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Taekwondo leg guards are an important part of the protective equipment for practitioners of this martial art. Here are answers to some common questions related to Taekwondo leg guards.
What does WTF mean for Taekwondo protection?
WTF stands for World Taekwondo Federation, which is the international organization that governs and regulates Taekwondo around the world. Recently, the organization has changed its name to World Taekwondo (however retaining the abbreviation WTF), but clarifies that it stands for World Taekwondo. WTF approved shin guards are shin guards that meet the specific rules and requirements established by the WTF for Taekwondo competitions and events.
Does it matter how soft or hard the shin guards are for Taekwondo?
Yes, the softness or hardness of the leg guards plays a role in Taekwondo. Shin guards should be soft enough to absorb shock and reduce the risk of injury, while still providing enough protection. For hard leg guards, it can be difficult to execute techniques with precision and can also lead to injuries to the opponent. It is important to find a balance between adequate protection and freedom of movement in order to perform techniques effectively.
Can I compete in Taekwondo with your leg guards?
The best way to know if you can compete with a particular pair of shin guards is to check the rules of competition for the specific competition or organization you are participating in. Competition rules can vary, and some competitions may have specific requirements for shin guards, including approval by a particular organization such as the WTF . Leg protectors that are competition-approved among our range always have a text about this on the respective product page.
In short, it can be said that all lighter leg protectors are suitable for training in Taekwondo, but for competition it is required that the protectors are WT or WTF approved.