Hoshiarpur (The Stellar News): Punjab’s internationally renowned Karate Coach and International Referee Sensei Jagmohan Vij once again made the name of Punjab and India proud at the international level by passing test of Judge A (Kumite ) Exams successfully organized by the World Karate Federation at Konya ( Turkey ) Just before the World Karate championship.
This important and prestigious exams were conducted by World Karate Federation’s Referee Commission headed by RC Chairman Sensei Javier Escalante (Sweden), Secretary Sensei Fariba Madani (USA) and Assistant Secretary Natalija Dajcman (Austria).
During this examination, which lasted for 5 days includes Referee Course, Theory Exam and Practical Exam.
Jagmohan has to perform different duties in eight bouts as Judge, Referee and Match Supervisor in front of 8 members examination panel. An 8-member examination panel headed by Chairman, Referee Commission of the Asian Karate Federation, Sensei Mansour Al Sultan (Kuwait) with Takahashi Kazuo (Japan) , Giuseppe Zaccaro (Italy), Ugur Kobas (Turkey), Pirkko Heinonen (Finland), Metyout Zitouni (Morocco), Guido Abdalla (Guatemala), Steven Nghia Tran (Australia) took a tough test of the participants.
Jagmohan Vij, who passed this examination test by proving his worth in front of the connoisseur’s eyes of senior most referees of WKF, is considered among the best referees of India.
Born and brought up in Kapurthala, Punjab, Jagmohan has been imparting karate training in Hoshiarpur for more than 34 years.
It is noteworthy that he was selected among 6 referees from India for this upgradation exams by the National Karate Federation (Karate India Organization) considering his talent and ability as well as his dedication towards Karate.
The referees from than 100 countries appeared for the Upgradation exams.
Jagmohan is the first and only karate coach not only from Punjab but also from the states of Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir etc. to achieve this feat. Jagmohan, who has a experience of Judge, Referee, Chief Referee and Tournament Director in more than 56 international and about 220 state and national level competitions held in Hong Kong, Philippines, America, Singapore, Dubai, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Italy, Nepal, France ,Thailand and Turkey, apart from India. He has a different reputation for his unbiased judgement. And due to his specialty, he is invited as Chief Referee or Tournament Director in different states of India.
Hanshi Bharat Sharma, Vice President, Commonwealth Karate Federation, President, Karate India Organization (KIO) Vijay Tiwari, General Secretary Sanjeev Jangra, Treasurer Mutum Bankim Singh, KIO Referee Commission Chairman Shihan Premjit Sen, World Karate Federation Referee A Shihan Shaheen Akhtar, Renshi Paramjeet Singh, Sensei Shaji s. Kotaram, Muthu Raju, Altaf Alam, Haridas Govind, Kalpesh Makwana, Anoop Dethe, Dr. Zakir Khan, Vijay Kumar, Amit Shah along with Punjab Karate Association President Indrer veer Sharma and General Secretary Sensei Rajesh Joshi congratulated him on his stupendous success in the upgradation test conducted by the World Karate Federation.