The Student National Championships Kukkiwon Individual Patterns event has now been expanded to give more chances to perform to many more competitors, and a more challenging event for A-class competitors as they are required to perform different patterns each round. Competitors are divided into 3 grade divisions A, B and C classes, each with male and female sub-divisions. Competitors perform their pattern individually, following the judge’s instructions. Either a white dobok or a Kukkiwon poomsae dobok of your grade must be worn.
In all patterns divisions there may be up to three rounds of competition: qualification round, semi-final round and final round. Two patterns are performed by each competitor in each round of competition and the top competitors, based on their average score, will be notified if they have progressed to the next round. Depending on the total number of competitors in the division the competition may begin either in the qualification, semi-final or final round – this and other scheduling information will be announced in advance at the team captains’ briefing session.
A-class competitors must perform the designated patterns in each round. B and C-class competitors may perform any pattern from the approved list, and may choose to repeat the same pattern more than once in any round and between rounds.
Competitors will be given an overall score out of 10.0 by each judge based on five criteria: accuracy of pattern; basic movements and balance; speed and power; strength and rhythm; expression of energy. Scoring begins as soon as competitors enter the competition area. The average score of the judges is recorded for each pattern and your score for that round is the sum of your two scores. Scores are reset after each round you progress through (i.e., your score is not aggregated across rounds). 2 Bronze, 1 Silver, 1 Gold medals are awarded. In the event of a tie competitors will be asked to perform their last pattern again until the tie is broken.
The Kukkiwon patters individual A-class competition is the qualification tournament for the summer 2017 European Universities Taekwondo Championships, July 24-28th in Coimbra, Portugal.
Student National Championships Kukkiwon Individual Patterns Event:
The Student National Championships Kukkiwon Pairs Patterns event is identical to the Individual Patterns event with the following exceptions: for the Kukkiwon pairs patterns competition you must enter one male and one female competitor together (e.g., Pair_1’s_male and Pair_1’s_female on the Entry Form) per pairing and both must be of the same grade class. Competitors must enter and exit the competition area together and perform the same pattern in synchronisation. The additional criteria of harmony (degree of synchronisation) of the pair and their basic movements, timing, and strength are also scored by the judges. Each competitor may only be a member of a single pair.
Student National Championships Kukkiwon Pairs Patterns Event: