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USA Taekwondo Kyorugi (Sparring) Competition Rules (updated February 2015)

This USAT manual is a valuable resource to Sparring Competitors. Note especially:

Article 5: weight divisions pages 10-11

Article 10: procedures of the contest page 16

Article 12: Valid Points page 18

Article 14: Prohibited Acts and Penalties pages 20-23

Article 15: Golden Point and Decision of Superiority page 24

Article 16: Decisions page 25

Articles 17 & 18: Knockdowns and Procedures page 26-28

Article 19 Procedures for Suspending the Match pages 29-30

Referee Hand Signals with corresponding pictures pages 42-68

USA TAEKWONDO JUNIOR COMPETITION RULES & INTERPRETATION

Article 2: Junior Safety Rules (head contact rules for ages 7-17) pages 71-73

Article 3: Junior Weight Divisions (Ages 6-17) pages 74-76

Appendix 4: Taekwondo Officiating Terminology page 80

Our Student Section also provides valuable Sparring Terminology which you should be familiar with for competitions.