2023 Peace & Harmony Tournament

9th Annual Peace & Harmony Tournament 

May 6th, 2023 @ 7:30am

hosted by Kwon’s Martial Arts
2023 Peace & Harmony for the benefits of
Tournament EventsTournament Events
PoomsaeLong Jump
SparringKumyedo / Weapons
Team SparringDemo Team
Team PoomsaeObstacle Course
Board BreakingWorld Class Sparring
WT qualified referees, contact Kwon’s Martial Arts for refereeing opportunity.

Competition Rules & Regulations

Poomsae (Forms) 

Competitors will demonstrate a recognized WT form associated with their current (or immediately prior) belt rank. Divisions will be organized by age, rank, and gender, depending on the number of participants. 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


Breaking divisions will be determined by competitor age, rank, and gender. 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 technique (example: 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 enough holders present. Competitors 13 years old and older must use one or more thick (nominal 1”) board for their power break. All other boards are at the discretion of the competitor.

Competitors have 30 seconds to set up stations. Exceeding 30 seconds set up time will result in point deduction.

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 $3 per 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

Long Jumping Roll or Flying Kick (10 yrs old and over) 

There are 2 divisions: youth (10 – 14 years old) and adult (15 years old and up)

Competitors will be attempting to jump over obstacles. While 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 failed to clear the obstacles 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.

 Obstacle Course (9 yrs old and under)

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.

Kumyedo & Open 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. Divisions will be flexible but organized by age and belt level. Competitors may be required to perform their form simultaneously with other division participants. Competitors may be required to demonstrate their forms again in the case of a tie.

Judging criteria for Kumyedo & Open Weapons 

  • Concentration, accuracy, and focus

  • Balance, technique, and grace

  • Strength and power

  • Understanding of form and flow of routine

  • Degree of difficulty of techniques

Demo Team

All teams will be competing within the same competition grouping regardless of the size or makeup of the team.

Coaching: 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 members during the demonstration. Coaches may assist with music (All teams must bring their own music and a player to connect to the sound system (1/8″ stereo plug RCA/XLR adapter).

Participants: All team members MUST be currently enrolled and active members of the team’s school. All team members 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, cleanup and performance time. Distribution of time is at the discretion of the participating team. Deductions will be made for exceeding the time allowed.

Additional Information: Props, costumes and equipment are allowed. All weapons must be safe. 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 minutes 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 for demo team competition 

  • Team spirit
  • Teamwork
  • Inclusivity
  • Originality/Creativity
  • Technical requirements
  • Entertainment value


USA TKD Kyorugi competition rules apply (including Junior Safety Rules) except as noted. Divisions will be organized based on age, rank, gender, and weight, depending on the number of participants.

Age is based on birth year.

All competitors are welcome (no weigh-in or USA TKD membership required).

Each match will consist of 3 rounds with 30 seconds of rest in between.  Best of 2 rounds out of 3 win the match.

Round Duration:

● Color belt and Black Belt 1:00 minute each

● World Class 1:30 minutes each

Electronics scoring is intended to be available for the older competitors.

Equipment: Sparring competitors must wear their own protective sparring gear


  • No red mouthguard
  • Male and Female must wear cups
  • All nails must be trimmed (no long nails)

Team Sparring

Round Duration: 5 minutes

Teammates: Team can consist of both female and male competitors

Number of Teammates: Maximum 5 persons, minimum 3 persons

Age Groups (based on birth date):

A) 10 – 13 years old

B) 14 – 17 years old

For example: The competitor’s birth date was Oct 1, 2009. On tournament date of May 6, 2023 the competitor is considered 13 years old (since the birth date is not yet past). The competitor can be entered as Age Group A (10 – 13).

Team will be disqualified if the competitor's age does not fit in the age bracket as stated.