ITF Taekwon-Do

Competitors wear foot and hand protection equipment, as well as optional head guards.

 

The scoring system:

Hand and foot attacks to the head are allowed:

The scoring system is:

1 Point for: Punch to the body or head.

2 Points for: Kick to the body.

3 Points for: Any kick to the head.

 

The competition area is typically a 10x10 meter square in international championships.

 

A continuous point system is utilized in ITF competition, where the fighters are allowed to continue after scoring a technique.

 

Full-force blows are not allowed, and knockouts result in a disqualification of the attacker.  

 

At the end of two minutes  the competitor with more scoring techniques wins.

WTF

(Olympic & Paralympic)  Taekwondo

Competitors wear head guards and body protectors, which have electronic sensors used in the scoring of points, groin, foot, hand, forearm and shin protection.

 

The scoring system:

Foot attacks to the head are allowed:

The scoring system is:

1 Point for: Punch or kick to the body

3 Points for: Kick to the head.

Additional point if a scoring spinning kick is used.

 

The competition area is typically a 8x8 meter hexigon in international championships.

 

A continuous point system is utilized in WTF competition, where the fighters are allowed to continue after scoring a technique.

 

Full-force techniques are allowed and at the end of three x two minutes  the competitor with more scoring techniques or a knockout wins.

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