Kuk Soolympics!

One of our favorite events each year is our annual in-school tournament, the Kuk Soolympics. We give our students the chance to practice competition in a friendly, supportive environment in part to introduce students to the fun of competition within the greater WKSA community.

This year’s Kuk Soolympics will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 11am to 4pm. It is an all-day event, and we recommend that students and families just plan on being in the dojang the entire day — while we will publish a best-guess schedule about one week before the event, it is just a best guess, and we would hate for any student to miss his or her event because of scheduling changes.

Also this year, we’ll be promoting some of our black belt candidates (Dahn Bo Nim students) to first degree black belt, or Jo Kyo Nim! Please come help us celebrate this amazing accomplishment with them.

Want to know what you could be competing in? Check out our event descriptions below.

Forms (Hyung) 

If you are a:                           You perform:

White belt                    Ki Cho Hyung, parts 1-3

Yellow belt                    Ki Cho Hyung, parts 1-6

Blue belt                       Cho Geup Hyung

Red belt                        Joong Geup Hyung

Brown belt                    Goh Geup Hyung

Dahn Bo Nim                Dae Geup Hyung

Dahn Bo Nim (4+)        Goh Muh Hyung

Jo Kyo Nim                     Goh Muh Hyung, Jong Bong Il Hyung, and Chung Gum Hyung

Any student who has not learned all of the hyung listed for their rank may perform the highest hyung they do have. For instance, if a blue belt Junior student has not learned Cho Geup Hyung, she may perform Ki Cho Hyung, parts 1-6.

Techniques

YOU PICK 3 TECHNIQUES TO PERFORM FROM YOUR SET. Techniques will be performed on a partner of your choosing. All partners must be similar in age (i.e. a 6 year old, can’t throw someone who is six years older then them). Techniques should be performed to finish if you have the finish.

If you are a:                           You perform techniques from:

White Belt                     Ki Bon Soo

Junior Yellow Belt         Ki Bon Soo

Adult Yellow Belt         Sohn Mohk Soo

Junior Blue Belt             Ki Bohn Soo

Adult Blue Belt              Eue Bohk Soo and/or Ahn Sohn Mock Soo

Junior Red Belt            Sohn Mohk Soo

Adult Red Belt              Maek Chi Ki and/or Maek Cha Ki

Junior Brown Belt         Eue Bahk Soo

Adult Brown Belt           Joo Maek Magga Ki Bon Soo and/or Joong Geup Sohn Mahk Soo

Junior Dahn Bo Nim, 3 stripes or fewer:  Ahn Sohn Mohk Soo

Junior Dahn Bo Nim, 4 or more stripes:  Maek Chi Ki and/or Maek Cha Ki

Adult Dahn Bo Nim, 3 stripes or fewer:  Ahp Eue Bahk Soo and/or Dee Eue Bahk Soo

Adult Dahn Bo Nim, 4 or more stripes:  Kwahn Juhl Ki and/or Too Ki

Youth Jo Kyo Nim: Dee Eue Bahk Soo, Kwahn Juhl Ki, and/or Too Ki

Adult Jo Kyo Nim: Dee Eue Bahk Soo, Too Ki, and/or Yahng Sohn Mohn Soo

Sparring

Sparring: Sparring competitors must have attended a sparring workshop or the equivalent private instruction.

Staff

Brown Belt: Bong Do Li Ki 1-5 (3 spins for each technique)

DBN Junior, 3 stripes or fewer: Bong Do Li Ki 1-5 (3x)

DBN Junior, 4 or more stripes: Bong Do Li Ki 6-10 (3x)

DBN Adult, 3 stripes or fewer: Bong Do Li Ki 6-10 (3x)

DBN Adult, 4 or more stripes: Bong Do Li Ki 11-15 (3x)

Ssireum

This event is only open to members of our Black Belt or Masters Clubs. Ssireum is a traditional style of Korean wrestling.

Angry Birds

This was our Mystery Event in 2013 and so much fun, we’re bringing it back as a known event this year. You’ll be assigned to a team, and it’s your team’s job to knock over the tower (and as many piggies as possible) with the giant slingshot. Yes, of course this is a well-known martial arts skill; why do you ask?

Mystery Event

Well, it’s a mystery, isn’t it? No, we don’t provide hints, and yes, you should totally compete in this.

Black Belt competition, potluck snacks, archery and knife-throwing competitions…

Let’s face it. It’s going to be a great day, and we hope you can join us!

 

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