I have recently started taking TKD and I will be participating in a sparring tourny towards the end of the year. I first want to emphasize that I dont have any dreams of becoming a mma fighter and I have always wanted to study a martial art. It just happened that a coworker of mine is a 3rd degree blackbelt in Chung do Kwon TKD. He was looking at starting a school in Tucson next year or so and I pressed him to start a little early. I am mainly taking TKD for exercise and as a personal goal of mine to study a martial art. Im not looking to be a bad ass, just participating in a fun activity. My instructor mentioned that it would be a great experience for us to travel to the tourney that is held between the schools in KC and St. Louis as well as it would be an opportunity to meet his Instructor. Im just curious as to how a typical sparring match is scored, time frame and any tips anyone may have.