She-hahp (tournaments) are controlled competitive environments that allow practitioners to display and improve their skills in a safe environment. Although some may think it is all about "who is better", that is only a part of their purpose in Songahm Taekwondo.
In general, there are basically two types of competitors:
1. Winning a medal at any cost, while exclaiming victory and scorning defeat
2. Competing with a good attitude (possibly winning a medal) and learning under ideal conditions