For Colour Belt & Recreational Black Belt Sparring
2 Rounds of 1.5 Minutes, with a 30 second break.
Body Punch -1 Point
Body Kick -2 Point
Spinning Body Kick -3 Points
Full Point Deductions:
1. Crossing the Boundary Line
2. Falling down
3. Avoiding or delaying the match
4. Grabbing or pushing the opponent
5. Lifting the leg to block, or/and kicking the opponent’s leg to impede the opponent’s kicking attack, or
lifting a leg or kicking in the air for more than 3 seconds to impede opponent’s potential attacking
movements, or kick was aiming to below the waist
6. Kicking below the waist
7. Attacking the opponent after “Kal-yeo”
8. Hitting the opponent’s head with the hand
9. Butting or attacking with the knee
10. Attacking the fallen opponent
11. Unsportsmanlike conduct
a. Not complying with the referee’s command or decision
b. Inappropriate protesting behavior to officials’ decisions
c. Inappropriate attempts to disturb or influence the outcome of the match
d. Provoking or insulting the opposing contestant or coach
e. Unaccredited doctor/physicians or other team officials found to be seated in the doctors position
f. Any other severe misconduct or unsportsmanlike conduct from a contestant or coach
Head Contact in Non Head Contact Divisions
1st offense – Full point deduction for accidental contact
2nd offense – Full point deduction or Disqualification (Referee’s decision)
3rd Offense – Disqualification
*Athletes will be given up to 1 minute per head contact to continue the match.
If after 1 minute, the athlete cannot continue the match will be ended. If the attacker was issued a full point deduction the injured athlete will be declared the winner of the match. The athlete must make their decision before the penalty is issued.
Athletes will have up to 1 minutes or referees decision of time for any injury that is deemed serious or resulting in blood.
20 point gap will be used after the end of the first round.
No gap will be used, athletes will permitted to complete the second round regardless of score.
If there is no clear winner at the end of the overtime round, the athlete who registered the most hits with the electronic scoring system will determined the winner.
If there is no winner determined by the computer system, the judges will determine the winner.
Kyung rey – Bow
Choom bi – Ready Stance
Si Jak – Start
Kal-yeo – Stop
Keumon – End
Kay-sok – Continue
Gamjon – full point deduction
Kay-Shee – Injury time out
She-Gan- Time out
Based on year of birth:
Under 11 (Youth)
Under 14 (Cadet)
Under 17 (Junior)
17 and Up (Senior)
30 and Up (Executive)
Mouthguard – Must be clear or white only
Body pad – Must be new style body pad (no white with dot style)
Gloves – Taekwondo style only (No MMA or full fist)
Groin protector (males and females)
Weight Classes for Black Belt Athletes
Weight classes will be based of a 10 lbs. weigh range, however divisions may be combined to accommodate the competition.
Belt divisions will be up to each tournament host as they see fit. Belt divisions should not vary from three levels. Belt divisions may have to be combined to accommodate the competition.
Belt Division Example:
Recreational Black Belt
Single elimination format for the gold and silver medalists, all remaining athletes will be placed in double elimination bracket for a bronze medal.
Single Elimination with two bronze medalists.
Divisions will be unlimited number of participants within a category.
Divisions can have a maximum number of 8 participants per category.
Any other rules will follow the Latest WTF Rules.