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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

 

Please view the following tutorials for using the registration system:

 SET Online for teams/clubs: Team/Club Registration

 

 

14/02/2019
Stephen Ryan

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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

29/01/2019
Stephen Ryan

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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.

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10/01/2019
Stephen Ryan

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Munster Open 2019 - Deadline Approaching

Munster Open 2019 - Deadline Approaching

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

 

 

08/01/2019
Stephen Ryan

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National Team Training Jan 13th 2019

National Team Training Jan 13th 2019

Schedule for National Team training
Sunday January 13th, LIT Sportshub, Moylish, Limerick
10am to 11.45am Sparring 1
12pm to 1.30pm individual pattern, power and special
1.30 to 2pm break
2pm to 2.15 team briefing from management and coaches 
2.15pm Sparring 2 and team pattern. Meeting with parents/guardians.

05/01/2019
Stephen Ryan

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Dear Taekwon-Do Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors and students, our Taekwon-Do family. 
As we look to the festive season now upon us I take this opportunity both from myself and on behalf of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association to wish each and every one of you and your loved ones, a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Together we look forward to the new year ahead with exciting new projects and I hope that 2019 will be all that you wish it to be. 
Good health and much happiness to all.
Master Kenneth Wheatley 
President.
Irish Taekwon-Do Association.

23/12/2018
Stephen Ryan

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