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Belts in Taekwondo WTF.
10 kup - White Belt
9 kup - White belt with a yellow stripe
8 kup - Yellow belt
7 kup - Yellow belt with a green stripe
6 kup - green belt
5 kup - green belt with a blue stripe
4 kup - blue belt
3 kup - blue belt with a Red stripe
2 kup - Red belt
1 kup - Red belt with a black stripe
1st DAN/Poom - Black Belt
2nd DAN/POOM - Black Belt
3rd DAN/Poom - Black belt
4th DAN/POOM - Black belt
5th DAN/Poom - Black Belt
6th DAN/Poom - Black belt
7th DAN/Poom - Black belt
8th DAN/Poom - Black belt
9th DAN/Poom - Black belt
Taekwondo WTF Sparring
Sparring is one of the main parts in Taekwondo WTF, which every normal academy should partake in at least two times per week especially if there is a tournament coming up in a month or sooner. Before we get into sparring/tournament rules (may vary per age/belt) remember that you must purchase protectors for the mouth, for the arms and for the legs.
Basic Rules in WTF Sparring and Tips
In WTF Sparring. It's sorted into belt and age order.
Children 1 group (I group) - 7-9 years old
Children 2 group (II group) - 10-11 years old
Cadets - 12-14 years old
Juniors - 15-17 years old
Seniors - 17+
(This may vary in other countries)
In Sparring, there are hogus (chest protectors) used for both competitors. If you are a child in I group or II group, you will use non-electronic hogos. When you kick each other with kicks like dollyo chagi, yeop chagi and dit chagi and sometimes punches. When you hit the hogu, 3 referees need to press a button if they see a point. If they do so, the point goes to the contestant, who scored to his opponent.
Blue and Red in sparring are called Chong(blue) and Hong(red).
Let's say Chong scores to Red. The three referees press the button for scoring, and there is a point to Chong. You can also use arms to block, but never use legs to block in WTF, as it'll result in a half-point warning.
Categories and scoring systems:
There are different categories in each age group. For example, I'm competing in Cadets Male A -53kg
There are two classes in a sparring.
The first one is the class that everyone starts with as in first tournament. Class B.
Class B means no head kicks allowed (punches to the head are never allowed). So, that means that, if you kick your opponent to the head, you will receive a Gamjeom (one point for the opponent and kyongo for you). If you receive in total four full kyongos that give four points to the opponent (Gamjeom), the referee will stop the match, saying Chong Seun or Hong Seun (whoever received those four points).
Now for class A
A means that head kicks are allowed. If you score with dollyo chagi or yeop chagi in a hogo, it's a single point for you.
If you score with dwit chagi in hogo, there are two points for you (dwit chagi is a turning back kick)
If you score a head shot with Naeryo chagi, Dollyo chagi or other kicks there are three points for you
If you score with dwit chagi , Tio Ligi or jump and Naeryo chagi, four points for you
However, in Cadets, Juniors and Seniors, there are electronic Dae Do hogos used (E-Chest Protector)
So you need to bring everything listed above:
MOUTHGUARD,SHIN GUARD, DAE DO ELECTRONIC SOCKS, HAND PROTECTOR, FOREARM PROTECTOR, GROIN GUARD AND A HELMET.
NOTE: DAE-DO ELECTRONIC HOGOS FOR CADETS, JUNIORS AND SENIORS ARE PROVIDED BY THE ORGANIZER OF THE TOURNAMENT.
How scoring works
Chong and Hong start the fight. They are in Cadets Male A -41kg lets say.
Hong scores a point to Chong's Electronic chest protector with his electronic foot protector(socks).
It automatically appears on the electronic system(mandatory requirement for all tournaments, provided by the organizer of it) for less than a second
So in the moment you score, the point appears on the electronic system extremely fast.
Note that you must keep your socks(foot protectors) clean and in a good form. If they are old, no problem. But beware not to break them or damage them because you won't be able to spar, and if you do not appear in the Dojang (place where you spar. There are at least three Dojangs in each tournament, each having their own sparring match until 99th fight).
That's all that's required for sparring.
I hope you liked my post about Taekwondo. Taekwondo is my passion. Every day after school I go to training and have a lot of fun, talk with my friends in there and thats what made me good. Before I became black belt 2nd Poom(maybe when I was lets say yellow belt) I was taking it serious and nothing really was happening. After I got my green stripe, I started talking and found friends there. And since now, I have a lot of friends from my school, which helped me succeed in Taekwondo. Taekwondo isnt much about the belts, Its about learning the kicks and mostly Sparring. Everyone's favorite thing in Taekwondo. Mine too.
(For once I decided, fine. You can speak own words I won't edit this chat bit.)
This is a long post, so I hope you read it and trust me, It took me 5 years to get to here, where I am now in Taekwondo. If its not your sport, dont hate. Not everyone can become a strong Taekwondo guy. Train whatever you want and always remember one thing: HAVE FUN! Byee.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENT AND I WILL ANSWER AS SOON AS IM HERE.