Forms competition will be divided into two major categories:
- Sport Poomsae - Also known as WTF/Kukkiwon Poomsae
- Open Style All other forms
*** Divisions will be separated based on Sex, Age, and Rank. Smaller divisions may be combined at the discretion of tournament officials***
is the WTF compulsory poomsae used at sanctioned national and international competitions such as USAT Nationals and the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. Competitors must perform the designated form(s) for their age and rank group randomly determined by the Tournament Official. Compulsory/designated poomsae will be selected and published online at least one week prior to the competition date.
Black belt competitors will perform two (2) designated poomsae; colour belts will perform one (1) designated poomsae. Refer to http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Taekwondo/Resources/Sport-Poomsae for full current USAT / WTF poomsae rules.
Divisions with 20 or more competitors will begin in the preliminary round; 9-19 competitors will begin in the semi-final round; and 8 or fewer competitors will compete in the final round.
Most divisions at the Battle of Columbus will start in the FINAL round. Color belts will be required to perform the one designated poomsae in their division; Black Belts will be required to perform two designated poomsaes
POOMSAE RULES BELOW:
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