ITF Umpire Rules & Tournament Guidelines

ITF Umpire Rules
The ITF Umpire Rules and Tournament Guidelines apply to international competitions endorsed by the International Taekwon-Do Federation.


Characteristics of a good official:

  • Thorough knowledge of the rules – educated and trained, updated regularly and correctly
  • Utmost Integrity, honesty and strength of character
  • Awareness
  • Good work ethic
  • Humility to accept constructive advice
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • To be flexible and adaptable in various official roles
  • Some appreciation of the competitor’s task
  • Ability to make logical, correct decisions quickly and under pressure
  • Punctual and enthusiastic