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Cork Open 2015

Cork Open 2015

I have the pleasure of inviting you, on behalf of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association, to the ITA Cork Open Championships, which will be held in Neptune Stadium, Cork City, on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of February 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 14th February 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 15th February 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 7th of February. Please note that this is a pre-registration only event. No club entries will be accepted after 7th of February. All entries should be made using the ITA Cork 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 me at the above address.

Looking forward to seeing you at this event,

Mr. Mark Buckley VI Dan

Official Invitation and Tournament Info

Individiual Entry (for use in club)

Club entry (please complete accurately)

28/01/2015
Stephen Ryan

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Open Dutch 2015 Report

Open Dutch 2015 Report

A big congratulation to all competitors who participated in the recent Open Dutch on 18th Jan 2015. Thank you to Master Willy van de Mortel and Mr. Henny van Zon for their warm hospitality and yet another well organised tournament. This year we have entries of 630 competitors from 18 countries, including new addition Nepal, who arrived on the morning of the competition. We have a big team from Ireland, with competitors from Killester, Rivervalley/IMAA, Cork, Limerick/Shannon, Quin and supporting parents.

The competition was held in the same location for the past few years called "Naestebest" stadium, in the city of Best, very close to Eindhoven airport. The weigh in was done the evening before in the same competition hall. The tournaments were run in two big halls, black belts in one hall and colour belts in the second hall. This year, all rings both patterns and sparring used the electronic systems.In youth female pattern - 1st Kup, Isabel Lehane and Sarah Jane O’Halloran took the 1st and 2nd place respectively. In the senior male pattern 3rd degree, Jamie Williams showed good strength and power in the patterns, taking the gold, after battling four rounds. In the senior female pattern 1st degree, Sarah Lehane took the silver after 3 rounds, before losing to eventual winner from Germany. Hannah Rose took the 3rd place in high jumping special technique your female.

28/01/2015
Stephen Ryan

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ITA AGM Report 2015

ITA AGM Report 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association, the National Association for ITF Taekwon-Do in Ireland, took place in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary on Sunday the 11th January. The AGM was attended by 42 instructors from around the country.

During the AGM, the activities of the association in 2014 were reviewed. 2014 was a very successful year which saw the expansion of the association, record numbers in attendance at tournaments and more success at an international level for the Irish National team.

President’s Address by Master Kenneth Wheatley:

“On behalf of the Board of Directors I welcome and thank everyone for coming to today’s Annual General Meeting of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association. We welcome Master Frank Murphy who recently joined the ITA and is indeed flourishing with his new Taekwon-Do family. Welcome Sir.

Before we move into 2015 I feel we should reflect upon and of course celebrate the activities of 2014.I will mention only some of the activities as there were so many during the year.

23/01/2015
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Intro to Coaching

Intro to Coaching

Please see below information relating to an Introduction to Coaching Course to be held in the Integrity Martial Arts Academy, Ashbourne Business Centre, Ballybin Rd, Ashbourne, Co. Meath on Saturday and Sunday the 7th and 8th of March. The course will be from 10am - 5pm on Saturday and 10am - 5pm on Sunday.
The course is open to those 16 years and above from 4th Kup upwards. 
The cost of the course is €100.
 
To register send the attached application form with the fee to Mr. Adrian Byrne following the instructions in the application form no later than Friday 20th February.  

Info Pack

15/01/2015
Stephen Ryan

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Level 1 Coaching

Level 1 Coaching
The Taekwon-Do Advisory Board will be running a Taekwon-Do Specific Level 1 Coaching Award on the weekends of 18th/19th April and 27th/28th June. This course will be run by TAB Tutors and on successful completion, coaches will be awarded a Level 1 Coaching Certificate with IMAC and Coaching Ireland accreditation. This is the Assistant Coach award on the TAB Coach Development Framework. The course will take place in Mallow GAA Complex, Mallow, Co. Cork. This course is of 24 hours duration, split over the 4 days. Exact times for each day and directions to the location will be sent to coaches directly on application. Applications with payment and certificates as detailed below must be received no later than Wednesday 18th March.
 

15/01/2015
Stephen Ryan

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National Team World Championship Selection

National Team World Championship Selection

Training and selection for the ITF Ireland National Team to compete at the next ITF World Championships in Jesolo, Italy commences in January. The full squad will be finalised by March. 

Please take note of the dates below. All venues for training are currently provisional but will be confirmed asap. Please note to be considered for selection you must follow the criteria at this link: http://www.taekwondo.ie/information/national_team-59.html

In order to be considered for selection you must complete all of the following documents and bring the hard copy to the first squad training session on January 25th. All of these forms are to be brought fully completed regardless of whether you have been on the national team before or are new to the selection process:

 
 
 
 
Additional Forms:
 
 
The purpose of the questionnaire's is to help the coaches build a profile of each competitor. These forms will be dealt with in confidence between the athlete and the coaches. 
 
If you have any queries related to the national team they should be sent to itfireland@gmail.com 
 
Red belts are welcome and sessions cost 10 euro per day. 
 
Training and selection dates: 
 

National Team Training

January 25th

Dublin( Clondalkin, TBC…)

INTA Open

Jan 31st & February 1st   

Basketball Arena, Tallaght

National team training

February 8th

Cork (North Mon AG, TBC…)

ITA Cork Open International

February 14th & 15th

Neptune Stadium, Cork

National Team Training

March 1st

Midwest, Milford NS, TBC

National team training

March 14th and 15th

Clondalkin, Dublin TBC

ITA Dublin Open International

 March 28th & 29th 

National Basketball Arena, Dublin

National Team Training April 12th  Regional Session

National Team Training

April 25th and 26th

Midwest, Milford TBC

National Team Training

May 9th and 10th

Cork, North Mon AG TBC

National Team Training

May 24th

Clondalkin, Dublin TBC

World Championships

May 27th - 31st

Jesolo, Italy

 

13/01/2015
Stephen Ryan

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