Irish Cup 2015

News Story, 24.08.2015

Strategic Planning - New Date

News Story, 08.08.2015

ITF Umpire News

News Story, 25.07.2015

National Team Sat July 18th

News Story, 15.07.2015

Summer Camp Timetable

News Story, 04.07.2015

Strategic Planning Day

News Story, 19.06.2015

Black Belt Promotions

News Story, 12.06.2015

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Stephen Ryan


Irish Cup 2015

Irish Cup 2015

We have the pleasure of inviting you, on behalf of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association, to the ITA Irish Cup Championships, which will be held in the University of Limerick Sports Arena, on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of November 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 November is for all black belts (All ages: Please see amended categories for junior and cadet black belts in the information below) 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 November is for the junior colour belt categories and is open to yellow belt to black tag aged 7 to 13yrs. Again please note all black belts have now moved to Saturday regardless of age.

Please email your entries to no later than Saturday, the 7th of November. Please note that this is a pre-registration only event. No club entries will be accepted after the 7th 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.

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. Additionally all juniors up to 10 years to green tag who are not placed will receive a commemorative medal.

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

Get a flavour of what to expect with a lookback to the ITA Irish Cup 2014

Invitation and General Information

Individual entry Form (For use in club, hard copy to be brough to registration)

Club Entry form (to follow)

Stephen Ryan


National Team Selected - Euros 2015

National Team Selected - Euros 2015

Congratulations to those selected for the ITF Ireland National Team to represent Ireland at the European Championships this coming October. The positions are as follows. Other teams and individual positions will be decided in due course.

Stephen Ryan


National Team Training Aug 15th & 16th

National Team Training Aug 15th & 16th

Timetable for this weekends National Team Selection & Training in Upper Glanmire Sports Hall .



10:00 - 12:00 Pattern (Bouts for selection purposes)

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 14:30 Sparring (Bouts for selection purposes)

14:30 - 14:45 Break

14:45 - 16:30 Team Pattern (Movement & Intervals session for everyone else)



10:00 - 11:30 Team Pattern

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45 - 13:15 Sparring

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Sparring and Senior Individual Pattern

Stephen Ryan


Strategic Planning - New Date

Strategic Planning - New Date

The ITA Strategic Planning Day will now take place on Sunday September 13th in the Horse & Jockey Hotel. 

The plan will outline our goals as an association for 2016 to 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for you to have your voice heard and influence the future development of the ITA. The planning day is open to all ITA Black Belts aged 18+ 


09:30-10:00 Arrival and Tea/Coffee at the café

10:00-10:45 Introduction, Welcome and review of 2011-2015 plan

10:45-11:30 Status check and SWOT analysis (breakout groups)

11:45-12:45 Identification of key goals for 2016-2020 (breakout groups)

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:45 Prioritisation and resourcing of goals (breakout groups)

14:45-15:00 Break

15:00-15:30 Comments and closing

The Strategic Plan will be followed by a meeting of ITA Examiners (4th Degree and above)

Please find a copy of the ITA Strategic Plan for 2011 to 2015 at this link. All attendees are asked to review this document in advance of the upcoming meeting: 

Stephen Ryan


Agreed Report ITA Board Meeting July 18th

Agreed Report ITA Board Meeting July 18th

Agreed Report - ITA Board Meeting - July 18th  2015

National Team matters were discussed

Finances for national team were discussed

The Strategic Plan was discussed

Strategic Planning Day rescheduled to Sunday September 13th in Horse & Jockey Hotel – 10am to 3pm

A meeting for examiners will follow the strategic planning meeting

The ITA Grading Officer reported to the board on Kup grading fees

Those not in compliance to be written to directly

National Database now ready to be implemented

New club applications were approved

Small minority with incomplete level 1. They will be written to individually to explain their status and the timeframes involved.

Future events were discussed including the World Championships, proposed IUC and ICC.

IMAC officers reported to the board. 

Stephen Ryan