As a result of representations by some coaches, the requirements for 1st dan and higher will be as follows.
1st Compulsory – Koryo
2nd Compulsory – Keumgang
The change is to encourage more black belts especially those in the F (31 and older) Division to participate in the event.
The STF will amend the rule to allow an age division to be sub-divided if there is an overwhelming response to the division. This will give participants a better chance to finish among the top eight performers and win medals.
Please share this information with your coaches or the other coaches. The STF appreciates your co-operation in spreading the information.