This is a symbolised form of sparring developed from the ancient Korean art of “Taek Kyon” and “Soo Bak Gi” which mainly relied on the feet. The significance of this sparring is to promote the kicking techniques required in Taekwon-Do.
Since both attack and defence are performed with the foot, hand techniques are not allowed to be used in this particular sparring. Both players are completely free to exchange attack and defence motions with no prearranged mode except the initial movement of the attacker, though for a brief duration as in the case of semi-free sparring.
Both players face each other and at the command of attention bow, they bow. The ready posture is optional but both players, X and Y must shout “YA” as a ready signal.