There are many types or uniforms and equipment that you can purchase for use in International Taekwon-Do.
The main items students need are:
We recommend discussing sparring gear and uniforms with the club instructors before you make a purchase to make sure that you purchase the correct uniform or equipment that meets the regulations of International Taekwon-Do.
Also look at the Merchandise Page » on the International Taekwon-Do website for approved suppliers of the correct uniforms and equipment.
A uniform (dobok) is not required when you first become a member and it's best to make sure children are sure they want to continue before purchasing one.
However students do need a uniform to participate in gradings or other events.
The approximate cost of a uniform is $70 - $90 through an approved supplier.
Your uniform (dobok) needs to look like the one below. For more information on the regulations for uniforms check the International Taekwon-Do Uniform Page »
Sparring equipment information
Safety sparring equipment is used in regularly in training and is compulsory for tournaments, and some events such as sparring seminars. Sparring gear increases safety and confidence for students.
The approximate cost of sparring gear (head, hands and feet) is $300 - $400.
The club has some sparring gear available for members use at training. Members can have a set of sparring gear to take home and use with the payment of a bond of $150 and a monthy rental of $5.
Members must have their own mouth guard (cost approx $5 from any pharmacy) and males must have a groin guard (approx $40). Shin protectors are optional.
Approved sparring equipment
For more information on the regulations for sparring equipment check the International Taekwon-Do Sparring Equipment Page »