Shinn Mu Kwan Taekwondo Championship

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 9:00am

Chippewa Middle School Gymnasium 4000 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI, 48864

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Pre-Registration Only

Pre-registration deadline is October 3 postmark.
Online pre-registration deadline is  October 6.
Online late registration deadline is October 9 with $15 late fee.


  • Sparring, Breaking, Forms and Synchronized Forms
    • 1  Event          $70
    • 2 or 3 Events  $85
    • 4 or 5 Events  $100
    • There are total of 7 events. Each person may sign for maximum 5 events.


  • Novice (7 Gup & Up)
  • Intermediate(4-6 Gup)
  • Advanced (1-3 Gup)
  • Black Belt
  • Hanmadang Breaking Divisions may divide into Novice(5-9 Gup) and Advanced(1-4 Gup) and Black Belt.

Schedule of Events:

9:00 am  to Noon -    Pre-Registrant check in starts
9:30 am - Judges Meeting
10:00 am - Creative Breaking 
10:15 am - Team Forms
11:00 am - Individual Forms 

12:00pm - Side Kick, Jumping Front Kick, Spinning Hook Kick Break
1:00 pm - Sparring Competition

Competition Rules


Upto 3 stations allowed. Maximum number of boards is six.
Set up and break within 90 seconds.
Start and finish within the ring.
Three(3) tries allowed on each target.

Hanmadang Breaking Events:

Side Kick: Ages 8 and above.  One Attempt to break 1" pine board on a board holding machine held at a height of waist or higher.  Winner is the participant who breaks the most boards. Each participant will "privately" declare how many boards to attempt. If same number of boards are broken, winner is the participant who attemted greater number of boards. Next tie breaker is body weight: lighter participant is the winner. No Break if participant falls down or touch board once "shijak(start)" is declared.

Jumping Front Kick: Ages 8 and above. One Attempt to break 3/8" demo board held by board holding machine with running jumping from kick. Participant must break the board to advance to the next round. Running distance of 6m (20ft). Once 3m is passed, attempt is counted. Shortest person will go first. Shorter person wins in case of a tie.  No Break if participant falls down after breaking.

Spinning Hook Kick: Each participant will have 30 seconds to break as many 3/8" demo boards as possible with spinning hook kick. Holder can only use one hand to hold the board.  The bottom of the board must be no lower than participant's waist.  One board deduction if the participant crosses into the square of the holder or out of boundary line.  No Break if participant falls down or crosses over any boundary line more than 3 times.



Any Taekwondo or Tang Soo Do form allowed.

Single elimination bracketed format for all color belts and 11 and under Black Belts.

Double elimination bracked format for Black Belts 12 years and older.


TEAM FORMS will be judged with score cards. Depending on number of teams entered, divisions will be grouped by rank(BB/Color Belt) and/or family status(Family Team or non-Family Team). Winning teams will be awarded trophy or Cup.



Modified WTF/USAT sparring rules.

Black belt and advanced(1-3 gup) sparring competitors ages 8 years and older will be using Daedo True Score Electronic System. E-Footgear may be purchased or rented at the tournament.

Black Belts 15-32 divisions will be run using "True second place double elimination" system after semifinals, guaranteeing two matches.
Head kick is allowed for 8 years and older black belts and 12 and older color belts.
3 points head kick. 2 additional points for turning head kick for 15-32 BB's only.
2 points for body kick. 2 additional points for turning kick to body.1 point body punch.

Two(2) one minute rounds with 30 seconds rest for everyone except for:
15-32 yr. black belts(Three one minute rounds).


How big are the divisions?

Usually 4 per division, as big as 8 and as small as 2.

How late does this tournament go to? Really.

On average, we finish by 4:30 pm. 

How big is the tournament?

Last four ShinnMuKwans average around 210. In the range of 190 to 240 With using Daedo system we had more black belts last couple years, such that we usually have 2-3 weight divisions for adult black belts sparring and 3-4 for Cadets black belts division.

How fair are the judges?

We usually assign no more than 2 judges from each school in each ring to minimize bias and appearance of bias. While there's always one or two people that complain no matter what, we have received many compliments and feedbacks in the past about the fairness of the judges and the system/organization of our tournaments.

Our tournament is considered the most organized tournament in Michigan and in Midwest by many.

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Tournament Headquarters

Shinn's Taekwondo Academy
2189 W. Grand River, Suite 2, Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 347-9062
Fax (517) 347-9062

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