A recent study reveals that, despite doing well in their poomsae, quite a number of candidates did not make the grade. The reason – they fail their sparring. It is because most of them do not know what the examiners are looking for.
To help candidates pass their grading on their first try, the Singapore Taekwondo Federation is introducing a new sparring course similar in structure to the unarmed combat course.
The sparring course will have three levels – Fundamental, Level 1 and Level 2.
Candidates going for their 1st dan will be exempted from sparring if they have the fundamental certification. Those with Levels 1 and 2 will be exempted from sparring when they go for their 2nd and 3rd dan respectively.
The first fundamental sparring course will be held as follows.
Date : Sunday 17 February 2013
Time : 2.30pm to 5.30pm 5.30pm onwards(Test)
Venue : Block 80 Lorong Limau #04-191 Singapore 320080
Fees : On or before Thursday 14 February 2013 – $50.00
On the spot registration – $70.00
Dress Code : ‘Dobok’
If you have attended any Sparring Workshop organized by the STF, you may register directly for the Sparring Course (Level 1) which is scheduled to be held in March 2013.
The registration form is available in the ‘Forms’ folder.