Taekwondo Sparring

List of Taekwondo Sparring Techniques – Videos & Instructions

This section provides details on various Taekwondo sparring techniques. Taekwondo sparring is used to teach students how to deal with a live and moving human opponent (versus a static kicking dummy) in a controlled environment with protective sparring gear (i.e. helmet and chest protector) and a referee.

Of course, if you need any help with these kicks (i.e. a better spinning hook kick), please visit the main Kicking Techniques page for detailed kicking tutorials.

Wiki – Best Taekwondo Books

How to Utilize Different Kicking Techniques

Counter Attacks

Combination Kicks – Combination kicks in sparring can be used as feints/fakes with a finishing kick, multiple offensive kicks, etc.

Blocking Techniques

Sparring Strategy & Tactics

What is Kyorugi?

Kyorugi is the Korean word for sparring in Taekwondo. At Taekwondo schools, Kyorugi usually involves two students sparring while wearing protective gear (such as a sparring helmet and chest protector). They will be awarded points for scoring with kicks and punches against their opponent. Kyorugi is used to teach fighting skills to Taekwondo students while practicing in a controlled environment.


Taekwondo Sparring

Taekwondo Sparring

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