Free Sparring Strategies

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.

Set 4 - Turning kicks

4.1 Open Stance - Downward parry block, advance the turning round kick.  
4.2 Open Stance - Inward parry block, front hand back fist, reverse punch, turning round kick.  
4.3 Either Stance - Dodge the spin heel kick, counter with a turning side kick  
4.4 Open Stance - Reverse punch, turning round kick, spin heel kick.
4.5 Open Stance - Reverse hand ridge hand, turning round kick, spin side kick.

**High rank blue belts need to be able to rotary jog for

three minutes (3:00) without stopping.

Free Sparring Rules

Low Rank Patterns


(37 moves, right foot returns)
Toi Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo-Confucianism.  The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on the 37th degree latitude, the diagram (+) represents “scholar”. 

Meaning of the Blue Belt – Blue belt signifies the heavens, toward which the plant develops into a towering tree as the Taekwondo training progresses.

3rd Grade Blue Belt


Testing is an important part of the CTF teaching program.  You must prepare by learning all your patterns and definitions.  In addition at Green Belt and above, you will be expected to demonstrate what you have learned regarding free sparring.  At Blue Belt and above, you will be expected to participate in a power demonstration by breaking wood at each testing.  Be sure you have discussed your breaking techniques with your instructor and received approval of your selection prior to the testing.  Wood is provided at the testing. 

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. 

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