Black belts can learn more about teaching/officiating. Minimum ages for formal courses are:-
Umpires & Assistant instructors: 16 years.
Referees & Instructors courses: 18 years.
Black belts (16yrs old & over) must attend qualifying courses as part of their syllabus. Our members do not need to get forms for such courses on-line as we pre-approve you then complete & submit any forms for you. However, you must read this information and take the appropriate steps to register for the course that you want.
Each person should discuss/select their own relevant courses/dates several months in advance of the course you want to go to. (diary dates for all events incl courses are in News / Calendar. Discuss things with your instructor well in advance and then applying with their prior approval by E-mailing us AT LEAST 3 months in advance. We confirm any relevant fee/info/photos or whatever we may need from you and once you have provided these to us, we ensure that your instructor approves and only then do we register you for the course.