The first two days of competition will feature poomsae, or forms competition. The poomsae events will be contested according to a new format that required contestants to perform both recognized poomsae as well as freestyle poomsae in the final round. Representing Team USA in poomsae at the 2017 Summer Universiade will be Adalis "A.J." Munoz (Tarrant County College) in the female individual category, Edward Jeong (University of Bridgeport) in the male individual category, Albert Jong (San Jose State University) and Kelsey Ha (Evergreen Valley College) in the mixed pair category, Munoz, Samery Moras (Utah Valley University) and Christina Castillo (Austin Community College) in the female team category, and Jeong, Jong and Kody Han (University of California, Berkeley) in the male team category.
Over the next four days, individual sparring competition will be contested, with four athletes competing each day. Individual sparring will be followed one day of male and female team sparring.
The men's sparring team at the 2017 Summer Universiade is comprised of David J. Kim (-54kg, Pikes Peak Community College), Isaac Weintraub (-58kg, University of Central Oklahoma), (-63kg, George El-Chemali (Sierra College), William Jackson (-68kg, University of Texas, Dallas), Jaysen Ishida (-74kg, University of Hawaii, Manoa), Connor Wilson (-80kg, University of California, Los Angeles), Drew Thompson (-87kg, Washington State University), and Jonathan Healy (+87kg, Liberty University).
The USA referees appointed to work the event are Raymond Hsu and Jaime Schulte.