The following are changes make by the Singapore Taekwondo Federation on the grading and ranking system.

First Announcement

It was announced earlier that dan certification will be awarded from 15 years old instead of 16 years old to bring the STF certification in line with Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters).

In view of the policy shift, the following poom and dan promotion test requirements will be adopted with immediate effect.

Poom/Dan

Minimum Time Required for Promotion

Age Limits for Promotion

Start from Dan

Start from Poom

1st Poom

N A

N A

Less than 15 Years Old

1st to 2nd Poom

1 year

N A

Less than 15 Years Old

2nd to 3rd Poom

2 year

N A

Less than 15 Years Old

3rd to 4th Poom

3 year

N A

Less than 15 Years Old

1st Dan

N A

15years and above

Conversion

1st to 2nd Dan

1 year

16years and above

Conversion

2nd to 3rd Dan

2 year

18years and above

Conversion

3rd to 4th Dan

3 year

21years and above

Conversion

4th to 5th Dan

4 year

25years and above

5th to 6th Dan

5 year

30years and above

6th to 7th Dan

6 year

36years and above

7th to 8th Dan

8 year

44years and above

8th to 9th Dan

9 year

53years and above

9th to 10th Dan

N A

60years and above

 

On reaching 15 years old, all poom belts shall be required to covert to 1st dan.  The time required for the next promotion will be based on the date of conversion.


Second Announcement


With effect from the July 2008 grading, only those taking the dan grading will be tested on Saturday.  The other candidates will be graded on Sunday or under supplementary grading.  This means that Grade 1 (Junior) will now be graded together with the other club members.