Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo

Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo

The Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo will run on Sunday 22nd March, 2020 as part of the Arnold Sports Festiival Australia. It is open to all kids under 14 yrs.

The Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo will run on Sunday 22nd March, 2020 as part of the Arnold Sports Festival Australia.

The event is open to all kids under 14 yrs.

This event has been added after consultation with some instructors, who were reluctant to put their juniors and novices in an event billed as ‘World Championships’. It also requires families of those competing in the Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo, to only attend the one day (Sunday).

We particularly encourage all beginners, colour belts (black belts welcome also) to enter the Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo.

As with most competitions, competitors will be matched according to a closest fit policy (age, rank, weight – if sparring)

REGISTER BELOW

There will be NO HEAD CONTACT in Sparring in the Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo

Arnold Kids Classic Events

WT Style:  Sparring (individual), Poomsae (individual), Poomsae team (3-5 persons)

ITF style:  Sparring (individual), Patterns (individual), Patterns team (3-5 persons)

Note: this event is seperate from the Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships

Of course any person wishing to enter both, may do so – however both registration forms need to be submitted.

Note: Coaches who have registered for the Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships are not required to register twice. However, any person not registered as a coach  WILL NOT gain access to the competition area.

Coaches Register (Click here)

Umpires register (Click here)

Competitors Register (Fill in Form Below)














  • Should coach choose to enter a generic email for the whole team, note that no confirmations or updates will be sent directly to the competitor, in which case Organizers takes no responsibiity where important information is not passed on.

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY

  • All coaches will be sent team lists 2 weeks prior to the event to update / confirm ranks for students who have graded between the date of registration and the competition.
  • All competitors MUST complete the following :

    All ages as of 22nd March 2020
    Early Bird Rates end December 31st 2019
    Normal registration period through January
    Late Registration rates apply from 1st February 2020 ...... Entries close 1st March 2020 (entries accepted after this date only at the full discretion of the organizers, additional cost may apply)
  • Note all competitors 14 years and above enter the Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships

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  • WTF/WT style competitors select from (below)

    Complete this section if your school practices Poomse or Taeguk forms, or olympic style sparring format.
    All Team events please ensure you have 3-5 persons per team.
    All persons need to include event on their registration form.

  • Your Name Team Member 2 Team Member 3 Team Member 4 Team Member 5  
    Ensure all TEAM events members have lodged an individual registration form including THIS event
  • ITF competitors select from (below)

    Complete this section if your school practices Chon Ji or Chang Hon Patterns or Tul or adopts the ITF style of Sparring.
    If unsure, check with your instructor or contact organizers.
    All Team events please ensure you have 3-5 persons per team.
    All persons need to include event on their registration form.
  • Your Name Team Member 2 Team Member 3 Team Member 4 Team Member 5  
    Ensure all TEAM events members have lodged an individual registration form including THIS event





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Spectator Passes include access to both events on the Sunday

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Remember: All spectators under 15 years are admitted FREE of Charge

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COMPETITION RULES

All competitors, coaches and officials must be familiar with the competition rules and guidelines for THIS event.

As this is quite a unique open event, rules are based on, but may vary from, those applicable to competitions sanctioned and run by the various organizations that participants may normally take part in.

This event is sanctioned by the Arnold Sports Festival Australia.

Competitor /Official Dress Code

  • All competitors MUST compete in a standard Taekwondo uniform / dobok (not shorts, tshirts, tracksuits, street clothes etc), any colour is fine.
  • All coaches must be in a club tracksuit or similar (no jeans, thongs, casual wear etc)
  • All officials must be in dark navy/black long pants/skirt, white shirt and navy tie. A polo or t-shirt may be allocated by event organizers.

Sparring Protective equipment

All persons competing in sparring must bring their own protective equipment.

  • WTF/WT style – Competitors must wear their own Chest, Groin, Shin, Arm, Mouth and Head guards. Instep protectors and Gloves are now also required
  • ITF style – gloves, boots, mouthguard, groinguard (compulsory), head guard, arm guard, shin guard (optional)

Reporting to competition area

It is the competitor and coach’s responsibility to arrive at the ring in time for the commencement of their event. Bout and Ring Numbers will be displayed on each Jury table to correspond with posted draw.

