WTF keeps educating International Classifiers and again the seminar will be organized during European Para-taekwondo Championships which will take place that time in Moldova, Chisinau on 18-20 April, 2015.
It's a good opportunity for trainees to get practice and improve their skills in a work with disabled people.
In November, 2014 3rd European Para-taekwondo Championships were held in Turkey, Antalya and 4 traineers from Europe took a course in the Classifier Seminar.
A three days course included theoretical, practical and observation parts.
The 1st day candidates were introduced with classification rules, medical and technical procedures and codes.
The 2nd day candidates got a chance to try themselves in Classification as well as observed the process of Medical and Technical procedures.
The 3rd day: observations during competition under the supervision.
At the end of the course all the participants got the status of Classifier trainee and need to attend and be evaluated during two more competitions under the supervision of the WTF instructors.
So that time in Moldova EPTU expects more Classifier trainees.
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.
Preliminary program of the course is folowing:
April 17 – Arrival Day
April 18 – Classification Theory, Classification Practice
April 19 – Classification Practice
April 20 – Observation Practice
April 21 - Departure Day