The term Semi-Free sparring is somewhat differently by different taekwondo schools, but generally the term is used as an intermediate form of sparring that it less structured than Step Sparring but not as open-ended as Taekwondo Free Sparring.
Generally speaking, Semi-Free sparring works like this:
- The attacker executes a series of attacks. The attacks are not pre-arranged as they would be with Step Sparring.
- The defender defends of course, then the defender is allowed to counter with a series of attacks.
In some versions of Semi-Free Sparring a single sequence like the above would be the end of the sparring match. In other versions, the attacks / counter-attacks continue until one of the contestants has scored a point, then the sparring end.