Club Discipline & Etiquette

For insurance purposes, after an initial probation period of 4 weeks, all students must complete and sign a British Taekwondo membership form prior to any further training sessions. British Taekwondo Membership is valid for one year.

All students must have a valid British Taekwondo licence in order to be allowed to participate in any club training sessions. It is your responsibility to ensure that it is renewed prior to its expiration

Unless prior permission has been granted a WT approved Dobok uniform and grade coloured belt must be worn during club training sessions in the Dojang. During the hot summer months a T-shirt may be worn but you must still wear your grade coloured belt.

For safety purposes WT approved protection equipment must be worn for any contact training such as sparring one step and self-defence. Minimum required Bodyguard, Head guard, gum shield, Groin guard.

It is recommended and essential for hydration to bring sufficient water or sports drinks (not energy drinks) for drinking during breaks.

Gradings will be approximately every 4 months and will depend on the student’s attendance record, attitude, technical abilities within their belt grade syllabus, and at the discretion of the instructors.

It is important to watch and listen to your instructor during explanations, do not distract others, raise your hand if you have a question and wait until the instructor has finished explaining and has your attention.

Misconduct or disrespect in the Dojang, running around, horseplay, hitting or pushing others, or any misuse of the Martial art will result in disciplinary action, which may result in being expelled from the club and any further training.

Respect all seniors and fellow students alike, respect of all equipment and venue.

No jewellery or accessories to be worn during training, finger/ toe nails should be kept trimmed.

During training sessions ensure mobile phones are either on silent mode or switched off to avoid any disruption of the session in progress, unless prior authorisation has been granted by the instructor.



Tenets Of Taekwondo

  • I shall observe the Tenets of Taekwon-Do
  • I shall respect my instructors and seniors
  • I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do
  • I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
  • I shall build a more peaceful world
  • Courtesy (Ye-ui)
  • Integrity (Yom-chi)
  • Perseverance (In-nae)
  • Self-Control (Geek-gi)
  • Indomitable Spirit (Baek-jeol-bul-gul)


Belt Grades and what the Colour Signifies

  • 10th Kup – White belt (white signifies innocence, as a student with no previous knowledge of Taekwondo)
  • 9th Kup – White belt with yellow tag
  • 8th Kup – Yellow belt (yellow signifies earth, from which the metaphorical plant sprouts forth and takes root as the foundations of Taekwondo are laid)
  • 7th Kup – Yellow belt with green tag
  • 6th Kup – Green belt (green signifies the plant’s growth as skills are developed)
  • 5th Kup – Green belt with blue tag
  • 4th Kup – Blue belt (blue signifies heaven, towards which the plant is growing as training progresses)
  • 3rd Kup – Blue belt with red tag
  • 2nd Kup – Red belt (red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning opponents)
  • 1st Kup – Red belt with black tag belt
  • 1st Dan – Black belt (black is opposite to white and signifies maturity and proficiency in taekwondo)


Club Logo design and what it signifies

The colours represent the flags of both United Kingdom and South Korea. The vertical characters are the Korean for TaeKwon-Do. The outer black ring represents the Trigrams of Korea. The head represents the Um-yang ( Yin – Yang ) principle of opposites , positive and negative . The arms and legs are the initials of the founder of Fighting Spirit Taekwon-Do. The name is representative of the tenets Indomitable spirit.



How to Tie up your Belt


KUP Grading Syllabus

White Belts (10th Kup) Exam Sheet

Pass Mark: 50%

1. Fitness:

  1. Push ups (x 10)
  2. Sit ups (x 10)
  3. Burpees jump (x 10)

Techniques and body posture must be correct and must be completed ten times each.

2. Basic Hand Techniques & Stances:

  1. Middle section punch in horse stance
  2. Low section block in horse stance
  3. Middle section block in horse stance
  4. High section block in horse stance

You are performing all techniques in a horse stance. Techniques, Stances and body posture must be correct. Each technique should be performed with power, control and aggression (Kihap). You are not allowed to copy other students.

