European Para-taekwondo Union (EPTU) kindly informs You that WTF Para-Taekwondo and Deaf-Taekwondo Classification Rules and Regulations came into force and effect in March 2014.
As far as You know the European Continent is leader in development of para-taekwondo in the world. However, there is a lack of Classifiers in Europe, and EPTU needs to form high qualified and worthy European Classification Panel.
Since recent times, holding of official international para-taekwondo events is impossible without Classification according to current WTF Rules.
EPTU requests recommendations of candidates to classifiers from Your National Federations in order to consider an ability to hold a seminar or education courses for classifiers in Europe.
According to Chapter 2.10 of WTF Classification Rules, WTF requires Classifiers to have one of the below qualifications in order to be considered for certification as WTF Classifier:
2.10.1 a certified health professional in a field relevant to the Impairment category which WTF at its sole discretion deems acceptable, e.g. physicians and physiotherapists for Athletes with Physical Impairment, ophthalmologists and optometrists for athletes with Visual Impairment, and psychologists for athletes with Intellectual Impairment.
2.10.2 an extensive coaching or other relevant background in the sport of Taekwondo or a recognized and reputable academic qualification which encompasses a requisite level of anatomical, biomechanical and sport-specific expertise, which WTF at its sole discretion deems to be acceptable.