Summer Camp 2017

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National Team Ready For Euros in Sofia

National Team Ready For Euros in Sofia
The ITA Board would like to wish our national team the very best in the European Championships in Bulgaria. Our squad of 44 athletes, 25 juniors and 19 seniors depart for Sofia on Tuesday April 18th, accompanied by coaches; Master Stephen Cooley, Mr Adrian Byrne, Mr Stephen Ryan, Mr Darren Smith, Mr Luke Laffan, Mr Paul King, Managers, Master Tim Forde & Mr Jack Sheehan and Umpires Master Pat Barry, Master Patrick O'Rourke and Ms Rachel Kennedy. ITA President Master Kenneth Wheatley and ITA Vice President & National Team Director Master Mark Buckley also travel with the squad. Full squad as follows: 

Stephen Ryan


Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp 2017

The TKD Summer Camp covers all aspects of Taekwon-Do training such as sparring, patterns, self-defence, team pattern, physical conditioning etc. It is also a great social occasion and students always make great friends from all over the country.

Confirmed Instructors so far:

Master Kenneth Wheatley VIII Dan – ITA Technical Committee
Master Stephen Cooley VII Dan - National Team Coach
Master Mark Buckley VII Dan
Mr Stephen Ryan VI Dan - National Team Coach
Mr Adrian Byrne VI Dan - National Team Coach
Mr Niall Jones VI Dan - ITA Technical Committee
Ms Anne Marie Kinsella VI Dan
Mr Carl Smullen V Dan
Mr Stephen Smullen V Dan
Mr Hong Looi V Dan - ITA Technical Committee
Mr Darren Smith V Dan - National Team Coach
Mr Luke Laffan IV Dan - National Team Coach
Mr Paul King I Dan - National Team Coach

More Instructors to be announced soon

World Championships Prep Camp for National Team
Improve your TKD Patterns, Sparring, Kicking and all round technique with some of the world's top instructors
Self defence training with expert level instruction
Adults will learn the basics of strength work and kettlebell training with certified Strongfirst instructors
Excellent on site boarding facilities, top quality food

The total cost of the camp is €155 per person including, training, meals and accommodation. Please pay this fee to your instructor ahead of the camp. A €50 deposit is required up front when registering. The final balance must be given to your instructor at least one week prior to the camp.

Information Pack

Individual Application (for use in club)

Group/club registration form

Stephen Ryan


National Taekwon-Do Seminar

National Taekwon-Do Seminar

The next National Taekwon-Do Seminar takes place in Ennis National School, Ennis, Co. Clare on Sunday May 21st 2017. 

Venue; Ennis National School

Yellow Belts 10am to 1pm 15 Euro

Green Belts and above 10am to 4pm 30 Euro

Conducted by ITA Technical Committee - Master Wheatley 8th Dan, Mr Jones 6th Dan, Mr Ryan 6th Dan, Mr Looi 5th Dan. 

Stephen Ryan


National Team Sat Apr 8th

National Team Sat Apr 8th

National Team Training Schedule Sat April 8th
Ashbourne Community Centre
Arrive 9.30 coach meeting and squad lay mats 
Special tech 10am
Sparring rounds 10-12
12.45 to 2pm sparring 
2-3.30pm team pattern 

Stephen Ryan


National Team Technical Training - Sunday Apr 2nd

National Team Technical Training - Sunday Apr 2nd

Venue; North Mon, Cork

Cost; 10 Euro


9:30 arrival and coach meeting 10am Team Pattern
11:30 break
11:45 Senior individual pattern except and all special technique
13:00 lunch
13:45 Team Pattern
15:15 Junior individual pattern
16:30 Finish

Stephen Ryan


ITA Dublin Open - 13 and under championships

ITA Dublin Open - 13 and under championships

Dear Masters, Instructors/Coaches,

We have the pleasure of inviting you, on behalf of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association, to the ITA Dublin Open Championships for 13 years and under, which will be held in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin, on Sunday April 9th 2017. This competition will include pattern and sparring for all grades and special technique for all blue belts and above from aged 11 upward.

This Championships is for junior colour belt categories and is open to yellow belt to black tag aged 7 to 13yrs.

Please email your entries to no later than Saturday, 1st of April. Please note that this is a pre-registration only event. No club entries will be accepted after the 1st of April. All entries should be made using the 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. When submitting your competitor entries you must also send your umpire and coach list or the form will be returned to you as incomplete.


First, second and joint third place in each section shall receive an award. Additionally all juniors up to 10 years to green tag who are not placed will receive a commemorative medal.


Looking forward to seeing you at this event,

Master Mark Buckley VII Dan              Mr. Stephen Ryan VI Dan

ITA Tournament Director                    ITA Tournament Coordinator


On behalf of the ITA Tournament & Umpire Committee


Individual form

Club entry form

Stephen Ryan