Patented Olympic level taekwondo electronic scoring equipment and a new point system that allows athletes to perform at their full potential and keeps the audience engaged
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 in such a fast and high stakes game. Although the electronic systems have done a great job of 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). As a result, players who are faster or stronger and who can throw a wider variety of kicks have far lower chance of winning. These limitations on the sport make it 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. This will cause global taekwondo to grow beyond 80 million practitioners, which is in line with the primary objective of the governing body of taekwondo, the World Taekwondo Federation.
The 20/20 Armor system is designed by a team of Olympic taekwondo experts 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 is right on the chest protectors. To set up another match, just bump chests again and keep fighting.
The 20/20 Armor will be available in two models. A competitive model tailored to the needs of athletes competing in tournaments and a recreational model for developing taekwondo students. The recreational model will be at a price point tailored to the pricing needs of taekwondo practitioners during their early development years.
The improvements in accuracy and speed in the 20/20 hardware allows us to do new things in software scoring that existing chest protectors can’t. We have re-examined the scoring from the ground up with the vision of allowing more body types and techniques to be successful. Introducing, the patent pending 20/20 Armor Energy Scoring.
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.
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Get your hands on one of the first 20/20 Armor recreational model chest protectors! These will feature our patent pending scoring display and nanotechnology scoring elements.
It’s almost like the real chest protectors, but without the electronics, padding and shoulder straps!
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The team at 20/20 Armor collectively has over 100 years of experience at Olympic level taekwondo and 60 years in business. We 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.