Dear NCTA Athletes and Coaches,

Just a few reminders as the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships ( on April 7-8, 2012 in Cambridge, MA at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology draws near:

Early Registration Ends Tomorrow, March 31

The Hangastar early registration deadline is March 31, 2012.  Please be sure to register before then - the late registration fees are quite expensive!  You can register at:

Daedo Electronic Socks

There will be a limited selection of Daedo electronic foot protectors available on site to purchase at the tournament.  However, it is best if your black belt sparring athletes purchase their electronic foot protectors ahead of time.  Collegiate athletes may purchase them at  Please be sure to choose a shipping option that will arrive before the tournament date.

Location of Events on Friday, April 6

The poomsae seminar, referee meetings, and NCTA General Assembly will take place on the 16th floor of the host hotel, the Cambridge Hyatt Regency, at 575 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA 02139.

Coach and athlete registration, plus colored belt weigh-ins on Friday will be on the 1st floor of the the Johnson Athletic Center at 120 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA.  It is about a 7 minute walk from the Hyatt hotel to the Johnson Athletic Center.

Athlete Registration and Weigh-Ins on Saturday, April 7

There are 2 registration periods on Saturday.  From 8-9 am, there is registration and weigh-ins for colored belt athletes and coaches who could not register on Friday.  The tournament committee will not hold up any divisions for those who arrive late for this registration period, so please be sure to arrive early, or register on Friday if at all possible.  Black belts may NOT weigh in or pick up credentials during this morning period.

From 2-8 pm, there are registration and weigh-ins for coaches and black belt competitors.

Poomsae Seminar On Friday, April 6 from 1-5 pm

Just a reminder that NCTA Referee Chair Dr. Jun C. Yoon is leading a poomsae seminar on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 1-5 pm that is open to the public.  The fee for the seminar is $30, cash or check made out to "NCTA", and can be paid at the start of the seminar.  The seminar will be held at the Cambridge Hyatt Regency.

NCTA Club and Institutional Membership Now Online

To register your university or college Taekwondo club as an NCTA institutional member, please go to and follow the directions.  You will need to submit a letter of institutional recognition along with your payment.  Institutional membership is required for your club to be considered in the NCTA standings, as well as to vote in the NCTA general assembly.

I look forward to seeing you all soon in April!

Dan Chuang