Competition Information

Poomsae

CUTKD practices WTF forms, and the club also compete in the ECTC at Forms (aka Poomsae).
There are ten Poomsae divisions defined as follows:

WhiteTaeguek 1
Yellow / Yellow-GreenTaeguek 1 and 2
Green / Green-BlueTaeguek 3 and 4
Blue / Blue-RedTaeguek 5 and 6
Red / Red-BlackTaeguek 7 and 8
BlackKoryo, Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon or Sipjin
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Competition Information

Sparring

Sparring is a great way to get more real world practice and to put your skills to use. Columbia Tae Kwon Do competes in the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC). Here is an overview of how sparring works.

  Eligibility: Red Belts - Black Belts
  Full Head Contact Allowed
  Electronic Scoring System
  Eligibility: Green Belts - Red Belts
  Soft Head Contact Allowed
  Electronic Scoring System
  Eligibility: White Belts - Green Belts
  No Head Contact Allowed
  Manual Scoring System by referees

Competitors are split up into different divisions based upon their belt level. The divisions are:
 Women's A-Team or Men's A-Team
 Women's B-Team or Men's B-Team
 Women's C-Team or Men's C-Team

 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
Women 0-117.0 lbs.

 Middle
Men 145.1-172.0 lbs
Women 117.1-137.0 lbs

 Heavy
Men over 172.0 lbs
Women over 137.0 lbs

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For more information, talk to one of our board members or visit https://www.ectc-online.org/