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 their particular qualifying courses and can additionally choose to attend optional courses as part of their Black Belt syllabus.
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 &/or courses are in News / Calendar. Discuss things with your instructor well in advance and with their approval apply first by E-mailing us AT LEAST 3 months in advance. We confirm any relevant fee/info/photo online forms or whatever to help you then actually register for the course.