ages of participants
  • the experience levels of participants
  • the objective of the competition
  • the facilities being used
  • the schedule / time available
  • the umpires/officials available

Purpose of the ITF Umpiring Rules

  • Clarify responsibilities of officials
  • Outline scoring criteria for each event
  • Determine eligibility of competitors
  • Outline operational procedures of all events
  • Assist competitors and coaches in event preparation
  • Ensure the safety of all competitors and officials

Characteristics of a good Umpire:

  • Be consistent and fair in all judgements
  • Base all decisions on the Rules of the competition
  • Be assertive and confident in all decisions
  • Display Punctuality and work ethic
  • Be professional in appearance and behaviour
  • Be willing to receive constructive feedback and advice from Tournament Directors
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the rules – updated regularly
  • Integrity, honesty and strength of character
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • To be flexible and adaptable in various official roles
  • Some appreciation and empathy of the competitor’s task
  • Ability to make logical, correct decisions quickly and under pressure
    • Do not engage spectators or competitors while judging.
    • have a basic knowledge of First Aid
    • You must be conversant with all patterns / techniques you are to judge

ITF Umpiring uniform consists of

  • a navy blue blazer jacket,
  • white, long sleeved shirt,
  • navy blue trousers or knee-high skirt
  • navy blue tie (with no other colours or decorations- I.T.F. logo permitted)
  • white socks
  • white gym/Taekwon-do shoes

Alternatively, polo tops may be used where a sponsorship arrangement is in place, or approved by the National Organization.

The Competition area –  Sparring

Ring size should be 7m by 7m square of competition space.

  • There should be at least a 1m safety perimeter (total matted area min. 9x9m).
  • Sparring judges are positioned at each corner.
  • The official Jury table is positioned at the front of the ring
  • There should be adequate distance between the competition area and spectators for safety and integrity of judging
  • Judges should be positioned a safe distance from competition area

Bout Duration

Adults

  • Individual elimination and final bouts will be two (2) rounds of two (2) minutes duration with a one (1) minute break between rounds.
  • In the event of a draw, an additional round of one (1) minute will be contested.
  • In the event of another draw, a ‘first point wins’ scenario will occur, which has no time limit.
  • Each team bout will be one (1) round of two (2) minutes.

Bout lengths for younger / older categories are at the discretion of the Tournament Organizers.

Bout Procedure

 INDIVIDUAL SPARRING

  •  Competitors will commence the bout on the start positions
  • At the command of the Centre Referee the competitors bow in turn to the Jury table, and then
  • to each other.
  • The Centre Referee will then start the Sparring with the command “SHI-JAK” and the competitors
  • continue to spar until the Referee issues the command “HAECHYO”.
  • At this point the competitors cease to spar and remain where they are until restarted.

Central Umpire (Sparring)

ITF Umpiring Michael Muleta

Responsibilities

  •            Control the procedure of the bout
  •             Ensure competitors abide by the competition rules
  •             Allocated penalties where appropriate
  •             Communicate with Jury President
  •             Clearly signal all decisions to judges.

Sparring – Referee Terminology

CHARYOT – ATTENTION

KYONG YE – BOW

JUNBI – READY

SIJAK – BEGIN

HAECHYO – SEPARATE

GAESOK – CONTINUE

GOMAN – END

JU UI – WARNING

GAM JUM – DEDUCTING PO1NTS

SIL KYUK – DISQUALIFICATION

HONG – RED

CHONG – BLUE

DONG CHON – TIE

IL BUNYON – FIRST ROUND

YI BUNYON – SECOND ROUND

JUNG JI – TIME STOPPED

SUNG – WINNER

WARNINGS

Warnings will be assigned for the following offences

  • attack to an illegal target
  • stepping completely out of the ring (both feet)
  • falling down, whether intentional or not (this means any part of the body, other than the feet, touching the ground)
  • holding/grabbing/pushing
  • sweeping
  • faking a blow, pretending to be injured to gain an advantage
  • intentionally avoiding sparring
  • pretending to have scored a point by raising the arm

NB If an athlete is pushed out of the ring with intent (without undergoing a technique) then he will not receive a warning

Note: Any 3 cumulative warnings results in a deduction of 1 point (NOT a foul)

