I have a question in 1999 the late General Choi stated at a seminar that 'Todays sparring is like chicken fighting and I am going to push forward that all tecniques can be used in tournaments' sadly in 2002 he passed on.
The question is - are students allowed to use all the tecniques like back fist, ridge hand, hammer fist etc in ITF sparring now, as many videos I have viewed seem only to be punchers rather then using the tecniques mentioned, Which I believe the General wanted this.
I remember being allowed to use spinning back fists at tournaments in the 90's. However, one reason it was banned was the that the technique generated massive force, not only that but alot of elbows became the attacking tools by accident, resulting in facial injury. Also it gives the competitor the excuse to turn the back and cover which is against the main body of the rules.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars - Oscar Wilde