Update : Saturday, February 24, 2018
Poomsae competition rules presented for Asian Games… New poomsae to showKTA New poomsae saminar to hold in December for 5 days

World Taekwondo(WT) has presented the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018(2018 Asian Games) rules of the taekwondo poomsae competition, which was selected as an official sport.

The winner of the preliminary and quarter-final round will be declared based on a total score of the recognized poomsae and newly added poomsae, and the semi-final and final round’s winner will be declared based on a total score of the new poomsae and freestyle poomsae.

New poomsae, Himchari, which was co-developed by WT, Kukkiwon, and ATU.

Asian Taekwondo Union(ATU) has been approved for the poomsae competition rules of the 2018 Asian Games by World Taekwondo.

Up to quarter-final round, each contestant will perform two randomly selected forms, the recognized poomsae and new poomsae. Its newly added poomsae was co-developed by WT, Kukkiwon, and ATU.

In the semi-final and final round, athletes will show their freestyle poomsae, which is individually prepared, and new poomsae.

Among the ten kinds of new poomsae developed for competitions, Himchari(under 18), Saebyeol(18~30), Bigak(18~30), and Nareusya(18~30) will be included in the 2018 Asian games.

In addition, the Korea Taekwondo Association(KTA) announced an admission notice for ‘the New Poomsae Seminar’ on its web site.

The new poomsae seminar will be held from 15 to 18, December at the Taekwondowon in Muju. The target applicant for the New Poomsae seminar is Taekwondo families, and the reception fee is 60,000 won(extra cost for room and board).

The rules of the Korea Taekwondo Poomsae National Championships will be the same way as the 2018 Asian games, but detail rules of the championships are not yet decided such as qualification, age limit, tournament, and cut-off.

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