Poomsae

A-Class Division (DAN/POOM Grades)

A Class: Competitors must be minimum 1st Dan/Poom grade & Kukkiwon holder.

Cut-Off System will used

1st Round: If there are 20 and over competitors in a division then the competition will start in this round. Two assigned compulsory Poomsae will be required to be performed with a one minute rest period in between.

2nd Round: The top 50% of the competitors with the highest scores from the 1st round will qualify for this 2nd round (including competitors with equal scores).
Two assigned compulsory Poomsae will be required to be performed with a one minute rest period in between

Final Round:The top 8 competitors (with the highest scores) from the 2nd round will qualify for this round. Two assigned compulsory Poomsae will be required to be performed with a one minute rest period in between. Two

Final: Divisions may start in the final if there are 8 entrants or less. 9 entrants or more will start in the 2nd Round.

Compulsory Poomsae
All competitors must perform the set Poomsae and if they cannot they will be disqualified.
All compulsory Poomsae shall be drawn, set and announced by the organising committee 3 days before the competition.
Individual (Male & Female)
Division Compulsory Poomsae
U11 Years (Peewee)
Age 11yrs & below (Born 2004 or later)
Taeguek 4, 5, 6, 7 Jang
Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek
U14 years (Cadet)
Age 12- 14yrs (Born 2001 - 2003)
U17 years (Junior)
Age 15- 17yrs (Born 1998 - 2000)
U30 Years
Age 18 - 30yrs (Born 1985 - 1997)
Taeguek 6, 7, 8 Jang, Koryo
Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon, Shipjin
U40 Years
Age 31 - 40yrs (Born 1975 - 1984)
U50 Years
Age 41 - 50yrs (Born 1965 - 1974)
Taeguek 8 Jang, Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek,
Pyongwon, Shipjin, Jitae, Chonkwon
U60 Years
Age 51 - 60yrs (Born 1955 - 1964)
Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon,
Shipjin, Jitae, Chonkwon, Hansu
U65 Years
Age 61 - 65yrs (Born 1951 - 1955)
+66 Years
Age 66yrs + (Born 1949 or before)


Pairs (1 Male and 1 Female)
Division Compulsory Poomsae
Cadet Pair
U14 yrs (Born 2001 or later)
Taeguek 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Jang,
Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek
1st Pair
15 - 30yrs (Born 1985 - 2000)
Taeguek 6, 7, 8 Jang, Koryo,
Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon, Shipjin
2nd Pair
31yrs + (born 1984 or before)
Taeguek 8 Jang, Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek,
Pyongwon, Shipjin, Jitae, Chonkwon


Teams (3 Males and 3 Females)
Division Compulsory Poomsae
Cadet Team
U14 yrs (Born 2001 or later)
Taeguek 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Jang,
Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek
1st Team
15 - 30yrs (Born 1985 - 2000)
Taeguek 6, 7, 8 Jang, Koryo,
Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon, Shipjin
2nd Team
31yrs + (born 1984 or before)
Taeguek 8 Jang, Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek,
Pyongwon, Shipjin, Jitae, Chonkwon

B-Class Division (4th Kup Blue Belt to 1st Kup Black Tag)

B Class Competition Method (Contestants can only enter a division once)

If 9 competitors, Pairs, Teams or more: Two Poomsae to be performed in first round (top 6 to progress), and two further Poomsae in the final. A Poomsae cannot be repeated in the final.

If 8 competitors, Pairs, Teams or less: Straight to final, two Poomsae performed

Individual (Male & Female)
Division Compulsory Poomsae
U9 Years (Mini Peewee)
Age 9yrs and below (Born 2006 or later)
Competitors choice of Poomsae From Taegeuk 3 to Taegeuk 8
U11 Years (Peewee)
Age 10 - 11yrs (Born 2004 - 2005)
U14 Years (Cadet)
Age 12 - 14yrs (Born 2001 - 2003)
U17 Years (Junior)
Age 15 - 17yrs (Born 1998 - 2000)
U35 Years
Age 18 - 35yrs (Born 1980 - 1997)
+36 Years
Age 36 - 49yrs (Born 1966 - 1979)
+50 Years
Age 50yrs+ (Born 1965 or before)


Pairs (1 Male and 1 Female)
Division Compulsory Poomsae
Peewee Pair
U11 yrs (Born 2004 or later)
Competitors choice of Poomsae From Taegeuk 3 to Taegeuk 8
Cadet Pair
12 - 14yrs (Born 2001 - 2003)
1st Pair
15 - 30yrs (Born 1985 - 2000)
2nd Pair
31yrs+ (Born 1984 or before)


