Because there is no world collegiate championship this year, the US National Collegiate Taekwondo Team will travel to Korea from August 5 to August 12 for an international training trip and scrimmage. National teams from several countries are expected to be present.

Also, as agreed upon at the fall NCTA meeting, this year's black belt poomsae divisions will be contest in the WTF sport poomsae format. Competitors will compete according the 1st senior, under 29 pair and under 29 team rules as specified in the WTF competition rules, and will therefore be responsible for preparing the following poomsae: Taeguek 6, Taeguek 7, Taeguek 8, Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon, and Shipjin.

Furthermore, there will be separate black belt team and pairs poomase divisions for the championship and team trials divisions. In the championships team and pairs divisions, the competitors must all be from the same school. For the team trials divisions, the competitors may be from separate schools.

Please click here for more details on the 2013 NCTA Championships poomsae divisions.