Michael Ho, who is a International Kyorugi Referee, has passed the International Poomsae Referee course. He took the course organized by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) from 23 to 27 May 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia under the full sponsorship of the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF).
For the qualification, Michael had to perform basic movements and two optional poomsae selected by the Chief Examiner. On top of that Michael was tested on his ability to evaluate a poomsae performance. He did well to be informed by the WTF on 14 June 2013 that he was among the successful participants.
Michael’s achievement brings the total number of international poomsae referee in Singapore to eight.
Michael, who was delighted by the news, said: “I am grateful to the STF for its support that makes it possible for me to earn to international qualifications within a year.”
The STF looks forward to more local referees joining the international ranks.