World Championships 2015

News Story, 25.03.2015

Technical Seminar

News Story, 19.03.2015

ITA Dublin Open 2015

News Story, 11.03.2015

Coaching Course Report

News Story, 09.03.2015

Umpiring Bylaw Amendment

News Story, 26.02.2015

National Team March 1st 2015

News Story, 25.02.2015

Umpire Applications WC 2015

News Story, 21.02.2015

Cork Open 2015 Report

News Story, 18.02.2015

National Association (NA) for the ITF and AETF in Ireland

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World Championships 2015

World Championships 2015

The ITA Board of Directors would like to congratulate all those who have been selected to represent the ITF Ireland National Team for the World Championships which take place in Jesolo, Italy this coming May. 

For a full list of the Squad click more

25/03/2015
Stephen Ryan

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Technical Seminar

Technical Seminar

The first ITA Technical Seminar of the year takes place on Sunday March 22nd in Loreto College Mullingar. This seminar will be open to green belt and above. The cost of the Seminar is 30 Euro per person. Participants are asked to bring sparring equipment if possible. The seminar will be conducted ny the ITA Technical Committee of Master Wheatley VI, Mr Jones VI, Mr Ryan VI and Mr Looi V. To pre-register email sryan@taekwondo.ie

The seminar runs from 10am to 4pm.

19/03/2015
ITA Admin

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National Team March 14th & 15th - UPDATED

National Team March 14th & 15th - UPDATED

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO SATURDAY SCHEDULE & VENUE DUE TO BOOKING ERROR WITH PREVIOUS VENUE. SATURDAY TRAINING NOW STARTS AT 2PM IN SPARTAN MARTIAL ARTS. SUNDAY UNCHANGED.

 

Cost of the training is 10 Euro per day. Red belts to attend the Sunday session only this weekend. 

Saturday March 14th, Spartan Martial Arts, Rosemount Business Park

2:00pm - 3:30pm Selections for final places on squad [all coaches] Practice time on pre-arranged sparring routines also

Payment of fees and warm up for those involved in selections.. Others to arrive, pay, and warm up at 3.00pm

3:30 - 4:45pm Senior pattern, all others sparring (drills/conditioned spars) 

Lunch

5:15 - 6:30 Junior pattern, all others sparring (drills/conditioned spars)

6:30 - 8:00pm Team pattern + an alternative session (mobility/massage)

 Sunday March 15th  Clondalkin Leisure Centre

10:00 - 11:30 Team pattern + alternative session (one to one consultations on questionnaires)

11:45 - 13:15 Sparring with workshop focus

13:15 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 15:15 Free sparring with team focus (mismatches)

15:15 - 15:45 Briefing on costs, next steps etc. Clean up.

12/03/2015
Stephen Ryan

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New National Black Belt Certificate

New National Black Belt Certificate

The ITA Board are happy to present the new ITA National Black Belt certificate. This will be issued on the day of the black belt grading to all successful candidates. The Official ITF certificate will be issued as normal once received from the ITF HQ Office.

12/03/2015
Stephen Ryan

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ITA Dublin Open 2015

ITA Dublin Open 2015

ITA have the pleasure of inviting you, to the ITA Dublin Open Championships, which will be held in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin, on the weekend of the 28th and 29th of March 2015. 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 28th March is for the cadet (14 -17 years), senior (18 to 34 years) as well as veteran (35 years+) categories and is open to yellow belts and above. The divisions for veterans will be decided based on entries received, those 35 years and older may choose to enter the senior or veteran category. Veterans will compete separately for pattern and sparring divisions only.

Sunday 29th March is for the junior categories and is open to yellow belts and above aged 7 to 13yrs.

Please email your entries to entries@taekwondo.ie no later than Saturday, the 21st of March. Please note that this is a pre-registration only event. No club entries will be accepted after 21st of March. All entries should be made using the ITA Dublin Open excel spreadsheet. Entries will be confirmed by return of email (within 24 hours). If you have not received a confirmation email, your entries have not yet been received. Completed hardcopy forms should be brought on the day of the event. Please remember that accurate information is the responsibility of the instructor.

Sparring for Cadet and Senior Black Belts will be run using a pool & requalification system, guaranteeing more bouts for all competitors in those categories.

This event is open to all Taekwon-Do Associations.

If you have any questions about this event please email us at the above address.

Looking forward to seeing you at this event,

Mr. Mark Buckley VI Dan                           Mr. Stephen Ryan VI Dan

ITA Tournament Director                           ITA Tournament Coordinator

On behalf of the ITA Tournament & Umpire Committee

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Individual Entry (for use in club)

Club Registration Form

11/03/2015
Stephen Ryan

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Coaching Course Report

Coaching Course Report
On Saturday and Sunday the 7th and 8th March the Taekwon-Do Advisory Board of the Irish Martial Arts Commission held an Introduction to Coaching ITF Taekwon-Do Course in Rivervalley Taekwon-Do Club. 11 coaches from the ITA completed two days of training under the supervision of Adrian Byrne, assisted by Mr Stephen Cooley and Mr Carl Smullen. Mr Cooley and Mr Smullen are currently completing their Coaching Development Programme for Ireland Tutor training with Coaching Ireland and this course was a chance for them to put their new skills to use and to refresh on the course format. The Introduction to Coaching ITF Taekwon-Do is intended for blue belts and higher (age 16 years or above) who feel they might have an interest in either helping out in their own club as an assistant instructor or indeed at some stage opening their own Taekwon-Do school. On this course we had a rich blend of experiences with younger and older coaches and some national team competitors. This only served to enrich the experience for everyone, as the format of the course encourages the sharing of ideas, debate, discussion and experimentation. While the younger coaches had obviously a lot to gain from drawing on the life experience of the older coaches, there were many occasions where the flow of ideas was reversed as new and imaginative solutions to old problems were suggested by the debutantes. 

09/03/2015
Stephen Ryan

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