The CTF believes our ability to deliver the best Tournament Experience begins with the training that we offer our Black Belt Officials. Each official must attend annual Clinics where they expand their knowledge and experience base for tournament judging. The coveted “Black Shirt” is worn only by our most highly qualified Officials who have been through a rigorous training process and judged in the CTF system for many years. These Master Level Referees help to insure that our tournaments adhere to our three primary rules of
- SAFETY FIRST,
- FAIRNESS TO THE COMPETITORS and
- A COMPETITIVE TOURNAMENT ENVIRONMENT.
OFFICIALS TRAINING & RANKING PROGRAM
All CTF Officials must attend annual training seminars and pass tests to insure they have a thorough understanding of our rules. Our Officials are ranked according to their Tournament Judging and Competition Experience as well as their knowledge. We are constantly looking for new ways to better train and utilize our officials.
REGIONAL, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES
The CTF, through its affiliations, offers high quality competition for its students at not only the regional and national levels but also in the international arena. The CTF’s series of Regional tournaments provides the training ground for its competitors and the ability to compete as Black Belts for the CTF National Championship each year. The CTF is also affiliated with various organizations which offer National and International level competition.