One of the main goals during free sparring is safety, for this reason, the following rules will be strictly enforced: 

  • Light contact.

  • No kicks or punches below the belt or to the back. 

  • No hand techniques to the head.

  • No grabbing. 

  • All moves must exhibit good form, no careless swinging, or blind techniques.

  • Stay in your sparring area, do not hit the walls, mirrors, or other people sparring. 

Testing


Testing is an important part of the CTF teaching program.  You must prepare by learning all your patterns, definitions, and sparring sets.  In addition at Green Belt and above, you will be expected to demonstrate what you have learned regarding free sparring. Come to the testing a little early to allow time to warm up and ask any last minute question you may have.  Remember, this is a formal occasion and requires that you wear your traditional white uniform!

You must to register in advance of the testing date.  See your instructor to register and pay your testing fee. 

Additionally, all white belts and any students whose membership has expired in the Choong Sil Taekwondo Federation will need to complete a CTF membership card and pay the annual membership fee of $40.00 before they test.  

Testing is a very special occasion and a great time to demonstrate to your family and friends how much you have achieved.  Be sure to bring them with you to the testing. 

Free Sparing Strategies

Low Rank Patterns

Meaning of the Green Belt – Green signifies the plant’s growth as Taekwondo skills are developing. 

Free Sparring Rules

1st & 2nd Grade Green Belts 

Midtown Taekwondo

Won-Hyo


(28 moves, right foot returns)
Won Hyo was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 AD.
 

Set 1 - Lead leg kicks, reverse punch, front hand blocks

1.1 Closed Stance - Inward parry block, counter with a reverse punch.

1.2 Closed Stance - Inward parry, counter with a reverse punch, lead leg round kick  

1.3 Closed Stance - Step together Double Round Kick, reverse punch. – Low/High 

1.4 Closed Stance - Step together Hook Kick, Round Kick – High/Low 

1.5 Open Stance - Step together Side Kick, Round Kick.  – Low/High 


**Low rank green belts need to be able to rotary jog for

two minutes (2:00) without stopping.