British Taekwondo Poomsae Referees have a transparent structure of progression. New Poomsae Referees start as Class 3. Poomsae Referees can then progress to Class 2 from 8 Poomsae Refereeing experiences* and completion of the Freestyle Poomsae Referee Qualification.
Subsequently, Class 2 Poomsae Referees can then progress to Class 1 following 8 Poomsae Refereeing experiences* and completion of the Para Poomsae Referee Qualification.
Class 1 Poomsae Referees are then able to progress to International Referee (IR). You can find out more about qualification eligibility here.
The British Taekwondo Poomsae Referee Department is responsible for the strategy and management of the education pathway of our Poomsae technical officials.