WTF Sparring/Sport Taekwondo
There are individual and team competitions. Individual competition is conducted by two contestants, Chung (blue) and Hong (red), on 10m x 10m contest area. Contestants are allowed to perform kicking and punching techniques on the trunk and kicking techniques on the face. All vulnerable parts of the body are covered with protectors.
One match consists of three rounds of two minutes each for men and three rounds of two minutes each for women and juniors both with one-minute rest between rounds.
Four referees - one Center Referee and three Corner Judges - are assigned for one match. Referee manages the matches and give penalties - two warning penalties or one Gam-jeom penalty makes deduction of one point - to the contestant who violates the rules. Judges score the games by pressing judge's electronic scoring instrument - one point to a valid attack to the trunk, two points to that to the face and additional one point in case of knock down.