International umpire certificate course was successfully held by Malaysia Taekwon-do Administrative Council(MTAC) and assist by MO #427 Zest Martial Arts Academyat Olympic Sports Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.


The first ever international umpire certificate course in Malaysia received positive responses from ITF members, not just locally but globally. There are total of 46 participants respectively from United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The auspicious event was officiated by guest of honor, Master Trevor Nicholls, Secretary General of the ITF, Master Daniel Sng, President and Singapore Representative and Master David Lau, President of the Hong Kong Original Taekwon-Do Council.


The course was host by Master Trevor Nicholls with assistance of Mr. Mark Richards and Mrs Wendy Richards, both are experienced umpire instructors from London. The one-day intensive course was conducted in a very professional and engaging manner; the content was clearly presented, through a combination lecture and discussion based modules as well as practical modules covering rules of ITF competition.Participants were also given an opportunity to get some practical experience judging free sparing under the ITF competitionís rules, with volunteers acting as competitors. Besides, the latest electronic scoring system was introduced to participants too. By utilizing this computerized system, it will helps in enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of tournaments.

The event ended after a brief vote of thanks by Master Trevor Nicholls and certificate presentation ceremony. In the evening, all guests of honor and members were invited to a farewell dinner at local western food restaurant, and organizer had also prepared a surprise birthday celebration for Mrs. Wendy Richard. The night filled with joyful and also foster a closer bond among ITF members.


MTAC and Zest Martial MO #427 Zest Martial Arts Academy would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants and guests of honor and we look forward on seeing everyone again.