Dear Collegiate Athletes, Coaches and Referees:

It is my pleasure to send you an update regarding the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championship, to be held in Cambridge, MA at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on April 7 and 8, 2012! This year is the second time that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sport Taekwondo has hosted the Championships, and we are excited to do an even better job this time around.

Please see our website,, for the latest information. Here are some announcements:

Hotel Rate Expires Soon!

The exceptional hotel rate of $119/night will expire in just over a week on March 9, 2012! Be sure to reserve soon - hotel rates in the city are in the $300/night range if not booked through our event. The reservation link is, or you may call the Cambridge Hyatt directly at 617-492-1234 and mention the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships.

USAT Sanction and Qualification for USAT National Championships

Pending approval of the sanction application, the NCTA Championships will be USAT-sanctioned event and will serve as a qualifier for the 2012 USAT Junior and Senior National Championships. The top three poomsae finalists in any black belt division of the Collegiates as well as the top four sparring finalists in any black belt division of the Collegiates to compete in their corresponding World Class divisions of poomsae or sparring at the Senior Nationals. All color belt participants at the Collegiates will qualify to compete at the 2012 USAT Junior & Senior National Championships, in their corresponding divisions of poomsae or sparring.


Registration for the NCTA Championships will be conducted through Hangastar at All participants in the NCTA Championships must be USAT members. USAT membership costs $35 and may be purchased as well through the Hangastar site. Registration is expected to open within the next week.  Thank you for your patience!

Daedo Electronic Chest Protectors

For the black belt sparring divisions, Daedo electronic chest protectors will be used and provided by the tournament host. All black belt sparring competitors must provide their own Daedo electronic foot protectors. Colored belt sparring will be scored using click-button scoring.

Eligibility and Forms

Although registration is not yet open, it is not too early to start submitting eligibility and registration. The academic eligibility forms in particular need to be certified by your university registrars. All athletes must be enrolled half-time or greater at a qualified college as described in the eligibility forms. Athletes competing in team qualifying divisions must be US Citizens.

I look forward to seeing you all in April!  If you have any questions, please email our event staff at