AGM & Examiners Conference 2019

News Story, 06.12.2018

Launch of PRIME Project

News Story, 04.12.2018

Leinster Open 2019

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Munster Open 2019

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Winter Black Belt Test

News Story, 13.11.2018

National Championships 2018

News Story, 04.09.2018

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75 promoted at ITA Winter Black Belt test

75 promoted at ITA Winter Black Belt test

Congratulations to the 75 candidates promoted at the ITA winter black belt test. Thank you to Master Barry and his team for hosting a successful event for ITA. The next events for ITA are National Team Training & ITA Umpire Course in LIT, Limerick on Jan 13th 2019 and the ITA AGM & Examiners conference on January 20th 2019. The ITA Board would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a vey happy an peaceful Christmas and we look forward to a super year for our association and ITF Taekwon-Do in 2019. 

14/12/2018
Stephen Ryan

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AGM & Examiners Conference 2019

AGM & Examiners Conference 2019

The ITA AGM & Examiners Conference takes place in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Tipperary, on Sunday January 20th 2019 at 10.00am

All items for the agenda and all nominations for elections to be sent to Mr Ryan (sryan@taekwondo.ie) by Sunday January 6th. Only concise & clear proposals will be included on the agenda. The agenda, list of candidates and the annual accounts will be distributed in advance to all instructors. 

06/12/2018
Stephen Ryan

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Launch of PRIME Project

Launch of PRIME Project

Yesterday, under the auspices of the Unesco Chair in Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Fitness and Recreation based at IT Tralee the PRIME (Participation, Recreation and Inclusion through Martial Arts Education) project and coaching framework was officially launched. Quite appropriately this was also the International Day of Persons with Disability. This project, funded through the European Union Erasmus+ programme, aims to use the vehicle of Martial Arts to increase participation in sport and physical activity amongst people with disability. Martial arts are seen as an ideal method due to the lifelong nature of peoples involvement and the near infinite variety of choice offered both within the individual styles and amongst them. The ITF were one of four Martial Arts partner organisations involved in the development of the project, represented by Mr David Condie from ITF Scotland.

Master Adrian O’Mahoney, Master Pat Barry and Mr Adrian Byrne attended as representatives of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association and were very pleased to play an active part in all discussions, panels, lectures and practicals throughout the day. Our learning from the day and from the materials that have been developed by the PRIME group will be shared through; meetings of the Inclusion committee, modifications to the coach education programme and CPD through the IMAC Inclusivize workshops. A website sharing all of the materials as well as a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) will be live in January and available to all.

There was much food for thought and the breaks were filled with discussions amongst ourselves, with the various experts and with our colleague Jane Harvey from SCOT (Scottish Council of Taekwon-Do). There are many ideas and opportunities for collaboration arising from this very educational day and we hope to begin implementing them immediately.

04/12/2018
Stephen Ryan

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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)

Invitation

 

03/12/2018
Stephen Ryan

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Munster Open 2019

Munster Open 2019

Dear Grandmasters, Masters, Instructors/Coaches,

We have the pleasure of inviting you, on behalf of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association, to the Munster Open, which will be held in Neptune Stadium, Cork, on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of February 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 9th February 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 10th February 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 PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE INVITE AS IT INCLUDES NEW INFORMATION AND UPDATES. 

As part of major investment to our tournament structure we will now be using thr Sportdata system for registration, draws, scoring etc. 

Please enter your competitors on the event page on the Sportdata website. Entries will open on Tuesday 1st January 2019 and will close on Saturday the 2nd of February. Please note that this is a pre-registration only event. No club entries will be accepted after the 2nd of February. 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

 

Please view the following tutorials for using the registration system:

 SET Online for teams/clubs: Team/Club Registration

 

29/11/2018
Stephen Ryan

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77 Applications for Winter Black Belt Test

77 Applications for Winter Black Belt Test

In the attached file you can find Examiners and Groups for ITA Winter Black Belt Testing, Sunday December 9th 2018. This grading takes place in North Mon AG, North Monastery Rd, Cork. Arrive by 9am to allow a prompt start. We have 77 candidates testing.

Examiners and Groups

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27/11/2018
Stephen Ryan

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