FOULS

A Foul results in 1 Minus point, and will be awarded for

  • excessive contact
  • loss of temper
  • insulting an opponent in any way
  • biting/scratching
  • attacking with knee/elbow/forehead
  • attacking a fallen opponent
  • attacking to an illegal target with contact
  • excessive or uncontrolled attack
  • continuing to attack after Umpire’s command of Haechyo

Corner Judging

 

Responsibilities:

  • To score the bout according to official scoring criteria
  • To have a thorough knowledge of technique 
  • To record and tally scores precisely
  • To be consistent and non-biased in scoring

During the bout:

  • the Corner Referee must be up to date with all the I.T.F. Tournament Rules
  • sit properly and must observe with attention the competitors’ actions record point(s), foul(s) and warning(s)

 At the end of the match:

  • the Corner Referee must deduct one (1) point from the total score for every three (3) warnings
  • deduct one (1) point for each Foul

 TARGET AREAS

  • Head and neck area at the front and sides but not at the back
  • Trunk of the body from neck to navel vertically and from a line drawn from the armpit vertically down to the waist on each side (that is frontal area only excluding the back).

SCORING PROCEDURE

In competition a technique is valid when:

  • it is executed correctly
  • it is dynamic, that is to say it is delivered with strength, purpose, rapidity and precision
  • it is controlled on the target
  • contact is made with a legal attacking tool
  • contact is made to a legal target area

POINTS AWARDED

One (1) point will be awarded for:

  • Hand attack directed to mid or high section.
  • Foot attack directed to the mid section

Two (2) points will be awarded for:

  • hand attack while in air (both feet must be off the ground) directed to high section,
  • jumping or flying kick directed to mid section
  • Foot attack directed to high section,

Three (3) points will be awarded for:

  • jumping or flying kick directed to high section

What to score:              

  • A single precise blow to an open target.
  • Score only what you see, not what you think you see or hear
  • Do not be influenced by crowd or competitor’s reactions or suggestions

Jury President

 Responsibilities

Oversee the procedure of the bout

  •  Ensure competitors abide by the competition rules
  •  Communicate with Tournament Organizing Committee
  •  Monitor performance of judges and referees – provide feedback 
  • Scrutinize score sheets and then announce results to Centre Umpire
  • Consult with the Tournament director in regards any appeals

DISQUALIFICATION

  •  misconduct against officials or ignoring instructions
  • any behaviour deemed to be unsporting, offensive, or not in the spirit of fair competition
  • heavy contact
  • committing any 3 fouls 
  • any competitor suspected of being under influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs

INJURY

  • all competitions MUST have a designated and qualified First Aid officer
  • when a competitor is injured, the Centre Referee must stop the match and call for First Aid. (The injury to be diagnosed, treated and the Medic to decide about the match continuation)
  • when a competitor cannot fight on because of the Medic’s decision:
    • he/she is the winner if his opponent is responsible
    • he/she is the loser if his opponent is not responsible
  • an injured competitor that is unfit to fight, according to the Medic’s decision, cannot fight again during the event
  • a competitor that refuses to accept the Medic’s decision will be disqualified
  • if two competitors injure themselves at the same time and both are unfit to fight, according to the Medic’s decision, the winner is the contender that has more scored points at that moment. If the competitors are even the Jury President will decide about the bout

 

Active Participants in this course will be issued a C-Class ITF Umpire Certificate.

This level is issued by the National Organization.

Importantly, regardless of your certified level, you must possess the skills and confidence to effectively control and officiate ITF competitive matches in all events

 

written by Master Michael Muleta, 8th Degree

ITF Umpire Committee Member 2002-2014

Awarded ‘Outstanding Umpire, 2007 ITF World Championships

President & Technical Director, United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia

ITF events tournaments

National Umpire Course Online

National Umpire Course Online

National Umpire Course

As a result of Melbourne’s extended COVID 19 lockdowns and restrictions, we will be conducting this weekend’s National Umpire Course online, via the Zoom platform. (note: zoom is free, but you must sign up for an account)

Sunday 13th June, 2021 from 10.00am

Streamed Live on ZOOM

Master Michael Muleta, 8th Degree Technical Director for United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia will be conducting a United ITF sanctioned National ITF Umpiring course on Sunday 13th June, 2021.

