After much deliberation, the Management Committee, in its monthly meeting on 26 April 2016, has decided to introduce head kicks for cadets (12 to 14) and juniors (15 to 17) to provide them the opportunity to optimize their skill development.
The clearance for head kicks will also stand the players in good stead if they decide to compete overseas as all World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) recognized tournaments for the two divisions allow head kicks. The WTF has also made head shots more rewarding.
In order to meet the needs of all members, there will be two categories for the two divisions - that is cadet and junior players can participate in either the head kick or non-kick category. For the head kick category, players will be required to wear headgear with protective face shield.
Published: 27 April 2016 by stf.sg