20th Anniversary

 Samurang Games

  & Martial Arts Festival returns in April 2022.

  Get ready . . . you don't want to miss it!!! 


ARE YOU SAMURANG STRONG??? . . . If so, hang tough and keep working strong because our 20th anniversary special Samurang Games event will be back in April 2022. 

  Friday afternoon:  Moo Do Won International will hold promotional testing for dan (black belt) ranks in Taekwondo, Gumdo, and Hapkido.

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

   Saturday:  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.

   What is the Samurang Games? 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.