3. Kickings:

  1. Front kick
  2. Turning kick
  3. Axe kick
  4. Side kick
  5. Push kick

You are kicking on the spot. Techniques and Stances must be correct. Each technique should be performed with accuracy, power, control and aggression (Kihap).


White belt with yellow tag (9th Kup) Exam Sheet

Pass Mark: 60%

1. Fitness:

  1. push ups (x 10)
  2. Sit ups (x 10)
  3. Burpees jump (x 10)

Techniques and body posture must be correct and must be completed ten times each.

2. Basic Hand Techniques & Stances:

  1. Low section block in walking stance same side hand (x8)
  2. High section block in walking stance, same side hand (x8)
  3. Middle section punch in forward stance, same side hand (x8)
  4. Middle section block in walking stance with opposite hand (x8)

You are moving forward and backward. Techniques, stances and body posture must be correct. Each technique should be performed with power, control and aggression (Kihap). You are not allowed to copy other students.

3. Kickings:

  1. Front kick (x8)
  2. Turning kick (x8)
  3. Axe kick (x8)
  4. Side kick (x8)
  5. Push kick (x8)

You are kicking on the spot. Techniques and stances must be correct. Each technique should be performed with accuracy, power, control and aggression (Kihap).

4. One step sparring:

Attacker must challenge first and attack in a forward stance with a high section punch towards the nose keeping 4 inch safe distance. Attack with the right hand first and then the left hand second. The defender must perform the same techniques on each side. Techniques should include, quick reaction, moving to the side, a block, a strike and a kick. Minimum 5 techniques.

5. Self-Defence:

Attackers need to grab the opponent’s wrist or collar or both. Defender must release quickly using basic releasing or striking technique and finish off with pushing, kicking or punching to the attacking opponent. Minimum 5 techniques.

6. Free Sparring:

Free sparring is full contact. You are allowed to kick above the waist level, on the head and body, and punch on the body only. You are not allowed to grab the opponent, kick behind the body, on the hand, below the waist level or punch to the head and neck. You need to perform defensive and attacking techniques.


Yellow Belt (8th Kup) Exam Sheet

Pass Mark: 70%

1. Basic Hand Techniques & Stances:

  1. Low section block & middle section punch in forward stance (x8)
  2. High section block in forward stance, same side hand (x8)
  3. Middle section block in walking stance, opposite hand (x8)

You are moving forward and backward. Techniques, stances and body posture must be correct. Each technique should be performed with power, control and aggression (Kihap). You are not allowed to copy other students.

2. Kickings:

  1. Front kick (x8)
  2. Turning kick (x8)
  3. Axe kick (x8)
  4. Side kick (x8)
  5. Push kick (x8)

You are kicking on the spot. Techniques and stances must be correct. Each technique should be performed with accuracy, power, control and aggression (Kihap).

3. Poomsae:

Poomsae number – 1

  1. You need to know every step of the poomsae.
  2. Every technique and stances should be correct.

4. One step sparring:

Attacker must challenge first and attack in a forward stance with a high section punch towards the nose keeping 4 inch safe distance. Attack with the right hand first and then the left hand second. The defender must perform the same techniques on each side. Techniques should include, quick reaction, moving to the side, a block, a strike and a kick. Minimum 5 techniques.

5. Self-Defence:

Attackers need to grab the opponent’s wrist or collar or both. Defender must release quickly using basic releasing or striking technique and finish off with pushing, kicking or punching to the attacking opponent. Minimum 5 techniques.

6. Free Sparring:

Free sparring is full contact. You are allowed to kick above the waist level, on the head and body, and punch on the body only. You are not allowed to grab the opponent, kick behind the body, on the hand, below the waist level or punch to the head and neck. You need to perform defensive and attacking techniques.