Students of all ages and ranks are welcome to take part in the session and will be issued C-class National Umpire certification.

Students will learn the Umpire rules and application of rules as they pertain to domestic United ITF state and national championships.

Participants will be able to assist in officiating upcoming 2021 United ITF Taekwon-Do events including Queensland Championships (August), ACT Championships (July) and Australian Championships (October).

The session will cover all ITF events – Sparring, Patterns, Special Techniques, Power, both team and individual.

We ask that participants familiarize themselves with ITF Umpire Rules prior to the session so as we can move through the session in a time effective manner.

It is a useful session not only for officials, but also for competitors and coaches.

As it is a participation based seminar, spectators and filming is not permitted.

REGISTER HERE

 

Only 3 days remaining for General Choi Memorial Champs

Only 3 days remaining for General Choi Memorial Champs

Only 3 days remaining celebrate General Choi Memorial Cyber Cup

Only 3 days remaining to submit registrations and videos for the General Choi Memorial Cyber Championships.

With representatives from 1o countries already participating, its not too late to be part of this great commemorative event.

Only 3 days remaining

REGISTER HERE

Check out some of the videos already uploaded:

The commemorate the memory of our Taekwon-Do Founder and to show respect and gratitude by promoting his martial art to a global audience. All are welcome to take part in the General Choi Memorial Cyber Championships.

Who can participate :

  • All Ages (from 5-85)
  • All ranks (from beginners to grandmasters)
  • All ITF styled Taekwon-do schools
  • All countries

Following on from the great success of our recent Cyber Tournaments, where competitors from across the World came together to share and celebrate ITF Taekwon-Do

With more new events and more chances for you to win – the rest is up to you. Register now and train hard, then submit your best effort. Scroll down the page for Event guidelines.

Events will include:

  • Individual Patterns
  • Team Patterns (3 people – mixed age/gender is ok)
  • Multi-Breaking
  • Self Defense (pairs)
  • Pre-arranged Sparring (pairs)
  • Model Sparring (pairs)

Registrations & Video Submissions close on 

9th November, 2020

Birthday of General Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do

 

 

Competition Rules:

General Choi Memorial Cyber Championships

 

 ITF Patterns (individual)

All Patterns / Tul categories will be judged by a panel comprising of one senior instructor from each club, with the exception of the club that is being represented.

Highest and Lowest score will be removed, and an average of remaining scores will be attained.

All gups (colour belts) will perform ONE PATTERN appropriate to their rank.

Black Belts will perform TWO PATTERNS, at least one of which must come from their most recent grading (scores will be added)

BLACK BELTS: PLEASE PERFORM BOTH PATTERNS ON SAME VIDEO

Patterns / Tuls will be scored out of 10 points based on factors including:

Technical accuracy; Power, Speed, Balance, Expression of energy

In the event of a tie, omitted scores will be included and an updated average obtained. If still tied, then 2 medals may be awarded for that placing.

Team Patterns

Team comprises of 3 persons (may be mixed gender) – each Team patterns participant MUST be also have registered in that event on their form

Ages Categories as per registration form – team will be entered in group according to the oldest participant.

Pattern: Team will perform ONE PATTERN of their choice

Restrictions: Participants may only be in ONE team

Judging Criteria :

All Team Patterns will be judged by a panel comprising of one senior instructor from each club, with the exception of the club that is being represented.

Highest and Lowest score will be removed, and an average of remaining scores will be attained.

Special emphasis in this division is placed on how the pattern is synchronized. Team can perform the entire pattern form in unison, or can creativity to the sequence timing without substituting the correct techniques for others.

The judges will score the Team Pattern between 0-10 points.

  • Technical Content
  • Kicks (judged on proper foot position, height, focus, balance, power, etc.)
  • Hand Techniques (judged on proper hand position, speed, power, focus, tension, etc.)
  • Balance , Confidence, Eye Contact, Intensity
  • Synchronicity or teamwork

Self Defense  (pairs)

Age Categories: According to age of oldest participant

Required Number of Team Members: Each demo must consist of TWO people

EACH person must defend against 5 different attacks, utilizing 5 different defenses

Restrictions: Participants may only be in ONE Self Defense demonstration

Required Time of Presentation: Minimum 30 sec – Maximum 2 mins

Goal of Presentation: To use multiple methods of demonstrating martial arts skills. Presentation should be fast paced, high energy, exciting, dramatic, and fun to watch

Judging Criteria: Scoring will be based on presentation, realism, logical application of technique and quality of skill execution.

