Reach for the Stars Taekwondo Open 2018

  • 2280 Bell Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Dates: November 3, 2018
  • Location: Iowa Center for Higher Education
  • Phone: (515) 202-5287
  • Price: $15 - $65
  • Overview

    Doors open at 7 a.m.

    Opening Ceremnies at 9 a.m.

    • This is Taekwondo Tournament exclusively for PARA / SPECIAL NEEDS and BEGINNER Athletes.
    • Poomsae, Sparring, and Breaking Competition
    • Para Divisions include: Intellectual Disabilities, Visual Impairment, Physical Impairment, and Limb Deficiency.
    Tournament Features
      • Explanation of the components of a tournament to players, new referees, and spectators by professional instructors and International Level Referees.
      • Sparring participants will be using current USAT/WT rules and electronic scoring. Competitors will need to wear arm guards, shin and instep guards, hogus, white or color coordinated helmets, clear or white mouth guard, and groin protector.
      • Medals are awarded to all.
      • Outstanding Competitor Awards.
      • Red belts Ages 14+ are given the opportunity to begin their training as referees.
      • Poomsea competition is bracketed, and is "head-to-head" using World Taekwondo standards for judging.
      • Breaking Competitors will only break 3 boards.