Taekwondo Technical Officials

Being a volunteer technical official at competitions is a rewarding way to get involved in the combat sport or stay involved if you are a retiring athlete.

There are plenty of opportunities for participation at the multitude of local competitions and personal progression opportunities from judge, to centre referee, all the way up to international referee at World level.

You also get to join the close family and social network of fellow officials in our sport.

The core values of the British Taekwondo Sport Referee Department are based on the tenets of traditional Taekwondo:

  • Etiquette – Always polite and a role model to others.
  • Modesty – Never seeking the spotlight.
  • Perseverance – Always seeking to remove human error.
  • Self Control – Maintaining a personal respect for all.
  • Indomitable Spirit – Being the pillars of fair play.

But above all, we value the health & safety of every athlete.

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Progression Pathway

The British Taekwondo Sport Referee Department is responsible for the strategy and management of the education pathway of our combat sport technical officials.

Sport Referees Pathway

Where do I start?

Check this page and our social media channels regularly for updates and details of referee education courses near you, or please contact operations.sportreferees@britishtaekwondo.org with your enquiry.

Referee Policies & Procedures

Please visit our Policies & Documents section to view our Combat Sport Referee Policies & Procedures.