Current Para Athletes:
- Anthony Cappello
About Para Taekwondo
Like Taekwondo, Para Taekwondo has two disciplines: Poomsae and Kyorugi. Depending on the athlete’s type of impairment, athletes may 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 Para Taekwondo:
- 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, World Taekwondo received the historic news that the International Paralympic Committee 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?
If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once an email has been received, we will send out a classification screening form to be completed by the interested applicant, along with further instructions. Once the form is completed with the 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 email@example.com for more information.