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General Information

DATE: Saturday, July 21, 2018

Black Belt & Athlete Meeting: 9:30 a.m.
Competition begins: 10 a.m.

SITE: Lied Activity Center (2700 Arboretum Dr, Bellevue - View map)

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.


Sparring and Forms

DIVISIONS: Divisions will be set based on entries received. Divisions will be based on age, rank, height, and weight. Black belts must specify Dan level (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). The director reserves the right to combine events depending on the number of entries.

RANK STRUCTURE TO BE USED: Consider the number of promotions you have received, including stripes, when registering.

Beginner: (0-2 promotions) First 3 belts - white, orange, yellow
Intermediate: (3-5 promotions) Next 3 belts - green, blue, purple
Advanced: (6-8 promotions) Last 3 belts - brown, red, recommended black
Black Belts: 1st Dan and higher. Include rank-level when registering (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)

For more information before registering, please read the Complete Event Details.



Scoring: Light contact. One point for all legal techniques. Punches and backfists are the only legal hand techniques. Kicks must score with the foot. Legal target areas: Headgear (no face or throat) and “strike zone” from the collar bone to the belt and side seams forward. Spinning techniques are legal: striker must have eyes on the target and abide by light contact rules when strike lands. 

Victory: Colored belts-2 minute rounds. Black Belts-3 minute rounds. First competitor to gain a 5-point spread (up by 5: 5-0, 6-1, 7-2, etc.) wins. If time expires, competitor with the most points wins. Ties at the end of regulation time broken by sudden victory. Modified double elimination brackets. 

Penalties and Warnings: Penalties will be issued for illegal techniques, excessive force, and unsportsmanlike conduct. Face contact results in an automatic point deduction. Competitors earn two warnings before suffering penalties. Consecutive penalties earn point deductions. A competitor who loses three points due to penalties suffers disqualification from the match.

Gear: Mouthpiece, groin cup (for males), hand, foot, and headgear are mandatory. Nails should be trimmed. No bag, grappling, or boxing gloves. Gear will not be available for purchase at event. Athletes without required gear may be disqualified.

Uniforms: Uniforms must be clean and have long sleeves and long pants. No shorts, T-shirts, or cap sleeves.


Forms will be judged on focus, power, timing, difficulty, and overall beauty of the form. Form must be representative of traditional taekwondo.

Uniforms: Uniforms must be clean and have long sleeves and long pants. No shorts, T-shirts, or cap sleeves.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

$60 per participant until July 6
*Registration includes both forms and sparring competitions.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2018 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Taekwondo Co-Director Hilary Catron at 402-742-7490, Michael Catron at 402-890-5817, or email

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or