Lone Star Showdown
When: Saturday, August 19, 2023
8:30 AM Doors Open
8:45 AM Judges Meeting
9 AM Youth Black Belt and Little Dragons line up
Where: Twin Lakes YMCA Gym
204 E Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, TX 78613, USA
Click Here to register online for the Lone Stare Showdown (Link will take you to the online registration page)
Volunteering parents or instructors should get a volunteer ticket.
Dear Students & Parents:
I would like to invite you to our Lone Stare Showdown Tournament. I encourage all of our martial arts family members to join us for this day of friendly competition and camaraderie. This event provides World Tang Soo Do practitioners an opportunity to enjoy family friendly competition and have fun with your extended Tang Soo Do family.
All competitors are required to conduct themselves with pride and honor as well as obey all rules and regulations. As such, anyone who does not obey the rules of conduct will be escorted off the premises of the event. Judges and all volunteers are expected to execute their assignments in a professional manner.
Participants 10 years old and younger will receive a participation medal. Grand Champion trophies will be awarded based on forms, weapons and sparring as follows:
Adult Gup Champion
Youth Gup Champion
Youth Black Belt Champion
Adult Black Belt Champion
In addition, we will have the following competitions for competitors:
Team Sparring for Gups and Black Belts. Get a team together of 3-4 friends to do traditional or demo forms.
Gups who do not have gear yet will be able to participate in tag sparring.
Little Dragons/Tiny Tigers have the option to break wood in their rings.
All applications must be postmarked and/or received by the Tournament Coordinator by the final deadline of Friday, August 12, 2023. Early registration (Discount!!) is available through Saturday, July 15, 2023. Be sure you adhere to the deadlines if you wish to compete. We will not accept any applications after the final deadline date.
We ask all Black Belts who will be attending to sign up to volunteer to assist with judging, scorekeeping, timekeeping or other duties. This is done by getting a volunteer ticket on the signup page.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to a great event with you and your family!
Master Jimmy Bailey, 5th Dan
Fire Dragon Karate
Important Tournament Information
Only a handful of sizes will be available for purchase the day of the Showdown. Order your t-shirt with your registration and pick it up at the Merchandise table.
Campus Rules to Know About
Please be advised of the following:
The Twin Lakes YMCA is a "Weapons Free Facility".
All weapons must be DULL training weapons. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Any area designated as "Off Limits" both inside and outside of the Twin Lakes YMCA GYM by YMCA or tournament staff must be adhered to by all visitors. Violators will be asked to leave.
No Outside food or drinks will be allowed in the gym. There will be food provided by the Twin Lakes YMCA near the entrance. This is a great non-profit that helps with sports youth activities so we encourage you to support them by buying their delicious eats.
The Lone Star Showdown is an event for WTSDA students. All competitors, instructors and their studios must have been invited and are considered to be in good standing with Fire Dragon Karate.
Sparring (Dae Ryun)
Traditional Weapon Forms
Division numbers will be assigned after all competitor applications have been received.
Traditional Weapons are defined as staff (bong), knife (dan gum), and Korean/Katana sword (jang gum).
Form may be a traditional Tang Doo Do form.
Student must be a 6th gup or higher. (Differs from WTSDA rule book)
No 'live' blades, no sharp weapons. Training weapons only!
LITTLE DRAGON/TINY TIGER BREAKING RULES ($10/14 Charge)
Material (provided by FDK)
1. Little Dragon/Tiny Tiger breaking will take place place in the same ring as the forms and LD Sparring and is an optional portion.
2. Competitor will be provided one board to break by FDK.
3. Little Dragons will be instructed on board break choices and how to break.
Little Dragons/Tiny Tigers (8 years & under)
Youth (to age 17)
Adult (18 years to older)
UNIFORM AND SPARRING EQUIPMENT
Traditional White Uniforms are only permitted.
All sparring competitors must have the following gear in order to compete:
padded head gear
groin protection (males)
DEADLINES AND FEES
All applications must be postmarked and/or received by the final deadline of Saturday, August 12, 2023. Early registration is available through Saturday, July 15, 2023. Be sure you adhere to the deadlines if you wish to compete. We will not accept any applications after the final deadline date.
Competing Group 07/15/2023 08/12/2023
Tiny Tigers/Little Dragons $42/$35 Cash Discount $52/$45 Cash Discount
Youth/Adult (Gup & Dan) $62/$55 Cash Discount $72/$65 Cash Discount
Pre-registration is MANDATORY. There will be no refunds issued for any reason.
We would greatly appreciate your assistance in making this event successful. Black Belts in particular are encouraged to show their pride and honor by helping to ensure we have a safe and fun event. You can signup online to volunteer!
Click Here to register online for the Lone Star Showdown (Link will take you to the online registration page)