20th Anniversary

2020 Samurang Games

  & Martial Arts Festival has been cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak


ARE YOU SAMURANG STRONG??? . . . It's our 20th anniversary and we have a special Samurang Games for you!!.  This year's Samurang Games & Martial Arts Festival has been rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16, 2020.

   Friday May 15th:   J.P.Wood Martial Arts America will host the Meet the Masters Seminars and Pizza party for participants, friends and families.

   Saturday May 16th:  The main event!  Samurang Games Tournament held from 10:30am to 5:30pm at Falcon Park Recreation Center in Palatine.  This is a great time and experience for both new or veteran athletes.

Special 20th Anniversary Special:  All competitors and volunteers will receive one chance to win $25,000!!!!

For newcomers, this is a festival style event (Hanmadang in Korean).  Samurang Games are a fun, competitive, exciting, motivating, inspiring and rewarding event held each year.  The tournament on Saturday is broken down into two catagories; contests and events.


CONTESTS:  The contests are standardized challenges that award prizes for reaching specific goals. These are:  

  • Kicking challenges are:  fast roundhouse kick, jump high kick, standing high kick, and spin hook kick

  • Fun agility and fitness challenge is the warrior obstacle course

  • Board breaking challenges are downward hand strike (hammer fist or knife hand) and NEW this year side kick 

  •  Weapon skill challenges are sword thrusting and sword paper cutting.    


EVENTS: The second category is the traditional events of Forms, Self-defense and Sparring. These are:  

  •  Forms events are:  individual form, partner / group form, open weapon, and Koryo Gumdo sword forms. 

  • Self defense events are:  Tactical and Entertainment.

  • Sparring events are:  Taekwondo continuous sparring, Koryo Gumdo soft sword engagement sparring, and padded one handed stick sparring.  

There will be awards for all of the contests, including our very unique sparring and forms contest “trophies”.

IMPORTANT:  Be sure to read all the rules for this event, and register online in advance.  

Contact Us


249 E Northwest Hwy

 Palatine, IL 60067

Monday: 11 am - 8 pm

Tuesday: 12 pm - 8 pm

Wednesday: 12 pm - 8 pm

Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm

​​Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm

Sunday: closed

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