National Umpire Course

Report by Sophie Ardenoy: On saturday 18/02/203, the club Bounce Back Martial Arts hosted a National Umpire Course in Waasmunster. The course, in Dutch language, was conducted by Master Eddy Van Damme and Boosabum Sophie Ardenoy from the Tournament Umpire and IT Comitee. There was a first part for beginners and a second part for advanced umpires.

How to set a ring for tul or sparring, the protocols, rules and behaviour of the umpires, the differents duties in the different positions or functions in the ring, hand signals and other procedures were part of the content of the course. In total 38 participants made a lot of questions and showed a great motivation and interest. As TUIC we hope this can bring more potential umpires to our championship and help to improve their quality.