Region 8 Fall Classic
We invite WTSDA students in Region 8 and beyond to join us October 18-20, 2019 for a great weekend of competition and training!
Watch for Judging Assignments closer to event
Information about Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Information about Individual and Team Competition
Information about Sunday Class with the Grandmasters
All registration is completed online through Event Manager. Please note, you may see all or any portion of the following on your bank or credit card statement: "MSI*MEMBERSOLUTIONS 8882448044 ONLINE REG FEE" not "WTSDA Region 8"
The early registration deadline is Sep 19; final registration deadline is Oct 1, 11 PM ET.
There are multiple forms, please use the form/forms you need to complete your registration. Registration on one DOES NOT automatically add you to the others.
Click here to submit your Creativity Team Proposal [Instructors only]
Click here to register as a Competitor for forms, sparring, weapon, and/or creativity competition [fee]
Click here to register for Sunday Classes [no fee, pre-registration mandatory]
We need your assistance to make this event a success!
Volunteers make our championship a success - we appreciate your offering your time. If you are unsure how to help, ask your instructor or championship staff for more information. Cho Dan Bo and Black belts, in particular, are encouraged to show their pride and honor by helping to ensure we have a safe and professional event. Consider your availability and register online through Event Manager.
Most help is needed for Saturday before, during, and after the event. When you register, please note both your availability and desired team(s) - please choose only up to three choices. You will be contacted closer to the event by your team lead to confirm your assignment(s). Assistance is needed for
Competition Team: Awards, Competition Management (Head Table), Judging, Results Recording, Scorekeeping/ Timekeeping, Information Desk;
Event Support: Set-up Team (before, during, and after); First Aid (including Incident Recording); Event Coordination; Building Fund Sales Team; Scholarship Fund Team; Souvenir Sales Team; Security Team;
Photography/Reporting; et al.
If you have questions, please review the championship information and speak with your instructor first
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
250 Kalahari Boulevard
Pocono Manor, PA 18349
Kalahari Dining Options
A variety of room types are available - view Room Types at a Glance or call Kalahari for more information.
Standard Room (Desert Room) may be booked online or by phone for $219++/night (Friday night and/or Saturday night)*. Please call 877-253-5466 to book larger rooms or suites and reference "WTSDA" or Group 3803. Registering under WTSDA/Group 3803 helps us to keep prices lower for the entire event and affords you a discounted room rate. *Discounted rates starting at $169++ for a standard room also apply to those adding nights before or after the event (Friday night-Sunday morning).
A small spectator section next to the Head Table will be reserved on Saturday morning for families of those being promoted to Sah Dan, Sah Dan Master, and senior Master. A small area will be provided for those taking pictures/videos of these promotions.
All competitors must be currently registered with World Tang Soo Do Association, must wear the official WTSDA white dobohk and belt^, and have appropriate gear for their rank. ^Gup students must wear solid or WTSDA half-color belts. All ages and ranks from 10th Gup to 3rd Dan, and Tiny Tiger/Little Dragon are eligible to compete.
All contestants must have a competitor wristband to enter premises for Friday and Saturday events. Each paid registration includes ONE contestant wristband for the championship.
We appreciate all the preparation and effort students and studios put into getting ready for this weekend. Please note practicing for competition, especially with training weapons, is not allowed in the competition space or in the adjacent convention space. Please come prepared to do your best!
Rules and regulations will be followed as published in the 2016 WTSDA Rulebook. If you would like to purchase a rule book, see your instructor.
Students will be grouped into divisions based on their rank and age. Divisions may be combined or split at the discretion of the championship management. The tournament schedule is subject to change depending on ring progression.
Your competition card includes your division number based on the information you provided in your registration. Listen for your division number in announcements of ring assignments. In addition, screens throughout the event space will display ring assignments by division number. Entrances to the competition spaces will be marked - please follow the direction of the Region 8 security staff.
Rings cannot be held waiting for the arrival of students. It is the student's responsibility to arrive in the designated ring within 10 minutes of the ring being called over the loud speaker. No refunds will be given to students who miss their ring.
Creativity is a team-based competition with one team per studio or group of studios composed of any gup or dan rank (up to Sam Dan), age, and gender.
Chief instructors will
Team members will each
The following materials are PROHIBITED in creativity performances:
Teams are expected to remove their props and clean up as necessary after their performance.
Staging and Creativity Competition at Kalahari
There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and co-3rd in each category: Creativity, Forms (Hyung), Sparring (Dae Ryun), Weapon Forms (Brown belt students & higher).
Only the students from studios registered in Region 8 are eligible for the Region 8 Grand Champion trophies. Grand and Division Champions are chosen by total points accumulated: 1st place - 10 points; 2nd place - 8 points; 3rd place - 5 points. To be eligible for the grand and division champion trophies, divisions must have a minimum of four participants.
Dan Cup winners must be present at the closing ceremony or those cups will be awarded to 2nd place winners. Gup Division Cups may be accepted by Studio Owners on behalf of the winning Gup student, if the Gup student is no longer present.
Sunday Classes with the Grandmasters
All Gup, Cho Dan Bo, and Dan students are welcome to join class with the Grandmasters on Sunday, October 20. There is no fee for participating in this class and limited spaces are available so registration is first come, first served through EM.
Pre-registered participants will receive "Special Class" wristbands. These cannot be purchased at the door. Please affix them to your left wrist so that they do not fall off. Wristbands cannot be shared between individuals.
Please respect the following class times, attending the class based on your current rank. Class location will be announced closer to the event.