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Black Belt Promotions

News Story, 12.06.2015

Summer Camp Full

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Black Belt Test June 2015

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Master O'Mahoney Promoted

News Story, 03.06.2015

National Team Sat May 16th

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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 sryan@taekwondo.ie by Tuesday July 14th so we can book the appropriate amount of refreshments etc. 

Timetable: 

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: http://www.taekwondo.ie/about_irish_tae-kwon_do_association/ita_strategic_plan-113.html 

19/06/2015
Stephen Ryan

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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:

12/06/2015
Stephen Ryan

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Summer Camp Full

Summer Camp Full
The summer camp is now full. 

Any ITA instructors wishing to enquire about day visits (most years we get some ITA instructors who join the camp for a day of training) we welcome this and will accommodate it, if interested please get in touch so we can work out details.  

Timetable and other details to follow very soon.

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. The camp is open to all Taekwon-Do Associations. It is open to yellow belt and above aged 10+ and classes will be split by age and level. To book your place you must pay a 50 Euro deposit to your instructor and complete the application form. 

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 tkdsummercamp@gmail.com

Invite and info

Individual Registration form for use in clubs

07/06/2015
Stephen Ryan

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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.

 

04/06/2015
Stephen Ryan

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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. 

03/06/2015
Stephen Ryan

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Irish Team return from World Championships in Italy

Irish Team return from World Championships in Italy

The Irish Taekwon-Do Team returned to a hero's welcome at Dublin airport on Monday afternoon, following a very successful World Championships in Jesolo Italy. The team led by coaches Adrian Byrne, Stephen Cooley, Stephen Ryan, Paul King, Darren Smith & Luke Laffan as well as team managers Jack Sheehan & Gerry O'Rourke finished in fourth place overall with 5 Gold, 6 Silver & 5 Bronze medals. Including Gold medals for World Champions Ellen Ince, Dylan Murphy, Luke Mc Grath, Adam Shelley and the Senior male sparring team. A full report and photo galleries will follow over the next few days.

02/06/2015
Carl Smullen

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