The seminar, organized by the UAE Taekwondo and Karate Association and supervised by the World Taekwondo Federation, was held from 10-14 February 2012, with 160 referees attending from all over the world.
The chief lecturer was Mr. Kim Kyung, Vice President of the Poomsae Committee of the World Taekwondo Federation, assisted by Mr. Ku Min Juan.
The referees were trained to use the new electronic Taekwondo Poomsae referee devices developed by Taekwondo Soft, (including Daedos), after the World Taekwondo Federation added some updates.
Thirsting for Knowledge
At the closing ceremony Kim Kyung thanked the Organizing Committee for their efforts and their commitment to making this seminar a success:
“This seminar is a step in the right direction. I have no doubt that all participants will benefit from it and will translate their theoretical knowledge into the practice of Taekwondo which is progressing and growing remarkably in many countries.”
“I commend the participating referees for their thirst for knowledge and practice.”
Eid Fairuz Al Mesmari, the Director of the Arabic Junior Taekwondo Championship, commended the participants from all over the world. He expressed his happiness with the contribution of the international trainer and grand master, Mr. Kim Kyung Chan, who added great value to the learning experience. Once again Al Mesmari welcomed the guests of Fujairah and the United Arab Emirates.
Al Mesmari said:
“I have always dreamt of a big gathering for taekwondo lovers, enthusiasts and referees in Fujairah and the dream has been realized with this seminar.”
“The dream will also be embodied in the Arab Junior Taekwondo Championship which will be held in the next few days under the generous patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah. We are aspiring toward greater success with this international taekwondo championship which the United Arab Emirates is hosting in Fujairah.”
Mohammad Isaac, the General Coordinator of the Championship, praised the referees for their participation and said that the UAE association will continue to train and qualify those involved in taekwondo. He commended the participants in this seminar for their commitment and urged them to do their best to oversee their duty as referees with honesty and wisdom.
Shields and gifts were exchanged between the UAE Taekwondo and Karate Association and the World Taekwondo Federation and certificates were presented to all participating referees.
Rules Seminar to Follow
Following the referees seminar a further two days of instruction for referees will be held to make them more proficient in knowing and applying the international rules of taekwondo.
This seminar (15-17 February 2012) will also be held at the Fujairah Concorde Hotel.
150 Taekwondo Referees Meet in Fujairah for International Training, FIF, 10 February 2012.
International Taekwondo Referees Seminar Hosted in Fujairah, UAE, FIF, 9 February 2012.
Palestinian Media Praise the Generosity of the Fujairah Crown Prince, FIF, 7 February 2012.
Arab Junior Taekwondo Championship to be Held in Fujairah, UAE, FIF, 2 February 2012.
International Training Courses for Taekwondo Referees Hosted in Fujairah, FIF, 31 January 2012.
Taekwondo is Growing Steadily in Fujairah, UAE, FIF, 14 June 2010.
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