Some articles on sparring, point, points:
... Though variation is extensive, Tang Soo Do free-sparring is similar to competitive matches in other traditional Okinawan, Japanese and Korean striking systems and may include elements of American freestyle point ... Tang Soo Do sparring consist of point matches that are based on the three-point rule (first contestant to score three points wins) or a two-minute rule (a tally of points ... and lead and rear-arm hand techniques all score equally (one point per technique) ...
... of a scoring system is that the first competitor to take eight points in three minutes wins the bout ... Kumite is an essential part of karate training, and free sparring is often experienced as exciting, because both opponents have to react and adapt to each other very quickly ... two times, the other person gains a point ...
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