Northern Taekwondo Academy hosts seminar

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Sun Peaks is the new hot spot for the International Taekwondo Federation of BC. On October 17, the Northern Taekwondo Academy in Sun Peaks hosted an umpire course and seminar in preparation for the upcoming North American and Caribbean Championships.

Twenty-four participants ranging from red belt to 7th degree black belt from across the province took to the floor and reviewed the most up to date ITF rules.

The morning session covered the role of an umpire in tournaments, patterns and pre-arranged sparring and the afternoon saw a review of the free sparring, breaking and special technique. As an added bonus, participants had the opportunity to work with a new electronic scoring system. The day ended with a certification exam.

The ITC of BC Umpire Committee thanked local Ryan Oevermann and his team for their organization and hospitality and expressed a strong desire to return for another event.