What is Taekwondo?
In Taekwondo, Poomsae refers to a set of attack and defense movements. It is also commonly known as pattern. Students will be taught how to execute these Taekwondo movements with accuracy, grace, power and rhythm which are necessary in Poomsae competitions both locally and internationally.
Competitors are given a score based on their Accuracy (4 points) and Presentation (6 points). 0.3 point is deducted for every major mistake and 0.1 point is deducted for every minor mistake.
However, students who are not participating in Poomsae competitions will also be taught how to execute these Taekwondo movements as accurately as possible. This is to ensure that students are well-prepared for their Grading Test which is administered by Singapore Taekwondo Federation. Students will be taught a new set of attack and defense movements upon passing their Grading Test.
Poomsae requires a lot of perseverance and focus, which therefore encourages students to become the best version of themselves.
Kyorugi, which is otherwise known as sparring, is one of the disciplines of Taekwondo. In Kyorugi competitions, the main objective is to score as many points as possible with kicks and punches on the opponent’s chest guard and head gear. Competitors are categorised into distinct groups based on their gender, belt level and weight. It is also mandatory for competitors to abide by the rules of the competition or they run the risk of points deduction and even disqualification.
Kyorugi is also one of the Grading components for students who are Green Belt and above. Students will be taught the different types of kicks in class, and are required to don protective gear at all times to avoid any injury. As Kyorugi is physically demanding, it requires stamina, flexibility and strength which students can build with our classes.
Demonstration is a choreographed Taekwondo performance which combines both Poomsae and Kyorugi. It showcases the various Taekwondo movements and similarly to Poomsae, a good Demonstration is performed with accuracy, grace, power, rhythm and teamwork.
In Demonstration competitions, competitors are given a score based on their Technical Skills (6 points) and Presentation (4 points). 0.3 point is deducted for every major mistake and 0.1 point is deducted for every minor mistake.