TAEKWONDO UNIFORM 'DOBOK'

The Dobok (Do means “way” and bok means “robe” or “training clothes”) is the uniform worn by Taekwondo practitioners serves as an identity of the sport.

During the formative years of taekwondo, the dobok was completely white with the cross-over front jacket. However, in the 1970s, to distinguish the ranking of black belt from the color belt practitioner, the uniform was altered by adding black trim to the V-shaped collar, while red and black trim was appended to the poom or junior black belt uniform.

The Dobok instills pride and self-confidence for practitioner who wear it. The Dobok, and its color belts, identifies the degree of skill and cultural education attained. The Dobok symbolizes the heritage and traditions of Taekwondo. Grades and degrees indicated by the color of the belt create incentive and preserve humility. Hence, it must be kept clean and in good repair to project the right image. Soiled, creased and ostentatiously decorated uniforms are not consistent to the discipline of the sport.

While dirty uniforms are unhygienic, crumpled ones reflect laziness and indifference. Uniforms with all kinds of decorations are not normally associated with humility.

 

GENERAL OR KYORUGI UNIFORM (V-SHAPED COLLAR)

The V-neck uniform was adopted by the World Taekwondo Federation in 1978. The outfit comprises a V-neck upper garment, a pair of pants and a belt.

The upper garment & pant are fitted loosely and comfortably to provide free movement. The length of the upper garment cover the hips and lower belly, the pant extends to the ankle and the sleeve reach up to the wrist. The neckband of the jacket is V-shape (about 4cm wide). The colour of the dobok is plain white signifies purity. 

COLOUR OF NECKBAND 
White for grade 10 to 1 holders.
Half black & half red for junior poom belt holders. 
 
Black for dan holders. 

 

The pants are fitted loosely and comfortably to provide free movement. The length extends to the ankle. The colour of the pants is also white. White for the upper garment and pants signifies purity.

The belt, about 4cm in width and long enough to go round the body twice, is wrapped about the waist and knotted in front. The two ends of the belt are about the middle of the thigh. It's colour indicates the level of proficiency reached by the practitioner.

Although the belt system has changed slightly over the year, the STF has decided to stick to what was recommended by the Technical Committee after their study mission in various Asian countries in 1982  

 

In Singapore, members are required to observe the following rules on  uniform attachments and design. 

  • The words 'Singapore Taekwondo Federation' are to be emblazoned on the back of the upper garments.
  • The logo of the Singapore Taekwondo Federation is to be adorned on the left upper sleeve of the uniform. 

  • The emblem of the Club, if available, is to be sewn on the left breast of the uniform.

  • The T-shirt worn by female practitioners must be round-neck and plain white. 

  • No other decorations are allowed on the uniform without the approval of the STF.

 

 

POOMSAE UNIFORM (Y-SHAPED COLLAR)

The poomsae uniform was offically introduced by the World Taekwondo Federation in July 2011 in the 6th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Vladivostok, Russia.

In 2006, the WTF set up the poomsae development committee to create a new uniform for poomsae competition. The aim is to visualize the philosophical history of Taekwondo by using Korean traditional images, patterns and colors in the new Taekwondo uniforms to maintain the uniqueness of Korean Traditional clothing. The uniforms represent the different levels and are divided according to traditional Korean philosophy along with the five tenets of the sport.

 

 

WTF POOMSAE CATEGORISATION

 

 

TRAINING EQUIPMENTS

The correct use of the appropriate training aids at various stages of the practitioners' development in the sport will help them to understand the different techniques and skill better. It will also enable them to learn and improve faster.

Every training equipment could be used in many ways and for various purposes. Here are some common training equipments use in taekwondo training which are available in the market.

 

 

 

Focuser (Handmitt)

 

Trunk Protector

 

Kicking Shield

 

Forearm Shield

 

Chair

 

Leg Weight

 

Rubber Planks

 

Marker Cone

 

Hurdles Stand

 

 

Standing Kicking Bag

 

 

Kicking Bag

 

Skipping Rope

 

Dumb Bell

 

Training Ladder

 

Resistance Bands

 

 

Waist Resistance Belt

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SPARRING SAFETY GEARS

SPARRING PROTECTOR GEARS (BASIC)

The following are safety equipments used in taekwondo sparring. 

 

HEAD GUARD (BLUE/RED)

MOUTH GUARD

CHEST GUARD (BLUE / RED)

FOREARM GUARD

HAND GUARD

FRONT/INSTEP GUARD

 

SHIN GUARD

GROIN GUARD (MALE/FEMALE)

       

 

 

PROTECTOR & SCORING SYSTEM (PSS)

The 'Protector & Scoring System (PSS)' is designed to adapt to the current WTF competition rules and Taekwondo techniques, allowing the best performance in Taekwondo training and competition. It evaluates technique, speed and power, and delivers a clear and precise scoring, altogether encouraging a more dynamic and real Taekwondo.

The features (Based in Daedo system) of using the PSS is as followed:

 Accurate:

    • Clear zones of effective scoring
    • Fist and foot strikes distinguished and scored separately
    • Scoring of consecutive strikes without problems (3 strikes in 1 second)
    • Immediate scoring within 0.5seconds
    • No points with unauthorized strikes or zones
    • No interference from other electronic devices
    • Compatible to use with unlimited number of competition areas simultaneously

Simple:

    • Blue/red reversible
    • Lightweight; e-trunk protector size 3 = 1.8kg
    • Hygienic
    • Easy to use and comfortable to wear
    • Wireless system with sensors that do not affect the competition flow

Flexible:

  • Possibility for referees to give or remove points during competition
  • Possibility to create customized system by adding optional elements to the Basic System, adapted to your needs

 

    

 

E-TRUNK PROTECTOR

 

E-HEAD GEAR (BLUE / RED)

 

E-FOOT PROTECTOR

 

 

JOYSTICKS, TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, CHARGER & PROGRAM

       

 

 

ETIQUETTE OF TAEKWONDO

CODE OF ETHICS 

Observing the etiquette of taekwondo should take precedent over the learning of techniques. Without proper behavior, taekwondo partitioner will not be able to realize their full potential. Moreover, they will expose themselves to higher risk of injury.

The taekwondo training venue or gymnasium (dojang) is a place to learn the fundamental of taekwondo. While in the dojang, the students will follow the basic rules. The rules are enforced to maximize the effectives of the training environment, and to place emphasis on the development of the student’s character and fitness.

 

SELF CONDUCT

  1. Be patient, humble and polite at all times.

  2. Put in effort to improve and have sense of responsibility.

  3. Must not behave in an irresponsible manner by causing distraction, make gratuitous remarks, show off, challenge to fight or criticize fellow member.

  4. Practice Team spirit and to have mutual trust among fellow members.

  5. Help the junior members to improve and set good example for them to follow without any criticizing or asking for rewards.

  6. Make effort to promote the essence of Taekwondo.

  7. Participate in all Taekwondo activities provided by the club.

  8. Obey the rules of the Club, display humility and show respect to parent, elders, coach and seniors.

  9. Be loyal to the Club, the Organisation and the Nation.

  10. No training or coaching in other clubs without the approval from the coach.

  11. Smoking and liquor is not promoted. Instead a desirable and disciplined lifestyle should be maintained.