It is recommended that participants be ready at least 2 bouts prior to theirs and wait close to their ring, to allow for possible walkovers or bouts that end early.

where a competitor does not report the ring at their allocated bout number, the bout will be awarded to the opponent and the next bout will commence. Missed bouts will not be contested at a later time.

Competition Rules WTF/WT Sparring (Individual)

  • 3 points for jumping spinning kick to body
  • 2 points for turning body kick
  • 1 point, straight kick to body or punch to the body with shifting force

Note: There will be NO HEAD CONTACT in Sparring in the Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo (hand or foot)

All ages: No holding, No pushing, No kicks below waist, No kicks to the back, No face punching, No use of illegal tools (knee, elbow, head)

Bout procedure:

  • 2 round x 1 min (30 sec rest) – under 10 years
  • 2 Rounds x 1.5 min (45 sec rest) – 10-14 years
  • Draw : 1 additional round of 50% standard round length
  • Extra Draw : First point wins, as determined by a minimum of 2 judges.

WTF/WT Sparring (Team)

  • Team must comprise of 3 persons
  • As per above, except only 1 round per match (same times)
  • 2 points awarded for win, 1 point awarded for draw
  • Winning team is first to score 4 point.

Competition Rules ITF Sparring (Individual)

  • 2 points for  Jumping Mid section Kick
  • 1 point Mid section kick, Mid section hand attack

Note: There will be NO HEAD CONTACT in Sparring in the Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo (hand or foot)

All ages: No holding, No pushing, No kicks below waist, No kicks to the back, No use of illegal tools (knee, elbow, head)

Bout procedure:

  • 2 rounds x 2 minutes (1 min rest) – Adults
  • 2 round x 1 min (30 sec rest) – under 10 years
  • 2 Rounds x 1.5 min (45 sec rest) – Children& Teens
  • Draw : 1 additional round of 50% standard round length
  • Extra Draw : First point wins, as determined by a minimum of 2 judges.

ITF Sparring (Team)

  • Team must comprise of 3 persons (same gender)
  • As per above, except only 1 round per match (same times)
  • 2 points awarded for win, 1 point awarded for draw
  • Winning team is first to score 4 point.

Note: Team Sparring events will only take place where there is an opponent of same gender and age group. Age group is determined by the oldest member of the team.

Competition Rules WTF/WT Poomse / Forms (individual)

All Poomse / Forms categories will be judged by a panel of persons familiar with very familiar those forms. Participants will perform individually.

All gups (colour belts) will perform one routine appropriate to their rank. Black Belts will perform 2 routines, one optional and one designated by head judge, appropriate to their rank (scores will be added)

All Poomse /Forms will be scored out of 10 points based on factors including:

Technical accuracy; Power, Speed, Balance, Expression of energy

In the event of a tie, competitors will be required to perform the same form, designated by judges, simultaneously with tied opponent for comparison.

Competition Rules ITF Patterns / Tul (individual)

All Patterns / Tul categories will be judged by a panel of persons familiar with very familiar those forms. Participants will perform individually.

All gups (colour belts) will perform one routine appropriate to their rank. Black Belts will perform 2 routines, one optional and one designated by head judge, appropriate to their rank (scores will be added)

Patterns / Tuls will be scored out of 10 points based on factors including:

Technical accuracy; Power, Speed, Balance, Expression of energy

In the event of a tie, competitors will be required to perform the same pattern, designated by judges, simultaneously with tied opponent for comparison.

 

Team Patterns / Forms

Categories (2) : ITF style, WTF style will be separate

Teams may comprise of 3-5 persons (may be mixed gender) – each Team patterns participant MUST be also have registered in that event on their form

Ages Categories (2) : All 18+ wil be combined; all Under 18 years will be combined.

Pattern: Team will perform a Pattern of their choice

Restrictions: Participants may only be in ONE team for forms/patterns

Judging Criteria :

Special emphasis in this division is placed on how the pattern is synchronized. Team can perform the entire pattern form in unison, or can creativity to the sequence timing without substituting the correct techniques for others.

  • Technical Content
  • Kicks (judged on proper foot position, height, focus, balance, power, etc.)
  • Hand Techniques (judged on proper hand position, speed, power, focus, tension, etc.)
  • Balance , Confidence, Eye Contact, Intensity
  • Synchronicity or teamwork

There will be 3 judges. Scores will run from 1 -10. The  highest total score will be the winner.