World Taekwondo held its inaugural coaching course at Taekwondowon last weekend with 28 participants from 24 different countries involved in the event.
The seminar took place in the South Korean city of Muju, in the same exact venue where the 2017 World Championships were held with huge success.
The main objective of the course was to train instructors so that they will all be able to teach national Taekwondo coaches from their same Federation themselves. All the attendant had been previously recommended by the different Taekwondo National Associations (MNAs).
The main topics taught in the seminar included: new competition rules, the safeguarding of the athletes, anti-doping measures to take, medical and emergency management during a WT sanctioned event and World Taekwondo’s history and culture throughout its almost 47 years of existence.
Taking place before this year’s World Championships in English city Manchester in May, it is hoped the course will lead to a greater standard of taekwondo coaching across the world.
Chungwon Choue, the President of World Taekwondo, said: “Those who take and pass this course will be certified to pass their newly acquired skills and knowledge on to coaches in their home countries, and from there, the expertise will spread throughout their federations.”
The camp will help to promote and improve the techniques and skills of the participants, before they head to the 2019 World Taekwondo Championship in May.
Benefits of the training camp also include professional master’s one-point lessons, joint training with Korea Elite Training teams, donation of taekwondo training materials plus receipt of souvenirs and certificate.