On the 9th May the Vision Taekwon-Do Association will be holding its annual club tournament in Crowborough, East Sussex. This year the competition is open only to colour belts as all black belts are expected to referee (VTA Umpire course is on the 2nd May). Students should get an application form from their instructor and complete it ASAP.
All students with sparring equipment should enter as this is an ideal competition for someone who has not competed before or wants to gain experience. All categories will do a league system so you will get more than one bout, even if you lose your first round. Join the Facebook event here.
STUDENT INFORMATION – VISION TKD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
Venue: Freedom Leisure, Eridge Road, Crowborough TN6 2TN TEL: 01892 665488
From the M25 take Junction 5 towards Hastings on the A21 until you reach the junction for Tonbridge, come off the A21 and follow the road through Tunbridge Wells (A26) until you reach Crowborough, the Leisure centre is on your right before the garage. Alternatively you can drive on the A22 (Jct 6 M25) through East Grinstead until you arrive just before Nutley and turn left onto Ashdown Forest following the signs for Crowborough.
Protection Equipment Requirements
This is mandatory for each age category. Groin guards are compulsory for male competitors over 130cms.
13 yrs & below: Mouth Guard, Head Guard, Closed fingered gloves, Groin guard (Male), Feet Pads, Shin Guards
14-17yrs & 18 years +: Mouth Guard, Head Guard, Closed fingered gloves, Groin guard (Male), Feet Pads
Medals or Trophies
There will be gold, silver and two bronze medals or trophies available for each division. There will also be overall Trophies for the best competitor in each age group.
There will be no spectator fees but please come and support for the whole day.
To ensure smooth running of the competition if any spectators or competitors are rude towards the organiser or referees, then they will be asked to leave to competition venue immediately and risk that the competitor may be disqualified from all events including future VTA Competitions until further notice.
Under 10 years
In this category all points awarded in sparring will be touch contact and to the body only.
In this category competitors will also be able to score points to the head guard with punches and kicks, however strictly no contact directly to the face. Any contact to the face may result in minus points or even disqualification.
This event is for all competitors aged 18 years and above. Two techniques will be performed, one hand and one leg. Each competitor will choose the number of boards they wish to attempt for each technique and tell the referees prior to the event.
The technique performed will be high flying side kick. Each competitor will be allowed one measure up and two attempts to hit the target without disturbing the hurdle.
8.30am Registration: Competitors Under 14 years old
9.00am Under 10 years and 10-13 years: Patterns, All Grades
9.00am Registration: Competitors 14 – 17 years and 18 years +
10.00am Under 10 years: Special Technique, All Grades
10.30am 14-17 years and Adult (18+): Patterns, All Grades
11.00am 14-17 Years: Special Technique, All Grades
11.30am Under 10 years: Sparring, All Grades
12.30pm LUNCH & BLACK BELT DEMONSTRATION
1.30am 10-13 years: Sparring, All Grades
2.30pm 14-17 years and Adult (18+): Sparring, All Grades
3.00pm 10-13 years: Special Technique, All Grades
4.00pm Adults (18+): Power Test, All Grades
Entry Deadline – Friday 1st May – Late entries will incur a £10 penalty for each entry