Technical Skills Competition
This type of competition involves competitors preparing and performing a unique demonstration of their Taekwondo skills or in using Taekwondo in self-defense situations. Competitors may enter individually or in teams.
Competitors are judged in a fashion similar to pattern competition using many of the criteria used to judge patterns. Consideration is also given to the degree of difficulty of the techniques used and to the time taken to complete the demonstration. Scores are usually determined by a panel of three to five judges who score the competitor or team from zero to ten points in half point increments, with the competitor's score being the total of the points awarded by the judges. Competitors are rank ordered in descending order of points scored to determine the winner.