In response to the recent recommendations from our public health officials, we have decided to postpone our 2020 Peace & Harmony Invitational Tournament to Sept 2020.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will announce reschedule date when appropriate.

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7th Annual Peace & Harmony Invitational 

hosted by Kwon’s Martial Arts

POSTPONED (Tentative Sept 2020)

Registration: $70 (includes 1 event)

Spectator Admission Pass: $10 per person (5 yrs and under FREE)

Late Registration: TBD

Late Registration Fee: $10.00 (individual event late fee applies)

Registration Deadline: Thursday May 14, 2020

John Jay Senior High School

2012 NY-52, Hopewell Junction NY 12533

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Poomse (forms) Sparring Board Breaking
Kum Ye Do / Weapons High Jumping Roll Children Obstacle Course
Demo Team Referee Coach
Master Spectator Pass


Competition Rules & Information



Poomse (Forms)

Competitor will demonstrate a recognized WTF form associated with their current (or immediately prior) belt rank within a 2 minute time limit. Divisions will be organized by age, rank, and gender, depending on the number of participants. Remember that “age” for the purposes of this tournament is the age you will be during this calendar year (2020), even if your birthday hasn’t occurred yet. Competitors may be asked to perform their poomsae simultaneously with other division participants and may be required to demonstrate their forms again in the case of a tie.

Judging Criteria for Poomsae (Forms)

  • Correct and orderly execution of each movement and beginning and ending poomsae at the same spot
  • Executing powerful and speedy techniques by tensing and relaxing muscles at the proper moment
  • Mental concentration and focused eye and head movements
  • Accurate targets
  • Inhaling and exhaling at the proper moment
  • Balance and rhythm
  • Synchronization of entire body movements
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USATKD Kyorugi Competition Rules apply (including Junior Safety Rules without the Cadet World Class category) except as noted
(see USATKD Kyorugi Rules).

Divisions will be organized based on age, rank, gender, and weight, depending on the number of participants. Remember that “age” for the purposes of this tournament is the age you will be during this calendar year (2020), even if your birthday hasn’t occurred yet. All competitors are welcome (no weigh-in or USATKD membership required). Electronic PSS are not being used. Each match will consist of 2 rounds with 1 minute rest between with a 2 point golden points round in the case of a tie. Color belt rounds will be 1:30 and Black belt 2:00. Electronic scoring (without PSS) is intended to be available for the older competitors.

As a reminder, the head contact rules are based on what age you turn in the calendar year of the competition, so:
Color Belts born: in or before 2002 (adult rules), during 2003-2008 (light contact), and after 2008 (no contact)
Black Belts born: in or before 2005 (adult rules), during 2006-2012 (light contact), and after 2012 (no contact)

Equipment: Sparring Competitors must supply their own protective gear. White forearm and shin instep protectors, mouth pieces, chest protectors, headgear, and protective athletic cup (for male sparring competitors) are mandatory. Sparring gloves are optional.

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Board Breaking

Breaking divisions will be determined by competitor age, rank, and gender. Remember that “age” for the purposes of this tournament is the age you will be during this calendar year (2020), even if your birthday hasn’t occurred yet. Each competitor must break at 3 stations – one power break and two speed breaks. All boards at a station must be broken in one uninterrupted flow of techniques (e.g., 2 boards to be broken by a continuous round-house, tornado kick combination would count as 1 station). There may be multiple holders at each station, but the competitor is responsible for arranging for having a sufficient number of holders present. Competitors 13 years old and older must use one or more thick (nominal 1”) boards for their power break. All other boards are at the discretion of the competitor. Total time limit for setup, breaking, and cleanup is 3 minutes.

(IMPORTANT: To ensure consistency among all breaking competitors, competitors must purchase their breaking boards at the registration table on the day of the invitational. Boards will be $2 per thin board and $3 per thick board.

