Mr. Jamie Rigney VI Dan

Mr. Jamie Rigney, V Dan, commenced his Taekwon-Do training in London, England in 1989. He then moved to Ireland in 1992, where he joined Ennis TKD School, then under the instruction of Mr. Tim Forde. The Ennis club was later taken on by Mr. Kevin Kinsella, V Dan, under whom Mr. Rigney trained for many years and continues to train regularly with to this day.

 Mr. Rigney has completed several IICs under the ITF Technical Committee and IICs under General Choi Hong Hi, GM Choi Jung Hwa and GM Ki Ha Rhee.

 As a competitor Mr. Rigney has held national titles in Pattern, Sparring and Power Breaking. At international level he was a member of the 2001 and 2002 Irish Teams at the European Championships in Spain and the Czech Republic. Mr. Rigney was a member of the Irish Team which won Gold in Team Pattern at the 2009 European Championships in Spain and a member of the Irish Team which won 2 Bronze medals, one for team sparring and one for team pattern at the 2009 World Championships in Argentina. Mr. Rigney has also medalled at ITF Euro and World Cups.

 Mr. Rigney is the instructor of Ballyea Taekwon-Do club, taking over the club from Mr. Brian Coughlan in 2008. He is a certified International Instructor, and International B Class umpire. He is also 1st Aid certified through the Red Cross, and a certified NCDP level 1 coach through IMAC and the Irish Sports Council. Ballyea TKD club is also a recognized member of IMAC.

2014 Promoted to 6th Dan black belt at IIC 92 under panel of GM Lan IX, and Masters O'Toole VIII and Douglas VIII.
 
2014 Attended 92nd IIC in Dublin Ireland, Lead by ITF Technical Committee of Grandmasters Marano, Bos and Lan.
 
2014 Competitor at AETF European Championships, Riccione, Italy, -85kg sparring, Indv Power, Team Power and Team Pattern, Ireland finished 3rd overall.
 
2014 Dublin Open International 1st Place Power, 2nd sparring -85kg, 3rd 4th - 6th Dan patterns.
 
2014 Attended Master Per Andersen VIII  Dan Business and Technical Seminar and member of organising committee.
 
2014 ITA Cork Open International 1st place Indv Power, 2nd sparring -85kg, 3rd 4th - 6th Dan Pattern.
 
2014 Elected National Children's Officer by ITA Board of Directors.
 
2014 Continued positions of TAB treasurer and member of ITA Business committee.
 
2013 Participated in the 78th IIC in Tralee Ireland, Lead by ITF Technical Committee of Grandmasters Marano, Bos and Lan.
 
2013 Participated in training camp with Sabum Stephan Tapilatu.
 
2013 Elected National Children's Officer by ITA Board of Directors.
 
2013 Continued positions of TAB treasurer and member of ITA Business committee.
 
2012 Competitor and Coach at ITF World Cup, Brighton, England, Bronze in Team Pattern, 4th of 140 competitors Indv power, Team Sparring (quarter final), -80kg sparring
 
2012 Attended the IUC in University of Limerick, Ireland.
 
2012 Organising Committee for ITF Umpire Course (IUC) in University of Limerick, Ireland, attended by 180 ITF members from 18 countries, Largest ITF Umpire. Course in History of ITF. Also hosted ITF fo historical meetings regarding new ITF Tournament rules, GM Bos, and ITF Tournamnet and Umpire Commettee members.
 
2012 Took up position of Treasurer for Taekwondo-Do Advisory Board, (TAB).
 
2011 Elected member of ITA Business Committee.
 
2011 Represented Ireland at AETF European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, competed in Team Pattern, sparring and Indv Power.
 
2011 Selected to represent Ireland at ITF World Championships, New Zealand,  (But due to Personal circumstances unable to accept).
 
2011 Opened Inagh TKD at Inagh. National School, Co. Clare.
 
2011 Completed Krav Maga Strike/Short weapon defence seminar at University of Limerick.
 
2011  Participated in the IIC in Tralee Ireland, Lead by ITF Technical Committee of Grandmasters Trajtenberg, Marano and Bos.
 
2010 Completed Red Cross First Aid Course.
 
2010 Represented Ireland at the AETF European Championships, Skovde, Sweden, Team Pattern, Team Power, Indv Power.

2009 Member of Irish Team ITF World Championships, Argentina, Bronze Team Sparring, Bronze Team Pattern

2009 INTA Open, 1st Power, 2nd Sparring, 3rd Patterns, Overall Senior Male Winner

2009 Promoted to V Dan by ITF Technical Committee in Benidorm, Spain

2009 Completed IIC under ITF Technical Committee in Benidorm, Spain

2009 Completed 1st Aid course with Irish Red Cross

2009 Attended IIC under ITF Technical Committee in Germany

2009 Member of Irish Team ITF European Championships, Benidorm, Spain, Gold in Team Pattern

2009 Irish Kickboxing Open, 2d -85kg Sparring

2008 Competed at 3rd ITF World Cup, Italy

2008 Completed IIC under ITF Technical Committee, Ireland

2008 Took over as Instructor of Ballyea TKD club

2007 Completed Irish Sports Council Child Protection and Code of Ethics Course

2007 ITF European Cup, Finland, 1st Team Pattern

2007 Completed NCDP Level 1 coaching course, recognized by Irish Sports Council

2006 Became members of ITA Examiners Panel

2006 Certified as International Instructor

2006 Irish Cup International, 3rd Patterns, 3rd Sparring, 2nd Team Pattern

2006 ITF World Cup, Benidorm, Spain, 1st Team Pattern

2006 Completed Umpire Course and Seminar with Master Wim Bos, Dublin

2006 Promoted to IV Dan by ITF Technical Committee

2006 Completed IIC under ITF Technical Committee, England

2005 AITA South East Championships, 2nd Sparring, 1st Power

2005 Completed IIC under ITF Technical Committee, Dublin

2005 Certified as ITF Umpire B Class

2004 South East Championships, 2nd Sparring, 1st Power

2004 Completed IIC under ITF Technical Committee, Rimini, Italy

2003 Promoted to III Dan

2003 AITA National Championships, 1st Sparring, 2nd Power, 3rd Patterns

2003 INTA Open, 2nd Patterns, 3rd Sparring

2002 AITA National Championships, 1st Sparing, 3rd Patterns, 1st Power

2002 Completed IIC under GM Rhee Ki Ha, Dublin

2001 Member of Irish Team, European Championships, Spain

2001 South East Championships 2nd Sparring

2001 ITF National Championships, 1st Sparring, 2nd Patterns

2001 INTA Open, 3rd Sparring

2000 Promoted to II Dan

2000 Irish Open Championships, 3rd Sparring

1999 Completed IIC under General Choi and GM Choi Jung Hwa

1999 Munster Open, 1st Sparring, 2nd Patterns

1999 AITA National Championships, 1st Sparring, 3rd Patterns

1999 IUTF Cork Open 2nd Sparring

1998 IMAA Open 2nd Sparring

1997 IMAA Open 1st Sparring

1997 Promoted to I Dan

1989 Commenced training