Good luck to all participants!
Awards: Special Medals will be awarded to First, Second and Third place in each division.
1st place Gold 2nd place Silver Two 3rd place Bronze
- Santa Cruz Open Customized Foam Shield for the best Supporting Schools.
- Santa Cruz Open Kicking Targets for all Supporting Schools.
Rules: Modified USA TKD rules will govern the competition. (Except World class Division)
There is absolutely no head contact for competitors age 7 & Under (All Belts) and 11 & under (Color Belt Divisions).
Junior Safety Rules will apply to the 8 – 14 YEAR OLD BLACK BELTS, 12 & OVER ALL COLOR BELTS, 33 & OVER BLACK BELT DIVISIONS. A head contact producing a minor injury (bruising, abrasion, or bleeding) will result in a one point deduction for the attacker. Excessive head contact resulting in the inability to continue will disqualify the attacker at the discretion of the referee.
JSR: No head kicks with any turning kicks (spin hook kicks, back kick, turning round house kick…)
Full head contact is allowed for 15 ~32 YEAR OLD ALL BLACK BELTS ONLY with three points being awarded for legal head contact or 4 point for any kicks delivered with spinning techniques.
*Single elimination for free sparring.
Age / Rank
|Age 7 & Under (All Belts) and 11 & under (Color Belt Divisions)||1 minute||2 Rounds (No Head Contact)|
|Age 8 – 14 (Black Belts)||1 minute||2 Rounds JSR|
|Age 12 and Over (Color Belts), 33 and Over (Black Belts)||1 minute||2 Rounds JSR|
|Age 15 & 32 (Black Belts)||90 Seconds||3 Rounds (Full Contact)|
Tournament Director reserves the right to modify the duration and number of rounds, and rest period.