On behalf of Grand Master Suarez and the International Taekwon-Do Federation Umpire Committee
(ITF UC), we invite and welcome you to the 43 rd Qualifying Presential International Umpire Course (QIUC) to be held on February 24-25, 2024, in Queens, New York.
The course is open to all red belts, from 16 years old and above and will take place at the LaGuardia
Plaza Hotel located at 104-04 Ditmars Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11369. (Phone: 718-457-6300; Web:
The Course will be conducted by the ITF International Umpire Committee, led by IUC Chairman Grand Master Abelardo Benzaquen and Master Kurt Ottesen, members of the ITF Umpire Committee. It is organized by GM Rubén Suárez, also member of the ITF UC.
The members of the ITF Umpire Committee wish to emphasize the importance of face-to-face courses
and especially appreciate the effort made by the participants to attend this course. At the end of the Course there will be an examination to qualify for International Qualified Umpires Class “A” (Black belt 4th degree and above).
We look forward to meeting you in New York!
Yours in Taekwondo,
Grand Master Rubén Suárez
Chair of the Organizing Committee
Grand Master Abelardo Benzaquén
Chair of the ITF Umpire Committee
For the registration, please click here.