The bid process is ongoing
USA Taekwondo is the National Governing Body for the sport of taekwondo in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. USA Taekwondo provides development opportunities for the sport’s athletes throughout the United States to cultivate their knowledge of the sport while striving for world-class status. USA Taekwondo is looking for hosts for a series of major events through 2025 with a series of new RFPs for review.
The Grand Prix Final is held annually. Medalists from each of the regional Grand Prix tournaments as well as medalists from the National Championship will be invited to participate in the Grand Prix Final. The competition is open to athletes from 6 years of age and older with yellow to black belts. Competition categories include Poomsae (forms), Para, Sparring, Board Breaking and Demonstration Team competitions.
The National Championship is open to athletes from age 6 and older and is considered one of the premier events in the world. Competition categories include Poomsae (Forms Competition), Kyorugi (Sparring Competition), Board Breaking and Demonstration Team competitions. In 2022, over 2,000 athletes,coaches and referees participated from across the country. The tournament is four days of competition and two additional days of move in and event check-in/weigh-in. The event will take place the week of July 4th. More than 2,500 room nights will be utilized at local hotels.
The U.S. Open is for any certified black belt athlete in the world. In 2020, there were over 3, 000 athletes, coaches and officials from 75 countries participating in this five-day event with over 2,600 spectators in attendance. The event is four days of competition and two additional days for move-in and event check-in/weigh-in. The event usually takes place in late February or early March, with the preference being the last week of February or first week of March.
Once proposals have been received, the USA Taekwondo Events Department will proceed with a thorough review of the bid. The top two proposals will be notified and scheduled for a site visit paid by the bidding city. The bid review will be based on the venue, hotel arrangements, ability to provide additional staffing and volunteers and a budgetary analysis.
For more information on any of these events, email Director of Events Christy Strong Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org