Taekwondo Canada

Para Taekwondo

About ParaTaekwondo

Like Taekwondo, ParaTaekwondo has two disciplines: Poomsae and Kyorugi.

Depending on athlete’s impairment type, athletes might be able to compete in one or both disciplines. Classes competing in Kyorugi will have the “K” prefix. Classes competing in Poomsae will have the “P” prefix. The following sport classes are used for ParaTaekwondo:

  • Visual Impairment - P10
  • Intellectual Disability - P20
  • Neurological Impairments - P30
  • Limb(s) Deficiency or Impaired Passive Range of Movement - K40
  • Wheelchair - P50
  • Deaf - KP60
  • Short Stature - P70

Players need to be classified before participating in World Taekwondo (WT) sanctioned International Para tournaments.

On January 31, 2015, the WT received the historic news that the IPC Governing Board had decided that taekwondo will be included on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games program. Certain, players under K40 categories are expected to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.



What is the official classification process?

Email to sportdevelopment@taekwondo-canada.com
We will send out a classification screening form to be completed by the interested applicant, along with further instructions. Once we receive the completed form and required information, we will send your application to our International Classifier.

How/where do I find taekwondo club locations?

Use the “Find a Club” feature on our website to find a taekwondo club near you

What types of para taekwondo programs are available?

Please contact us at sportdevelopment@taekwondo-canada.com for more information.

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Procédures permanentes pour les compétitions de parataekwondo aux Jeux paralympiques En vigueur à compter du 1er Janvier 2018 pdf (684 KB)

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