The main goal of the sparring is to attain a score advantage over an opponent. The sparring is performed dynamically with semi contact. This means that attacking techniques that have excessive contact are punished with minus points.
In the case where one competitor makes the other one incapable of continuing the bout due the use of an illegal techniques he or she can be disqualified.
The safety of our athletes during sparring competition is of paramount importance, therefore the competitors must use official approved safety equipment which whilst protecting their limbs also softens the contact on their opponent.
This element follows the primary Taekwon-Do ITF philosophy and principle which encourages self-improvement and our principal objective of health and safety.
Text taken from the book “Quadrathlon Taekwon-Do ITF” by Master Tadeusz Loboda.
(A) Male and Female groups.
Junior Weight Divisions
Male – Female:
(a) Micro Up to 50 kg (a) Micro Up to 45 kg
(b) Light Over 50 to 56 kg (b) Light Over 45 to 50 kg
(c) Middle Over 56 to 62 kg (c) Middle Over 50 to 55 kg
(d) Light Heavy Over 62 to 68 kg (d) Light Heavy Over 55 to 60 kg
(e) Heavy Over 68 to 75 kg (e) Heavy Over 60 to 65 kg
(f) Hyper Over 75 kg (f) Hyper Over 65 kg
Senior Weight Divisions
Male – Female:
(a) Micro Up to 57 kg (a) Micro Up to 50 kg
(b) Light Over 57 to 63 kg (b) Light Over 50 to 56 kg
(c) Middle Over 63 to 70 kg (c) Middle Over 56 to 62 kg
(d) Light Heavy Over 70 to 78 kg (d) Light Heavy Over 62 to 68 kg
(e) Heavy Over 78 to 85 kg (e) Heavy Over 68 to 75 kg
(f) Hyper Over 85 kg (f) Hyper Over 75 kg
N.B.: In individual sparring matches competitors shall participate in the category according to their weight.
It is not allowed to participate in any other weight class.
Junior and or Senior – Team
Each Team (Male and/or Female of any degree and weight) must consist of five (5) competitors and one (1) reserve (optional).
Please see the full Bylaws: Championships Rules & Regulations