The STF produced its first two international poomsae referees when Lim Teong Chin and Tan Cheng Hui passed the gruelling examinations conducted by the WTF at the end of the 6th International Poomsae Referee Seminar.
The course, which drew 95 participants from 22 countries, was held from 24 to 27 June 2006 at Korea Sports University in Seoul, Korea.
The tests comprised theory, poomsae and judging.
For the written examination, candidates had to answer thirty questions which tested their understanding of the rules and regulations and the finer points of poomsae basic movements. It was followed by an assessment of their ability to perform the poomsae which was randomly selected by the examiner.
The judging segment was the most difficult as candidates were expected to give the same or almost the same score as the ‘experts’ for each performance. Marks were deducted for wrong scores.
To pass the test, candidates had to get at least 70% of the possible marks for each of the components.
Congratulations to both of them!