*Optional Items for light contact sparring
** Optional for male students (but strongly recommended)
Students missing any piece of equipment may be asked to remove their pads and practice no contact sparring, do an exercise or hit a punching bag.
Rules/Etiquette (All Students)
Students bow to each other before and after each match. When a student steps out of the designated ring area, the action stops, students return to the center and then bow again before any action resumes. The same process occurs if one or both of the students falls or is knocked down. Any time there is visible distress to either student, a break in action is to be taken to give time to recover. Students build confidence through sparring because they can improve their skill with regards to striking, evading, blocking, timing, etc in a controlled/respectful environment.
Techniques not allowed under any Taekwondo sparring matches
No Contact Sparring