Paralympics Australia is responsible for implementing the International Paralympic Committee’s Athlete Classification Code, which details the relevant policies and procedures common across Paralympic sports. Paralympics Australia works with Australian Taekwondo to create opportunities for athletes to access accurate and quality classification at the relevant point in their sporting pathway. Australian Taekwondo actively promote ethical classification practice, ensuring that our athletes are protected and Para-sports integrity is upheld. If you’re new to para-taekwondo or interested in getting involved, find out more HERE.

Classification & Competition

Para - Taekwondo Classification

The classification of athletes is essential for maintaining the integrity and fairness of Para-sport competitions. It establishes the eligibility of athletes and the framework for organising them into appropriate event categories based on their impairments. The primary objective of this process is to group together athletes with similar impairments, much like how athletes are grouped by age, gender, or weight. 

To compete in Para Taekwondo, you must undergo a classification assessment and hold a sport class for Para Taekwondo. Classification is not required for recreation or social involvement in Para Taekwondo. To learn more about eligibility, who to contact for information, or how to become classified, please view the links below.

Impairment Categories

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Physical Impairment

Vision Impairment

Intellectual Impairment

Hearing Impairment

Para Classification Policies

For Athletes, Clubs & Coaches

The purpose of the Australian Taekwondo Athlete Classification Policy (Classification Policy) is to provide a clear statement on the purpose of Classification in Para Taekwondo. 

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Para Taekwondo Classification Rules outline the framework for Athlete Classification, ensuring that an athlete's impairment is pertinent to their sporting performance. 

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The Australian Taekwondo Classification List includes athletes who have been Internationally or Nationally classified as per the IPC Classification Rules and Regulations.

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Para Training & Competition 

National, State & Club Resources

Impairment resources to help you understand the specifics of various impairments.

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General guidelines for state and club competition for Para Poomsae and Para Kyorugi

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Tournament Director’s quick guide to Para Poomsae
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Need assistance?

Questions, support or technical information

If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact Australian Taekwondo via email for assistance.
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