Scores will run from 1 -10. The highest total score will be the winner.

Multi Breaking

Age Categories: According to age of performer.

Required Length of Presentation: MUST perform of 5 different breaks, must be completed within 90 seconds of commencement of first break.

Video must be continuous (i.e. not edited)

Must contain at least :

  • ONE hand break
  • ONE foot break. 
  • ONE break needs to be jumping (or performed mid-air)

Goal of Presentation: To use multiple techniques utilizing different attacking tools to break boards. Performance should demonstrate speed, power, agility and accuracy.

ONLY 1 attempt is permitted for each break

Judging Criteria: Scoring will be based on degree of difficulty, successful breaks

Scoring: Judges will scored out of 10 points on the following criteria:

  • Range of techniques displayed
  • Level of skill and difficulty
  • Flow and synchronicity of demonstration

 

Pre – Arranged Sparring

Age Categories: According to age of oldest participant

Required Number of Team Members: Each demo must consist of TWO people

EACH person must defend against 5 different attacks and 5 different counter attacks

Restrictions: Participants may only be in ONE Pre-Arranged Sparring pair 

Required Time of Presentation: Minimum 1 Min – Maximum 3 mins

Goal of Presentation: To use multiple methods of demonstrating martial arts skills. Presentation should be fast paced, high energy, exciting, dramatic, and fun to watch.

Judging Criteria: Scoring will be based on presentation, realism, logical application of technique and quality of skill execution.

Scores will run from 1 -10. The highest total score will be the winner.

Model Sparring (pairs)

Age Categories: According to age of oldest participant

Required Number of Team Members: Each routine must consist of TWO people

EACH person must defend against 3 different attacks, utilizing 3 different counter attacks.

Each sequence must first be performed in slow motion, then immediately repeated in full speed.

Restrictions: Participants may only be in ONE Model Sparring team

Required Time of Presentation: Minimum 1 Min – Maximum 3 mins

Goal of Presentation: To use multiple methods of demonstrating martial arts skills. Presentation should demonstrate control, skill and accuracy in both slow and full speed.

Judging Criteria: Scoring will be based on presentation, control, balance, realism, difficulty of technique and quality of skill execution.

Scores will run from 1 -10. The highest total score will be the winner.

 

Website sponsored by – Global Fitness Institute

Peoples Choice Winners – Global Champs

Peoples Choice Winners – 1st Global Champs

videos peoples choice

The results are in for the 1st Global ITF Cyber Championships Peoples Choice Awards.

Each winner receives AUD$100 based on the highest number of views, as stated on the YouTube play list, as of midnight 30th September, 2020

Note: there was an error in the original post, which has now been amended.

We are pleased to announce the winners are:

Senior Female Peoples Choice

Winner- Chloe Gavin – Scotland Sam Il Tul, 1,520 views

Runner – Up : Grace Brogan – Scotland Yon Gae Tul, 185 views

3rd place: Grace Brogan – Scotland Ul Ji Tul, 164 views

Senior Male Peoples Choice

Winner : Jin Cheng Ng – Malaysia Ul Ji Tul, 649 views

Runner Up: Michael Stewart – Australia Choong Moo Tul, 579 views

3rd Place : Kman Kerry McEvoy – New Zealand Ul Ji Tul & Yon Gae Tul, 364 views

Junior Male Peoples Choice

Winner : ZHE XUAN, JACOB OW – Malaysia Hwarang Tul ,

871 views

Runner Up: Spencer Yap – Australia Choong Moo Tul, 461 views

3rd Place: Spencer Yap – Australia Ge Baek Tul, 348 views

Junior Female Peoples Choice

Winner : JIN ER LIM – Malaysia Choong Moo Tul  3,831 views

Runner Up: JIN ER, LIM – Malaysia Kwang Gae Tul, 1,288 views

3rd Place: Sophie Spark – Scotland Ge Baek Tul, 391 views

Congratulations to all the winners, we’ll be in touch to get your prizes to you all.

