How do you compete?
As Para taekwondo was developed specifically by World Taekwondo, the rules are exactly the same as for Olympic taekwondo, with some changes made for safety. Para taekwondo practitioners use the same padded mat (8 m in diameter) and sensorless mica head protector, since points to the head are forbidden. The same scoring system and penalties as traditional taekwondo are used, with some minor adjustments.
Unlike conventional taekwondo, kicks to the head are forbidden, but punches to the body are scored in the same way as the conventional version of the sport. This is spectacular for spectators when there are close contests.
If the score is tied at the end of regulation time, there is a Golden Point Round in which the winner is defined.
As a bonus fact, the uniform used is called Competition Uniform, which differs from the Dobok in that it is tighter and more stretchable. All fighters must wear head, mouth, and chest protection. The chest protector is electronic and registers points automatically if a kick or punch lands with enough power and accuracy.