Yellow belt with green tag (7th Kup) Exam Sheet

Pass Mark: 70%

1. Basic Hand Techniques & Stances:

  1. High section punch in forward stance, same side hand (x8)
  2. Low section block & middle section punch in forward stance (x8)
  3. Middle section block in walking stance, opposite hand (x8)
  4. High section block in walking stance, same side hand (x8)

You are moving forward and backward. Techniques, stances and body posture must be correct. Each technique should be performed with power, control and aggression (Kihap). You are not allowed to copy other students.

2. Kickings:

  1. Front kick (x8)
  2. Turning kick (x8)
  3. Axe kick (x8)
  4. Side kick (x8)
  5. Push kick

You are kicking on the spot. Techniques and stances must be correct. Each technique should be performed with accuracy, power, control and aggression (Kihap).

3. Poomsae:

Poomsae number – 2 & 1

  1. You need to know every step of the poomsae.
  2. Every technique and stances should be correct.

4. One step sparring:

Attacker must challenge first and attack in a forward stance with a high section punch towards the nose keeping 4 inch safe distance. Attack with the right hand first and then the left hand second. The defender must perform the same techniques on each side. Techniques should include, quick reaction, moving to the side, a block, a strike and a kick. Minimum 5 techniques.

5. Self-Defence:

Attackers need to grab the opponent’s wrist or collar or both. Defender must release quickly using basic releasing or striking technique and finish off with pushing, kicking or punching to the attacking opponent. Minimum 5 techniques.

6. Free Sparring:

Free sparring is full contact. You are allowed to kick above the waist level, on the head and body, and punch on the body only. You are not allowed to grab the opponent, kick behind the body, on the hand, below the waist level or punch to the head and neck. You need to perform defensive and attacking techniques.


Green Belt (6th KUP) Exam Sheet

Pass Mark: 60%

1. Basic Hand Techniques & Stances:

  1. High section punch in forward stance, same side hand (x8)
  2. Neck chop in walking stance, opposite hand (x8)
  3. Single knife hand block in back stance & middle section punch in forward stance (x8)
  4. Low block & middle section punch in walking stance (x8)

You are moving forward and backward. Techniques, stances and body posture must be correct. Each technique should be performed with power, control and aggression (Kihap). You are not allowed to copy other students.

2. Kickings:

  • Back kick, Hook kick, Reverse round high kick, Crescent Kick, Front kick, Turning kick, Axe Kick and Side kick (x8).
  • You are kicking on the spot.
  • Techniques and stances must be correct.
  • Each technique should be performed with accuracy, power, control and aggression (Kihap).

3. Poomsae:

Poomsae number – 3, 2 & 1

  1. You need to know every step of the poomsae.
  2. Every technique and stances should be correct.

4. One step sparring:

Attacker must challenge first and attack in a forward stance with a high section punch towards the nose keeping 4 inch safe distance. Attack with the right hand first and then the left hand second. The defender must perform the same techniques on each side. Techniques should include, quick reaction, moving to the side, a block, a strike and a kick. Minimum 5 techniques.

5. Self-Defence:

Attackers need to grab the opponent’s wrist or collar or both. Defender must release quickly using basic releasing or striking technique and finish off with pushing, kicking or punching to the attacking opponent. Minimum 5 techniques.

6. Free Sparring:

Free sparring is full contact. You are allowed to kick above the waist level, on the head and body, and punch on the body only. You are not allowed to grab the opponent, kick behind the body, on the hand, below the waist level or punch to the head and neck. You need to perform defensive and attacking techniques.


Green-Blue Belt (5th KUP) Exam Sheet

Pass Mark: 70%

1. Basic Hand Techniques & Stances:

  1. Double knife hand block in back stance (x8)
  2. Spear hand strike in forward stance, same side hand (x8)
  3. High section knife hand block & neck chop, opposite hand (x8)

You are moving forward and backward. Techniques, stances and body posture must be correct. Each technique should be performed with power, control and aggression (Kihap). You are not allowed to copy other students.

