ITA Umpire Course

News Story, 16.09.2014

Examiner Conference 2014 Report

News Story, 15.09.2014

Master Murphy joins ITA

News Story, 15.09.2014

Summer Camp Report

News Story, 11.09.2014

Irish Cup 2014

News Story, 07.09.2014

Euro Cup Squad Training Venues

News Story, 05.09.2014

Team Kit for Euro Cup

News Story, 27.08.2014

ITA Examiners Conference 2014

News Story, 26.08.2014

TKD Generation New Edition

News Story, 14.08.2014

Euro Cup Squad Training

News Story, 02.08.2014

European Cup Registration

News Story, 31.07.2014

Summer Camp Timetable & Details

News Story, 03.07.2014

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ITA Umpire Course

ITA Umpire Course

The next ITA Umpire Course takes place in North Mon Taekwon-Do Club on Sunday November 2nd. This course is open to everyone who wishes to either refresh their umpire skills or learn umpiring skills for the first time. The course will cover all the ITF rules on umpiring. As with all other ITA Umpire workshops/courses it will be a free of charge event and will be conducted by the ITA Tournament & Umpire Committee and lead by ITA Umpire Chair Master Barry. To register in advance please email Master Barry: patrickmbarry@eircom.net 

16/09/2014
Stephen Ryan

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Master Murphy joins ITA

Master Murphy joins ITA

The ITA Board of Directors would like to welcome Master Frank Murphy and his wife Catarina back to the ITF and as new members of the ITA. We look forward to supporting them in transitioning back to the ITF system and in establishing their schools in Mitchelstown and Cahir. Master Murphy brings a wealth of experience in Taekwon-Do and other martial arts to the association and we look forward to his active membership of the group. 

15/09/2014
Stephen Ryan

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Examiner Conference 2014 Report

Examiner Conference 2014 Report

The annual ITA Examiners Conference took place in the Cork International Airport Hotel on Sunday September 14th. The conference was attended by examiners from all regions with 6 ITA Masters also present. The meeting was very productive and provided the examiners present with the opportunity to review the current grading system at colour and black belt withing the ITA, have in-depth discussion about different aspects of the syllabus such as self defence and technical kicking, the general standard of the candidates and the examination process. All topics were discussed in a very positive atmosphere and some important decisions were made to further improve the standard in ITA. The minutes of the meeting will be available on our downloads page soon. 

15/09/2014
Stephen Ryan

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Summer Camp Report

Summer Camp Report

There were 137 participants on the ITA Summer camp this year. The main camp organisers were Mr. Mark Buckley VI Dan and Mr Stephen Ryan VI Dan. The camp was divided into 3 groups; black belts aged 13 and above (with over 70 in the group from 1st to 7th degree and with several of ITA’s masters actively training on the camp), colour belts aged 13+ and children aged 10 to 12. Each group had three training sessions per day, with the opportunity for individual and small group consultations each evening. In their off time participants could make use of the swimming pool and sports facilities or just relax. The classes were conducted by some of ITA's most senior instructors and focusing on all aspects of Taekwon-Do; some of the ITA instructors were: Master Wheatley, Mr Stephen Cooley, Mr Stephen Smullen, Mr Adrian Byrne, Mr Niall Jones, Mr Stephen Ryan, Ms Anne-Marie Kinsella, Ms Laura Ryan, Mr Stephen Ryan, Mr Mark Buckley, Mr Luke Laffan. This was the second year we have invited a special guest (last year was Sabum Stephen Tapilatu) and this year was Sabum Tomaz Barada. Mr Barada conducted 2 classes with the black belts each day, 2 classes with the colours belts aged 13+ and one class with the kids group each day. Therefore all groups really had the opportunity to to progress under several hours of tuition form one of the leading coaches in ITF. Mr Barada often let the classes run over time so that he could spend more time with the groups to impart his knowledge. The feedback from all participants was excellent and everyone was really happy with all classes. Next year we will be inviting another well known ITF instructor/master as our special guest and details will be announced soon on www.taekwondo.ie. For some photos and video clips of Mr Barada in action visit the ITA facebook page: www.facebook.com/IrishTKDAssociation. “

The following video was shot on the kid’s group, on a training conducted by Mr Barada:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-_9iE26AYQ.

11/09/2014
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)

07/09/2014
Stephen Ryan

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Euro Cup Squad Training Venues

Euro Cup Squad Training Venues

The venues for the upcoming ITA squad training for the European Cup are as follows: 

Sunday September 14th at 10am in North Mon AG Hall, Cork

Sunday September 28th at 10am in Spartan Martial Arts, Dublin

Cost fo each session is 10 Euro. 

05/09/2014
Stephen Ryan

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