Poomsae (Forms, Patterns, Kata)

The poomsae competition welcomes participants from all recognized traditional styles, emphasizing adherence to traditional techniques without incorporating acrobatics or creative/freestyle elements. Divisions are divided by age, belt rank, and gender, with all styles competing within the same divisions. Depending on group size, weight categories and genders may be combined or divided. Competitors are expected to perform the form appropriate to their rank. Color-belt participants are permitted to repeat their forms in the final and Grand Championship Rounds, while Black Belt competitors are restricted from repeating the same form in these rounds. Competitors will be judged on balance, stance, focus, technique fluidity and power.