Over the last 18 months, the Poomsae Referee Department has developed a programme of online training courses which has allowed us to continue to develop the referee community. We are now preparing to return to running some of the courses ‘live’.

To enable us to do this effectively across the whole of the UK, we have recruited a small team of tutors from our experienced group of International Referees, each brings a wealth of refereeing knowledge and experience in tutoring and education delivery.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Grandmaster David Bailey, Master Damian Duffy and Master Bilal Naqshbandi as our first tutors.

We will be looking to expand the team further in the future.

Following their appointment, our new tutors attended a ‘train the training’ event with the department at the National Taekwondo Centre in Manchester on the 13 November led by British Taekwondo Poomsae Referee Director, Master Glen Culbert. This provided an opportunity to review the course material, delivery methodology and our approach to ensuring consistency in assessment.

This has placed us in a great place to roll out our hybrid course programme for 2022.

Some courses will remain online but we will be resuming physical courses with Class 3 New Referee and Refresher Courses in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland on the weekend of the 19th/20th March. 

More details to come soon!