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No one below the rank of Yellow Belt may free spar,
No sparring is allowed unless the
Instructor agrees and is (or assigns someone) on the floor to
No hard contact is ever allowed.
No contact to the head is ever allowed.
Only controlled, light sparring is
No free sparring is allowed without proper
Always show respect by bowing to your
After bowing, signal that you are ready to
free spar by assuming sparring stance and yell with a "Ki-Hap."
Always spar with hands closed an up in
proper guarding position.
Only use legal techniques and only strike
to legal target areas.
Never punch or kick to the back, or below
As courtesy, never strike to the solar
plexus or a woman's breast, although these are within the legal
Never strike or block with your elbows,
knees, or head.
Never use blind techniques (i.e. spin
back-fist). Always look before you strike.
Never turn your back to your partner.
If you make a mistake while sparring,
always apologize immediately, and do not repeat the mistake.
If your partner falls during sparring,
stop immediately and extend a hand to help him/her up. However, if
your partner is injured after falling don't force him/her up.
Never spar or continue to spar when one or
both partners become upset or frustrated.
If you ever feel that your physical
well-being is threatened while free sparring, you have the right to
cease sparring, remove your head gear, and step off to the side.
If you ever feel that your partner shows
lack of control or uses excessive contact, stop the match and tell
your Instructor immediately.
If you make a particularly good move or
obviously demonstrate greater skill than your partner, never make an
outward sign of gloating--be humble.
ALWAYS DISPLAY THE FIVE TENETS OF TAE KWON
DO WHILE SPARRING!