What's up. I'm a 3rd Dan in World TaeKwonDo. I've been working on my boxing/kickboxing at my local gym. Although it's apparent that I am not a Thai Boxer, I enjoy sparring with KB/Muay Thai/Sanda rules and I see that TKD in fact works when used correctly against these guys. I want to continue in Tae Kwon Do. However here are some reasons I want to switch to ITF: ITF is the original TKD. Sparring with the hogu annoys me. No hands to the face is a bit crazy. (I want to teach and don't feel comfortable teaching it with that huge hole). Not full contact anymore. (I know they're trying to get it together, but i'm not a fan). No adults seem to stick with it. (i'm grown & always sparring teens and adult beginners doesn't appeal to me). Doesn't transfer well into competing with other arts. (I like sparring against Karate, KB, Thai boxing etc). Would I have to start over if I switch to ITF from WT; or would they just have me test in all the poomse, combination, breaking, self defense and sparring? Is there a governing rule for ITF or is it according to individual schools.