Too Old To Ref ?
|THE WORLD TAEKWONDO FEDERATION
Reference number 99/210
Mr. Robert Lee Perry
255 Woodsdale Drive
Monroe, Ohio 45050
Ref: 38th IR. Seminar
Dear Mr. Perry:
We are sorry to advise you that the WTF did not accept your application to attend the 38th International Referee Seminar to be held in Edmonton, Canada from May 29 to June 1, 1999, due to the age limit (25 through 50 years olds are eligible). The WTF has applied the same age limit to all applicants of the 38th IR. Seminar and their are several others who cannot participate for the same reason.
We highly appreciate your effort for improving your Taekwondo standard although the participation in the seminar is not possible. We hope you will continue to train yourself through the sport of Taekwondo as you have done so far.
Thank you very much for your concern.
Kim, Chul Oh
for Kum Hong Lee
cc: Mr. Sang Lee (President, USTU)
Dear Grandmasters Lee, Kum Hong Cc. Mr. Kim, Chul Oh:
Maybe it is time for a rule change. Maybe people live longer healthier lives now than when the rule was written. As I breathe deeply and wipe the sweat pouring from the back of my head pondering the rule. Oh yes, my Kick Jazz, killer hardworkout includes Taekwondo, boxing and aerobics.
At my bon kwon I teach Traditional and modern Taekwondo, and Hapkido. We are currently including a new department of Kumdo, and the small stick. I also present the Korean culture and language to the over one hundred adults and children. In addition to this to keep our adults at a high level of fitness provide an intensive cardiovascular workout, three times a week.
I went through the twenty-two referee seminars, refereed for 13 years now, with Ten thousand matches under my belt (SEE http://members.aol.com/COMPETFORM/index.html ) In addition I have taken the 36th IR. referee seminar at age 48 and two refresher courses. Was selected and refereed the first U.S. Open and the next to last one both international events.
I can contribute, will continue to referee internationally and request you approve a rule change, or grant a variance.
WTF 5th Dan
How Old Is Old?