MSMAP competitors have won "Best Male Competitor" more than once at this event. Are you ready to take up the challenge?
Why? Competition is an opportunity to test yourself against other people of similar size and skill.
Categories. There are two main groups: beginner and intermediate/advanced rank levels. These categories are further separated by gender, weight, and age.
Safety. Rules and divisions are designed in order to promote the competitors' safety while still allowing a great test of skills.
This division consists of two-rounds of competition.
Kicking / Punching. Round 1 follows modified “taekwondo rules” with kicking and punching only to the body (nothing above the chest; nothing below the belt).
Groundwork / Wrestling. No finger twisting, eye-gouging, hair-pulling, fish-hooks, striking, kicking, etc. No submissions (joint locks, chokes); only pins.
This division has four rounds with each round requiring distinct skills.
Kicking / Punching. Round 1 is modified “taekwondo rules” with kicking and punching only to the body with chest protector (nothing above the chest; nothing below the belt).
Standing Throws. Round 2 follows modified judo rules.
Groundwork / Wrestling. No finger twisting, eye-gouging, hair-pulling, fish-hooks, striking, kicking, etc. Joint locks and chokes are allowed.
Combination. Round 4 is a mix of the previous three rounds.
Learn more about yongmudo competition.
MSMAP participants competed in the UC Yongmudo Championships in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and have come away with multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals. And, for two consecutive years, MSMAP returned to Mount Shasta with the Best Male Competitor award! Read about all the action during these exciting events.
Go to: 2017 UC Open Taekwondo & Yongmudo Championships (MS Area Newspapers)
Go to: 2016 UC Open Taekwondo & Yongmudo Championships (MS Area Newspapers)
Go to: 2012 UC Yongmudo Championships (MS Area Newspapers)
Go to: 2011 UC Yongmudo Championships (MS Area Newspapers)
Go to: 2010 UC Open Taekwondo & Yongmudo Championships (MS Area Newspapers)
Go to: Yongmudo Competition
Kyle. “It was fun. Iget to fight people that were better than me. Yongmudo was the most fun because I llost the most. The peole that beat me were really nice afterwards. It's not so bad to lose.”
Riley. It was fun. Meeting the yongmudo peole was fun like Hannah and Lindsey. I learned to keep moving around and kick more.
Quick Info. It's about a 4 hour drive between Shasta and Berkeley depending on traffic. Usually, traffic is not noticeable until the 505/80 merge, if then. Traffic becomes heavier on the west side of the Carquinez Bridge later in the afternoon. To avoid traffic altogether driving to Berkeley, get to the Carquinez Bridge before 5pm.
Plan Ahead. A little planning for driving and parking in Berkeley is helpful. Per the University web site: “We strongly recommend planning in advance as commuting in the city of Berkeley can be complicated.”
By “complicated,” this simply means there are many one-way streets and metered parking and parking time limits with confusing signs. All of this is easy to navigate:
(1) if you keep turning left, you’ll end up where you started;
(2) permanent parking signs mean a little less on Saturdays and even less on Sunday.
Driving is not so bad in Berkeley, but look over the maps to become familiar with the nearby street names.
Start here to get your bearings before traveling to Berkeley.
Haas Pavilion is located at the intersection of Bancroft Way and Dana Street, on the northeast side of the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF).
Parking can be an adventure if you're unprepared. On-campus and off-campus parking lots are available as is free and paid parking.
Off-Campus Parking. Our recommendation is to park on the streets nearby the campus. Unmetered (free) parking is available on Saturdays and Sundays (and weekdays after 6pm) on Ellsworth, Dana, Channing, Haste, and Dwight. Any of these streets is a short walk to campus. Parking is free on Sundays on Bancroft Avenue.
On-Campus Parking. The closest on-campus (paid) parking is the RSF Garage. Refer to the university parking page and map for location and cost.
Use these maps to help get around in Berkeley and to help plan where you can park. The Parkopedia map even provides current costs for garages and parking lots.
