In breaking competition, competitors break objects and judges determine the place awards. Judging may be based upon the number of objects broken, the type of objects broken, the ways the objects are broken, or on the performance of the breaker. Breaking competitions may feature two types of events:
Competitors attempt to break 1/2 to 1 inch pine boards, bricks, or concrete blocks using punches or kicks. Successful attempts are scored according to the number and thickness of the boards, bricks, or blocks broken, and by the difficulty of the technique used.
Competitors attempt to break boards arranged at different heights and/or distances using a combination of correct and precise technique as well as sufficient power. Successful attempts are scored according to the degree of difficulty of the technique used, the height of the target above the competitor's head and/or the distance traveled in a jumping technique, and the number of boards broken.