ITA Umpire Course Report

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Black Belt Grading

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ITA Success at Euro Cup

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ITA Technical Seminar Report

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ITA Umpire Course Report

ITA Umpire Course Report

An ITA Umpire course took place on Sunday November 2nd in North Mon Taekwon-Do. Over 50 members from all over the country took part in the free course which was conducted by the ITA Tournament & Umpire Committee and led by ITA Umpire Chair Master Pat Barry.

The course which followed the ITF Umpire rules and regulations began with an overview of the jury members, referees and umpires before going onto the purpose and procedures of the individual pattern point deducting system.   

The participants then had an opportunity to umpire and judge a number of pattern matches which took place in two rings which raised a number of practical queries and discussions on criteria, scoring and decisions. After lunch the course continued with sparring competition and the rights and duties of the centre referee, corner umpires, jury president and the ring assistants. The participants once again had an opportunity to umpire sparring matches using the electronic scoring system. The centre referees displayed how to check the competitors safety equipment and continued to show the full procedure of starting the match with the correct bowing in protocol at the start and finish of each bout. The competitors and sparring matches created and displayed various scenarios to ensure that an explanation of all the warnings and fouls could be explained and discussed.

05/11/2014
Stephen Ryan

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Black Belt Grading

Black Belt Grading

The 2014 Winter Black Belt Gradings take place on December 6th and 7th in Rathcoole Community Centre, Dublin. 1st Dan and higher will test on Saturday the 6th and 1st Kups will test for 1st Dan on Sunday the 7th. This provisional schedule is subject to change depending on the number of applicants. 

Fully completed application forms along with a Jpeg photo of the candidate (max. size 200kb) to be emailed to the Secretary General (sryan@taekwondo.ie) by Sunday November 24th. Only those who meet the ITA and ITF Bylaw requirements and have completed a preliminary test may apply. 

Call Sheet Black Belt Grading (Updated Oct 2014)

Application form (includes individual application form, PAR Q physical activity readiness questionnaire, and club form) All parts to be completed and sent to ITA Secretary General.

Guidelines for ITA Black Belt Grading

How to organise an ITA black belt grading

ITF Bylaws

ITA Bylaws

Candidates need to arrive by 9.00am each day to complete registration. 

The score sheets from the preliminary grading must also accompany the application.

More info here

01/11/2014
Stephen Ryan

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Irish Cup 2014

Irish Cup 2014

ITA have the pleasure of inviting you to the ITA Irish Cup Championships, which will be held in The UL Sports Arena, University of Limerick, on the weekend of the 29th and 30th November 2014. This competition will include pattern and sparring for all grades, special technique for all blue belt and above from aged 11 upward and power test for black belts. Saturday 29th November is for the cadet and senior categories and is open to yellow belts and above aged 14 and over. Sunday 30th November 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 22nd of November. Please note that this is a pre-registration only event. No club entries will be accepted after 22nd of November. All entries should be made using the ITA Irish Cup 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 and any errors, which require correction on the day, will incur a fine as detailed below. 

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       

ITA Tournament Director

Invite and Info Pack

Individual Entry (to be used by instructor in club)

Club entry (to be sent to entries@taekwondo.ie by 22nd November)

31/10/2014
Stephen Ryan

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TAB Coaching Course

TAB Coaching Course
Please see attached information relating to an Introduction to Coaching Course to be held in the Mallow GAA Complex, Mallow, Co. Cork on Saturday and Sunday the 8th and 9th of November. 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 Byre following the instructions in the application form.  
 

30/10/2014
Stephen Ryan

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ITA Success at Euro Cup

ITA Success at Euro Cup

The ITA finished the AETF European Cup in Budapest (10th - 12th October 2014) with great success in both the main Euro Cup and the children's/cadets Mightyfist Cup. The event began on the Friday with the Mightyfist cup and our children aged 10-12 and cadets 12-14 performed excellently to place Ireland 2nd overall. The standard in the Mightyfist cup was very high and it shows that the next generation of talent coming through in ITA is of an excellent level, which bodes well for the future of the national team. The main Euro Cup took place on the Saturday and Sunday with both individual and team events in the 14-17 years and 18+ categories. ITA once again performed extremely well to finish 3rd place overall in the junior teams and 2nd place overall in the schools/associations competing. ITA took home an impressive 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 17 Bronze medals from the event. 

Thanks to all the coaches for their hard work and thanks to our umpires who travelled to the event and worked tirelessly over the 3 days of competition. 

You can view all the results here for the main Euo Cup event: http://eurocup2014.pztkd.lublin.pl/

22/10/2014
Stephen Ryan

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ITA Technical Seminar Report

ITA Technical Seminar Report

The ITA National Technical Seminar, conducted by the ITA Technical Committee of Master Kenneth Wheatley VII, Mr Niall Jones VI and Mr Stephen Ryan, was held in Ennis National School, Co. Clare on Sunday October 19th 2014. The seminar was a great success with 70 participants, from blue belt and above,  coming from clubs all across the country including several of the ITAs masters. The seminar covered many topics from the ITA Syllabus with a big focus on the ITF patterns, fundamental movements, performance, kicking and physical preparation of the body for kicking including flexibility, leg strength and mobility. The seminar also covered topics such as free sparring, step sparring and self defence as well as a short module on the "Do". The feedback from everyone was very positive and we eagerly await the next seminar with the ITA technical team. 

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21/10/2014
Stephen Ryan

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