15-16 October 2016, the traditional International Martial Arts Festival «THE BALTIC SEA CUP» for the prizes of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region was held at the SIBUR ARENA Sports Complex. The festival was organized by the Demid Momot Martial Arts School, the St. Petersburg Taekwondo Sports Federation, the ‘Petrogradets’ Sports Club, ‘Vozrozhdenie’ Foundation for Assistance to Sports and Security Agencies Veterans and members of their families with the support of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg regional branch of the «United Russia.»
In the framework of the festival there were competitions in taekwondo and hapkido, contest of exhibition performances of representatives of various martial arts. Individual sparring competitions in Taekwondo WTF brought together about 700 athletes, who competed for 54 sets of awards in different weight and age categories. For the first time at the Festival, there were competitions in Poomsae — complex Taekwondo WTF exercises, which brought together about 200 Russian athletes competing in 25 categories. Team competitions in Taekwondo were represented by the most interesting match Russia-Iran.