2. Kickings:

  • Back kick, Hook kick, Reverse round high kick, Crescent kick, Front kick, Turning kick, Axe Kick and Side kick (x8)
  • You are kicking on the spot.
  • Techniques and stances must be correct.
  • Each technique should be performed with accuracy, power, control and aggression (Kihap).

3. Poomsae:

Poomsae number – 4 and any two below.

  1. You need to know every step of the poomsae.
  2. Every technique and stances should be correct.

4. One step sparring:

Attacker must challenge first and attack in a forward stance with a high section punch towards the nose keeping 4 inch safe distance. Attack with the right hand first and then the left hand second. The defender must perform the same techniques on each side. Techniques should include, quick reaction, moving to the side, a block, a strike and a kick. Minimum 5 techniques.

5. Self-Defence:

Attackers need to grab the opponent’s wrist or collar or both. Defender must release quickly using basic releasing or striking technique and finish off with pushing, kicking or punching to the attacking opponent. Minimum 5 techniques.

6. Free Sparring:

Free sparring is full contact. You are allowed to kick above the waist level, on the head and body, and punch on the body only. You are not allowed to grab the opponent, kick behind the body, on the hand, below the waist level or punch to the head and neck. You need to perform defensive and attacking techniques.


Blue Belt (4th KUP) Exam Sheet

Pass Mark: 70%

1. Basic Hand Techniques & Stances:

  1. Hammer fist strike in side stance (x8)
  2. Back fist & middle section block in forward stance (x8)
  3. Low section and middle block in forward stance (x8)
  4. High section elbow strike in forward stance (x8)
  5. Middle section elbow strike in forward stance (x8)
  6. Double knife hand block in back stance (x8)

You are moving forward and backward. Techniques, stances and body posture must be correct. Each technique should be performed with power, control and aggression (Kihap). You are not allowed to copy other students.

2. Kickings:

  • Back kick, Hook kick, Reverse round high kick, Crescent kick, Front kick, Turning kick, Axe Kick and Side kick (x8)
  • You are kicking on the spot.
  • Techniques and stances must be correct.
  • Each technique should be performed with accuracy, power, control and aggression (Kihap).

3. Poomsae:

Poomsae number – 5 and any two below.

  1. You need to know every step of the poomsae.
  2. Every technique and stances should be correct.

4. One step sparring:

Attacker must challenge first and attack in a forward stance with a high section punch towards the nose keeping 4 inch safe distance. Attack with the right hand first and then the left hand second. The defender must perform the same techniques on each side. Techniques should include, quick reaction, moving to the side, a block, a strike and a kick. Minimum 5 techniques.

5. Self-Defence:

Attackers need to grab the opponent’s wrist or collar or both. Defender must release quickly using basic releasing or striking technique and finish off with pushing, kicking or punching to the attacking opponent. Minimum 5 techniques.

6. Free Sparring:

Free sparring is full contact. You are allowed to kick above the waist level, on the head and body, and punch on the body only. You are not allowed to grab the opponent, kick behind the body, on the hand, below the waist level or punch to the head and neck. You need to perform defensive and attacking techniques.


Blue-Red Belt (3rd KUP) Exam Sheet

Pass Mark: 70%

1. Basic Hand Techniques & Stances:

  1. Outer forearm guard middle section in back stance (x8)
  2. Outer forearm guard high section & middle section punch in forward stance (x8)
  3. High section knife hand block in forward stance with opposite hand (x8)
  4. Double knife hand block in back stance (x8)
  5. Middle section palm block in forward stance (x8)

You are moving forward and backward. Techniques, stances and body posture must be correct. Each technique should be performed with power, control and aggression (Kihap). You are not allowed to copy other students.

2. Kickings:

  • Back kick, Hook kick, Reverse round high kick, Crescent kick, Front kick, Turning kick, Axe Kick and Side kick (x8)
  • You are kicking on the spot.
  • Techniques and stances must be correct.
  • Each technique should be performed with accuracy, power, control and aggression (Kihap).

