Student Creed


A.    Official Poomse (Jijung Poomse): WTF/USAT form ONLY.
B.    Creative Poomse competition (Chang Jahk Poomse).

Official Poomse (Jijung Poomse) General Guidelines:

A.    Correct and orderly execution of each movement.
B.    Degree of proficiency which will be judged on the basis of:
a.    Beginning and ending the poomse at the same spot;
b.    Executing powerful and speedy techniques by tensing and relaxing muscles at the proper moment;
c.    Mental Concentration;
d.    Focused eye and head movement;
e.    Accurate targets;
f.    Inhaling and exhaling at the proper moment;
g.    Balance;
h.    Rhythm;
i.    Synchronization of entire body movements;
j.    Taekwondoist attitude

Creative Poomse General Guidelines:

A.    Current Taekwondo Union members only.
B.    No Karate, Kung-Fu, or any other established Martial Arts forms will be allowed.
C.    Forms created by non-USAT affiliated taekwondo organization will not be accepted.
D.    Competitor must provide written permission from their own Master
Instructor to enter creative poomse competition.
E.    Maximum performance is two (2) minutes.
F.    Performance will be solo only.
G.    Choreography of the Poomse must include the following:
1. The Poomse should end in the same position as it starts.
2. At least 12 or more kicks must be performed.
H.    Performance will be done within the WTF regulated ring size (25m x 25m)

Judging Criteria:

A.    Practicability, Applicability and focus: Practical, applicable techniques with focus are superior to non-practical or non-applicable techniques without focus.

B.    Balance, Rhythm and Flexibility: Techniques with balance, rhythm and flexibility are superior to techniques without balance, rhythm and flexibility.

C.    Accuracy, Speed and Power: Techniques with speed, power, impact and without mistakes or hesitations are superior to techniques without speed, power, impact and with mistakes or hesitations.

D.    Beauty, Grace and Artistic Performance: Techniques with beauty, grace and artistic movements are superior to techniques without beauty, grace and artistic movements.

E.    Technical Superiority: Flying is superior to jumping, jumping is superior to skipping, skipping is superior to sliding, sliding is superior to standing.
Spinning is superior to non-spinning, kicking is superior to any hand techniques. Techniques with more combinations are superior to techniques with less or single techniques.

F.   Concentration and breath control: Performance with concentration and proper breath control is superior to the performance without        concentration and proper breath control.

G.    Etiquette and Manners: Courtesy and attitude of competitors from entrance, performance and up to the finish will be counted.