2nd Annual Texas Sport Poomsae Championships

The 2nd Annual Texas Sport Poomsae Championships will be held in San Antonio on Saturday, November 12th. This tournament is open to all athletes in the sport of poomsae.

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What is Poomsae?

Poomsae is a way of using Taekwondo movements to tell a story or depict a battle. It is a form of Taekwondo that is competition based. Poomsae competitions are based on form, not fighting. Poomsae is sometimes also called Pumsae or Poomse.

Poomsae History

Poomsae originally developed as a way to teach and train taekwondo practitioners in the art’s various self-defense techniques. The word “poomsae” comes from the Korean words “poom,” meaning “strike or block,” and “sae,” meaning “shape or form.”

Poomsae can be performed individually or in pairs, and there are both competitive and non-competitive aspects to the art. In recent years, sport poomsae has grown in popularity, with competitions being held at the local, national, and international levels.

The 2nd Annual Texas Sport Poomsae Championships will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas. This tournament is open to all athletes aged 6 years and up, of all experience levels.

Poomsae Rules

Poomsae is a form of taekwondo that is performed by individuals, pairs, or teams. Poomsae events are comprised of a set sequence of taekwondo techniques that are performed against an imaginary opponent. Poomsae competition features 3 divisions: individual male/female, pair male/female, and team male/female.

All competitors must be currently registered members of USA Taekwondo, and must present a valid USAT Athlete Membership Card at check-in. All competitors must wear the official USAT uniform ( Dobok) with the USAT patch affixed to the right shoulder. The Dobok must be clean and neatly pressed with all rank insignia attached in their proper location.

Competitors must compete in the division and weight category corresponding to their rank and gender. Kicks above the waist are allowed for all Black Belt divisions. Sparring gear is not allowed during poomsae competition.

The competition area will be 10 meters x 10 meters. The center of the competition area will be marked with a white square (1 meter x 1 meter). For team events, each team will have its own designated team area (5 meters x 5 meters) within the competition area.

Texas Sport Poomsae Championships

The 2nd Annual Texas Sport Poomsae Championships will be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at the Austin Recreation Center in Austin, Texas. This event is open to all USA Taekwondo members in good standing. Athletes will compete in divisions according to age, rank, and gender. The tournament will follow Sport Poomsae rules and regulations as outlined in the latest USA Taekwondo rulebook.

When and Where

The 2nd Annual Texas Sport Poomsae Championships will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at Bush Middle School in San Antonio, Texas. Competition will begin at 9:00 AM and will conclude around 5:00 PM.


Online registration will open on October 15th and will close on November 5th at 11:59 pm. Late registration will be available on site on the day of the event for an additional fee of $20. Registration fees are non-refundable.

The 2nd Annual Texas Sport Poomsae Championships will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Norris Conference Centers – Stadium in Austin, Texas. The event will feature athletes in age divisions from 6 years old to 65+ in both individual and team events. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each division and team event. The competition is open to all athletes, regardless of US Taekwondo affiliation.

Divisions and Categories

We will have the following divisions and categories at the 2nd Annual Texas Sport Poomsae Championships.

-Youth 12 and under
-Junior 13-17
-Adult 18-34
-Master 35+
-Individual Male/Female
-Pairs Male/Female/Mixed
-Team Male/Female/Mixed (3 person teams)


The 2nd Annual Texas Sport Poomsae Championships were held on January 25-26, 2020 in Austin, Texas. This was a Texas State Qualifier for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Poomsae Championships. The following are the results from the event.

2017 Results

1st – Choi, Ji Hoon (TX)
2nd – Choe, Jun Suk (TX)
3rd – Ruth, Joshua (TX)
4th – Nam, Kyung Mo (TX)
5th – Park, Chan Ho (CA)
6th – Cha, Jae Hoon (IL)

2016 Results

The 2016 2nd Annual Texas Sport Poomsae Championships were held on April 30th in San Antonio, TX. We would like to congratulate all of the participants and award winners!

Below are the results from the competition:

divisions, both junior and senior. First and second place trophies were awarded in each ring.

Division 1 – Junior Female Lightweight
1st place – Annie Nguyen (Texas)
2nd place – Andrea Mendoza (Texas)
3rd place – Chloe Nguyen (Texas)
4th place – Mya Perez (Texas)
5th place – Brenna Esquivel (Texas)
6th place – Kelsi Limbaga (Texas)
7th place – Evelyn Garcia (Texas)
8th place – ruby Nguyen (Texas)
9th place – Jennifer Bui (Oklahoma)

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