Registration for the Online National Speed Kicking Championships is underway ©India Taekwondo

India Taekwondo is adapting to 2021's new normal by holding its first-ever Online National Speed Kicking Championships.

The event will take place remotely, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and run from February 14 to 18.

Competitors will have to film of a video of themselves shadow kicking, and then upload that to an open platform such a YouTube without any background music.

Video submissions also cannot have been used in another competition before, and each athlete is limited to one video.

India Taekwondo is running competition in seven age categories, ranging from toddler to senior master.

A list of 10 permitted kicks has also been published by the national governing body, which last year ran Online National Poomsae Championships.

"The tournament is the perfect start to 2021, we are hoping to usher in the new year with great optimism and positivity for the athletes," India Taekwondo President Namdev Shirgaonkar said, per First Post.

"[Last year] was extremely difficult for so many reasons and I’m proud that India Taekwondo is moving forward and executing tournaments of this scale. 

"This also acts as a grounding event for the 2022 World Championship and the Asian Games. 

"I wish all the participants the best of luck and look forward to exceptional performances."