Sparring Rules

KYOROOGI (SPARRING):

 The current USAT & WTF competition rules will govern this championship.

NO HEAD CONTACT

There is absolutely no head contact for competitors Age 7 & Under (All Belts) and 11 & Under (Color Belt Divisions)

Age / Rank Duration Quantity Rules
Age 7 & Under (All Black Belts and Color Belts) 1 minute 2 Rounds (No Head Contact)
Age 11 & Under (All Color Belts) 1 minute 2 Rounds (No Head Contact)

 

Contact Area Point
a valid punch on the trunk protector 1 Point
a valid kick on the trunk protector 2 Point
a valid turning kick to the trunk protector 3 Point
a valid kick to the head N/A

 

Point Gap Ceiling Point
20 0

 

JUNIOR SAFETY RULES (JSR)

Junior Safety Rules will be applied to 8 – 11 YEAR OLD BLACK BELTS, 12 – 17 YEAR OLD BLACK BELTS, & OVER ALL COLOR BELT, and 33 & OVER BLACK BELT DIVISIONS. A head contact producing a minor injury (bruising, abrasion, or bleeding) will result in a one point deduction for the attacker. Excessive head contact resulting in the inability to continue will disqualify the attacker at the discretion of the referee.

Age / Rank Duration Quantity Rules
Age 8 -11 (All Black Belts) 1 minute 2 Rounds JSR
Age 12 and Over ( All Color Belts) 1 minute 2 Rounds JSR
Age 33 and Over (All Belts) 1 minute 2 Rounds JSR
Age 12 – 17 (Black Belts) 1 minute 3 Rounds JSR

    

Contact Area Point
a valid punch on the trunk protector 1 Point
a valid kick on the trunk protector 2 Points
a valid turning kick to the trunk protector 3 Points
a valid kick to the head 3 Points
a valid turning kick to the head (12-17 years old) 4 points

    

Point Gap Ceiling Point
20 0

 

Daedo PSS System

World Class divisions 12 – 17 years old will use Daedo PSS system using JSR rules.

Full head contact is allowed for 18 ~32 YEAR OLD BLACK BELTS ONLY with three points being awarded for legal head contact or 4 points for any spinning techniques to the head. Also, will use Daedo PSS System.

the division for 18-32 YEAR OLD BLACK BELTS ONLY

Age / Rank Duration Quantity Rules
Age 12 – 17 (All Black Belts) 1 minute 3 Rounds JSR Rule
Age 18 -32 (All Black Belts) 1 minute 3 Rounds WTF (Full contact)

 

Contact Area Point
a valid punch on the trunk protector 1 Point
a valid kick on the trunk protector 2 Point
a valid kick to the head 3 Point
a valid turning kick to the head 4 Point

 

Point Gap Ceiling Point
20 0

 

Mandatory Equipment:

  • Standard white, official, V-neck TKD uniform (Sparring) in good condition.
  • Official USAT or WTF chest protector with red and blue scoring zones.
  • Official WTF Taekwondo shin protector and forearm protectors.
  • Groin protector (required for males); must be worn inside uniform.
  • Official USAT or WTF head protector and gloves (gloves are only mandatory for World Class).
  • Official WTF Taekwondo mouth guard.
  • Official WTF Taekwondo instep pads.
  • The division for 12-32 YEAR OLD BLACK BELTS Only requires to bring their own E-foot gear

We also remind you that proper personal hygiene (i.e. clean and short nails; clean body and uniform) is a part of competition rules and etiquette.

Weigh-ins: 12-32 Black Belt World class sparring divisions only. From 10:30-12:00 pm at the tournament site.

Awards: 1st, 2nd, and two 3rd place winners in each division will be awarded. However, all competitors 11 years old and under will get medals.

 IMPORTANT NOTE: The tournament director may modify some rules according to the local conditions. They also reserve the right to combine or divide weight categories depending on the size of the group.