There are many similarities and differences between these two styles, but here are a few practical ones in terms of training.
|ITF (Chang Hon) Style||WTF (Kukki) Style|
|ITF - Named after the International Taekwondo Federation.||WTF - Named after the World Taekwondo Federation.|
|Focuses on traditional taekwondo with equal emphasis on patterns, sparring, self defence and breaking.||Focuses on taekwondo as a sport (as seen in the Olympics), although does also have a traditional side.|
|In sparring, a head guard is usually worn, along with shin guards, groin guard, padded gloves and padded foot protectors.||In sparring, body/chest protection is worn, along with head guard, groin guard, shin & forearm protectors and thin hand & foot protectors.|
|In sparring, scoring is via punches and kicks to the body and head.||In sparring, scoring is mainly through kicking techniques, although body punches are allowed.|