Becoming a Taekwondo Manitoba Kyorugi Referee in 5 Easy Steps

  1. Become a member of Taekwondo Manitoba.
  2. Register for a provincial referee seminar, offered by Taekwondo Manitoba and presented by the Referee Chair for the Province.
  3. Study the most recent World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Rules for Kyorugi. A copy can be found here:
    WTF Competition Rules and Regulatons (English & Korean) - Effective June 24, 2017
  4. Participate at the seminar, and pass the written test and practical examination.
  5. Practice, practice, practice…at your club, at local tournaments, in front of the mirror!

Please consult the Referee Regulations section for specific information on the requirements, promotion and selection for each level.

As an official, aim to be fair, use your common sense and encourage sportsmanlike conduct from all. Safety is the number one priority – always!

If you have questions, please contact the Referee Chair, Master Robert Quon:
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What is the time and financial commitment involved, to become a referee/official?

The financial commitment is minimal to become a referee. The seminar fee is $50 and the annual membership fee is $10.

Where can I practice my referee skills?

The Winter Classic tournament, hosted by Taekwondo Manitoba, is held each year, late in the year. This provides a great opportunity for new and existing referees to practice their skills. New referees will gain experience by officiating youth matches, where they can get practice and build confidence and experience. Practice at your club or in front of your mirror at home!

What types of duties will I do as an official?

Officials fill many roles: center referee, ring captain, corner judge, computer operator, technical assistant and more.

What are the certification levels?

All new provincial officials start at the P3 level and work their way towards P2, then P1 with two years at each level, assuming active participation. The next level is National certification, starting at N3 and working towards N2, then N1. Following that, is International certification: IR3, IR2, IR1. Promotion to National certification requires the recommendation of the Provincial Referee Chairperson.

If I get certified now, when does my certification expire?

Once you take the seminar and pass the written and practical tests, the certification will be good until the end of the following calendar year. For example, if you get certified in October 2017, your certification will be current until Dec. 31, 2018.