Umpiring Bylaw Amendment

News Story, 26.02.2015

National Team March 1st 2015

News Story, 25.02.2015

ITA Dublin Open 2015

News Story, 24.02.2015

Umpire Applications WC 2015

News Story, 21.02.2015

Cork Open 2015 Report

News Story, 18.02.2015

Technical Seminar

News Story, 11.02.2015

New ITF Website

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Cork Open 2015

News Story, 28.01.2015

Open Dutch 2015 Report

News Story, 28.01.2015

ITA AGM Report 2015

News Story, 23.01.2015

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Umpiring Bylaw Amendment

Umpiring Bylaw Amendment

Dear Instructor,

 
The ITA board have decided to amend the age requirement of the ITA bylaw on umpiring from age 14 to age 16 and above. We have observed since the introduction of the bylaw a significant increase in number of officials at our tournaments which we are very happy about. We have also seen a big increase in the number of very young helpers at the tournaments. While this is positive in one sense we are also conscious that we have not been able to facilitate giving a job to all the younger helpers due to their age and level of training. We are also conscious that this may cause some tension between instructors and the parents of some of these younger students. With this in mind we are amending the age requirement for the bylaw to 16 and above. We believe that this will naturally increase the age profile of officials at our events. We will observe how this progresses over the next few events and if needed will revisit it in the future, as we continue to improve the structures of ITA and assess our rules and their effectiveness on a continuous basis. 
 
As training is also a key element in the quality of our events, we also plan to increase the frequency of training/workshops available in the near future so that all officials are given the opportunity to up skill ahead of each tournament. 
 
We sincerely thank you for your continued support. 
 
If you have any questions on this or other matters please do not hesitate to email me.
 
-- 
Regards,

Stephen Ryan

Secretary General
Irish Taekwon-Do Association
National Association (NA) for the ITF in Ireland

www.taekwondo.ie

26/02/2015
ITA Admin

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National Team March 1st 2015

National Team March 1st 2015

National Team Training Sunday March 1st
Venue; Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Sports Hall
Timetable: 
10-12 team pattern (selections and development), also narrowing down individual pattern places
10-12 movement and mobility for all others
12:15 - 13:45 sparring (drills and conditioned spars)
13:45-14:15 lunch
14:15-15:45 sparring bouts
Open to Red and Black Belts
Cost 10 Euro per person

25/02/2015
ITA Admin

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ITA Dublin Open 2015

ITA Dublin Open 2015

ITA have the pleasure of inviting you, to the ITA Dublin Open Championships, which will be held in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin, on the weekend of the 28th and 29th of March 2015. This competition will include pattern and sparring for all grades, special technique for all blue belts and above from aged 11 upward and power test for black belts. Saturday 28th March is for the cadet (14 -17 years), senior (18 to 34 years) as well as veteran (35 years+) categories and is open to yellow belts and above. The divisions for veterans will be decided based on entries received, those 35 years and older may choose to enter the senior or veteran category. Veterans will compete separately for pattern and sparring divisions only.

Sunday 29th March is for the junior categories and is open to yellow belts and above aged 7 to 13yrs.

Please email your entries to entries@taekwondo.ie no later than Saturday, the 21st of March. Please note that this is a pre-registration only event. No club entries will be accepted after 21st of March. All entries should be made using the ITA Dublin Open excel spreadsheet. Entries will be confirmed by return of email (within 24 hours). If you have not received a confirmation email, your entries have not yet been received. Completed hardcopy forms should be brought on the day of the event. Please remember that accurate information is the responsibility of the instructor.

Sparring for Cadet and Senior Black Belts will be run using a pool & requalification system, guaranteeing more bouts for all competitors in those categories.

This event is open to all Taekwon-Do Associations.

If you have any questions about this event please email us at the above address.

Looking forward to seeing you at this event,

Mr. Mark Buckley VI Dan                           Mr. Stephen Ryan VI Dan

ITA Tournament Director                           ITA Tournament Coordinator

On behalf of the ITA Tournament & Umpire Committee

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Individual Entry (for use in club)

Club Registration Form

24/02/2015
Stephen Ryan

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Umpire Applications WC 2015

Umpire Applications WC 2015

Those wishing to apply to umpire at the ITF World Championships must send the application form below to Mr. Ryan for approval by the ITA board of Directors by February 28th so that we can send to the ITF by the March 1st deadline. 

Umpire Application ITF World Championships

21/02/2015
Stephen Ryan

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Cork Open 2015 Report

Cork Open 2015 Report

The Irish Taekwon-Do Association hosted the 15th Cork Open Championships in the Neptune Stadium, Cork on the weekend of the 14th & 15th February. The tournament was made up of 614 competitors from around the country including many experienced international competitors and World & European champions. The competition was run by the ITA tournament & Umpire committee of Mrs Laura Ryan, Master Pat Barry, Mr Stephen Ryan, Mr Mark Buckley & Master Tim Forde with the assistance of dozens of umpires from clubs around the country.Saturday’s competition was made up of cadets (aged 14 – 17), seniors (18+) and for the first time at an ITA tournament a veterans (+35 years) section. There were many excellent performances over the course of the day across the patterns, sparring, special technique & breaking competitions.

18/02/2015
Carl Smullen

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Technical Seminar

Technical Seminar

The first ITA Technical Seminar of the year takes place on Sunday March 22nd in Loreto College Mullingar. This seminar will be open to green belt and above. The cost of the Seminar is 30 Euro per person. Participants are asked to bring sparring equipment if possible. The seminar will be conducted ny the ITA Technical Committee of Master Wheatley VI, Mr Jones VI, Mr Ryan VI and Mr Looi V. To pre-register email sryan@taekwondo.ie

11/02/2015
ITA Admin

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