Thursday, 13 June, 2024

Step into the Future with Virtual Taekwondo!

On the 5 May 2024, the Kyorugi Referee Seminar was held at the Begonia Ballroom, Downtown East. The event was more than just a seminar – it was a glimpse into the future of Taekwondo. The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) Virtual Taekwondo Committee led
by Mr Johnny Lim and Mr Tan Cheng Hui showcased the thrilling world of Virtual Taekwondo to our STF’s Kyorugi National Referees and Coaches.

World Taekwondo’s aim is to have Virtual Taekwondo recognised as an official medal event in the Olympic Programmes. The inaugural World Taekwondo Virtual Taekwondo Championships, which will be held in Singapore on 16 and 17 November 2024, will enable
athletes to realise their Olympic aspiration.

But the ambitions do not stop there, World Taekwondo aspires to include Virtual Taekwondo in all major Esports and multi-sports games. Virtual Taekwondo is not just a sport – it is an inclusive event that promotes diversity. It is strongly encouraged to be adopted in schools,
sports institutions, and dojangs.

Mr Roy Tan, Chairman of STF Referee Committee shared, “Virtual Taekwondo is not just a
game, it’s a revolution in the sport. It brings a new level of engagement and inclusivity that we
have never seen before.”

The seminar participants had the unique opportunity to experience Virtual Taekwondo firsthand. A demonstration was presented by Nigel Tan and Daycia Low, our Virtual Taekwondo National Development Squad members. The demonstration sparked strong interest
and excitement among several Taekwondo clubs. A few clubs have already placed an order for the Virtual Taekwondo system with the Singapore Taekwondo Federation, the sole official distributor for the Virtual Taekwondo system and equipment in Singapore.
Locally, Virtual Taekwondo competition has been included in several competitions, such as the inaugural Singapore Open 2024 Virtual Taekwondo Championships in June 2024, International Taekwondo Masters Open Championships 2024 (Singapore) in July 2024, and
GetActive! Singapore 2024 Pesta Sukan Taekwondo Competition in August 2024.

“Our vision is to see Virtual Taekwondo on the global stage, recognised as an official event in the Olympic Esports Games. We believe it has the potential to redefine the future of this sport. Singapore Taekwondo Federation is deeply honoured to organise the inaugural World
Taekwondo Virtual Championships. We believe this event marks a significant milestone in the evolution of our beloved sports and paves the way for its future in the digital age”, Mr Johnny Lim, Chairman of STF Virtual Taekwondo Committee.

If you’re keen to find out more about Virtual Taekwondo and the system, don’t hesitate to reach out via email or call STF office at +65 6345 1491.

Step into the future and embrace the exciting world of Virtual Taekwondo!

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