Saturday, Nov. 17th 2018
Competition for single, pair and Group Poomsae. Special category for parent(s)/child(ren). Traditional forms, Creative Forms and Music Forms.
Power- and Technical Breaking: Knife Hand, Fist, Side- and Backkick Breaking, High Jump and Long Jump Breaking, Serial Breaking.
During the competition: Serial Breaking and Team-Demo. At the Opening Ceremony: Martial Arts demonstrations and Show acts.
Electronic Board Breaking
Safe board breaking for Kids using electronic striking devices. Electronic kicking contest on a computerized sandbag.
Dear Taekwondo Friends!
The Vienna Taekwondo Festival 2017 has been the highlight of our 4 years series of events. Therefore we also want to organize a festival again in 2018 - as always featuring the full program of the Hanmadang-Festival in Korea. The Vienna Taekwondo Festival bridges the gap between sports and Korean culture. At the same time the joy and fun when practicing Taekwondo with like-minded people is our main goal.
This year there will be an organizational innovation: for the first time the Vienna Taekwondo Festival will be held parallel and together with the Vienna Taekwondo Championships! We expect that this innovation will boost the number of participating athletes in both events and we also expect a remarkable simplification regarding organization. With its additional competition categories the Vienna Taekwondo Festival will be an enrichment for the participants of the Vienna Taekwondo Championships. At the same time participants of the Taekwondo Festival will have the opportunity to take part at the competitions of the Vienna Taekwondo Championships.
In addition to the usual Hanmadang categories there will be again a parent(s)/child(ren) Poomsae category, the kick competition for children on electronic sandbags and the breaking event for children on electronic soft-targets, that have been introduced in the last years..
Another innovation in 2018: the competitions will be divided into two new main groups. "Advanced´group A" (from 6th Kup and above plus all master Dan grades) and "Beginner group B" (from 10th Kup up and including 7th Kup). We expect beginners to overcome their inhibition more easily when participating and competitions will be invigorated in the competitions of the A group. Additionally, we will have various age categories. Another highlight will be again our opening ceremony, where you can see martial arts demonstrations as well as performances of various Korean artists.
Starting from September 2018, you can download the outline and the rules of competition from this page and you can forward your application online as well. You also will find more infos on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ViennaTaekwondoFestival. The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria has taken over the patronage of this event and we are supported by various business companies and organizations. I hope that I will be able to welcome many active players and spectators at the Vienna Taekwondo Festival 2018 and I am sure that this will be an unforgettable day for everybody.
Dr. Norbert Mosch
The event location at Hopsagasse in Vienna is one of the largest spors halls in Vienna. It features a total space of 63 by 36 meters for competitions. This will be large enough to set up multiple competition areas for the competitions of the Vienna Taekwondo Festival as well as those of the Vienna Taekwondo Championships at the same time.
The sports hall can be easily reached by public transportation: Bus No. 11A or N29.
Event competitions will start from approx. 09.00 a.m. in the hall.
At the Opening Ceremony, which will start at 12.00 a.m. we will have a varied program from martial arts demonstrations to Korean culture acts
Any Taekwondo club or single practitioner can participate. You find more info about that in the outline.
Spectators are very welcome. We will charge no entrance fees.
What makes the Vienna Taekwondo Festival so special ?
Everyone can participate
There are certain restriction for participation at „normal“ Taekwondo competitions (federation membership, high minimum qualification, a.s.o.). At the Vienna Taekwondo anyone can participate, provided that he or she has earned a minimum 8th Kup. There are age- and graduation categories that will guarantee equal chances for everyone competing in the various categories.
Normally, there are only Taekwondo competitions for full contact or traditional forms. At the Vienna Taekwondo Festival we have many additional attractive categories which will apply especially to the spectators, e.g. Serial Breaking, Taekwondo Aerobic, Power- and Record-Breaking or Team Demo.
Sports and Culture
It is our utmost concern to prove the close connection between Taekwondo and korean culture. Therefore, at any Taekwondo Festival, we have a festive opening ceremony with elements from martial arts, dance and music. It gives us great pleasure to know that our efforts are acknowledged and valued officially. This has been proven by the continuous support by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria.
Joy – not Stress
You can win medals and trophies at the Vienna Taekwondo Festival. But our main goal is to have joy and pleasure when doing Taekwondo together with friends from near and far. At the end of the day, everybody should go home with good feelings and being sure to have met old friends and have found new ones.
Vienna Taekwondo Festival
Electronic Board Breaking: who can break the most virtual boards?