Thank you once again to all who supported by participating and by viewing and sharing all the great performances.

In the meantime, get behind all the participants in our current event, United ITF Online National Championships.


 

Once again we have a people’s choice award for this event, so feel free to like your favourites and share via your social media, club newsletters and mail outs.

With 11 countries taking part, it was a great response once again.

With lots of great events coming up, be sure to subscribe to our channel.

SUBSCRIBE HERE

Subscribe

what happens now 2

UITF Nationals Become Internationals

UITF Nationals Become Internationals

United ITF Nationals UITF

We are pleased to inform all our UITF supporters the the United ITF Australian National Championships has now become an International Championships.

Apart from our strong level of domestic support, we also have over 50 international entries. Competitors have signed up from Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Scotland, Wales and England so far.

All entries and videos must be submitted by this weekend to go into the draw.

We will spend the next few days with our panel of over a dozen judges scrutinizing the videos and submitting scores.

By next weekend we will be in a position to announce all the winners and placing and start the process of getting medals out to everyone.

So its not to late, but time is running out 

GET YOUR ENTRIES IN

Events will include:

  • Individual Patterns
  • Team Patterns (3 people – mixed gender is ok)
  • Special Techniques Multi-Break
  • Self Defense (against 2 attackers, any age)

Here’s how its going to work…..

  1. You need to register and pay
  2. You will film yourself, or be filmed at your club/class, performing you patterns or routines.
  3. You will upload these performances to a designated folder online, and our panel of judges will watch them, judge them and score them.
  4. On the weekend of 3rd October, all videos will be switched from ‘Private’ to ‘Public’ settings so you can watch every one in your category.
  5. We will announce the results and promote the winning performances on our social media platforms, websites and other means.
  6. You can view them, share them with family, friends and club mates.
  7. Placegetters will have medals posted to their instructor (if classes in your area are still running), or directly to the address on your form, if you are in a lockdown area.

EVENT RULES & GUIDELINES HERE

Check out all the videos from our last competition 

 

cyber nationals

ITF Nationals Online registrations open

ITF Nationals Online registrations open

The United ITF Nationals are now open for registration.

We welcome participants of all ages, all ranks and all schools to take part.

International competitors are also welcome, and we have several countries already registered.

We have new events, more age categories and more chances for you to win – the rest is up to you. Register and train hard, then submit your best effort.

Events will include:

  • Individual Patterns
  • Team Patterns (3 people – mixed gender is ok)
  • Special Techniques Multi-Break
  • Self Defense (against 2 attackers, any age)

Here’s how its going to work…..

  1. You need to register and pay
  2. You will film yourself, or be filmed at your club/class, performing you patterns or routines.
  3. You will upload these performances to a designated folder online, and our panel of judges will watch them, judge them and score them.
  4. On the weekend of 3rd October, all videos will be switched from ‘Private’ to ‘Public’ settings so you can watch every one in your category.
  5. We will announce the results and promote the winning performances on our social media platforms, websites and other means.
  6. You can view them, share them with family, friends and club mates.
  7. Placegetters will have medals posted to their instructor (if classes in your area are still running), or directly to the address on your form, if you are in a lockdown area.

EVENT RULES & GUIDELINES HERE

So get practicing and we look forward to seeing your registration and video submission.

You may be the first United ITF Cyberspace Champion.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN – REGISTER HERE

 

 

what happens now

Medal Placings Are Online Now

Medal Placings Are Online Now

results medal placings

We are pleased to say the medal placings are online for the 1st Global ITF Cyber Championships.

Our judging panel consisted of 3 senior Masters and 7 Sabums from 4 different countries, each scored performances and an average score  was calculated to determine final placings.

Thank you once again to all who supported this event.

