Referee Application

We are deeply honored and sincerely appreciate your time and efforts as a Referee for the upcoming 2019 California State Hanmadang!

Having great Referees starts with having great people...

Referees are comprised of some of the very best martial artists that have practiced, benefitted and have an inspiring desire to give back to their community and art.  Being a part of the Hanmadang Referee Corp means that you are part of something great, an honored and revered group of highly respected martial artists.

We look forward to your participation in the Hanmadang Referee Trainings and at the Hanmadang State Championship!

Due to the overwhelming interest from referees around the country to serve as an Official Referee at the 2019 California State Hanmadang (May 4, 2019), the Organizing Committee is now accepting online applications.

The CA State Hanmadang will take place on May 4th, 2019 at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, CA. 

Each participating referee will receive: 1) Officiating Appreciation Certificate.  2) Custom CA State Hanmadang Necktie.  3) Lunch on tournament day. 4) Invitation for an after event dinner.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:  You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to Pleasanton, CA. 

HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS:  A hotel room will be provided on Friday night for Referees that will be coming from more than 120 miles away. We may assign 2 referees per room and will provide you with the hotel information.

MEALS: You will be provided lunch on Saturday, May 4th. All other meals are the referees’ personal responsibility. Unfortunately, there is no per diem.

REFRESHMENT BAR: There will be refreshments and snacks available for all referees on the day of the tournament.

REFEREE TRAINING/REFRESHER COURSES: Attendance is MANDATORY for at least one of the Referee Training/Refresher Courses. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring notepad and pen. 

In preparation, please review all of the Hanmadang Rules and Training Videos on this website.

#1:  Saturday, January 26th from 10am-12pm

Kang's Taekwondo Academy, 1251 Arroyo Way, Walnut Creek, CA

#2:  Saturday, February 9th from 3pm-5:30pm  

Kang's Taekwondo Academy, 5865 Lone Tree Way, Suite E, Antioch, CA

#3:  Saturday, March 9th from 3pm-5:30pm

Kang's Taekwondo Academy, 5865 Lone Tree Way, Suite E, Antioch, CA

#4:  Saturday, April 13th from 3pm-5:30pm

 Kang's Taekwondo Academy, 5865 Lone Tree Way, Suite E, Antioch, CA


  1. Black Slacks

  2. Black Suit Jacket (Kukkiwon International Certified Referees may wear their light blue IR suit jacket)

  3. White Button Up Shirt (Short-Sleeve or Long-Sleeve)

  4. White Martial Art Shoes

  5. An official California State Hanmadang necktie will be provided.


Upon notification of appointment as an official referee for the California State Hanmadang, the appointed referee must email their confirmed travel arrangements to, no later than Saturday, April 6th, 2019.

If the travel confirmation deadline passes, the appointed referee will forfeit the opportunity to referee, and a different referee may be selected.


Please feel free to email us at or call us at (925) 252-KICK (5425).