Wasatch Martial Arts hosts its 11th Annual Moo Duk Kwan invitational tournament on March 17-18, 2023, open to all Moo Duk Kwan practitioners and those with Moo Duk Kwan heritage. This traditional, light-contact tournament will have forms, sparring, and breaking competitions for Gups and Dans. Moo Duk Kwan members will demonstrate in a “Moo Do Value Sparring” competition. The seminars will be taught by Moo Duk Kwan Sa Boms under the leadership of H.C. Hwang Sa Bom Nim, the Kwan Jang Nim of Moo Duk Kwan.
This year’s event will celebrate the shared Moo Duk Kwan heritage of all participants and competitors, including:
- Seminars to prepare for the competition (participants and judges)
- Heritage Seminar to celebrate our Moo Duk Kwan roots.
- Celebration Banquet with a keynote address on Moo Duk Kwan history.
The competition schedule is approximate and may be subject to change based on number of competitors.
Friday March 17
· 5:00 to 6:15 pm – Tournament Prep Seminar (judges and competitors required to attend)
· 6:30 to 8:00 pm – Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Seminar (All adults and Dan Members)
Saturday March 18
· 8:00 to 8:45 am – Judges and Scorekeepers Meeting
· 8:45 am – Tournament Opening Ceremonies
· Color Belt Hyung (youngest to oldest)
· Color Belt Sparring (youngest to oldest)
· Dan Hyung (youngest to oldest)
· Dan Sparring (youngest to oldest)
· 12:00 to 1:00 pm – Lunch
· 7:00 to 10:00 pm – Celebration Banquet
All competitions will result in medaling for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Participation awards will be provided only to the youngest competitors.
Traditional Hyung divisions will be scored on a 7.5 scale (8.5 scale for Dans) with two competitors performing simultaneously. The following Hyung families are allowed: Ki Cho, Pyung Ahn, Naihanji, Chil Sung, Yuk Ro, Ship Dan Kuhm, Bassai, Jin Do, Lo Hai, Sip Soo, Kong Sang Koon, Sei San, Wang Shu, O Sip Sa bo, Ji On, Hwa Sun. Other Hyung that can be connected to the Moo Duk Kwan may be approved on a case by case basis.
Sparring (Dae Ryun)
This is a non contact to light contact division. This means that the ideal is to score a point without touching our partner, but a light touch will not be penalized. Traditional point sparring rules apply. Dan members have the option to also compete in the Moo Duk Kwan’s “moo do sparring competition”.
Breaking (Kyuk Pa)
The breaking competition is simple. All competitors will break a rebreakable board supported by cinder blocks with a Kwon Do (Hammer or Knife Fist). Children may choose to wear a sparring glove. Each competitor will break the easiest board first. Each round, the board(s) will increase in difficulty until there is a winner.
Tournament Prep Seminar
This seminar will be taught by a set of world class Moo Duk Kwan Sa Boms. The learning objective will be to acclimate all competitors–children and adults, gups and dans–to the competition environment. You’ll receive tips to improve your form and sparring performance.
The Heritage Seminar will be open to all participants 12 and over and anyone under 12 who is at least a red belt (3rd Gup). Taught by Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Liaisons appointed by Moo Duk Kwan Kwan Jang, H.C. Hwang Sa Bom Nim, this seminar will take us down memory lane on key differentiators that made the Moo Duk Kwan style famous.
Home 2 Suites –
2350 Foothill Dr
Shuttle service will be available to and from the tournament location. Each room includes a kitchen.
King Room – $129/night
2 Queen Room – $149/night
Reserve your room by February 10, 2023 to reserve a room at the group rate. Rooms are first come, first serve and there are limited rooms in the room block. Please note that hotel rooms may be hard to find in Salt Lake City so we advise you to book early.
Saturday will be a busy day. Competitors and families have the option of ordering a catered lunch that will be delivered to the event. Dan members who are judging all day will receive a complimentary catered lunch.
The celebration banquet will be held at Tucanos Brazilian Barbecue. Come hungry, this is an all-you-can-eat running buffet of grilled meats and the largest salad bar in the city. We have reserved a banquet room of 100 so reserve your spot early.
Adult Churrasco – $45/person
Vegetarian – $35/person
Children (under 12) – $25/child