Summer Camp Timetable

News Story, 04.07.2015

Strategic Planning Day

News Story, 19.06.2015

Black Belt Promotions

News Story, 12.06.2015

Black Belt Test June 2015

News Story, 04.06.2015

Master O'Mahoney Promoted

News Story, 03.06.2015

National Team Sat May 16th

News Story, 13.05.2015

National Team May 9th & 10th

News Story, 05.05.2015

Umpire Course May 10th

News Story, 01.05.2015

National Team Apr 25th & 26th

News Story, 23.04.2015

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Summer Camp Timetable

Summer Camp Timetable
The timetable for the 2015  Summer Camp can be downloaded here: TIMETABLE
Some important information:
  • Camp arrival time is 12.00 noon Friday.
  • On arrival proceed to the registration point to pay fees and have rooms assigned
  • Bring spare doboks and t-shirts for training
  • Bring your own pillow
  • We need to know where you are so please be present at all classes and meals according to the schedule
  • Be punctual for all classes - arrive and be ready 10 minutes before the scheduled start time
  • Instructors present on the camp are responsible for their students behaviour and are expected to help in supervision etc
  • Nobody is to leave the premises without informing the camp organisers - this includes students, instructors etc
  • Under 18s are not allowed off the premises for the duration of the camp
  • Evening consulations are by request/appointment - you can request an instructor to work with you or a small group on a specific discipline 
  • No alcohol, no smoking, no illegal substances, no innapropriate contact
  • Bedrooms buildings are strictly separated male and female.

The 2015 Summer Camp will take place in Villiers Boarding School, Limerick from July 10th to 13th. This years Special Guest is Ms Katya Solovey, 2 X World Champion and 9 X European Champion ITF. 

If there are any cancellations after you have completed the form, please inform us at the email below so we can release the place.

Queries to

Invite and info

Stephen Ryan


National Team Training and selections for Euros 2015

National Team Training and selections for Euros 2015

National Team Training and selections for Euros 2015 

·      July 10th – all registration forms must be sent to coaches by the club instructor to by this date. Forms sent directly from competitors will not be accepted. If you are a competitor and the head instructor in a club you may send the form directly. The form must clearly indicate which individual and team positions the competitor wishes to try out for. The updated registration form will follow asap. Late registration will not be accepted.

·      July 18th – National Team Training and selections, Dublin (venue tbc)

·      August 15th & 16th – National Team Training & Selections, Cork (venue tbc)

·      Sept 5th & 6th - National Team training, Midwest (venue tbc)

·      Sept 19th - Int'l fight night Dublin (more details to follow)

·      Sept 20th –Dublin (venue tbc)

·      Oct 10th & 11th – National Team Training, Cork (venue tbc)

All competitors trying out for individual sparring positions must indicate one division on their registration only. All competitors will be weighed at the first session and are expected to be within 5% of their chosen weight. This will be monitored at each session. Those not within 5% of their chosen category weight will be either moved to another section or de-selected. More information on this and about the nutrition plan for competitors will be given at the first session.

Training is open to all ITF Ireland members red belt and above

Each session costs 10 Euro. This is to be paid at the start of each session. This goes towards covering the costs of insurance, hall rental, van rental etc.

Everyone is expected to arrive at least 20 minutes ahead of the start time to set up the venues, lay mats etc.

A schedule of payments will be issued by the managers asap. All competitors must pay the deposits on time, according to the dates outlined by management.

Stephen Ryan


Strategic Planning Day

Strategic Planning Day

The next ITA Strategic Plan will be created on Sunday July 19th at the Horse & Jockey Hotel. The plan will outline our goals as an association for 2016 to 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for you to have your voice hear in the future development of the ITA. The planning day is open to all ITA Black Belts aged 18+ 

Please confirm your attendance by emailing by Tuesday July 14th so we can book the appropriate amount of refreshments etc. 


09:30-10:00 Arrival and Tea/Coffee at the café

10:00-10:45 Introduction, Welcome and review of 2011-2015 plan

10:45-11:30 Status check and SWOT analysis (breakout groups)

11:45-12:45 Identification of key goals for 2016-2020 (breakout groups)

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:45 Prioritisation and resourcing of goals (breakout groups)

14:45-15:00 Break

15:00-15:30 Comments and closing

Please find a copy of the ITA Strategic Plan for 2011 to 2015 at this link. All attendees are asked to review this document in advance of the upcoming meeting: 

Stephen Ryan


Black Belt Promotions

Black Belt Promotions

Congratulations to the candidates promoted at the Summer Black Belt Grading in Rathcoole, Dublin. The grading took place over the weekend of June 6th & 7th. On Saturday the 6th the examiner panel consisted of Master Wheatley, Master Barry, Master Delea, Mr Cooley and Mr Jones, with Master Forde and Mrs Ryan testing theory and Mr Hanlon and Mr Carl Smullen testing breaking and special technique. Mr Sheehan acted as narrator. On Sunday June 7th the grading was conducted by two panels; panel 1 consisted of Mr Buckley, Mrs Ryan, Mr Jones, Mr Byrne and Mr Cooley. Panel 2 consisted of Master Barry, Master Forde, Master O'Mahoney, Mr Kinsella and Mr McMullen. Theory was tested by Master Wheatley and Mr Carl Smullen, power/special was tested by Mr Stephen Smullen and Mr Hanlon. Mr Sheehan and Ms Sarah Lehane acted as narrators for the panels. 

Candidates were tested on all aspected of the ITA Dan grading sylabus, 40 candidates presented for the test out of which 38 were promoted. 

This list of those promoted is as follows:

Stephen Ryan


Black Belt Test June 2015

Black Belt Test June 2015

Dear Instructor,

The ITA National Black Belt Test for Summer 2015 takes place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June. The venue for the test is Rathcoole Community Centre, Rathcoole, Dublin.  Please complete the updated application form. All other information can be found here

Please note the Black Belt Test will begin at 11am on Saturday June 6th - candidates to arrive and register before 10.30am

The black belt test will commence at 10.30am on Sunday June 7th - candidates to arrive and be registered before 10am.

All those testing for 2nd dan and above will be on Saturday and all those testing for 1st dan will be on Sunday.


Stephen Ryan


Master O'Mahoney Promoted

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The ITA Board of Directors would like to congratulate our newest Master, Master Adrian O'Mahoney on his promotion to 7th Dan. He was successfully promoted by the panel of Grandmaster Marano IX Dan and Grandmaster Lan IX Dan at a testing during the ITF World Championships in Jesolo Italy. 

Stephen Ryan