The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) grading officials noted that a few female candidates were NOT wearing white T-shirts with their ‘dobok’ as required by the grading regulations. They were put in a difficult position as they could not rectify the situation without disrupting the smooth running of the grading procedure.
With effect from the next centralized grading, female candidates wearing other than plain white T-shirts will automatically fail their grading.
The examiners and grading officials reserve the rights not to inform candidates that they have flouted the uniform rule. It is the responsibility of the coaches and candidates to ensure that they are properly attired for the grading.
Coaches, who are assisting in the grading, are reminded that they should wear white taekwondo shoes (with or without stripes) with their ‘dobok’. It is not presentable and appropriate to wear any other types of shoes with the ‘dobok’. Alternatively, coaches should be barefooted.
The STF appreciates the co-operation of all coaches and candidates in making the grading a success.