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1st ITF Coaches' Conference

1st ITF Coaches

The 1st ITF International Coaches’ Conference, will take place in the University of Limerick Ireland from June 28th to 30th 2019.

This event will bring together well known expert coaches and competitors from within ITF as presenters as well as experts from other relevant Sports fields including Olympic level coaches and University Professors.

This event will give ITF coaches, instructors and athletes the opportunity to come together to further their eduction in areas such as; Sports Psychology, Plyometrics training, Nutrition, Biomechanics, Performance Planning, Specific training methods to prepare athletes at elite level in Sparring, Patterns, Special Technique & Power Breaking, ITF competition rules, developing a community of coaches, the future of ITF competition, Inclusion of those with Special Needs in ITF.

This event is the first of its kind for ITF and will give you a unique opportunity to openly discuss and share ideas while furthering your learning. It will also be a great opportunity to network and socialise with your peers in ITF.

More information coming soon

Learn, Share, Discuss, Enjoy!


Organising Committee

Grandmaster Willem Jacob Bos, ITF Director

Adrian Byrne, Irish Taekwon-Do Association

Stephen Ryan, Irish Taekwon-Do Association

  1. 1st ITF Coaches Conference – Invitation & Information Pack
  2. 1st-ITF-Coach-Conference-Registration-New-1
  3. Detailed Programme 1st ITF Coaches Conference

Stephen Ryan


Summer Camp 2019

Summer Camp 2019

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.

We will announce our full instructor line-up soon through the ITA website (www.taekwondo.ie) and social media

The total cost of the camp is €155 per person including, training, meals and accommodation. Please pay this fee to your instructor ahead of the camp. A €50 deposit is required up front when registering. The final balance must be given to your instructor at least one week prior to the camp.

On arrival at the camp one representative from each club (usually the instructor) should pay the camp fees to the organisers at the registration point and they will then be assigned their room(s).

Places are filled on a first come, first served basis. Register early to avoid disappointment as this camp always reaches capacity early.

This camp is open to yellow belt and above aged 10 years+

Students will be divided into classes based on age, grade and level of advancement. The camp is suitable for kids, teens and adults of all ability levels and you will be assigned to a group best suited to your level. We usually divide into 3 groups; 1) Black Belts, 2) Colour belts 12+ and teen/adults, 3) colour belts 11 and under

Invite and details

Individual application (for use in club)

Club application (to be sent to tkdsummercamp@gmail.com)

Stephen Ryan


National TKD Seminar

National TKD Seminar
The next National TKD Seminar will take place on Sunday April 7th in Holywell Community Centre, Swords. The seminar will be conducted by the ITA technical committee. The committee will cover all aspects of the updated black belt syllabus, ITA colour belt syllabus, ITF patterns from Chon-Ji to Tong-il, kicking and physical progressions, step sparring and free sparring exercises. 
Yellow belts, 15 Euro, 10am to 1pm
Green belt+, 30 Euro, 10am to 4pm
The groups will be divided according to grade and level from the start of the day to ensure grade specific material is covered with each group. 


Register in advance by emailing sryan@taekwondo.ie 

Stephen Ryan


Leinster Open 2019

Leinster Open 2019

Dear Grandmasters, Masters, Instructors, Coaches,

We have the pleasure of inviting you, on behalf of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association, to the Leinster Open, which will be held in National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin, on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of March 2019. 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 23rd 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 and all 11-13 Blue/Red Belts 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 24th 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 enter your competitors on the event page on the Sportdata website. Entries will open on Saturday February 16th and will close on Saturday the 16th of March at 23.59. Please note that this is a pre-registration only event. No club entries will be accepted after the 16th of March. 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 submit your umpire and coach list or the entries 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 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

Mr Carl Smullen V Dan                       Mr Stephen Smullen V Dan

ITA Umpire Chairperson                     ITA Tournament Administrator


Individual Registration (for use within club)



Please view the following tutorials for using the registration system:

 SET Online for teams/clubs: Team/Club Registration



Stephen Ryan


Updated Black Belt Syllabus

Updated Black Belt Syllabus

Following the decision taken at the ITA Examiners' Conference held on January 20th here is the updated ITA black belt syllabus

Download the syllabus

Stephen Ryan


Intro to Coaching ITF Taekwon-Do

Intro to Coaching ITF Taekwon-Do

The next Introduction to Coaching ITF Taekwon-Do Course, will take place in Scoil Mhuire Fatima, North Monastery Road, Cork on MARCH 2nd & 3rd 2019. This course is open to Blue belt and above aged 16 and older. 

This course is aimed at new assistant coaches/instructors who have little or no experience in teaching Taekwon-Do and at existing/experienced coaches who are engaging with the Taekwon-Do Advisory Board Coach Development Programme for the first time. The object of the course is to: • Stimulate an interest in coaching Taekwon-Do • Provide basic coaching skills • Promote awareness of the coaching process • Identify key factors in working with beginners and in particular young participants aged 6-8 years. • Develop an appreciation amongst coaches of the technical, tactical, physical, mental, lifestyle and personal capacities related to the development of children at this age.

Full Info Available Here

Stephen Ryan