President of OCM Awarded 4th Dan Honorary Black Belt by Taekwondo Malaysia (WT) - Olympic Council of Malaysia Olympic Council of Malaysia

President of OCM Awarded 4th Dan Honorary Black Belt by Taekwondo Malaysia (WT)

The President of OCM, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr.) Mohamad Norza Zakaria, has been awarded a 4th Dan Honorary Black Belt by Taekwondo Malaysia (WT) for his outstanding contributions to the development of Taekwondo in Malaysia.

The award was presented to Tan Sri Dr. Norza by Y.B. Azizul Annuar Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, President of Taekwondo Malaysia (WT) following the Opening Ceremony of the 128th Kyorugi International Referee Seminar & 143rd Kyorugi International Referee Refresher Course, alongside the 55th Poomsae International Referee Seminar & 52nd Poomsae International Referee Refresher Course, at the Tan Sri Hamzah Arena, Level 3, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 21st June 2024.

These seminars and courses are being attended by 325 participants from 33 countries, which are scheduled from 21st to 29th June 2024.

In his speech, Tan Sri Dr. Norza urged the participants to make the course as a stepping stone to achieve accreditation as International Referees, sanctioned and licensed by the World Taekwondo (WT).

“After a decade-long hiatus, it is a privilege to witness the return of this significant seminar to Malaysia, made possible through the unwavering support of World Taekwondo. This collaboration underscores the shared commitment to upholding the highest standards and integrity in the beloved sport of Taekwondo”,

“The contribution of officials, particularly referees, is essential in ensuring that sports are played fairly and transparently. Taekwondo, a martial art that has remarkably evolved into an Olympic sport over the years, requires the presence of skilled officials who embody integrity and the true spirit of sportsmanship. This aligns perfectly with the 5 tenets of Taekwondo: COURTESY, INTEGRITY, PERSERVERANCE, SELF-CONTROL and INDOMITABLE SPIRIT.

“I would like to congratulate Taekwondo Malaysia for their efforts in organising this event. It is a great opportunity for all referees, especially Malaysian referees, to enhance their knowledge and become highly skilled international referees,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr.) Mohamad Norza Zakaria.

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