(June 28, 2020) - USA Taekwondo today announces multiple Poomsae programs within the organization in the wake of continued growth and success. These new programs will be fundamental in the Taekwondo discipline of Poomsae and they will grant the necessary aspiration to the U.S. athlete to develop and improve their skills to grow. USA Taekwondo proudly presents the New U.S. National Poomsae Rankings, Poomsae Pathways, and the USA Taekwondo Poomsae Academy.
Launching the U.S. National Poomsae Rankings will be essential to the U.S. Poomsae athlete, which will allow the competitors to earn points at sanctioned USA Taekwondo and World Taekwondo competitions. The U.S. National Poomsae rankings will be a major part of the criteria for the selection to the USA Taekwondo Poomsae academy and furthermore being ranked number one in your division counts as a Major in the new Poomsae Pathways which is part of the 2021 U.S. National Poomsae Team selection procedure. The Summer of Poomsae online tournament will be the first event where athletes can secure points in the U.S. National Poomsae Rankings - the event will be sanctioned at a 8.0 level! So don’t miss your opportunity to be one of the first listed in the Poomsae Rankings.
In addition to the U.S National Poomsae Rankings - USA Taekwondo is presenting the New Team Selection Pathways for Poomsae athletes, which will serve as the 2021 U.S. National Poomsae Team Selection Procedures. Similar to the Sparring pathways which were introduced in 2019, Poomsae athletes, pairs, and teams will have to win Major Tournaments or have a combination of Major Tournament wins and ranked number one in the new U.S. National Poomsae rankings within their division to be named a Dominate Athlete and be selected to the 2021 U.S. National Poomsae Team, all which are listed in the New Pathways for Poomsae Athletes. If there is no dominate athlete within the divisions, a Poomsae Team Trials will be hosted for those division in order to assist in selecting the National Poomsae Team. The Major events will provide a clear and transparent pathway to qualification for both the New Poomsae Academy and the National Team for all Poomsae World Class Black Belt Athletes.
To view the New Team Selection Pathways for Poomsae Athletes, Click here.
Lastly, USA Taekwondo is excited to introduce the New USA Taekwondo Poomsae Academy which will begin in 2021. The USA Taekwondo Poomsae Academy is designed to provide high quality training and competition opportunities to the very best U.S. Athletes. To be selected to join the Poomsae Academy, athletes would have to be ranked number one in the U.S. National Poomsae Rankings, win any of the Major Events mentioned in the Pathways document or be identified at any of the Major tournaments by showcasing their exceptional talent. The USA Taekwondo Poomsae Academy will be essential in guaranteeing the top National team-caliber athletes and coaches to work together and to ensure a gold winning performance at National Team events. More information regarding the USA Taekwondo Poomsae Academy will announced as we advance towards 2021.
More exciting announcements will be presented as USA Taekwondo continues to expand its presence in the Taekwondo community in the U.S and position itself for future growth.