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Classification of Umpire

(Simpan Jongyu)

     Umpires are divided into Class A and B, the former for international matches and the latter for national matches.


   Qualification of an International Umpire   

     The International Taekwon-Do Federation appoints as an international umpire those who are 4th degree and above and have passed the umpire’s course conducted by the International Taekwon-Do Federation.

     A “Class A” umpire must be accredited with years of match experience and can judge international matches in any country at any time, whenever requested by the International Taekwon-Do Federation.


   Qualification of a National Umpire   

     A “Class B” umpire is selected from among 2nd degree and above and qualified by his parent association.  He/She can judge national matches only.


All umpires, when judging competitions, must dress as follows:

  • White long sleeved shirt

  • Navy blue tie (solid, one color only)

  • Navy blue pants

  • White socks

  • White running shoes or soft white rubber soled shoes


(Excerpt from Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do, by Gen. Choi, p. 732)

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