The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) Coaching Committee had to readjust the test schedule for the Taekwondo Coaching Course (Level 1) and arrange for another session for the Poomsae Workshop because of overwhelming response.
The Coaching Course attracted 84 participants. The examiners required at least 8 hours to complete the evaluation of all the candidates in their teaching competency. Six batches of 10 candidates took their tests on 3 and 4 January 2009. The remaining candidates would be tested on 11 January 2009.
For the Poomsae Workshop which aims to equip the participants with the knowledge to teach the two new poomsae for white belts, the STF received applications from 130 black belts (more applications are expected). As the National Training Centre is not big enough to accommodate all the applicants at the same time, the STF has decided to organize another session at 4.00pm on the same day – that is 10 January 2009 (Saturday). The second session will start at 6.00pm as scheduled.
Early applicants who wish to attend the four o’clock session may contact Jolene, Theresa or Rosalind at 63451491.
All examiners who have not registered are urged to do so immediately. The Coaching Committee will prepare the course materials only for those who are attending.
The STF would like to put on record its appreciation to all affiliates for encouraging their members to upgrade themselves. This augurs well for the future of taekwondo in Singapore. Taekwondo students can expect quality guidance and instructions from STF coaches. And the STF is proud of it!