Candy Cane Wars 2019

Our school's first ever in-house student tournament! This is the official event page. All information will be updated here as plans are finalized.


Members of Range Martial Arts Chisholm and Virginia locations enrolled in the Tang Soo Do, Tiny Tigers, Little Dragons, and Haidong Gumdo programs are invited to participate. Family and friends are encouraged to come help cheer on competitors!


This martial arts competition will have a number of divisions based on program, age and rank within the student base from our two locations of Range Martial Arts. Divisions will be created for Tiny Tigers, Tang Soo Do (including Little Dragons), and Haidong Gumdo based on registered competitors. There is no cost to participants!


The competition will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019. The school gate will open at 10:15am (the mall opens at 10am) so participants can use the changing rooms and get stretched out or warmed up before the competition. We are anticipating the event to last about four hours total, but will be adjusted based on attendance. Participants are not required to stay the entire event, but it is strongly encouraged.


The event will be held at Range Martial Arts East located in the Tunderbird Mall in Virginia, MN. There is seating outside the school door in the corridor as well as a number of chairs inside for spectators.


We really don't need a reason for an event like this other than to have fun! That being said, it will give our black belts practice at judging and give students that have never competed before an idea of what a tournament could be like.


Below are the divisions that are planned for the event (subject to change based on registrations). Last update: November 26.

Tiny Tigers

Children ages 4 to 6 enrolled in Chisholm or Virginia Tiny Tigers programs will have the opportunity to compete in the following divisions (all participants will get a candy cane).

  • Tiny Tiger Hyung (forms)
  • Tiny Tiger Dae Ryun (ribbon sparring)

Tang Soo Do

Students ages 7 and up that are enrolled in Chisholm or Virginia Tang Soo Do Little Dragons, Youth, or Teen & Adult programs will be broken into the divisions below. Candy Canes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and co-3rd places. The WTSDA Championship rules will be used for this portion of the event. Youth Champion, Grand Champion, and Senior Champion will be acknowledged based on points.

  • TSD Youth 7-10yrs Hyung (forms)
  • TSD Youth 7-10yrs Dae Ryun (point sparring)
  • TSD Youth 11-12yrs Hyung (forms)
  • TSD Youth 11-12yrs Dae Ryun (point sparring)
  • TSD Teen & Adult White/Orange/Green Belt Hyung (forms)
  • TSD Teen & Adult White/Orange/Green Belt Dae Ryun (point sparring)
  • TSD Teen & Adult Brown/Red Belt Hyung (forms)
  • TSD Teen & Adult Brown/Red Weapons (staff)
  • TSD Teen & Adult Brown/Red Belt Dae Ryun (point sparring)
  • TSD Teen & Adult Blue Belt Hyung (forms)
  • TSD Teen & Adult Blue Belt Weapons (staff)
  • TSD Teen & Adult Blue Belt Dae Ryun (point sparring)

Haidong Gumdo

Students enrolled in the Range Martial Arts East Haidong Gumdo program will be able to compete in the following divisions. Candy Canes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

  • Haidong Gumdo Geombeob (forms)
  • Haidong Gumdo Paper Cutting (wooden sword)


If you have questions, suggestions, or would like to volunteer to help with this event, please be sure to send them to Mr. Koivisto or use our contact form on this website.


All students that would like to participate in Candy Cane Wars 2019 must pre-register by Saturday, December 21! This will allow us enough time to set up brackets and adjust divisions before the event.

Which program will you be competing in?
Select your belt color for the selected program. (Tips do not matter.)
TSD divisions are for those competing in Tiny Tigers or Tang Soo Do, HG divisions are for those competing in Haidong Gumdo.

Event Date & Time

Saturday, December 28, 2019

11:00am - 3:00pm