I would like to invite you to our first tournament since the pandemic created chaos throughout the world. I am committed to holding this tournament. The only circumstance stopping this tournament proceeding will be the New Zealand Government instigating a Level One lockdown.
It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 2021 BUDO SOUTH OPEN Championship. This tournament is open to all martial artists, coaches and officials. All players and coaches should be knowledgable of the WT Kyorugi and Poomsae Competition rules. Please refer to: http://www.worldtaekwondo.org/rules/
KYORUGI REFEREES AND COACHES SEMINAR
A seminar hosted by Angela Caldwell will be taking place in Tauranga on the 16th April, finishing at 3.30pm. More information will follow in January.
LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF COMPETITORS
The tournament will be limited to 400 competitors.
KYORUGI (SPARRING) COMPETITORS
This is a single elimination tournament format, held under WT competition rules. All competitors must pre-register and qualify through weigh-in. Late entries will be accepted but with a $20 fee attached. All ages of Black Belt, Open and Grade 1-2 sparring will be on Saturday. Kyorugi Grades 5-3 of all ages must be prepared to compete on either Saturday or Sunday.
DAEDO ELECTRONIC SCORING SYSTEM AND SENSOR SOCKS
The tournament will be using BOTH Daedo Electronic CHEST-PROTECTOR and HEAD-GEAR systems for scoring of the following groups:
• Cadets - Grades 5-3, 1-2 and Black Belt,
• Juniors - Grades 5-3, 1-2 and Black Belt,
• Seniors - Grades 5-3, 1-2 and Open
It will be necessary that each competitor in these divisions bring their own pair of Daedo Sensor socks. Please visit http://daedoaustralia.com.au to order and purchase the latest Daedo Sensor Socks equipment.
The Poomsae competition will be held on SATURDAY the 17th of April.
The Poomsae required for each competition division are outlined within this package.
TIME TO COME TOGETHER AS A NATION, AS A COMMUNITY
I look forward to seeing the best of New Zealand’s Taekwondo athletes competing at this tournament. I ask for the co-operation of the athletes and their coaches to make this an enjoyable experience for all, and may it run in the true spirit of Taekwondo.
Yours in Taekwondo,