Under WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) and Olympic rules, sparring is a full-contact event and takes place between two competitors in an area measuring 10 meters square.The match will be paused if one of the fighters exceeds the arena boundary. Each match consists of three semi-continuous rounds of contact with rest between rounds.Where Tae Kwon Do atheletes fight in 2-minute rounds (2 or 3 rounds)with a one minute break. Points are awarded for permitted, accurate, and powerful techniques to the legal scoring areas; light contact to a scoring area does not score any points. A kick or punch that makes contact with the opponent's hogu (The body guard that functions as a scoring target) scores one point; a kick to the head scores two points. Punches to the head are not allowed.Fighters are catogerized by weight and age similarity.The amount of weight and age catogary is determeind by the country’s Tae Kwon Do Organization If a competitor is knocked down by a scoring technique and the referee counts down, then an additional point is awarded to the opponent.
At the end of three rounds, the competitor with the most points wins the match. If, during the match, one competitor gains a 7-point lead over the other, or if one competitor reaches a total of 12 points, then that competitor is immediately declared the winner and the match ends. In the event of a tie at the end of three rounds, a fourth "sudden death" overtime round will be held to determine the winner after a one minute rest period.In this game mode the first fighter to land a kick wins the match.
Blows are full force and if one player is knocked out by a legal attack, the attacker is declared the winner as the WTF allows knockouts in sparring competition. But there are certain rules that they must follow. Some rules condemn name calling, punches to the head, grabbing, and more.