K44 (K43/44)

Movement and coordination mildly affected down one side.

The movement in one arm affected to a high degree.

Highly affected movement in one foot and ankle.

The absence of one forearm.

The absence of both forearms.


K44 is for taekwondo fighters with coordination affected to a low-degree on one side, a high degree in one arm or one foot and ankle, or the absence of part of the arms.

These fighters adjust for uneven upper body balance by changing stance. Those affected in the ankle have better all round balance but have reduced spring for kicking.