October 24, 2015
DEAR KIND AND HONORABLE READER,
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE:
With the authority and responsibility to maintain “global standards,” the Kukkiwon is implementing regulations in the U.S. that are already successfully established in Korea and other countries.
The Kukkiwon policy does not change anything for the individuals testing for 1st and 2nd Dans. Individuals testing for 3rd through 7th Dans will need to be tested by a licensed Kukkiwon Test Examiner.
Masters and Grandmasters who want to certify their own students should know current Kukkiwon standards by becoming licensed Kukkiwon Test Examiners. They can then promote their own students at their own location and with their own schedule.
Regional Panels of Test Examiners will be set up in each state and will only need to be responsible for their own state.
The Kukkiwon has a very clear picture of dojang operations worldwide, and as a “base” for examinations, the Kukkiwon standard was created as a minimum and allow instructors to include their personal material.
Testing is supposed to be an “Examination,” where the student is tested on the required material as articulated in the Kukkiwon rules. Those conducting the examination need to have command of the testing material and be trained in how to score the different elements of the examination, in order to render a fair and qualified opinion on the student’s ability to meet a “specified” standard during the examination. Testing is not a “demonstration”; it is an examination. Testing is about the “student,” not the audience.
The organization that was given the lead five years ago to assist the Kukkiwon with the regulations not only failed in their attempts, but their actions have delayed the standardization in the U.S., and they are now working to discredit the Kukkiwon.
To retain some semblance of order and presence for the Kukkiwon practitioners in America, MOU organizations were selected and were given the same opportunity, as was given to the WTMU, to assist in establishing the standards. Only the WTMU has fully invested the time, effort, and its resources, into helping the Kukkiwon here in America.
Bringing high standards and respect to Taekwondo, the Kukkiwon will continue to execute their federated strategy and regionalized examination panels with an inclusive mindset, so all Taekwondo practitioners in America have access to the Kukkiwon.
The Kukkiwon urges all Taekwondo masters to come into compliance with existing policies of the Kukkiwon. Active resistance to adopting the Kukkiwon test policies will not be tolerated.
KH Kim, 9th Dan Kukkiwon
World Taekwondo Masters Union
3141 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
Office: (847) 480-9224
Direct: (630) 390-9975
Fax: (847) 480-9255
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Kukkiwon Poom/Dan Promotion Test Examiner Course Schedule & Guideline
DATE: November 19-22, 2015
VENUE: Hyatt Deerfield ADDRESS: 1750 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
RESERVATION: $89 per night inc. breakfast, Special Hotel rate through WTMU
RESERVATION HOTLINE: (888) 421-1442
RESERVATION BLOCK NAME: Taekwondo
RESERVATION LINK: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/TAEKWONDO2015
TRANSPORTATION: English-American Taxi (847) 673-1000
Korean language – Express Taxi (847) 253-9000
MANDATORY CHECK-IN: Thursday, November 19 (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Bring a form of identification.
SEMINAR SCHEDULE: Friday, November 20 – full day
Saturday, November 21 – full day
FINAL REVIEW & TEST: Sunday, November 22 ( 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Must stay for the duration; Anyone leaving before 3pm will be disqualified.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: Taekwondo Masters, 4th Dan & higher
Non-U.S. citizens must provide a copy of their Green Card or Driver’s License.
Please submit the Kukkiwon Events Registration Form
either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (847) 480-9255, or send to:
3141 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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KH Kim Taekwondo | 3141 Dundee Rd. | Northbrook | IL | 60062