Judging Criteria for Creative Breaking:

  • Difficulty of Technique will be based on high spinning kicks (highest difficulty) to hand techniques (lower difficulty) and the number of boards held at one time and the total number of boards in the performance.
  • Technique will be based on accuracy, speed, and power.
  • Presentation is based on balance and energy.
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Kum Ye Do / Weapons

For KumYeDo Forms, competitors can demonstrate their most current KumYeDo form, or if they haven’t learned a form yet, demonstrate basic KumYeDo skills. Other participants shall demonstrate an appropriate level weapon form. There is a 2 minute time limit for all forms and demonstrations. Divisions will be flexible but organized by age and belt level. Remember that “age” for the purposes of this tournament is the age you will be during this calendar year (2020), even if your birthday hasn’t occurred yet. Competitors may be required to perform their form simultaneously with other division participants, subject to safety concerns. Competitors may be required to demonstrate their forms again in the case of a tie. Scoring will be based on:

  • Concentration, accuracy, and focus
  • Balance, technique, and grace
  • Strength and power
  • Understanding of form and flow of routine
  • Degree of difficulty of techniques
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High Jumping Roll

(at least 10 years old)

There are 2 divisions: youth (between 10 and 15) and adult (16 or over). Remember that “age” for the purposes of this tournament is the age you will be during this calendar year (2020), even if your birthday hasn’t occurred yet. Competitors will be attempting to jump over a higher and higher bar. While a landing pad will be provided, competitors are required to land either on their feet or on their hands transitioning into a controlled roll. Any competitor dislodging the bar or landing out of control, on their back or face, or otherwise in a manner likely to cause injury will be disqualified. Competitors that successfully jump over the obstacle will continue onto the next round until a winner is determined.

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Children Obstacle Course

(less than 10 years old)

Competitors will be matched by size and need to traverse various obstacles, perform kicks and/or punches at various stations, completing the course as rapidly as possible. Skipping an obstacle or failing to perform the required techniques results in dropping one place at the finish.

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Demo Team

Demo Team Competition Fee: $500 per team entry fee

Prizes: All teams will be competing within the same competition grouping regardless of the size or makeup of team. All teams will be competing for one of the top three prizes (amounts based on 7 teams and are subject to change depending on participation):

1st Place: $2000.00
2nd Place: $1000.00
3rd Place: $500.00


Heads of Schools may not be a member of the participating team. No coaching or instruction from coaches allowed during the demonstration. All coaching or instructions must only be given by participating team member during the demonstration. Coaches may assist with music.


All team members MUST be currently enrolled and active members of the team’s school. All team member MUST also participate in an individual event. There is no minimum or maximum team size. Larger teams may earn more presentation points for complexity and synchronization as coordinating a large team is more complicated.

Time Permitted

Each team will be allocated 7 minutes for the team competition. The allocated time includes setup, performance, cleanup, and complete exit from the performance area. Distribution of time is at the discretion of the participating team. Substantial deductions will be made for exceeding the time allowed (0.5 points out of a total of 10.0 for each 10 seconds over the time limit).

Additional Information

Props, costumes and equipment are allowed. All weapons must be safe (no live blades). Concrete and bricks may be used as prop/equipment, however not as a breaking material. The use of flowers, confetti, etc. are allowed but these must be cleaned up within the allocated 7 minute time limit (strictly enforced). Teams may bring their own boards for use in the team demonstration, however, these will be inspected and quarantined until the time of the competition.

Judging Criteria

Up to 6 points for Technical Accuracy (Team Form, Acrobatic Breaking, Single Jump Breaking, Power Breaking, Self-Defense, and Weapons) and up to 4 points for Presentation (Complexity and Creativeness, Synchronization and Harmony, Taekwondo Spirit, and Music/Choreography), with points deducted for exceeding the time limit.

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    • Referee must be 16 years of age.
    • Referee must attend 2 seminars (please speak to your grandmaster/master). Seminars date & time:
      • Saturday April 18, 2020 from 4PM – 6PM EST
      • Saturday May 9, 2020 from 4PM – 6 PM EST
    • Referee must wear white shirt, black pants and a red tie during tournament day.
    • Referee may participate in tournament events.
    • Referee must change to his/her uniform for tournament event he/she participates in.
    • Referee competition fees will be waived. (Please speak to your grandmaster/master).
    • Referee must stay for the full duration of the tournament (from beginning to the end of all events).
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Coach must be 16 years of age and up

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Master must be 4th degree black belt and up

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Spectator Pass (Admission)

Children 5 yrs old and under FREE