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AGM Jan 11th 2015

AGM Jan 11th 2015

The Irish Taekwon-Do Association (ITA) Annual General Meeting (AGM), will take place on Sunday January 11th 2015, in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary. All instructors have been emailed the minutes of the 2014 AGM and are asked to send items for the agenda as well as nominations for election to Mr. Ryan, ITA Secretary General, by Sunday December 28th 2014. 

11/12/2014
Stephen Ryan

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46 candidates promoted at the ITA Winter Blackbelt Grading

46 candidates promoted at the ITA Winter Blackbelt Grading

The Irish Taekwon-Do Association held its winter blackbelt grading on the 6th & 7th of December in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin. The event was hosted by Mr Carl Smullen & Mr Stephen Smullen of Newlands Taekwon-Do Club and was attended by 50 candidates from around the country testing for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Degree Blackbelt.

09/12/2014
Carl Smullen

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ITA Irish Cup 2014 Report

ITA Irish Cup 2014 Report

The ITA Irish Cup took place on the 29th & 30th of November in the UL Arena at the University of Limerick. The event was attended by 623 competitors from Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and England. 

The Saturday was made up of those aged 14 & older both colour belt & blackbelt competing in patterns, sparring, special technique & power-breaking. There were many World & European champions & medallists, both Junior & Senior on display including in the senior -70kg sparring section where current senior European Champion Adam Shelley fought Killester club mate & current Junior European champion Colm Carroll in the final, with Shelley taking Gold. While in the -78kg final two experienced competitors did battle with Stephen Smullen taking victory over John Moffitt.In the -85kg section European Champion Tim Kool from the Netherlands, who brought his team to compete in Ireland, took Gold. Sarah Lehane took Gold in female -68kg sparring, where Sarah Barry & Katie Moriarty took Silver and Bronze respectively. In Patterns Philip McAuliffe of Cork ITA took Gold in the senior 2nd Dan section after a final match versus Eddie Dillon. 

04/12/2014
Carl Smullen

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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 Monday 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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