No, sorry but you are dead wrong here. Original Kyuk Too Ki was created in korea for tkd guys wanting to go a step closer to kickboxing. It is basic kickboxing equipment (boxing glove, mouthpiece, groincups and the occasional boxing type helmet and shinguard). The vid I linked to was from a korean Kyuk Too Ki tournament with the original rules&equipment, not from some european/american tournament.
The Kyuk Too Ki competitions here in the West use protective gear like shinguards, gloves and headgear, but if you follow the original ruleset it should only be a mouthpiece and a shell.