Results

Individual Patterns

Under 8 (combined)
1st – Olivia McCuish United Kingdom; 2nd – ZACHARY HO Hong Kong

Male 11-13 Gups (4th – 6th Gup)
1st – Timothy Falkner Australia; 2nd – DAMIEN HO Hong Kong; 3rd-Bryce Hilsabeck Australia

Male 11-13 (1st – 3rd gup)
1st – Makai Holroyd New Zealand; 2nd – XI QI TEH Malaysia; 3rd – ZONG JIAN GOH Malaysia

Male 11-13 (Black 1st Deg)
1st – Kaustubh Lole U.S.A.; 2nd- Ronan Gordon Australia; 3rd -KWOK HING, HARRY HO Hong Kong

Male 14-17 (4th – 6th Gup)
1st – Jonathan Falkner Australia; 2nd – SOON TECK LOH Malaysia; 3rd – JIA HONG, ANDREW TANG MALAYSIA

Male 14 -1 7 (1st – 3rd Gup)
1st – Ragib Khyaju Nepal; 2nd – Kunsang Tamang Nepal; 3rd – Utsab Giri Nepal

Male 14-17 (1st & 2nd Degree)
1st – Ethan Kruger Canada; 2nd – Mason Holroyd New Zealand; 3rd- Kyle Forrest United Kingdom

Male 18-29 (4th – 7th Gup)
1st – JP Mac Pherson New Zealand; 2nd – Dylan Crawley Australia

Male 18-29 (1st – 3rd Gup)
1st – Joshua Bleakley New Zealand; 2nd – ZI JIAN LIU MALAYSIA; 3rd – LINN WEN CHING MALAYSIA

Male 18 -29 (1st & 2nd Degree)
1st – Michael Stewart Australia; 2nd – Joshua Zdybel Australia

Male 18 -29 (3rd & 4th Degree)
1st – David Jue USA; = 2nd – JIN CHENG NG MALAYSIA; = 2nd Connor Nicholls Australia

Male 30-49 (6th Gup – 10th Gup)
1st – Anson Chung Hong Kong; 2nd – Dariusz Redel Australia

Male 30-49 (1st – 3rd Gup)
1st – Marcin Kukialka New Zealand; 2nd – Brendan Baker Australia

Male 30-49 years (1st & 2nd Degree)
1st – Cheyene Keating Australia; 2nd – Hamish Carter Australia; 3rd – James Montier UK

Male 40-49 (4th & 5th Degree)
1st – Carlos Cajigas Puerto Rico; 2nd – Tim Telcik Australia

Male 50+ (5th – 9th Gup)
1st – Ian Oates United Kingdom; 2nd – Mark Greenhalgh United Kingdom

Male 50+ (3rd Degree)
1st – Richard Glennie Scotland; 2nd – Darren Herpich Australia; 3rd – Michael Presnail USA

Male 50+ (4th – 7th Degree)
1st – Kerry McEvoy New Zealand; 2nd – Ruaki Kaiou Cook Islands; 3rd – John Juretich United States

Combined 8 – 10 years (5th – 6th Gup)
1st – To, Ean Chen Hong Kong; =2nd – ZHONG HONG GOH Malaysia; = 2nd – JIA ZHEN, JARON CHONG Malaysia

Combined 8-10 years (1st Gup)
1st – KWOK CHEUNG, EDWARD HO Hong Kong; 2nd – Abigail Montier UK; 3rd – Ellen Oates United Kingdom

Female 11-13 (1st – 4th Gup)
1st – Swikriti Bastola Nepal; 2nd – Reshma Lungeli Nepal

Female 11-13 (1st Degree)
1st – Mia Home Wales; 2nd – Charlotte Montier UK

Female 14-17 (7th – 10th Gup)
1st – Alysia Redel Australia; 2nd – Amy Zhang United Kingdom

Female 14-29 (2nd – 5th Gup)
1st – Purnima Karki Nepal; 2nd – Lillian Duncan Australia; 3rd- -Natasha Turner United Kingdom

Female 14-17 (1st Degree)
1st – Kody Bateman Canada; 2nd – Ketaki Lole U.S.A. ; 3rd – Nikita Nunn Australia

Female 14-17 (2nd Degree)
1st – Marisa Zervos Canada; 2nd – Paris Newton Canada; 3rd – Nikki Olzard Australia

Female 14-17 (3rd Degree)
1st – Chloe Gavin Scotland; 2nd – Joanna Gendall UK

Female 30+ (3rd – 4th Degree)
1st – Ashleigh McNae Australia; 2nd – Grace Brogan Scotland; 3rd – Pui Sze Lo Hong Kong

