Rules & Equipment
Contest Area: The Competition Area is composed of a Contest Area and a Safety Area. The Contest Area and Safety Area shall have a flat surface without any obstructing projections and be covered with a World Taekwondo (WT) recognized mat elastic and non-slippery mat. The size shall be no smaller than 10mx10m and no larger than 12m x 12m. At the centre of the Competition Area shall be the octagonal-shape Contest Area. The Contest Area shall measure approximately 8m in diameter, and each side of the octagon shall have a length of approximately 3.3m. The Outer Line of the Safety Area shall be inclined at a gradient of less than 30 degrees, for the safety of the contestants. The Contest Area and the Safety Area shall be different colours, as specified in the relevant competition’s Technical Manual
Duration of the Contest: Depending on the event, tournament organizers will determine the competition format.
Scoring: Contest score shall be the sum of points of the three (3) rounds or the final score at the end of the round in the case one round system duration of contest is used. In Kyorugi, foot techniques are the only valid scoring technique. Point(s) shall be awarded when a scoring technique is delivered to the scoring areas of the trunk with power and accuracy.
Personal Protective Equipment: A contestant shall wear a WT approved uniform or dobok, groin guard, shin guards, forearm guards, hand protector (if applicable), sensor socks and mouth guard before entering the Field of Play. Para-taekwondo athletes may use additional and personalized protective equipment based on the prior approval of WT.