You can pre-order with a 10% downpayment (fully refundable)
20/20 Armor Recreational Chest Guards are built on instant feedback so students and instructors can measure performance and growth in real time. This helps to keep students engaged and informs instructors of where their students are excelling and where they may need to focus their training.
Featuring the iconic video game scoring from titles such as Street Fighter, Tekken, and Mortal Kombat, the 20/20 Armor Recreational Chest Guard makes sparring more exciting, appealing, and fun than ever before. This method of scoring is very intuitive and easily understood by students as it relates to popular video games that they already play or have seen - allowing them to get active and act out their favorite video games in a safe environment while learning the tenets of Taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit.
The 20/20 Armor system is designed by a team of Olympic Taekwondo experts, Club Owners, and modern hardware and software engineers.
Training with existing electronic chest protectors is restrictive. The gear is expensive, it takes long to set up each match and you need a computer dedicated for each match.
With 20/20 Armor you just bump chests to sync chest protectors and start fighting. The clock and score are right on the chest protectors. To set up another match, just bump chests again and keep fighting.
When you pre-order, you put down a 10%, fully refundable deposit and you will be on the priority list to get delivery of 20/20 Armor July 2017. Full price is $598 USD for a pair (10% down = $60 for a pair)
In 2009, the sport of Olympic Taekwondo changed from points awarded by human judges to points awarded by electronic sensors on athletes’ equipment. This change was made to remove the human error and bias that results from such a fast paced and high stakes game. Although the electronic systems have done much to removing human error and bias, they still receive strong criticism from athletes, coaches, referees and spectators alike.
Currently, the system of electronic scoring rewards a very limited body type (tall and lean) and limited techniques (cut kicks) and uses a point system that is difficult to understand. Players who are faster or stronger and who can throw a wider variety of kicks have far lower chance of winning. Spectators are disengaged because they can not quickly understand what is going on. These limitations make taekwondo less exciting to watch and less fun to play.
20/20 Armor is a system of equipment and new scoring rules that will drive athletes to perform in a way that keeps the athletes and spectators engaged in the sport. It will allow players of all body types fast, strong, lean and fighting techniques an equal chance to win and uses a scoring method similar to popular video games that is understood in less than 3 seconds by multiple generations - from ages 5 to 55.
Our vision is to be official scoring system of the 2020 Olympics, double global participation from 80 million to 160 million and make Taekwondo a professional sport like soccer or basketball.
To accomplish our vision, the 20/20 Armor team is working on a competition model, which is currently in active research and development.
The competition model will use the same patent pending energy scoring as the recreational model and will come with a patent pending head gear and a hit validation system. Our hit validation system will use motion analysis to determine valid and invalid techniques.
The rules of the new scoring are very simple for athletes and spectators to understand. Below is the entire rule set in 5 bullet points.
We created an interactive scoring system to play with right in your browser.
The team at 20/20 Armor collectively has over 100 years of experience at Olympic level Taekwondo and 60 years in business. We own Taekwondo schools and were on national Taekwondo teams for Canada and USA, competed at international events such as Pan Am Games and World Championships. We are on boards for national Taekwondo organizations and have university degrees in business, law, computer science and aerospace engineering.