Online Patterns Championships

Student Taekwondo Online Pattern Championships 2020

We are delighted to invite entries to the inaugural Student Taekwondo Online Pattern Championships 2020!

The event includes individual (A, B and C class): Kukkiwon; Chang-Hon; Freestyle; and the new Creative patterns. Competitors will have the chance to send entries recorded via a mobile app over 23rd – 28th November 2020. The event uses an innovative new app which allows competitors to use their phones to submit entries. This event is open all Student-athlete Pass holders as well as Basic Pass holders (this includes alumni/ guest athletes).

  • To enter each athlete needs to visit the entry portal. The entry portal will go live and accept entries from Monday 16 November 2020
    • Your team captain does not enter you into this event, you must login and enter yourself
    • You must have/ create an account on the website to take part (over 18s only)
  • Timeline
    • Entry portal opens 16th Nov
    • Stage 1 registration closes 22nd Nov
    • Stage 2 registration closes 26th Nov
    • Submissions via the mobile app over 23rd – 28th Nov
    • ‘Live’ stream and results Sunday 6th December!
  • A single online event entry allows you to enter all four disciplines
    • Chang-Hon Patterns (individual; A, B & C class)
    • Kukkiwon Patterns (individual; A, B & C class)
    • Freestyle Patterns (individual; A, B & C class)
    • Creative Patterns (individual; A, B & C class)
  • The event is £0 (free) for all student-athlete pass holders
    • Entry will be £0 (free) after you upgrade to a student-athlete pass (class A, B or C),
    • To activate the Student-athlete Pass holder discount login via the Manage Your Account page before visiting the entry portal
  • The event is also open to alumni, guest athletes and basic pass holders, everyone’s welcome! 
    • There is a £10 entry fee for alumni, guest athletes and basic pass holders (includes entry into all 4 disciplines)
  • If the event becomes oversubscribed entries will be taken on a first come first served basis
  • The event will use a fantastic new (but still in beta) app which provides you a list of patterns submissions pending like a playlist, and automatically uploads video recordings to the database where the judges can access it
    • The app  is available for both Apple (iOS 11+) and Android (7.0+) phones
  • Logging in
    • To enter each athlete needs to visit the entry portal to enter individually.
    • After your entry has been validated you’ll find an access code in you Membership Area under the “OnlineEvents” tab on the BSTF website
    • Enter this access code in the app (see the app instructions tab for more details)
    • The list of video submissions for your chosen discipline(s) appears  in a list within the app for you to complete, one at a time
  • Either a white dobok or a poomsae dobok may be worn (optionally a close fitting sports jacket and shoes may also be worn if performing outdoors)
  • Patterns may be performed in a safe, clear and flat area, either indoors or outdoors
  • The competitors will face deductions if they step out of  a 10×10 m area (maximum) OR move out of camera shot
    • Whenever any part of the player body is out of frame a 0.3 points deduction will apply
    • Whenever the whole body is out of frame a 0.6 points deduction will apply
  • See the tabs for discipline specific rules and patterns lists
  • This online tournament uses the Group Stage Cut-off system, a Prelim for all competitors and the Final for the top 6 in that division. You must submit  your 2 Prelim and the 2 Finals submissions in advance for Chang-Hon patterns &/or Kukkiwon patterns in case you do make it to the final!
  • Note that the Championships Series will use a Head-to-head Double Elimination system. Final placement in the online even will seed student-athletes in the Championships Series events in May.
  • Once you begin an individual pattern submission within the app you’ll only have 3 minutes to complete that pattern
    • A timer counts down once you begin a pattern – everyone performs their patterns like it’s a live event!
    • Within the 3 minutes you can restart the recording by clicking stop and not accepting the video, but the timer continues to tick down, so you will only have the chance to do this once at the most
    • There is no time limit between different pattern performances
    • The app will automatic upload and submission to judges (make sure you have an internet connection and we recommend you connect to WiFi avoid data charges)
  • The whole event will be broadcast with scores displayed and top 3 announced on Dec 06
  • The top 3 winners in each division will be given certificates at the next in-person event
  • See the charity’s terms & conditions for entry

i) Performance guide

  1. Begin recording
  2. Come to attention (Cha-Ryeo/ Cha-ryoot), then clearly announce your name, class (A, B, or C-class), and the name of the pattern you are about to perform (or simply say Freestyle pattern or Creative pattern if submitting in those disciplines respectively)
  3. Bow (Kyung Nae/ Kyeong-rye) in your own time or following an announcer
  4. Ready Stance (Jun Be/ Joon-bi) in your own time or following an announcer
  5. Begin (Si-Jak/ Shi-jak) in your own time or following an announcer
  6. Complete the pattern
  7. Return to Ready Stance (Barro/ Ba-ro) in your own time or following an announcer
  8. Bow (Kyung Nae/ Kyeong-rye) in your own time or following an announcer
  9. Stop recording
  10. The app will automatically upload your submission

ii) Recording rules

  • Perform on a safe and flat surface (may be indoors or outdoors) of no more than 10×10 m
  • You may only submit videos via the app (unless otherwise instructed)
  • Use the test submission feature to check your recording equipment is working
  • Do not break your local rules regarding social distancing when recording
  • Do not move the camera up and down during recording
  • Do not zoom in or out during recording
  • You may, optionally, move the camera left or right to capture the athlete during recording
  • No talking during recording; No virtual backgrounds; No religious imagery; No political displays of any kind

iii) Downloading and using the app

Download the app here:

The app includes a built in guide and provides an email address for any queries.

