USBA/WBA Hall of Fame Breaking Championships- 2023

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Date(s) - 11/11/2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm



  • Northeast

Circuit: World/National

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

Location: 535 West Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

TimeSaturday- Doors open at 8:00 am, 9:00 am start time.

Nearest Airport: Bradley International Airport

Tournament Hotel: Suggested- Holiday Inn Cheshire-Southington, 64 Knotter Drive, Cheshire, Connecticut 06410 (there are also other hotels in the area)

Breaking Categories: USBA/WBA- First Time Breaker, Creative Open, Creative Wood, Power Wood, Double Power Wood Elbow, Non-Spaced Power Wood, Power Concrete. All ages, ranks, and genders.

***The Return of the Black Belt Challenge18 years and older, Black Belts Only; Offered divisions: Lightweight Men, Heavyweight Men, Open Weight Women; 2 competitors needed to run a given division; 5 competitors needed for Championship Belt to be awarded. Registrations must be in by October 11, 2023).

Materials are included in entry fee. Entry fee: $225 for USBA/WBA members, $275 for non-members (includes 1 year membership).

The Black Belt Challenge is a unique USBA/WBA competition in which competitors pick their divisions the morning of the event through a card draw. Winners of the Black Belt Challenge may be considered for a future USBA/WBA Pro Series event. For more info on the Black Belt Challenge go to- For more info on the USBA/WBA Pro-Series go to-

Forms Categories: Open Hand Forms and Weapons Form;  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Black Belt Rank groups, within the the following age groups; 7 & Under, 8-12, 13-17, 18 & Over. Age groups may be broken down further to smaller age spreads based on registration number.

Registration Pricing:  Register by October 27th. USBA/WBA categories- First Time Breakers- $50 (includes 3 boards and community stand fee, competitors who register in First Time Breaker may not compete in other events); Other USBA/WBA divisions (including forms)- $60 for 1st, $20 for 2nd, $15 each additional.

Black Belt Challenge- $225 for USBA/WBA members, $275 for non-members (includes 1 year membership).

Spectator Pricing: General Admission- $5 at door, children 12 and under Free

Material Pricing: Boards- $3 and $2, Blocks- $3, Community stand fee (all competitors except First Time Breakers)- $10

Rating info: All USBA/WBA members will receive the following points toward World/National ratings: 1st place- 5 points, 2nd- 4 points, 3rd- 3 Points. *Note: Same day new memberships and renewals will not be seeded the day of the event. If you wish to be seeded please submit your membership no later than one week before the event.

Additional Info:

After Party at Bella Gio in Cheshire: After most events some of the competitors and officials get together at a local establishment to celebrate, connect, and wind down. We always have a great time! We are trying something new by offering this ahead of time to those interested.

We have reserved space at Bella Gio in Cheshire on Saturday night, a wonderful Italian restaurant with awesome food. Seating will be limited to 30-40 people. Menu will consist of Italian Antipasto, Penne al la Vodka, Chicken Marsala, Flank Steak, Mixed Vegetables, Roasted Potatoes, Beverage (Soda, Coffee, or Tea). Cash bar. The cost is $50 per person including tax and tip. If you are interested please reserve your spot here-

Forms Rules: Open Forms & Weapons: • All Forms & Weapons Events will be Judged on a 1 – 10 Scale, with 1/10 point increments. Scores from all Judges will be added together, and the highest total will win. In the case of a tie, judges may use their discretion and possibly ask for a repeat performance to determine a winner. • Competitors in these divisions will perform ANY Forms (patterns, kata, poomse, etc.) traditional or creative in nature. • Forms may include an array of techniques. These forms may be a traditional forms from a style or system, devised in their entirety by the competitor, or be a traditional form in which modern aspects were added. • In this division, the competitor may perform any movements whether they originate from traditional or contemporary martial arts systems or otherwise. • However, at least half of the form should originate from martial arts techniques. • Emphasis is placed on the quality of execution of techniques and movements, martial arts skills, balance, speed, power, degree of difficulty, and showmanship, solid stances and focus. Spinning kicks, jump spinning kicks, flying kicks, multiple kicks, splits and other creative martial arts techniques are permitted. • In addition, competitors should limit the techniques to only those movements that portray a definite offensive or defensive martial arts purpose, or are included to illustrate extreme flexibility or agility. • In addition, Weapons forms will take into consideration heavily the use of the weapons, including, striking & blocking with the weapon as well as weapon manipulations.

Black Belt Challenge- Open to Black Belts 18 yrs and older. Offered divisions: Lightweight Men, Heavyweight Men, Open Weight Women; 2 competitors needed to run a given division; 5 competitors needed for Championship Belt to be awarded. Entry fee- $225 for USBA/WBA members, $275 for non-members (includes 1 year membership).