Wasatch Martial Arts hosts its 10th Annual invitational tournament on March 25-26, 2021 and the first ever Moo Duk Kwan invitational, 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. The seminars will be taught be well known masters of the World 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.
Competitors and spectators should be ready and willing to wear a mask as directed during the competition. Specific policies will be defined in early March. Hand sanitizer will be available at each ring.
The competition schedule is approximate and may be subject to change based on number of competitors.
Friday March 25
· 5:00 to 6:15 pm – Tournament Prep Seminar (all ages and ranks invited)
· 6:30 to 8:00 pm – Moo Duk Kwan Heritage Seminar (All adults and Dan Members)
Saturday March 26
· 8:00 to 8:45 am – Judges and Scorekeepers Meeting
· 8:45 am – Tournament Opening Ceremonies
· Ko Dan Ja Hyung
· 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 (I assume we will at least get through the color belts by lunch)
· 7:00 to 10:00 pm – Celebration Banquet at the Korea House (banquet tickets still available)
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 – $129/night
2350 Foothill Dr
Shuttle service will be available to and from the tournament location.
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.
Our celebration banquet will be Saturday at 7:00 pm at the Korea House, a locally owned restaurant that has supported our events for years. Pre-COVID, it was tradition for Wasatch Martial Arts testing candidates to celebrate their accomplishments by eating dinner together after a test. We are excited to return during this event.
Dinner will include an all-you-can-eat menu of main and side dishes that will be served family style throughout the evening. Vegetarian options will be available.
During the banquet dinner, there will be a keynote address that outlines Moo Duk Kwan history and how each of us are connected.