Poomsae Rules

Competitors are required to perform only the Poomsae (form) designated for their specific rank. Scores are based on:

  • Accuracy: correct movement, correct placement of technique, balance
  • Presentation: Strength, speed, rhythm, expression of energy

Authorized Poomsae are those approved by the World Taekwondo Federation: Taeguek 1-8 Jang and black belt Poomsae: Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek, etc.  Black belts must demonstrate a form that corresponds with their rank.

Regular poomsae All Color Belts Taeguek (your belt level)
Black Belt (11 and Under Only) 1 Dan-Koryo, 2 Dan-Keumgang and 3 Dan-Taeback
Open poomsae All belts Palgae or other form


  • Spectators and parents will not be allowed on the competition floor during competition.
  • No shoes, jewelry, or accessories are allowed. Clean uniform and belt are required.
  • Gender and ranks may be combined at the discretion of the tournament director.


  • Medals will be awarded to all participants 11 and under for regular poomsae or 10 and under for open poomsae.
  • For participants 12 and Up for regular poomsae and 11 and over for open poomsae:  1st, 2nd, and Two 3rd place winners in each division will be awarded trophies.