Master Jessica B. Stenholm (7º Dan)


Address                      Oslo, Norway

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Languages                  Norwegian, Swedish, German and English

Work                          Bioengineer

Dan-grade                  7th (No 05004256)


  • First and only female to be selected to 2 Olympic Games, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, and one of the “ Millenium24” for Sydney Olympics.
  • Have since then trained and coached one more Norwegian referee to be selected to London 2012 Olympic Games and Best Referee Award at the 9th WTF World Junior Championship 2012, Egypt.
  • Pioneer Master Instructor in Norway. Chief Instructor in Oslo Taekwondo Club since 1982. The first and oldest taekwondo Club in Norway. All instructors with no exception work without pay. After years of hard work the club got the district to build an amazing new 13 million NOK 100 sqm big place for the club to be permanently. 
  • Have coached 2 receivers of the Kings Trophy which is the highest honor a Norwegian athlete can achieve in competition. 3 of her students have been selected taekwondo person of the year (once in a lifetime award)
  • A role model for women’s taekwondo in Norway for more than 30 years
  • One of the first to sit in the official Norwegian Taekwondo Federation after being approved by the National Federation of Sports. Developed Norwegian Referees and responsible for all education since 1992 to 2011.
  • Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Induction as Outstanding Referee and Pioneer Instructor in 2017,

Taekwondo experience:

  • Beginning to practice Taekwondo in 1979
  • 1st Dan in 1983, Kukkiwon no 5004256
  • National team member (Kyoreugi)
  • National referee since 1982 - 2010
  • WTF IR 3rd Class – November 20th 1991
  • WTF IR 2nd Class – December 30th 1995
  • WTF IR 1st Class since December 31st 2000, IR-nr 025-0020
  • National technical judge since 1997
  • Referee at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
  • (Center Referee for Women’s Heavy weight Final between China and Russia)
  • Referee at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games
  • Referee at World Championships 93, 95, 99 Citation best referee
  • Referee at World Cup for Teams 2006 - Best Referee
  • European Championships since 1991 until 2010
  • US open, Korea Open, Europe Cup and major open tournaments since 1991 until 2010

Taekwondo organization:

  • Member of Government appointed “Approve committee for full contact sports”
  • Member of Ex.Co. for 6 periods
  • Norwegian Referee Director since 1992 until 2010
  • Chief Instructor of Oslo Taekwondo Club since 1984
  • Member and vice chairman of district for 3 periods
  • Member of the first National Women’s committee
  • International Representative, Taekwondo
  • Member of ETU Referee committee
  • Member of WTF Women’s committee

Taekwondo honors:

  • Best Referee Award World Championship 1999 Edmonton, Canada
  • Best Referee Award World Cup Teams 2006 Bangkok, Thailand
  • Citation from WTF – January 6th 1999
  • Citation from Kukkiwon
  • Citation from KTA
  • Several Korean National Citations
  • Taekwondo person of the year in Norway – 2000
  • Referee of the year award US Open 2001
  • ETU Honors in Gold 2003
  • Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame Induction - 2017

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