Teams (3 Male and 3 Female)
Division Compulsory Poomsae
Peewee Team
U11 yrs (Born 2004 or later)
Competitors choice of Poomsae From Taegeuk 3 to Taegeuk 8
Cadet Team
12 - 14yrs (Born 2001 - 2003)
1st Team
15 - 30yrs (Born 1985 - 2000)
2nd Team
31yrs+ (Born 1984 or before)

C-Class Division (5th Kup Blue Belt to 10th Kup White Belt)

C Class Competition Method (Contestants can only enter a division once)

If 9 competitors, Pairs, Teams or more: Two Poomsae to be performed in first round (top 6 to progress), and two further Poomsae in the final. A Poomsae cannot be repeated in the final.

If 8 competitors, Pairs, Teams or less: Straight to final, two Poomsae performed

Individual (Male & Female)
Division Compulsory Poomsae
U9 Years (Mini Peewee)
Age 9yrs and below (Born 2006 or later)
Competitors choice of Poomsae From Taegeuk 1 to Taegeuk 6
U11 Years (Peewee)
Age 10 - 11yrs (Born 2004 - 2005)
U14 Years (Cadet)
Age 12 - 14yrs (Born 2001 - 2003)
U17 Years (Junior)
Age 15 - 17yrs (Born 1998 - 2000)
U35 Years
Age 18 - 35yrs (Born 1980 - 1997)
+36 Years
Age 36 - 49yrs (Born 1966 - 1979)
+50 Years
Age 50yrs+ (Born 1965 or before)
Pairs (1 Male and 1 Female)
Division Compulsory Poomsae
Peewee Pair
U11 yrs (Born 2004 or later)
Competitors choice of Poomsae From Taegeuk 1 to Taegeuk 6
Cadet Pair
12 - 14yrs (Born 2001 - 2003)
1st Pair
15 - 30yrs (Born 1985 - 2000)
2nd Pair
31yrs+ (Born 1984 or before)


Teams (3 Male and 3 Female)
Division Compulsory Poomsae
Peewee Team
U11 yrs (Born 2004 or later)
Competitors choice of Poomsae From Taegeuk 1 to Taegeuk 6
Cadet Team
12 - 14yrs (Born 2001 - 2003)
1st Team
15 - 30yrs (Born 1985 - 2000)
2nd Team
31yrs+ (Born 1984 or before)

Para Categories - 2015

A Class
Para Division WTF
Dan division (1st Dan +, open age)
Upper body disability
Lower body disability
Motor disability
IQ disability
Must preform any standard WTF recognised Poomsae of choice between 4 Jang & Hansu
Kup Class
Para Division WTF
Kup division (10th Kup - 1st Kup, open age)
Upper body disability
Lower body disability
Motor disability
IQ disability
Must preform any standard WTF recognised Kup Poomsae (1 Jang - 8 Jang)

A Class Freestyle

FREESTYLE POOMSAE (DAN GRADES ONLY 12 -17 YRS & 18 YRS +)
Individual Male
Individual Female
Mixed Pairs (one male & one female)
Freestyle Poomsae is the performance based on Taekwondo techniques with composition of music and choreography.
COMPOSITION OF POOMSAE
  1. Yeon-mu line shall be the choice of the competitor.
  2. Number of Poom: each performance shall be composite of 20 - 24 poom (composition shall be no more than 5 motions)
  3. Music and choreography shall be the competitors choice.
  4. Performance shall be within the boundary line.
  5. Performance shall be within 60 - 70 seconds.
  6. The competitor must submit a plan of their freestyle performance on registration.
  7. Music shall be supplied by the competitor; this must be in MP3 format and be done on registration. register@ni-poomsae.co.uk
  8. Music track must not contain any EXPLICIT lyrics.
GUIDE LINE FOR FREESTYLE POOMSAE
Technical Skills
  1. Level of difficulty of foot and hand techniques
  2. Height of jump kicks
  3. Number of jumping kicks
  4. Gradient of turn kicks
  5. Number of consecutive kicks
  6. Acrobatic actions
  7. Taekwondo basic accuracy of movements
Presentation
  1. Creativeness
  2. Harmony
  3. Expression of energy
  4. Good music & Choreography