No matter your experience level, participation in tournaments is a culmination of your hard work in practices and dedication to the team. It's also a great opportunity to bond with and support your teammates!
CUTKD attends a number of tournaments at different institutions throughout the academic year. Many these are a part of the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC), our regional league. We also attend one competition each spring for the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA).
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CUTKD practices and competes World Taekwondo (WT) Poomsae. In ECTC tournaments, there are three Poomsae divisions. Teams of three compete in a single-elimination bracket format. Forms are assigned by belt level as follows:
Sparring is a great way to get more real world practice and to put your skills to use. Divisions are organized by belt level and split into Men's and Women's categories. Here is an overview of the competition format:
Each division is comprised of at least one team, which consists of 3 competitors plus up to 2 alternates. Each team will consist of one lightweight competitor, one middleweight competitor, and one heavyweight competitor. The alternates may be of any weight class. Lack of a weight class competitor will result in an automatic loss.
The weight divisions are defined as follows: Light Men 0-145.0 lbs (0-65.7 kg), Women 0-117.0 lbs. (0-53.0 kg) Middle Men 145.1-172.0 lbs (65.8-78.0 kg), Women 117.1-137.0 lbs (53.1-62.1 kg) Heavy Men over 172.0 lbs ( > 78.0 kg), Women over 137.0 lbs ( > 62.1 kg)
For more information, talk to one of our board members or visit https://www.ectc-online.org/