The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) will be organizing an Unarmed Combat Programme (Level 1) in September 2006. Details of the course are attached.
The course is part of the unarmed combat programme aimed primarily to promote the art which has lost its significance over the years because of the emphasis of taekwondo as a sport. The other objectives include
– the development of unarmed combat proficiency in the participants; and
– the enhancement of their understanding and knowledge of taekwondo as a martial art.There will be 4 levels – Level 1 to 3 and Instructor Level – for the programme. It offers holders of the certificates exemption from the self-defence component required for the promotion test.
Those with instructor level qualification may conduct self-defence course with the recognition of the STF.
In recognition of current blackbelt holders who possess unarmed combat skills or have adequate knowledge to be placed at the various levels, the STF accepts applications for accreditation. A test will be conducted by at least two senior members who have been qualified by the Asian Taekwondo Union. The test will comprise practical demonstration and interview.
An accreditation fee of $40.00 (Level 1), $60.00 (Level 2), $80.00 (Level 3) or $120.00 (Instructor Level) is payable.