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Para-Taekwondo has been accepted to be part of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Programme. This is exciting news for the sport of Taekwondo, both globally and in the UK, and naturally, it presents us with many opportunities and challenges.

Our current policy is that all our clubs will accept members of any ethnic origin, gender, age or disability etc, however the increased exposure resulting from our Paralympic status demands that we develop our competence and confidence in delivering Para-Taekwondo across our clubs

More than ever before, we’re throwing open our doors to welcome what could be a whole new generation of Para-Athletes and Champions!

We are currently looking to develop our athletes for Para events with major sports disability groups across the World such as BPA, CPISRA, INAS and IWAS as well as for National, European & World Taekwondo events.

Taekwondo, our art and sport, offers huge benefits:

  • Self Confidence                 
  • Self Defence
  • Coordination Flexibility
  • Strengthening          
  • Teamwork
  • Fitness            
  • New Friends
  • Self Control                
  • Olympic Sport
  • Self Esteem                  
  • Participation
  • International Events UK Events

The World Taekwondo Federation has categorised Taekwondo Para-Competition into two Taekwondo disciplines, Kyorugi K (sparring) and Poomsae P (patterns). Classifications are open to male & female competitors in the following classes:

  • P10 – Visual impairment
  • P20 – Intellectual disability
  • P30 – Physical impairments
  • K40 – Upper limb deficiency
  • P50 – Wheelchair class
  • KP60 – Deaf & hearing impaired
  • K70 – Short stature

P class is for Poomsae competition and K for Kyorugi. All athletes are classified by a medical & technical classification team prior to the events.