34 poomsae referees ranging from Class 1 to 3P attended the Poomsae Referee Refresher Course held on 3 May 2008 at the National Training Centre.
They were at the course for a common purpose of upgrading themselves so that poomsae competitors could have the best referees they deserved. They certainly had the right attitude.
The participants at the course learned about the significance of good judging and the method of detecting errors. After that, they revised their poomsae and practiced using the electronic scoring system.
The main aim of the practical judging was to enhance the consistency of judging – that was to make sure there was not too much variance in the judges’ scores. At the end of the practice, the judges proved that they were ready for their assignments.
Why? They know what to look for. They know how the poomsae and basic movements are correctly performed. They know how to score. And they are the following.