so far i have been to many competitions and i have experienced different judging as well, and i have to say that i don't agree with all that. the judging varies, depending on the competition (national championship, european, world, open championships etc.....). once i was having a fight with this girl who hit me several times between my legs, which in tkd is not allowed, but she didn't get any penalty points. the 3rd time she did it, my instructor complained and that is the only reason why she got a penalty point. she kept kicking me below the belt. my thighs were severly bruised. it was so frustrating. so i decided to end this very quickly. obviously there was no other way to handle it. i used a chance to hit her with a neryo chagi. it was a KO, and a pretty nasty one as well. another time there was this judge who didn't allow us to clinch, not for a single second. i mean, when u r in a clinch situation, u can pull ur hips backwards, i.e. ur body, and do a dolyo chagi with a jump. i score a point that way every now and then. and sometimes the judge allows clinching all the time. have u had any experience like this and what do u think about all this?