Texas State Hanmadang - June 1st 2013
When: June 1st, 2013
Where: McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney, Texas
o Large gymnasium, with bleachers so spectators will be able to see the action.
o Size of facility - two full basket ball courts in size, with more space if we need it.
o Should be able to handle up to 8 rings w/out a problem AND 2,000 spectators!
o Facility is 3 years old and sits right in the middle of STONE BRIDGE, a Master planned community.
o Electronic scoring for Black belts
o All your students will be able to find an event they can compete in and enjoy success! It will be fun for the entire family.
o 1st, 2nd and 2 3rds will be awarded. Our goal is to insure all students leave with a positive experience.
o Key on Team forms, to music, etc.: should be fun!
o In addition to Olympic Sport Sparring, weapon’s competition, personal self defense (with & without weapons) & High level board breaking!!!!
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- La Quinta - 6501 Henneman Way McKinney, TX 75070, (972) 908-2370
- Best Western Inn - 480 Wilson Creek Blvd McKinney, TX. (972) 548-3000
US Open Hanmadang - July 21-22, 2013
The U.S. Taekwondo Committee is proud to announce the 5th Annual U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang will be held at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA from June 21-22, 2013. After 3 successful years of holding this event in Chicago, the event has resided in Colorado Springs where in 1992, the first ever U.S. Open Taekwondo Championship was created. The 2013 U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang is expected to host over 1,300 participants from all over the world. The most famous Taekwondo practitioners from China, Taiwan, Korea, as well as European and Pan American countries will be represented, and a world famous Taekwondo Demonstration Team will perform at the Opening Ceremonies.
Taekwondo sparring is very well known as an Olympic sport. However, because of the high skill level and physical conditioning needed to be successful at sparring, the average Taekwondo School in the United States only has approximately 10% of the student body participating in sparring class and competitions. The U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang events are for the other 90% of Taekwondo students who do not participate in sparring. The U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang offers the opportunity for the 90% to showcase their skills in traditional forms, creative forms, creative board breaking, power breaking, and demonstration team events.
Additionally, parents, grandparents, children, uncles and aunts can create teams and participate together. This unique ability for families to participate together is one that draws such strong participation numbers. George Purnia from Colorado Springs said, “The award certificate that my grandsons will receive for placing in the top 3 at the Hanmadang will be a valuable addition to their college applications.”
During the previous U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadangs in Chicago, many school owners were hesitant because they did not understand what the Hanmadang events were. However, after seeing the Hanmadang in person, they were excited to see that the events are the same events they are already teaching their students in class. Additionally, the U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang will help build team spirit and unity in their school.
More detailed information will be available soon. However, for any further questions or comments, please call toll free at 1-855-TKD-OKOK (853-6565).