3. Poomsae:

Poomsae number – 6 and any two below.

  1. You need to know every step of the poomsae.
  2. Every technique and stances should be correct.

4. One step sparring:

Attacker must challenge first and attack in a forward stance with a high section punch towards the nose keeping 4 inch safe distance. Attack with the right hand first and then the left hand second. The defender must perform the same techniques on each side. Techniques should include, quick reaction, moving to the side, a block, a strike and a kick. Minimum 5 techniques.

5. Self-Defence:

Attackers need to grab the opponent’s wrist or collar or both. Defender must release quickly using basic releasing or striking technique and finish off with pushing, kicking or punching to the attacking opponent. Minimum 5 techniques.

6. Free Sparring:

Free sparring is full contact. You are allowed to kick above the waist level, on the head and body, and punch on the body only. You are not allowed to grab the opponent, kick behind the body, on the hand, below the waist level or punch to the head and neck. You need to perform defensive and attacking techniques.


Red Belt (2nd KUP) Exam Sheet

Pass Mark: 80%

1. Basic Hand Techniques & Stances:

  1. Palm block middle section in cat stance
  2. Double knife hand block low section in back stance
  3. Seasor block middle section in forward stance
  4. X block low section in forward stance
  5. Elbow strike middle section in horse stance

You are moving forward and backward. Techniques, stances and body posture must be correct. Each technique should be performed with power, control and aggression (Kihap). You are not allowed to copy other students.

2. Kickings:

  • Back kick, Hook kick, Reverse round high kick, Crescent kick, Front kick, Turning kick, Axe Kick and Side kick (x8)
  • You are kicking on the spot.
  • Techniques and stances must be correct.
  • Each technique should be performed with accuracy, power, control and aggression (Kihap).

3. Poomsae:

Poomsae number – 7 and any four below.

  1. You need to know every step of the poomsae.
  2. Every technique and stances should be correct.

4. One step sparring:

Attacker must challenge first and attack in a forward stance with a high section punch towards the nose keeping 4 inch safe distance. Attack with the right hand first and then the left hand second. The defender must perform the same techniques on each side. Techniques should include, quick reaction, moving to the side, a block, a strike and a kick. Techniques should be advance level. Minimum 5 techniques.

5. Self-Defence:

Attackers need to grab the opponent’s wrist or collar or both. Defender must release quickly using basic releasing or striking technique and finish off with pushing, kicking or punching to the attacking opponent. Techniques should be advance level. Minimum 5 techniques.

6. Free Sparring:

Free sparring is full contact. You are allowed to kick above the waist level, on the head and body, and punch on the body only. You are not allowed to grab the opponent, kick behind the body, on the hand, below the waist level or punch to the head and neck. You need to perform defensive and attacking techniques.


Red belt with black tag (1st KUP) Exam Sheet

Pass Mark: 90%

Poomsae:

MINIMUM TESTING REQUIREMENT

  • TAEGEUK POOMSAE x 5
  • Candidates will be asked to perform Taegeuk 8 Pal Jang plus 4 other Taegeuk Poomsa of the examiner’s choice

2. One for one kicking:

This exercise will take place wearing WT approved trunk and head protector with PPE. Age will be taken into consideration and additional self-defence techniques may be substituted.

MINIMUM TESTING REQUIREMENT

  • 1 FOR 1 KICKING EXERCISE x 2 minute
  • Candidates will be asked to demonstrate a range of kicking ability featuring double techniques, spins and jumping techniques on the spot

3. One step sparring:

Procedure:

The same technique must be defended from both left and right hand attacks (and either from a Junbi or low block attacking stance).

