Olympic Sparring

The South Korean government has published an estimate that taekwondo is practiced by 70 million people in 190 countries. It is now one of only two Asian martial arts (the other being judo) that are included in the Olympic Games; it became a demonstration event starting with the 1988 games in Seoul, and became an official medal event starting with the 2000 games in Sydney.

Two of the most popular systems of taekwondo are named solely
after their respective organizations, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF). WTF is the Olympic standard for Tae Kwon Do, and it is this style of sparring which we teach at Chung Do Kwan.

The styles and competition rules for ITF taekwondo are different from the Olympic standard of WTF taekwondo that we teach and train in. If you have ITF sparring experience we can spend time training you up to the WTF Olypmic standard.

Please ask if you are interested in sparring training, or even if you wish to participate in sparring classes to improve your fitness.