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2019 Samurang Games

  & Martial Arts Festival  

April 6, 2019

The 19th Annual Samurang Games & Martial Arts Festival is coming on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, 2019.

On Friday J.P.Wood Martial Arts America host the Meet the Masters Seminars and Pizza party for participants, friends and families. Then on Saturday at the Falcon Park Recreation Center the the Samurang Games Tournament will be held from 10:30am to 5:30pm. 

For Newcomers, this is a festival style event ( Hanmadong in Korean). The Tournament is broken down into two catagories Contests which are standardized challenges that award prizes for reaching specific goals. The contests consist of kicking challenges fitness challenges , board breaking challenges and weapon skill challenges. Then Traditional Events for Forms, Self-defense and Sparring are held. this is a great time and a great experience for new or veteran athletes. 


For the new members of JP Wood MAA, the Samurang Games is a fun, exciting, motivating and rewarding weekend event each year for the whole school, including the athletes who participate and the students and parents who volunteer to make this event a success. We will again host a “Meet the Masters” on Friday evening which is open to all students, competitors and volunteers. Registration forms will be emailed and available online at palatinemartialarts.com and at the school.


The Samurang Games will have the traditional events which include forms, sparring (Taekwondo, Gumdo and new this year – padded one handed stick sparring) and self- defense competition, along with some fun (and competitive) Taekwondo and Gumdo contests including breaking, cutting, fast kicking, warrior obstacle course, and high kicking. There will be grand champion events for forms and select contest events. Registration will begin soon. ALL THE RULES WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THE REGISTRATION INFORMATION. Don’t delay signing your child up so they have plenty of time to prepare. There will be awards for all of the contests, including our very unique and interesting sparring and forms contest “trophies”.


In preparing for the tournament, please keep in mind the following:

  1. All students need to register in advance.

  2. Private lessons are available to help our students prepare.

  3. Taekwondo students are strongly encouraged to attend Friday night sparring classes if they will be competing in sparring.

  4. Taekwondo and Gumdo students are strongly encouraged to attend our Sparring Clinic on Friday, March 15th to help them prepare for sparring competition.

  5. All students are strongly encouraged to attend as many special practice sessions as possible on Wednesday at 6:00 pm from March 6th through April 3rd . There is no charge for these classes, and we will practice all Samurang Games contests and events except for sparring.