MINIMUM TESTING REQUIREMENT

  • 1 STEP SPARRING x 5
  • Candidates will be asked to perform a minimum of 5 x step sparring techniques including:
    • at least one featuring a take-down
    • at least one featuring a restraint
    • at least one featuring a kicking technique

5. Self-Defence:

Opponents can attack:

  • From the front or rear
  • With grab to wrist or wrists
  • With grab to collar

MINIMUM TESTING REQUIREMENT

  • DEFENCE AGAINST ATTACKS x 5
  • Candidates will be asked to perform a minimum of 5 x escapes and counter-attacks against an opponent.
  • Defending candidates must perform a range of defensive strategies with:
    • At least one featuring a wrist lock
    • At least one featuring a pressure point
    • At least one featuring the restraining an opponent

6. Free Sparring:

This exercise will take place wearing WT approved trunk and head protector with PPE. Age will be taken into consideration.

MINIMUM TESTING REQUIREMENT

  • CONTROLLED SPARRING – 2 x 1 minute
  • Candidates will be asked to demonstrate a range of dynamic sparring techniques, defence and attack thought processes

Destruction:

16 years+ Board break

15 years- Foam board strike

MINIMUM TESTING REQUIREMENT

  • 2 WAY SPECIAL TECHNIQUE
  • Candidates will be asked to perform a 2 way technique of their own choice and will have up to 2 attempts.

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Poomsae Competitions

Competition Rules Interpretation

Events and Dates

General Categories in POOMSAE Events within The UK

All participants must be members of British Taekwondo. All competitors must be a UK resident.

MEMBERSHIP

If you have any issues about membership, please ask your club coach / instructor to contact British Taekwondo membership services.

DIVISIONS

DAN 1st Dan / Poom and higher, Kukkiwon holder
K1 2nd Kup (Red Belt) – 1st Kup (Black Tag)
K2 6th Kup (Green Belt) – 3rd Kup (Red Tag) )
K3 9th Kup (Yellow Tag) – 7th Kup (Green Tag)
PARA Dan & Kup Combined – 8th Kup Upwards
FREESTYLE Dan & Kup Combined – 2nd Kup Upwards

Age categories are based on the year of birth. For example, if someone is 17 years old on the day of the competition but will be 18 before the end of the year (2022) then he/she shall participate in the category of U30 (18 – 30 years old).

The organisers will allow DAN competitors moving up in 2023 to compete in both their old division and new division (for Dan individual categories only) – you will need to register the player twice as two separate competitors e.g. Jane Smith 1 and Jane Smith 2– amend the date of birth of the second one so it appears in the 2023 category – pairs & teams for players moving up can only enter one (your choice of 2022 or 2023 category). Players can only enter a maximum of one pair and one team.


DAN DIVISIONS

Dan Competition Method Compulsory Poomsae is drawn for the Dan Divisions INDIVIDUAL (MALE & FEMALE)

INDIVIDUAL (MALE & FEMALE)

DIVISION

COMPULSORY POOMSAE

U11 Years Age 11 and under Taegeuk 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Jang, Koryo, Keumgang
U14 Years Age 12 – Age 14 Years Taegeuk 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Jang, Koryo, Keumgang
U17 Years Age 15 – Age 17 Years Taegeuk 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Jang, Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek
U30 Years Age 30 and Under Taegeuk 6, 7, 8 Jang, Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon, Shipjin
U40 Years Age 31 Years – 40 Years Taegeuk 6, 7, 8 Jang, Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon, Shipjin
U50 Years Age 41 Years – 50 Years Taegeuk 8 Jang, Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon, Shipjin, Jitae, Chonkwon
U60 Years Age 51 Years – 60 Years Koryo, Keumgang, Taebeak, Pyongwon, Shipjin, Jitae, Chonkwon, Hansu
U65 Years Age 61 Years – 65 Years + Koryo, Keumgang, Taebeak, Pyongwon, Shipjin, Jitae, Chonkwon, Hansu
+66 Years Age 66 Years + Koryo, Keumgang, Taebeak, Pyongwon, Shipjin, Jitae, Chonkwon, Hansu

Sparring (Kyorugi) Competitions

Sparring (Kyorugi) Competitions

Competition Rules Interpretation

Events and Dates


Most of the events will be held on a SUNDAY. You need to manage your travel and hotel bookings yourself. Before making any decision you must contact your club Instructors.

