Good afternoon, Instructors, Referees and Potential Referees, Judges, Poomsae Players, Senior Colour belts and beyond:
Below are 2 TUNZ seminars being planned. And, Instructors, please encourage your senior members to attend at least one of these if not both.
In terms of those black belts looking for a new goal – judging and refereeing are definite taekwondo “career” paths. TUNZ has already had a number of WT International Referees who have seen the world with their refereeing qualifications! One even went to the Olympics! For senior belts - it can all start here – at these seminars and then at the tournaments.
Seminars can also help students become better competitors, and coaches better coaches, and instructors better instructors! Keep up to date with the latest rules!
After attending a WT IR Kyorugi refereeing course in Australia in July, our TUNZ attendee (Vijay Chhika) will be returning to New Zealand with his updated knowledge. We are hoping to run a full day TUNZ Refereeing/corner judging/electronic equipment seminar in (possibly) August and early September (one in North Island and one in South Island) so we are ready for the TUNZ Nationals. This is for senior red belts and above. Besides welcoming fighters who also want to referee, we are welcoming anyone who would like to be a dedicated referee in itself. Eventually, TUNZ would like to have a dedicated referee path in place for some of your students after they become black belts. There are a number of black belts who no longer want to spar, or who have never sparred, but might be interested in the refereeing side of things. You would be so welcome to attend this seminar!
Again, after attending a WT IR poomsae judging course in Australia in July, our two TUNZ attendees (Samantha Price and Sophia Haynes) will be returning to New Zealand with a wealth of knowledge! We are hoping to run a full day TUNZ poomsae judging seminar in (possibly) August and early September (one in North Island and one in South Island) so we are ready for the TUNZ Nationals. This is for senior red belts and above. Some students will be upskilling from our “Master Barrett” course 2 years ago, and some will be upskilling themselves for the first time. All welcome!
What we need at this stage is an expression of interest from you and/or your students in attending one of these seminars so it can be organised soon. We need to know who’s coming from where, so we can plan accordingly.
Please email back to email@example.com OR text me on 021 137 0039 by Monday, 15 July, 2019 so plans can be made.
Kind regards – Joan
Taekwondo Union of New Zealand