TKD Generation New Edition

News Story, 14.08.2014

Euro Cup Squad Training

News Story, 02.08.2014

European Cup Registration

News Story, 31.07.2014

Summer Camp Timetable & Details

News Story, 03.07.2014

Irish Cup NEW DATES

News Story, 09.06.2014

Technical Seminar Report

News Story, 27.05.2014

Historic Promotions for ITA

News Story, 26.05.2014

IMAC AGM 2014

News Story, 26.05.2014

Level 1 Report

News Story, 21.05.2014

Volunteers in Sport Awards 2014

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TKD Generation New Edition

TKD Generation New Edition

The latest edition of the ITF online Magazine, Taekwon-Do Generation, is now available at this link: http://issuu.com/tkd-itf

This latest edition is packed with loads of great articles, including interviews with some of ITF's top competitors, coaches, Masters and Grandmasters, as well as an historical article on pioneer Colonel Nam Tae Hi, interesting articles on the structures of the National Associations and National Teams in Ireland, Canada and New Zealand, a look back at the World Championships in 2013, a preview of what's to come in the World Championships 2015 and short stories form around the world in the "My Dojang" section of the magazine.

14/08/2014
Stephen Ryan

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Euro Cup Squad Training

Euro Cup Squad Training
Training for the Euro Cup will take place on the following dates so that we can determine the best possible ITA teams for the event.
 
Sunday August 31st, Ennis National School, Ennis, Co. Clare @10am to 2pm, cost 10 euro
Sunday September 14th in Cork (venue tbc) 10am - cost 10 euro
Sunday September 28th in Dublin (venue tbc) 10am - cost 10 Euro

02/08/2014
Stephen Ryan

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European Cup Registration

European Cup Registration
All those attending the Euro Cup in Budapest must be registered by their club instructor using the official forms found at this link: http://www.itfeurocup2014.eu/invitation 
 
Please send all registration to the ITA Secretary General asap. The ITA Secretary General will only be looking after sending the registration of competitors. It is your responsibility to make sure all info is correct, you must also look after your own travel and accomodation arrangements. 
 
Umpires wishing to travel may apply for a subsidy from the ITA board by sending an email request through the Secretary General. 

31/07/2014
Stephen Ryan

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Summer Camp Timetable & Details

Summer Camp Timetable & Details
Please find attached the timetable for the 2014 Summer Camp. Please note the following information: 
  • The arrival time for registration is 12 noon on Friday the 11th July. 
  • Only one representative per club is asked to pay the registration fees on arrival and hand in a hard copy of each application form. 
  • At registration the camp organisers will assign the rooms to your group. 
  • The camp is divided into 3 groups. A junior group aged 10 - 12 which will train in the smaller hall, a black belt group and a colour belt group aged 13+ will train in the larger hall.
Please read the timetable carefully for further info and rules for the camp. 
 
As you are aware we have a special guest in attendance at this years camp, Mr Tomaz Barada from Slovenia, many times World & European Champion in Sparring and world renowned coach. In addition to this classes will be conducted by several of ITA's senior instructors. 
 
We are looking forward to another excellent camp.
 
 
Info Pack (Includes directions to venue)
 
 

03/07/2014
Stephen Ryan

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TAB seeks applicants for Tutor Training Courses.

TAB seeks applicants for Tutor Training Courses.

The Taekwon-Do Advisory Board deliver ITF Taekwon-Do specific coach education courses under the Coaching Development Programme for Ireland. Our programme currently consists of the Introduction to Coaching Taekwon-Do (1 weekend) course and the CDPI Level 1: Assistant Coach (4 contact days). Mr Adrian Byrne, Mr Stephen Ryan and Master Kenneth Wheatley currently deliver all courses.

 

With the expansion of the coaching programme to include the IMAC Level 2 (4 contact days generic and 5 contact days specific to Taekwon-Do) the existing pool of three Tutors will find themselves under pressure to meet the delivery demands of all courses. We are therefore seeking to train one to two new Tutors each year for the next few years.

The quality of the Tutor pool is critical to the success of our coach education programme and so we wish to create a panel of interested and qualified applicants for future Tutor Training courses. Through this proactive measure we hope to ensure we have a quality candidate available for training each time a place on the Tutor Development Course becomes available.

The training of a Tutor is a time and cost intensive process, requiring 5 weekends of the trainee’s time (not including assessment or course delivery) and costing approximately €2500 to TAB. The course is delivered by Coaching Ireland at the University of Limerick and serves the Tutor training needs of 60 sports.

11/06/2014
Stephen Ryan

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35 Promoted at ITA Summer Blackbelt Grading

35 Promoted at ITA Summer Blackbelt Grading

The Irish Taekwon-Do Association held its summer black belt grading over the weekend of the 7th & 8th of June in the Cork International Airport Hotel. The event was hosted by Master Paul Delea VII Dan & Mr Ken Leahy VI Dan and was attended by students, instructors & examiners from around the country. 39 candidates presented for testing, with 26 testing for 1st degree blackbelt, 6 for 2nd Degree, 5 for 3rd Degree and 2 for 4th Degree blackbelt. Over the 2 days the candidates were tested on fundamental movements, kicking techniques, patterns, step sparring, free sparring, self defence, power breaking, special technique and theory. 

During the weekend new ITF degree certificates were also presented to the ITA senior grades who recently graded to 6th & 7th Degree blackbelt, including the recently promoted Masters: Master Paul Delea, Master Tim Forde & Master Terry Donnelly.

Overall 35 of the 39 candidates where successful including Ms. Sabina Mason and Mr. Leonard Coughlan who were promoted to 4th Degree, the ITA would like to congratulate those promoted and look forward to seeing those unsuccessful this weekend at an ITA black belt test again in the future, below is a full list of those promoted: 

10/06/2014
Carl Smullen

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