Once we submit your name on the event, entry fee must be paid. Entry fee is not refundable.

Note: Before we go to any competitions, Parent/Guardian must attend our briefing to understand competition rules.

EQUIPMENT

All athletes will be provided with a Daedo Electronic body protector and e-headguard.

All athletes should bring their own Daedo socks and all other PPE/equipment. ALL ATHLETES MUST WEAR WORLD TAEKWONDO RECOGNISED PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. This includes all uniforms and guards.

A list of companies which supply WT-recognised protective equipment can be found on the WT website: www.worldtaekwondo.org All contestants will be required to proceed to the inspection desk for officials to check their uniform and protective equipment before entering the competition area. Any contestant wearing non-recognised equipment will not be permitted to compete.


General Categories in SPARRING (Kyorugi) Events within The UK

CLASSES:

A Class: 2nd Kup (Red belt) and above. B Class: 9th / 4th – 3rd kup

Weight Categories: Male kg

Pee wee Male ( 8 Years & Bellow ) -18kg, -20kg, -22kg, -24kg, -26kg, -28kg, -30kg, +30kg
Children Male ( 9,10 & 11 Years Old ) -24kg, -26kg, -29kg, -32kg, -36kg, -40kg, -44kg, -48kg, +48kg
Cadet Male ( 12,13 & 14 Years Old ) -33kg, -37kg, -41kg, -45kg, -49kg, -53kg, -57kg, -61kg, -65kg, +65kg
Junior Male ( 15,16 & 17 Years Old ) -45kg, -48kg, -51kg, -55kg, -59kg, -63kg, -68kg, -73kg, -98kg, +78kg
Senior Male ( 18 – 35 Years Old ) -54kg,-58kg, -63kg, -68kg, -74kg, -80kg, -87kg, +87kg
Veteran Male ( 36 Years Above ) -58kg, -68kg, -80kg, +80kg

Weight Categories: Female kg

Pee wee Female ( 8 Years & Bellow ) -18kg, -20kg, -22kg, -24kg, -26kg, -28kg, -30kg, +30kg
Children Female ( 9,10 & 11 Years Old ) -18kg, -20kg, -22kg, -24kg, -26kg,+26kg
Cadet Female ( 12,13 & 14 Years Old ) -29kg, -33kg, -37kg, -41kg, -44kg, -47kg, -51kg, -55kg, -59kg, +59kg
Junior Female ( 15,16 & 17 Years Old ) -42kg, -44kg, -46kg, -49kg, -52kg, -55kg, -59kg, -63kg, -68kg, +68kg
Senior Female ( 18 – 35 Years Old ) -46kg, -49kg, -53kg, -57kg, -62kg, -67kg, -73kg, +73kg
Veteran Female ( 36 Years Above ) -49kg, -57kg, -67kg, +67kg

Poomsae Information

Kup Grades

  • K1: 2nd Kup – 1st Kup (red belt – red black belt): Taegeuk 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • K2: 6th Kup – 3rd Kup (green belt – blue red belt): Taegeuk 1,2,3,4,5,6
  • K3: 10th Kup – 7th Kup (white belt – yellow green belt): Taegeuk 1,2,3

Age Divisions

  • U7: mini peewee A (7 years)
  • U9: mini peewee B (8-9 years)
  • U11: peewee (10-11 years)
  • U14: cadet (12-14 years)
  • U17: junior (15-17 years)
  • U30: senior (18-30 years)
  • U35: 1st senior
  • +36: 2nd senior

Each person can compete in 2 events:

  1. As an individual
  2. As a pair (must include 1 male and 1 female)
  3. As a team of 3 (must be all male or all female)

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