Learn more about the history and landmarks of the university and city of Berkeley. Discover great places to visit, tucked away in the hills behind the campus.
Cal is known as one of the leading public universities in the world. With several Nobel Prize winners on faculty, professors and researchers at Cal continue to make discoveries that affect our daily lives.
Take a drive up the hill behind the campus to see a few things as well as take in a fantastic panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
U.C. Botanical Garden. “The Garden holds one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States...[featuring] plants of documented wild origin from nearly every continent.”
Lawrence Hall of Science. Take a visit to the Lawrence Hall of Science for interesting exhibits and a spectacular view across the bay of San Francisco and more. Bring your cameras!
Tilden Regional Park. And, if you make it this far, check out Tilden Regional Park, just a short drive further up the hill and Grizzly Peak skyline road. If you arrive in the afternoon, the park even has a steam train for children.
Architects. There are many examples of late-19th and early-20th Century architecture on- and off-campus particularly those buildings of the Beaux-Arts Classical tradition. Many individuals made their mark on the campus architectural landscape that exists today including John Galen Howard (campus architect until 1924), William Ratcliffe, Bernard Maybeck (Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco), and his student, Julia Morgan (the architect for Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA and the first woman architect licensed in California).
Hearst Family. In the early 20th Century, much of the funding for campus construction was provided by the Hearst family (the same Hearst family in the Dunsmuir/McCloud area). The Hearst family “adopted” UC Berkeley following the founding of Stanford University by the Stanford family and a little competition between the families and the universities began.
Following are four landmark buildings near Haas Pavilion.
1. SATHER TOWER (THE CAMPANILE)
Named for its inspiration in St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, this is “perhaps UC Berkeley’s most famous symbol. Visible for miles, it stands 307 feet tall and is the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world...Completed in 1914, the Campanile is the symbol of the campus. It also houses a carillon of 61 bells on which music is played every day at noon.” The massive bells weigh from 19 to 10,500 pounds. Tickets to the observation deck are $2 for adults. The observation platform is open until 3:45pm (Mon-Fri) and 4:45pm on weekends.
2. FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
This building, immediately across from the walkway from Haas Pavilion, is now the univerisity Dramatic Arts Department dance facility. It is “an excellent early example of the Bay Area Shingle style...The First Unitarian Church design was revolutionary for its time in its single huge west gable, the use of shingles and metal sash windows, the exceptionally heavy rough beams resting on unpeeled redwood trunks, and the semi-circular apse with a bisected conical roof on the east side. Curved buttresses along the side walls structurally unnecessary in a wood-frame building make a playful allusion to traditional masonry churches.”
3. BERKELEY CITY CLUB
One block over from Haas Pavilion on Durant, “the Berkeley City Club is listed in the Berkeley Designated Landmark #2, 1975, California State Landmark #908, 1977 and the National Register of Historic Places, 1977. This beautiful building was designed and built in 1929 by architect Julia Morgan.” and “is one of [her] outstanding works...whose interpretation of Moorish and Gothic elements created a landmark of California design.”
4. HEARST GYMNASIUM
A five-minute walk up Bancroft from Haas Pavilion, this facility offers a taste of Hearst Castle and its beautifully designed swimming pool (still in use). “Hearst Memorial Gymnasium, 1927, originally the women’s gym, was designed by Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan. It includes two gyms, three dance studios, and three outdoor swimming pools. The gym was built as a memorial to Phoebe Apperson Hearst” (the mother of William Randolph Hearst).
Learn more about the university and the city of Berkeley.
Berkeley is often identified with the Free Speech Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and the Anti-War Movement along with hippies, activists, and colorful street people and performers, and more. There is a reason for this association.
“For these ten years from roughly 1964 to 1974 Cal captured the imagination of the United States in a way that happens once a lifetime, if that. Though we, for convenience’s sake, group ‘the 60s’ together, it was really two separate ideas and spirits manifesting themselves, related only in time and place.”