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Face shield

Competitors under the age of 17 are required to wear a face shield.

Competitors that are 17 or over may choose to not wear a face shield, but must wear a mouth guard.

Chinmukwan Taekwon-Do Federation

Competitors must a member of a C.T.F. affiliated school or be invited by the tournament coordinator.

Face contact allowed

Face contact will be allowed at all ranks and ages. Competitors under the ages of 17 are required to have a face shield.

Venue and date

February 19th, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Christ Covenant Church
1320 W Nolana Ave
McAllen, TX 78504



Point Sparring

Modified C.T.F. Sparring Rules

In a two minute round, competitors must score more points than their opponent in order to win. A break will be called to award points to a competitor.

1 PointHand Techniques
2 PointsKicks
Point values

Continuous Sparring

Modified C.T.F. Sparring Rules

Competitors will spar continuously for two minutes. After the two minutes, the judges will declare a winner based on a criteria.

Judging Criteria

  1. Effective techniques.
    • Which competitor landed the most legal techniques without being blocked or evaded?
      • Evading is when a competitor moves their body, causing their opponent to miss. If a competitor does not move, but their opponent still misses, they are not evading.
      • A technique is blocked when a competitor moves their limbs to absorb a hit instead of the hit landing on a valid target area.
  2. Ring control
    • Which competitor stayed upright? Who was not downed?
      • If a competitor touches the ground with any part of their body, except their feet or 1 hand, they are considered down.
    • Which competitor backed the other into a ring corner or out of the ring?
    • Which competitor controlled the pace of the match?
  3. Effective aggression
    • Which competitor moved forward more, striked their opponent without being countered, and caused their opponent to move?
  4. Defense
    • Which competitor blocked or evaded the most techniques?
      • See #1 for definitions of evaded and blocked.
  5. Difficulty of techniques
    • Which competitor performed more difficult techniques that hit a valid target area? Attempted techniques are not counted.
    • Ranked from lowest to highest
      • Hand techniques
      • Leg techniques
      • Spin back kicks
      • Jump kicks
      • Jump spin back kicks


Fouls are given by the center official. When a competitor commits a foul, the center official will stop the match (time still continues), announce the foul, give the offending competitor one (1) strike, and resumes the match.

When a competitor receives three (3) strikes, then they are disqualified from the match. Competitors under the rank of black belt will receive one (1) warning before receiving strikes.


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Frequently asked questions

What equipment is required?

Headgear, gloves, and sparring boots that cover the heel.

Face shield required for competitors under 17.

Face shield or mouth guard required for competitors 17 and over.

What uniforms are required?

Competitors and judges must wear the traditional martial art uniform from their school.

Masters may wear suits.

Can spectators pay at the door?

Yes. Spectators over the age of 5 will be charged $5.

Can competitors pay at the door?

No. Competitors must register online before February 5th to enter the tournament.

Where is the tournament going to be held?

Christ Covenant Church
1320 W Nolana Ave
McAllen, TX 78504


When is the tournament?

February 19th, 2022 at 10 AM.

When / Where do I get my shirt?

Shirts will be available online and at the tournament. Those who registered will pick up the shirts at the tournament.