Female 40-49 (2nd gup – 7th gup)
1st  – Andrea Back Scotland; 2nd – Emma McCuish United Kingdom

Female 40+ (1st Degree)
1st – Lorelei Lucero Canada; 2nd – Suzanne Trevor Australia

Team Patterns

Junior Gups
1st – Greenfields Taekwondo Team A Malaysia; 2nd – Greenfields Taekwondo Team B Malaysia; 3rd  -DEREK FIST SPORTS Hong Kong

Adult Black Belt
1st – Greenfields Taekwondo Malaysia; 2nd – UKTC Scotland; 3rd – One Life TKD Australia

Adult Gups
1st World Class Taekwondo New Zealand; 2nd – Geelong Taekwondo Australia

Self Defense

1st – World Class Taekwondo New Zealand

Multi breaking

Junior Gups
1st – YUVRAJ SINGH – India

Junior Black Belts (male)
1st – Ethan Kruger – Canada

Junior Black Belts (Female)
1st – Marisa Zervos  Canada; 2nd – Kody Bateman Canada; 3rd – Paris Newton Canada

Senior Black Belts
1st – Lorelei Lucero Canada; 2nd – Julian Booth Australia; 3rd – James Montier UK

 

WANT TO JOIN OUR NEXT EVENT ?

For those who missed out on competing this time around, or want to put your skills on the line against a different mix of competitors, you are welcome to enter our next event.

 


 

what happens now

Videos all locked in for Global ITF Cyber Champs

Videos all locked in 

videos

After a tremendous level of international support, all videos are now locked in and and panel of judges are going through each to determine the final placings.

Thank you to all participants from Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Nepal, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Cook Islands, India and China.

With almost 170 videos submitted, covering Patterns, Team Patterns, SelfDefense and Multi-breaking, there are some great quality performances from young an old.

Visit the 1st Global ITF Cyber Champs playlist to check them out.

Here’s a few of our favourites from around the World, but you check out the collection and make your own mind up.

Team Patterns

Self Defense

Multi Breaking

Individual Patterns

MISSED OUT ON THIS COMPETITION ?

Don’t worry, we are holding another Online competition using the exact format.

The 18th United ITF National Championships (online)

Open to all ages, all ranks, all ITF practitioners – international entries welcome

Events include Individual Patterns, Team Patterns, Self Defense & Multi-breaking.

cyber nationals

Video Submissions closing

Midnight Friday 25th September

Event Information

Event Rules & Guidelines

Event Registration form

 

 

 

Enrol in a Government Recognized Diploma of Sport Coaching

videos coaching

25% off for registered Jobseeker & Jobkeeper recipients

Website sponsored by – Global Fitness Institute

Many countries for Global ITF Cyber Champs

Many countries for Global ITF Cyber Champs

We are pleased to announce that we already have competitors from many countries registered for this weekend’s Global ITF Cyber Championships.

With just under a week to go, we still have room for a few more.

Many countries

Many countries 2

Many countries 1 Many countries 3

VIDEOS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 30th AUGUST

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER

Being online, that means that all ITF practitioners can take part from many countries around the World.

We welcome participants of :

  • ALL AGES
  • ALL RANKS
  • ALL ITF SCHOOLS
  • ALL COUNTRIES 

Low Entry Fees (in $AUD = approx 0.7USD)

Registrations Online

All Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation

All Winners will receive a Medal (via post)

Register and train hard, then submit your best effort.

Events will include:

  • Individual Patterns
  • Team Patterns (3 people – mixed gender is ok)
  • Special Techniques Multi-Break
  • Self Defense (against 2 attackers, any age)

Here’s how its going to work…..

  1. You need to register and pay
  2. You will film yourself, or be filmed at your club/class, performing you patterns or routines.
  3. You will upload these performances to a designated folder online, and our panel of judges will watch them, judge them and score them.
  4. On the weekend of 5th September, all videos will be switched from ‘Private’ to ‘Public’ settings so you can watch every one in your category.
  5. We will announce the results and promote the winning performances on our social media platforms, websites and other means.
  6. You can view them, share them with family, friends and club mates.
  7. Placegetters will have medals posted to their instructor (if classes in your area are still running), or directly to the address on your form, if you are in a lockdown area.

