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Sparring Details

Sparring is a great way to get more real world practice and to put your skills to use. Columbia Tae Kwon Do competes in the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC). Here is an overview of how sparring works. (For more details on sparring, check out the ECTC rules page here.)

Competitors are split up into different divisions based upon their belt level. The divisions are:

Women's A-Team or Men's A-Team (Black Belts and below)
Women's B-Team or Men's B-Team (Red Belts and below)
Women's C-Team or Men's C-Team (Green Belts and below)

Each division is comprised of at least one team, which consists of 3 competitors plus up to 2 alternates. Each team will consist of one lightweight competitor, one middleweight competitor, and one heavyweight competitor. The alternates may be of any weight division. The weight divisions are defined as follows:

Men 0-145.0 lbs
Women 0-117.0 lbs.

Men 145.1-172.0 lbs
Women 117.1-137.0 lbs

Men over 172.0 lbs
Women over 137.0 lbs

For more information, talk to one of our board members or check out the official ECTC rules here.




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