ISF World Schools Combat Games

    Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.Taekwondo is a combative sport and was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by Korean martial artists with experience in martial arts such as karate, Chinese martial arts, and indigenous Korean martial arts traditions such as Taekkyeon, Subak, and Gwonbeop. The oldest governing body for taekwondo is the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA), formed in 1959 through a collaborative effort by representatives from the nine original kwans, or martial arts schools, in Korea. The main international organisational bodies for taekwondo today are the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), founded by Choi Hong Hi in 1966, and the partnership of the Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo (WT, formerly WTF), founded in 1972 and 1973 respectively by the Korea Taekwondo Association.[citation needed]Gyeorugi ([kjʌɾuɡi]), a type of full-contact sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000. The governing body for taekwondo in the Olympics and Paralympics is World Taekwondo.

    Registered countries


    Nr.Name of the countryKyorugi boysKyorugi girlsPoomsae boysPoomsae girlsMixed Poomsae
    1   Brazilxxxxx
    2   Chinaxxxxx
    3   Chinese Taipeixx
    4   Hungaryxxxx
    5   Nepalxxxx
    6   Netherlandsx
    7   Ukrainexxxxx
    8 United Arab Emiratesxxxx
    County total:78664

    Sport disciplines and weight categories


    SportsCategoryGenderYear of birthNumber of players per teamWeight category
    Taekwondo KyorugiSelectedBoys2002-2003-2004Min: 1 – Max: 5-48kg
    SelectedBoys2002-2003-2004Min: 1 – Max: 5-44kg
    Taekwondo PoomsaeSelectedBoys2002-2003-2004Min: 1 – Max: 5Individual
    SelectedBoys2002-2003-2004Min: 1 – Max: 5Individual
    SelectedMixed2002-2003-2004Min: 1 – Max: 6Pair


    Composition of a team in taekwondo

    Kyorugi: Each student may only compete in one weight category.

    Poomsae: One student may enter up to maximum of three events.

    Maximum number of athletes: 16

    Maximum number of coaches: 3

    International referee per delegation: 1-2. 1 compulsory referee per discipline in which the delegation takes part (Kyorugi and Poomsae). If a delegation is registered in both disciplines, it may register a single referee if the referee holds an international license for both disciplines.


    Divided as follows:

    Boys’ Kyorugi: max 1 athlete per weight category; 1 coach

    Girls’ Kyorugi: max 1 athlete per weight category; 1 coach

    Boys’ Poomsae: max 2 athletes;

    Girls’ Poomsae: max 2 athletes;

    Mixed Poomsae: one boy and one girl athlete

    Poomsae: max. 1 coach



    Rules: WT rules.

    Sport equipment:


    PSS DAEDO (GEN1) will be used at the competition. The Organizing Committee will provide DAEDO trunk protector and DAEDO E-headgear. Participating contestants are required to bring their own groin guards, forearm guards, shin guards, mouthpieces, gloves; and GEN2, or GEN1 sensor socks for their personal use.


    Sport Schedule

    Provisional sport schedule based on the nominations will be published later.

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