Each tournament has many events and categories to suit a range of Tae Kwon-Do competitors
Considered an event where traditional Tae Kwon-Do is exhibited; patterns are an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your powers of skill, focus and body control in performing Tae Kwon-Do techniques through patterns applicable to your grade.
A panel of Officials will score you (9.9 being the highest possible score) in your demonstration of the pattern. You will be expected to repeat the pattern in the event of a tie break for a medal position.
1st, 2nd and 3rd placing are recognised for Patterns Events.
As for the individual event. A Team of any number of students may perform a pattern applicable to their grade where the focus is not only on the individual performers, but on the synchronicity of the whole team in the performance.
As for the individual event, a panel of Officials will score the demonstration. The team will be expected to repeat the pattern in the event of a tie break for a medal position.
1st, 2nd and 3rd placing are recognised for Team Patterns Events.
A variation of the individual patterns where the performer must demonstrate Tae Kwon-Do techniques set to a piece of music. This event is offered only at World Championships and select closed events.
Musical Team Patterns
A variation of the team patterns where the performers must demonstrate Tae Kwon-Do techniques set to a piece of music. This event is not generally offered in the Tournament programme.
The most dynamic of the events is the semi-contact high energy fighting style that ITF Tae Kwon-Do is renowned for. There are variations of this event offered at TAGB Tournaments.
Point Stop Sparring
If you prefer, a form of touch contact sparring where the bout is halted and restarted on every scoring contact. The referee will award points in conjunction with a mirror judge and line judge. Once a fighter has accumulated 10 points the bout is over or if the time for the bout has expired the fighter with the greater score will win.
In semi-contact free sparring the bout is not halted when points are scored but the bout is left (apart from rule infringements) to run its course. Scoring is performed by 4 corner judges and the bout is controlled by a referee on the ring.
The winner is determined from the corner judge's scores and in tie breaks post a bout time extension, the Referee.
Team may compete in a number of formats in either point stop or free sparring forms. Please check carefully the format of team events before entering or forming a team and adjust your approach accordingly.
For all sparring; 1st, 2nd and 3rd (x2) placing are recognised for Individual Sparring Events.
An event to demonstrate the competitor's power and skill using either the hand or foot to break specially designed breaking boards. This is a BLACK BELT ONLY event.
Only 1st place is given for each destruction category.
During a break in the Tournament there may be demonstrations by TAGB Members or invited demonstration teams from other associations.
During a break in the tournament there will be awards of senior Black Belt grading achievement (4th Dan and above) as well as Grading Awards from the most recent TAGB Black Belt Grading events (any grade).
The TAGB National Coach will also recommend awards for Best Fighter, Best Up and Coming Fighter and Best International Fighter.
Special awards for service to the TAGB and Tae Kwon-Do International may also be made.