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First of all karate starts with respect and ends with respect etc.. But you should not consider them as rules, they are merits which can make your life better and consequently make you better.
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The rules of Taekwondo depend on what you mean by rules.

The oath is:"I shall observe the tenets of Tae Kwon Do,

I shall respect my instructors and seniors,

I shall never misuse Tae Kwon Do,

I shall be a champion of freedom and justice,

I shall build a more peaceful world."

The tenets are:
  • Yi Ui - Courtesy
  • Yom Chi - Integrity
  • In Nae - Perseverance
  • Guk Gi - Self-Control
  • Baekjul Bulgul - Indomitable Spirit
And the priciples are:
  • Speed
  • Concentration of power
  • Accuracy
  • Reaction force
  • Equilibrium and breath control

You must always bow whenever you enter the dojang (training hall) and whenever you leave it. You must bow whenever a black belt enters, whenever you address a black belt and you must bow to your partner before and after sparring etc. A black belt must be addressed "Sir", "Miss" or "Master" (which refers to men and women of 7th degree and above).

If you are referring to the tournament sparring rules, here are the main ones:

  • in a match, you can only kick your opponent's chest protector and head (head contact is only allowed for adults and black belts)
  • in most of the tournaments I spar in there is a 13 point ceiling (if a competitor reaches thirteen points, they win) and you also win if you are ahead by seven points.
  • to score, you have to make good, solid contact with your opponent's chest protector or head. Body shots are worth one point, punches to the chest area are worth 1 (2?) point, and head shots are worth two points. However, I have been told the scoring system may change soon- I've forgotten the specifics of the new system.
  • To spar, you must have all the appropriate gear (otherwise, they won't let you fight). That includes chest protector (hobu), head gear, shin guards, insteps, arm guards, mouth guard and cup (for guys).
  • You also need someone to coach you, unless you are fighting someone from your own school.
  • The length of matches depend upon your age and rank- I think for children who color belts a match consists of 2 one-minute rounds divided by a 30 second break...
  • I'll write more later
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There are rules and regulations that govern the practice, and use of Taekwondo as a Martial Art, and method of self defense, and there are rules that pertain to sport competition.

As a Martial Art, the rules might vary from one Taekwondo organization to the next, and within each Dojang (school) as set forth by the head master. These rules tend to apply to appropriate conduct, customs, and courtesies within the dojang (entering, bowing, removing shoes, no food, no beverages, no smoking, no gum chewing, and being quit during classes, etc.) Rules outside the Dojang are governed by the teaching of tenets that help the student adhere to various principles of honorable, ethical, and moral conduct.

In the arena of sports it depends on the organization that is hosting the tournament. Taekwondo is the Korean National Martial Art, and co-exists in a modified version as the National Sport of South Korea. The Kukkiwon is the World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. There is only one organization in Korea that is in charge of all authorized competitions world wide as approved by the Kukkiwon, and that is the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF). The WTF sets the rules and regulations for Olympic Taekwondo, and many other national and international competitions.

There are also many independent organizations, some affiliated with the Kukkiwon, and some that are not who host their own tournaments with their own rules. Any tournaments hosted by an independent school, or organization may have their own rules and regulations that can only be obtained by contacting that organization, or the tournament director of a particular event. Competition rules and regulations change from time to time, so anything written here could be out of date very soon, or apply only to one specific organization.

(see related link below for WTF Olympic rules)

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Taekwondo rules will vary slightly from one school to the next, and between different Taekwondo organizations.

School Rules: Some rules pertain to behavior within the dojang, and are intended for student safety, customs, traditions, courtesies, class procedures, and proper respect towards seniors and instructors. Students should inquire from their own school's Instructors about school rules.

Taekwondo Tenets: Other rules create guidelines for the Taekwondo students behavior both inside and outside of the dojang. A common set of rules (with some variations) include the 5 Tenets of Taekwondo which was first published (in English) in General Hong-Hi Choi's 1965 book:

Courtesy

Integrity

Perseverance

Self Control

Indomitable Spirit

Competition Rules: These are an entirely different matter, and are used for the sport of Taekwondo to play a game using a portion of the Martial Art skills taught in Taekwondo. Many schools and independent organizations, associations, and federations have modified rules for their own tournaments, including local, state, national, and world championships. However these are typically limited to those competitors who are registered students of that school or organization.

The World Taekwondo Federation is the only International Federation (I.F.) for the sport of Taekwondo as approved by the Kukkiwon (South Korea's national academy and World Taekwondo Headquarters), and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (I.0.C.).

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The basic rules in tournament style are: no punches (punches only to the chest guard, unless it is ITF, not in WTF) to the head, kicks to the chest guard and head only, except if you accidently kick them in the arm or leg, but the referee will decide if it was an accident or not, no pushing, no takedowns....Point system: angle or turning kick to the chest guard = 1, angle/turn to the head = 2, back kick to the chest guard = 2, back to the head = 2, spin kick to the head = 3, any 360 degree kick to the head = 3, if 360 degree kick or spinning kick hits head and your opponent falls to the floor, you are awarded 4, punches will count as 1 point of you move them, you can't kick people on floor if the referee doesn't pause the match, but it is very disrespectful.

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Taekwondo sparring rules vary from one organization to the next, and are often modified for each tournament. Rules often change over time, so any information given here might soon become outdated, and would only apply to specific organizations. The best thing to do is to learn the rules from an instructor who is specifically trained and certified as a coach or referee for the type of Taekwondo tournaments you are interested in, or likely to enter. For a basic understanding, you can read the rules for Olympic Taekwondo as established by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

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its only above the belt, no hits on the back , no running away and dont use wreseling moves.

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