Article and photos of Singapore Taekwondo Federation ( published on 30 January 2008



In the interest of safety first, the Singpore Taekwondo Federation decided to adopt all the requirements stated in the World Taekwondo Federation competition rules.

With effect from 31 January 2008 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
  • Glove
  • Mouthpiece

For members who are used to local competitions, the new equipment required is as follows.

  • Glove (WTF-approved only)
  • Mouthpiece
  • Groin guard (for female) – a female competitor will now be required to wear groin guard.