In addition to the judging manual, the World Tang Soo Do Association provides additional supplemental materials to educate those wishing to become certified as judges or scorekeepers/timekeepers, and prepare them to take both the written test and practical test. See the links below to view training materials.
Age and Rank
Timekeeper/Scorekeeper – 16 Years Old and 5th Gup or Higher OR 14 Years Old and Cho Dan Bo or Higher
Corner Judge – 16 Years Old and Cho Dan Bo or Higher (Cho Dan Bo’s may become certified; however, they may not begin judging until Cho Dan)
Regional Center Judge – 18 Years Old and Cho Dan
International Center Judge – 18 Years Old and E Dan
Timekeeper/Scorekeeper – No experience needed
Corner Judge – Having been a Certified scorekeeper with documented experience of at least 1 championship
Regional Center Judge – Having been a Certified Corner Judge with documented experience of at least 2-3 Championships
International Center Judge – Having been a Certified Regional Center with documented experience as a Center Judge AND documented judging experience at a World Championship
Region 5 Judging Certification training and practical tests will be held at the following events with the written test occurring 2 weeks prior. The written test must be taken and passed to participate in the training and practical test.
Black Belt Camp
Written Test Registration
Click Here to register for the next written test. The written test will be administered virtually.
Recertification must be done every 5 years. It is the Individual’s responsibility to know when they are required to recertify.