2017 USAT Ohio State Championships

Ohio Taekwondo Association 2017 USAT State Championships

2017 Official USAT Nationals (Jr./Sr.) Qualifier
To Register as a competitor, coach, or referee CLICK HERE.
Volunteer Signup is OPEN!
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All students, parents, families, and friends are encouraged to volunteer. All volunteers will receive free entry into the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival for events at the Ohio Expo Center, Greater Columbus Convention Center, and to the Arnold Kids and Teens Sportsworld EXPO!
To Purchase spectator tickets (good for all 2017 Arnold Sports Festival events), click here


March 4, 2016 (Sat.)

Registration Closes on Feb 22, 2017 (Wednesday) at 11.59pm EST
No On-site Registration!
All registration, payment, and required documentation MUST be submitted through USAT by the registration deadline

Ohio Expo Center - BUCKEYE Building, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

Qualifying Events - Sport Poomsae (Forms), Olympic Style Sparring. Open Events - Open Forms (any creative or school forms including taegeuk), Weapons Forms, Board Breaking, Demo Team

Featuring Daedo Scoring (Daedo Electronic Foot Sensor Socks are required!)
Daedo FIRST GENERATION equipment will be used, NOT Gen2.
Or you may purchase them in advance directly from TKDScore.
Children who normally wear shoes smaller than Adult Size 2, may purchase the e.Instep.
The Daedo E-Hogu (Chest) will be provided by the tournament.
There will be no sock rentals available this year.


Events Early Registration (before 2/8/16) Late Registration (before 2/22/16)
1st Event $65 $80
Additional Event $15 each additional $20
Coaches Pass $50 $50
All coaches must be at least USAT AC Certified and attend a mandatory coaches meeting at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Spectator Pass sold here

(Must be a USAT member-$45.00 member, before 3/1/2017)
Register here

**An athlete MAY NOT QUALIFY in the same WORLD CLASS weight category in MULTIPLE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. Athletes found doing so may jeopardize their qualification for the USAT National Championships. **
Athletes must compete in the age category according to the age he/she will be as of December 31, 2017.

USAT requires that all competitors - regardless of rank unless otherwise noted - provide photocopies of the following documents in order to compete in a State or National tournament:
1. Proof of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Residency - U.S. Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Social Security Card, Green Card, school report card/official U.S. college transcript, Valid U.S. Driver's License, Valid U.S. State Issued ID, Military ID (all belts)
Proof of U.S. Citizenship - U.S. Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card (black belts 12 and older)
2. Proof of black belt - Dan Certificate (black belts)
3. Valid USAT Membership Card
4. Proof of valid Medical Insurance

If an individual is not a valid Resident or U.S. Citizen he/she will not be allowed to compete at the USAT National Championships or State Championships. Black belt competitors 12 and older must be U.S. Citizens.

Pre-Registration Requirements

Once you have completed your on-line registration at Hang-a-Star, you must FAX copies of the required documentation to USAT in order to complete the registration process.

If you do not fax the required documents to USAT and your status as of March 1, 2017, is “PENDING,” you are required to appear before the Check-in Staff on Saturday, March 4, 2017, for on-site check-in, and you must surrender photocopies of your required documents in order to compete.

Forms and photocopies are not the responsibility of the Registration Staff. You must arrive prepared to Check-in if you intend to compete. No exceptions or extensions. All forms can - and should - be submitted to the USAT in advance of the competition. To ensure easy check-in and to minimize risks of identify theft, OSTA recommends providing this information directly to USAT at least two weeks in advance of the tournament.

No refunds will be issued at any time.

Rank Equivalents

USAT recognizes a five rank system for non-blackbelts. Individual schools may recognized more or less belts. Please use the following chart as a representative guideline for rank equivilencies. Competitors MUST compete in their recognized school rank. ANYONE FOUND COMPETING IN A LOWER RANK WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!

USAT Rank 10 Gup Belt System Approximate Training Experience
White 10, 9 0-6 months
Yellow 8, 7 6-12 months
Green 6, 5 12-18 months
Blue 4, 3 18-24 months
Red 2, 1 24-36 month
Black Any Dan Rank > 36 months

Competitors MUST wear the correct USAT recognized belt color in order to compete.

Brief Schedule

Feb 18 (Sat.) Pre-Event - All functions held at:
Oriental Martial Arts College
1349 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

12:30 pm - 8:30 pm - USAT Sport Poomsae Referee Certification Seminar
Poomsae Seminar Register here

Feb 19 (Sun.) Pre-Event - All functions held at:
Oriental Martial Arts College
1349 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

10:00 am - 6:00 pm - USAT Sparring Referee Certification Seminar
Sparring Seminar Register here

March 3 (Fri.) Pre-Event - Weigh-In Sessions
Oriental Martial Arts College
1349 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

12:00 pm (Noon) - 8:00 pm

World Champion Taekwondo Academy
17910 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
Phone: (440) 878-5555
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cincinnati Taekwondo Center
3600 Red Bank Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Phone: (513) 271-6900
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

March 4 (Sat.) - All functions held at:
Ohio Expo Center - BUCKEYE Building
717 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211

Featuring Daedo Scoring (Daedo Electronic Foot Sensor Socks are required!)
8:00 am - 12:00 am (Noon) - Registration, Check-in (Must weigh-in on Friday March 4th)
9:00 am - 10:00 am - Mandatory Coaches Meeting
9:00 am-Completion - Orientation and championships

Register here
All participating coaches must be at least USAT AC Certified and attend the mandatory coaches meeting.

Host Hotel

Days Inn - Reynoldsburg
2100 Brice Rd, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 864-1280


Please contact Master Andy Choi
Phone: (614) 864-4000
e-mail: martialartscolumbus@gmail.com

OSTA Year End Meeting

The 2016 OSTA Year End Meeting will be held October 16th from 3PM-6PM at the OSTA Main Office, 1349 Brice Rd, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068. The agenda and supporting documents for the meeting are attached to this posting.

2016 Buckeye Classic

Welcome to the Ohio Taekwondo Association's 4th Buckeye Classic Championships.

This year's Buckeye Classic will again be held as part of the festivities during The Ohio State Fair at the Ohio Expo Center on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
717 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211


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