Only current TKL certified Referees/Judges are allow to officiate at TKL tournaments. The TKL conducts Referees/Judges Seminars and Clinics throughout the year. In this section, quickly find info on Code of Conduct, Seminars and clinics and an example Referee/Judge Certification Exam.
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Usually, in the TKL, the center Judge in a competition ring is considered and referred to as the Head Referee or Center Referee. Any other judges are considered Side Judges. Only current TKL certified Referees/Judges are allow to officiate at TKL tournaments. The TKL conducts Referees/Judges Seminars and Clinics throughout the year to train, certify, re-certify Black Belts so they may help officiate at TKL tournaments.
All Referees and Judges are responsible for the safety of all competitors in their ring. Additionally, they are responsible for facilitating competition, enforcement of rules and guidelines, and providing a positive competition experience for all competitors. Professional conduct is expected from all Officials when interacting with fellow referees, competitors, and spectators.
rules & guidelines for completion
Check Tournaments for Referee Certification Seminars and Clinics.