The Management Committee further reviewed the use of safety equipment for ‘kyorugi’ competition in its January 2008 meeting.
In the interest of safety first, the Committee decided to adopt all the requirements stated in the World Taekwondo Federation competition rules.
With immediate effect, all competitors will be required to wear the following protective equipment on entering the contest area.
- Head gear
- Trunk protector
- Groin guard
- Forearm guard
- Shin guard
For members who are used to local competitions, the new equipment required is as follows.
- Glove (WTF-approved only)
- Mouthpiece (see website entry on ‘Mouth guards: Compulsory for Contestants’ on 6 January 2008 under ‘Tournament” for more details)
In addition to that, a female competitor will now be required to wear groin guard.