The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) has received numerous email queries on the changes in poomsae movements. There is no change in the as far as the techniques are concerned. However, the ways some of the basic movements are executed have been modified.
Coaches should not be alarmed by the changes. The movements they had been taught are still acceptable at the moment for competition and grading.
The STF will be conducting a poomsae refresher course to update coaches on the changes and enlighten them on some aspects of poomsae performance like volume of movements, balance, tempo, rhythm and more. At the end of the course, participants will be able to appreciate the artistic performance of poomsae better.
Look out for the announcement on the course and be the first to learn about the changes as next year’s poomsae competition will be based on the latest performance standards.