EVENT RULES & GUIDELINES HERE

So get practicing and we look forward to seeing your registration and video submission, along with those from the Many countries already registered.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

REGISTER HERE

 

EVENT RULES

All competitors, coaches and judges must be familiar with the competition rules and guidelines for THIS online event.

Competitor /Official Dress Code

  • All competitors MUST compete in a standard Taekwondo uniform / dobok (not shorts, tshirts, tracksuits, street clothes etc). Any colour is fine.

Guidelines for filming and procedural etiquette:

Camera must be positioned front and center to performance, capturing the entire performance and all participants.

It is recommended camera should be placed a minimum of 5 metres away from performed (up to 10 metres for team events) – trial run is recommended to get distance correct.

If entering multiple events, each event must be submitted as a separate video (uploaded to a link provided closer to the event)

The file must be saved as the competitor’s name and event (eg: Fred Smith Individual Patterns)

All participants must commence facing the camera standing at attention, and bow prior to commencement and upon completion.

All Videos MUST BE SUBMITTED BY

MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 30th AUGUST

Competition Rules:

 ITF Patterns (individual)

All Patterns categories will be judged by a panel ITF Master instructors.

Highest and Lowest score will be removed, and an average of remaining scores will be attained.

All gups (colour belts) will perform ONE PATTERN appropriate to their rank.

Black Belts will perform TWO PATTERNS, at least one of which must come from their most recent grading (scores will be added)

Patterns will be scored out of 10 points based on factors including:

Technical accuracy; Power, Speed, Balance, Expression of energy

In the event of a tie, omitted scores will be included and an updated average obtained. If still tied, then 2 medals may be awarded for that placing.

Team Patterns

Team comprises of 3 persons (may be mixed gender) – each Team patterns participant MUST be also have registered in that event on their form

Ages Categories as per registration form – team will be entered in group according to the oldest participant.

Pattern: Team will perform ONE PATTERN of their choice

Restrictions: Participants may only be in ONE team

Judging Criteria :

All Teams Patterns categories will be judged by a panel ITF Master instructors.

Highest and Lowest score will be removed, and an average of remaining scores will be attained.

Special emphasis in this division is placed on how the pattern is synchronized. Team can perform the entire pattern form in unison, or can creativity to the sequence timing without substituting the correct techniques for others.

The judges will score the Team Pattern between 0-10 points.

  • Technical Content
  • Kicks (judged on proper foot position, height, focus, balance, power, etc.)
  • Hand Techniques (judged on proper hand position, speed, power, focus, tension, etc.)
  • Balance , Confidence, Eye Contact, Intensity
  • Synchronicity or teamwork

Self Defense Demonstration 

Age Categories: According to age of defender only. (Attackers may be any age)

Required Number of Team Members: Each demo must consist of ONE DEFENDER and TWO ATTACKERS

Restrictions: Participants may only be in ONE Self Defense demonstration

Required Time of Presentation: Minimum 30 sec – Maximum 1 minute

Goal of Presentation: To use multiple methods of demonstrating martial arts skills. Presentation should be fast paced, high energy, exciting, dramatic, and fun to watch

Judging Criteria: Scoring will be based on presentation, realism, logical application of technique and quality of skill execution.

Scores will run from 1 -10. The highest total score will be the winner.

Special Techniques (Multibreak)

Age Categories: According to age of performer.

Required Length of Presentation: Must perform of 5 different breaks, must be completed within 1 minute of commencement of first break.

Video must be continuous (i.e. not edited)

Must contain at least ONE hand break and at least ONE foot break. 

At least ONE break needs to be jumping (or performed mid-air)

Goal of Presentation: To use multiple techniques utilizing different attacking tools to break boards. Performance should demonstrate speed, power, agility and accuracy.

ONLY 1 attempt is permitted for each break

Judging Criteria: Scoring will be based on degree of difficulty, successful breaks

Scoring:

Judges will scored out of 10 points on the following criteria:

  • Range of techniques displayed
  • Level of skill and difficulty
  • Flow and synchronicity of demonstration

 

Page 1 of 3

All content, images and text remains property of Thoroughbred Taekwon-do