Hundreds of athletes will take to the mat for the 2023 California State Taekwondo Championships at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center this weekend.

The tournament, hosted by the California Unified Taekwondo Association (CUTA), is one of the largest martial arts events of its kind in the United States, and will be held inside the Selland Arena from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2.

This year’s competition has the honor of hosting the Executive Director of USA Taekwondo, Steve McNally, and the President of Kukkiwon, Grandmaster Lee Dong Sup.

It is the eighth year Fresno will be the base for this national qualifying championship, highlighting the skills of these athletes in fierce competition. Since 2014, the event has brought in more than $9.1 million to Fresno County, and has continued to grow in popularity in the martial arts community.

“We are thrilled to have the California Unified Taekwondo Association bring their championship back to Fresno County. We look forward to seeing the incredible talents of these athletes,” said Fresno/Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO, Lisa Oliveira.

The California Unified Taekwondo Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunity for anyone to compete in Taekwondo. For more information about the organization, visit

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For more information contact: Hayley Salazar, Marketing/Communications Manager, Visit Fresno County at 559-981-5511 or