11th Annual U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang
The 11th Annual U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang will take place Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2019 at The Broadmoor World Arena. The U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang was created by the 1988 U.S. Olympic Head Coach Grandmaster Sang Lee and founder of the U.S. Taekwondo Center. The Honorary Organizing Committee Chairman is Mr. Bill Hybl.
“Hanmadang” is a Korean word that translates to “festival.” The U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang features Taekwondo competition for Traditional Forms, Creative Forms with and without weapons, Board Breaking, and Demonstration Team Competition. This competition is for students of all ages and belt ranks. Athletes from age 4 to 90 and from Yellow Belt to high ranking Black Belt will travel from all over the world to Colorado Springs to compete. Approximately 1,500 athletes are expected and more than an additional 2,500 spectators will be in attendance.
Tickets, which are $28 on Friday, July 26 and $18 on Saturday, July 27, plus applicable fees, are on sale now and can be purchased online at BroadmoorWorldArena.com or AXS.com or in person at The Broadmoor World Arena box office. They can also be purchased by phone at (719) 520 SHOW or at the Pikes Peak Center box office.
The U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang is also a part of the Rocky Mountain State Games – Colorado’s largest multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities.
The Opening Ceremonies for the 2019 U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang will take place on Friday, July 26 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and will feature a parade of athletes, the Colorado Springs Police Department Color Guard, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, cultural performances, and a demonstration by a Korean National Demonstration Team.