ITA Summer Camp 2018

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Intro to Coaching ITF Taekwon-Do

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ITA Leinster Open 2018

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ITA Summer Camp 2018

ITA Summer Camp 2018

The 2018 ITA Summer Camp will take place in Villers School, Limerick, from July 13th to 16th. The camp cost is 155 Euro for all training, accommodation and meals. See the info pack below for more info. Limited spaces, email to register now. 

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.

Special Guest:

This year’s Special Guest Instructor is Master Brahim Triqui, 7th Dan from Germany. He has been national coach in Germany since 1987 and has trained multiple European & World Champions. He will also be accompanied by 3 of his top students, Al Amin Rmadan, Colin Adolfs & Anis Triqui (All European & World Medalists) who will be training on the camp.

As always we will have several ITA instructors training & teaching on the camp and we are delighted to confirm that already the following ITA instructors have confirmed their attendance:


·      Master Kenneth Wheatley VIII Dan

·      Master Stephen Cooley VII Dan  

·      Master Mark Buckley VII Dan

·      Master Pat Barry VII Dan

·      Mr Stephen Ryan VI Dan

·      Mr Adrian Byrne VI Dan

·      Mr Niall Jones VI Dan

·      Ms Anne Marie Kinsella VI Dan

·      Mr Carl Smullen V Dan

·      Mr Stephen Smullen V Dan

·      Mr Hong Looi V Dan

·      Ms Sabina Mason IV Dan

·      Mr Luke Laffan IV Dan

Mr. Leonard Coughlan IV Dan

More Instructors to be announced soon

Please note this camp will fill fast, there is limited capacity on site and we will take all registrations on a first come, first served basis. 

Invite and Info Pack

Application form (for use within club)

Club registration form (to be sent to 

Stephen Ryan


National Team March 10 & 11

National Team March 10 & 11

National Team Training Sat 10th and Sun 11th March, LIT, Moyleish, Limerick

Saturday 10th - technical day

10.30am to 12.00pm Team Pattern with individual pattern running parallel - focusing on technical corrections and choreography
12.45pm to 2.30pm Team Pattern with individual pattern running parallel - focusing on competitive rounds & video analysis

Sunday 11th Full Squad
9.30am arrival and set up - squad to lay mats 7x7 metre rings, coaches and management meeting
10am to 11.15am Team Patterns & Individual Patterns (Junior and Senior) continuation from yesterday. Special technique also running at this time.
10.30 begin prep for sparring rounds. Weigh in, register, warm up.
11.15am to 1.30pm Sparring rounds – squad grouped for appropriate spars by coaches
11.30am – managers and parents meeting
13.30pm to 14.00pm break
14.00 to 15.30 Sparring and individual Pattern for pattern only competitors

Stephen Ryan


Join Us

Join Us

Join ITA – Ireland’s Premier Taekwon-Do Association
ITA currently comprises 106 ITF Taekwon-Do clubs across Ireland, with many new clubs due to open internally this year through our expansion package initiative, we are also interested in speaking with ITF Taekwon-Do instructors and clubs not currently affiliated with us about the benefits of joining ITA. To enquire about being part of the best organisation in Ireland, email today in confidence to set up a meeting or for an informal chat.

• ITA currently has 106 member clubs – growing year on year
• Increasing network of Masters and International Instructors (1 x 8th Degree Master Instructor, 8 x 7th Degree Master Instructors, 9 x 6th Degree, 8 x 5th Degree, 12 x 4th Degree)
• The highest in technical standards – National Technical seminars, examiners conferences, national black belt tests
• A mentoring system for new clubs and instructors to help you integrate and get up to speed with policies, qualifications and technical standards
• Hosts of the 1st ever ITF World Championships held in Ireland with over 1100 black belt athletes from 62 countries, classed by many as “the best ever ITF World championships”
• Ranked Number 1 Country in the World of ITF Taekwon-Do
• Competitor pathways from novice to elite level – represent your country at World level
• 3 professionally run annual ITA championships (numbers of 800 per event) – individualised schedules, compete only against people of your weight/height, grade – development categories for novice black belts, requalfication system to gain more rounds
• Numerous local development level championships for novice level
• Umpire pathways from novice level workshops to International A – represent your country at European & World level as an umpire
• Access to many official ITF programmes for kids, senior adults, umpires instructors
• Certification from ITF, IMAC and Sport Ireland

It can be easy to remain in a small association with few regulations, low expectations and standards, however in time this leads to stagnation and a decrease in your students level, which in turn leads to student drop out. Why not take the decision to challenge yourself by joining ITA and we will work with you, help you integrate into our family of clubs and give you and your students the opportunity of access to structure, qualifications, clear goals and pathways, no matter what your skill or interest, to bring out the best in you, your club(s) and your students.

Stephen Ryan


Intro to Coaching ITF Taekwon-Do

Intro to Coaching ITF Taekwon-Do

Coaching course certified by TAB. Open to blue belt and above aged 16+. For those interested in becoming an assistant instructor, helping to teach classes in their club. This is a prerequisite for the level 1 course required by all lead instructors in ITA.See poster for details. 100 Euro cheque made payable to Taekwon-Do Advisory Board and application form to be sent to Mr Adrian Byrne, Sport Ireland Coaching, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick by March 23rd. Course is limited to 20 places.

Application Form

Stephen Ryan


National Team Training Sunday March 4th

National Team Training Sunday March 4th

National Team Training

Date: Sunday March 4th

Venue: Holywell Community Centre, Swords, Dublin


9.30am arrival and set up - squad to lay mats 7x7 metre rings, coaches and management meeting

10am to 11.15am Team Patterns & Individual Patterns (Junior and Senior)

10.45am Sparring rounds begin until 12.45 approx – patterns competitors join as they finish pattern following short break

11.30am – managers and parents meeting

12.45 to 13.15 break

13.15 to 14.30 Sparring and individual Pattern for pattern only competitors

14.30 to 15.30 Individual Patterns Junior & Senior

Stephen Ryan


ITA Leinster Open 2018

ITA Leinster Open 2018

Dear Masters, Instructors/Coaches,

We have the pleasure of inviting you, on behalf of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association, to the ITA Leinster Open Championships, which will be held in National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of March 2018. 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 24th March is for all black belts as well as colour belts of cadet (14 -17 years), senior (18 to 34 years) as well as veteran (35 years+) categories and is open to yellow belts and above. Those 35 years and older may choose to enter the senior or veteran category. Veterans will compete separately for pattern and sparring divisions only (please make sure to email the weights of your veterans that are sparring in case we need to split categories). The 15 and under black belt division is designed as a developmental division for younger black belts not yet ready to make the step up to a more elite level. Please note those aged 14 and above wishing to be considered for the national team should compete in the 15 to 17 years black belt divisions. Please note that the weigh in will close at 10am.

Sunday 25th March is for the junior colour belt categories and is open to yellow belt to black tag aged 7 to 13yrs. Please note that the height check for those not doing patterns will close at 11am.

Please email your entries to no later than Saturday the 17th of March. Please note that this is a pre-registration only event. No club entries will be accepted after the 17th of March. All entries should be made using the Leinster 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.


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


First, second and joint third place in each section shall receive an award, except for black belt categories of 4 competitors where there will be a 3rd place playoff. 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


Invite and Info

Individual Registration (for use within your club)

Club registration (to be send to

Stephen Ryan