Britain, China and Guatemala hosted World Taekwondo's first virtual international coach certification courses.
The three two-day courses were held to ensure the sport continues to develop despite the coronavirus pandemic, which has led the governing body to postpone all events until at least the end of July.
The British Taekwondo Association hosted the first course on July 6 and 7, followed by the Chinese Taekwondo Association on July 8 and 9 and then the Guatemala Taekwondo Association on July 11 and 12.
The course hosted by Britain was attended by 71 people from 19 member national associations, including representatives from all five continents.
Delegates from China formed the majority of representatives of the second course, hosted by China, while the course in Guatemala was attended by 40 participants from nine member national associations.
World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue opened all three courses with a welcome message before World Taekwondo's technical director Philippe Bouedo delivered a short introduction and presentation on the coach certification courses.
The rest of the first day was spent with World Taekwondo educators who covered competition rules.
Day two saw featured presentations on safeguarding, anti-doping, medical code and emergency cases, games management and an introduction to World Taekwondo, before proceedings concluded with a written test.
Coaches who successfully pass the course will be granted a World Taekwondo level one coach certificate issued, which is necessary for officiating at World Taekwondo promoted and recognised competitions from January 1 2021.
Nineteen further courses are scheduled to take place between July and November at both level one and level two, either hosted by World Taekwondo Europe, Asia or Oceania or by national associations, with full details available here.