It’s been more than 3 years since STF’s last centralised grading. All segments of grading will resume / return to normal: i.e. Poomsae, basic kicks, sparring, self-defence, interview and pledge taking for the respective belts from 188th centralise grading.
Gentle reminder to all affiliates sending candidates for STF’s centralised grading to take note of the following:
• Protective equipment including, shin guard, forearm guard, groin guard (both male & female) are compulsory. It is also advisable for candidates to use mouth guard during the sparring segment. Gloves and instep guards are optional.
• Protective equipment including, shin guard, forearm guard, groin guard (both male & female) and mouth guard shall be taekwondo approved.
• Sparring segment will be graded on candidate’s ability to demonstrate their sparring techniques through light contact sparring.
=> Candidates must demonstrate appropriate sparring kicking techniques and tactics to meet the grading requirement in order to receive a “pass” grade from the examiners.
▪ For example, a green belt candidate may pass his/her sparring segment by displaying only one kicking technique during the grading, but a red belt candidate is expected to show at least three different kicking techniques and employ at least two tactical moves
▪ The examiner is expecting to observe different kicking techniques and tactical moves from the candidate’s to determine one candidate proficiency.
▪ Any candidate horse playing or not having the right attitude, examiner reserves the right to fail them.
• During grading, candidates shall not wear Poomsae Dobok.
• Candidate must declare all medical conditions and/or history if there are any and attach photocopies of medical letter(s) before grading start. Doctor’s clearance will be required for participants with any pre-existing medical conditions.
• In the event the candidate is sick with MC or COVID positive on the day of grading, candidates need to provide documentary proof to account for their absence
• All candidates shall be responsible to ensure their own medical coverage, including first aid and personal accident insurance.