Rules of Competition

While the ITF NY Taekwon-Do Tournament is open to all schools of ITF competition, the tournament follows the official rules and regulations of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF). 


A detailed account of these rules can be found here.

Sparring Safety Gear

All competitors participating in sparring must wear:

  • Safety Kicks 

  • Gloves 

  • Headgear 

  • Mouthpieces 

  • Shin Guards 

  • Cups (for males)


  • All competitors must have ITF-approved hand and foot protectors, or similar.

  • (No open-hand gloves or boxing gloves will be permitted.)

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