Technical Director of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), Chika Chukwumerije has achieved another first for Nigeria as the Beijing Olympic bronze medalist has been certified by the World Taekwondo (WT) as one of the pioneer global educators.
Chukwumerije, who was among the selected 28 technical officials from 24 countries gained the certification following the completion of the three-day certification course held at Taekwondowon in Muju, South Korea under the auspices of World Taekwondo and the Taekwondo Promotion Foundation.
For passing the compulsory examination on the last day of the course, Chukwumerije will be eligible to teach WT Coach Education Courses across the globe.
According to WT, the 1st WT Educator Certification Course was designed to train instructors who will then teach national taekwondo coaches and the course covers a variety of topics – competition rules, safeguarding athletes, anti-doping, medical and other emergency management, WT history and culture, and much more.
In his remarks before the commencement of the course at the weekend, WT President, Dr. Chungwon Choue, said “Those who take and pass this course will be certified to pass their newly acquired skills and knowledge on to coaches in their home countries, and from there, the expertise will spread throughout their federations.”