Using the Online Patterns App

i) Summary information

  • Please see this letter for more information and apply on or before 19th November.
  • Video submissions to be judged within the app at your own pace over a 4 day period, Preliminary round judging on Sunday 29 November & Monday 30 November, with Finals round judging on Tuesday 01 & Wednesday 02 December.
  • Download the app here:
  • The app to judge the patterns is available for both Apple (iOS 11+) and Android (7.0+) phones
  • Download the app and input a unique code to login and get started
  • The videos for you to judge appear automatically in a ‘playlist’ within the app for you to complete, one at a time and in your own time
  • Once you begin a video a judging interface appears for you to score, and you’ll confirm the final score before you submit it
  • The app will automatically compile all of the judge’s submissions and processes the results

ii) Judging process screenshots

Using Online Judging App

  • General rules & regulations apply
  • See 11 – Chang-Hon patterns discipline for standard university championships rules
  • Individual only (no pairs/ teams)
  • Competitors must perform the patterns listed in the table below for the respective round of the competition
    • A-class competitors must only perform the patterns listed and in order. If an athlete does not know a required pattern then they may perform another pattern of their choice, but will receive a -1 point deduction from their score in each instance
    • B and C-class competitors may repeat patterns within and between rounds (may freely choose from the patterns listed)
  • Competitors must submit videos for ALL rounds of the event in advance
    • Competitor’s Finals videos submissions will only be judged if they reach the final (top 6) after earlier round videos are judged

Chang-Hon Patterns Table

Division → Patterns ↓C-class, 10th – 7th KupB-class, 6th – 3rd KupA-class, 2nd Kup +
Prelim 1 of 2Any of Saju-Jirugi & Chon-Ji (1) to Won-Hyo (4)Any of Won-Hyo (4) to Hwa-Rang (8)Joong-Gun (6)
Prelim 2 of 2Any of Saju-Jirugi & Chon-Ji (1) to Won-Hyo (4)Any of Won-Hyo (4) to Hwa-Rang (8)Toi-Gye (7)
Final 1 of 2Any of Saju-Jirugi & Chon-Ji (1) to Won-Hyo (4)Any of Won-Hyo (4) to Hwa-Rang (8)Hwa-Rang (8)
Final 2 of 2Any of Saju-Jirugi & Chon-Ji (1) to Won-Hyo (4)Any of Won-Hyo (4) to Hwa-Rang (8)Choong-Moo (9)

  • General rules & regulations apply
  • See 10 – Kukkiwon patterns discipline for standard university championships rules
  • Individual only (no pairs/ teams)
  • Competitors must perform the patterns listed in the table below for the respective round of the competition
    • A-class competitors must only perform the patterns listed and in order. If an athlete does not know a required pattern then they may perform another pattern of their choice, but will receive a -1 point deduction from their score in each instance
    • B and C-class competitors may repeat patterns within and between rounds (and may freely choose from the patterns listed)
  • Competitors must submit videos for ALL rounds of the event in advance
    • Competitor’s Finals videos submissions will only be judged if they reach the final (top 6) after earlier round videos are judged

Kukkiwon Patterns Table

Division → Patterns ↓C-class, 10th – 7th KupB-class, 6th – 3rd KupA-class, 2nd Kup +
Prelim 1 of 2Any of Taegeuk 1 to 3Any of Taegeuk 4 to 7Chil-Jang (7)
Prelim 2 of 2Any of Taegeuk 1 to 3Any of Taegeuk 4 to 7Pal-Jang (8)
Final 1 of 2Any of Taegeuk 1 to 3Any of Taegeuk 4 to 7Keumgang
Final 2 of 2Any of Taegeuk 1 to 3Any of Taegeuk 4 to 7Koryo

  • General rules & regulations apply
  • Individual only (no pairs/ teams)
  • A single performance video is submitted for Freestyle patterns
  • Freestyle patterns are dynamic, complex, and gymnastic routines of Taekwondo techniques set to music. The routine’s design and music selection are chosen by and unique to each competitor
  • Make sure the music is loud enough to be picked up on the recording phone
  • See 12 – Freestyle patterns discipline for more details
  • General rules & regulations apply
  • Individual only (no pairs/ teams)
  • A single performance video is submitted for Creative patterns
  • Creative patterns are dynamic routines of Taekwondo techniques set to music. The routine’s design and music selection are chosen by and unique to each competitor
    • Creative patterns has far fewer restrictions than it’s sibling Freestyle patterns
    • Your pattern must comprise predominantly of Taekwondo techniques of any syllabus(es) linked together, and include different stances, strikes and blocks
    • No weapons or other props
    • Your pattern must be set to music and last between 35 – 70 seconds
    • General scoring categories totalling 10.0: Technique Strength & Difficulty (5.0 Points); Pattern Creativity & Choreography (5.0 Points)
  • Make sure the music is loud enough to be picked up on the recording phone