March 2, 2019
$2/per person (age 2+)
Doors open and Registration/Check-in begins at 8:00 am
Black Belt Meeting begins at 9:00 am
Line-up begins at 9:30 am
Tournament begins at 10:00 am
Fayetteville Christian School
2006 E Mission Blvd
Fayetteville, AR 72703
A limited number of tournament t-shirts will be available for purchase the day of the tournament. ($20 each)
AMA tournaments are controlled, competitive environments that allow practitioners to display and improve their skills in a safe environment. Although some may think it is all about who is better competitor, that is only a fraction of the purpose of Taekwondo.
In general, there are basically two types of tournaments:
1. Winning a trophy at any cost, while exclaiming victory and scorning defeat.
2. Competing with a good attitude (possibly winning a trophy) and learning under ideal conditions
The second type is what we, in Taekwondo, try to achieve!
Remember that tournaments are not solely about earning a trophy. They allow our members to meet new people, make new friends, put nerves to the test, and to display their skills.
By focusing on these purposes, it is very possible to celebrate whether you win or you lose. Most people believe that the reward at a tournament is the trophy or medal. By eliminating this idea, we eliminate the unnecessary devastation of leaving without an metal accolade.
In reality, competition is not just in a ring. Students of Taekwondo, as well as all other human beings, are competing with themselves on a daily basis. We compete with our body to lose weight. We compete with our mind to retain knowledge. We compete with our intellect on our spiritual convictions.
Even in the case of a match against an opponent, we are not only competing against that person's speed and agility, but also against ourselves to be the absolute best that we can. Therefore, tournaments are a great opportunity for increasing skills, as well as, boosting confidence. It is possible to learn self control over one's temper and to become motivated to react positively, instead of negatively to the outcomes.
For all of these reasons and more, tournaments are a vital part of Taekwondo, and one of the most dynamic, fun aspects of our art.
Download the AMA Tournament Rules.