Master Stephen Cooley, VII Dan

Mr. Stephen Cooley commenced his Taekwon-Do career in Dublin in 1979. Mr. Cooley graded under Grandmaster Hee Il Cho for both I and II Dan Black Belt, Master Brendan O’Toole for III Dan, Grandmaster General Choi Hong Hi for IV Dan and Master Hector Marano, Master Pablo Trajtenberg, Grandmaster Van Bihn and Master Trân Triêu Quân for V Dan. Mr. Cooley was promoted to VI Dan by Grand Master Hector Marano IX Dan, Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg IX Dan and Master Wim Bos VIII Dan in Benidorm, Spain in 2009.

Mr. Cooley is a full-time Taekwon-Do Instructor and is also an NCEF qualified fitness training instructor. Other senior positions Mr. Cooley holds include; National Team Coach and Member of Technical and Instruction Committee.
 
Aside from his Taekwon-Do career, Mr. Cooley also has the sporting distinction of being a member of the Dublin Minor All Ireland Football winning team in 1984.
 
2009 Promoted to VI Dan by Grand Master Hector Marano IX Dan, Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg IX Dan and Master Wim Bos VIII Dan in Benidorm, Spain in 2009.
2006 Irish Cup International - Best Club (Rivervalley/Ratoath) 23 Gold, 18 Silver and 29 Bronze
2006 World Cup ITF Taekwon-Do, Spain - +78 kg Sparring BB (36-45 years) Gold and IV-VI Dan Pattern (36-45 years) Bronze
2006 World Cup ITF Taekwon-Do, Spain - ITA Ireland Coach: 8 Gold, 6 Silver and 18 Bronze
2006 Completed Umpire Course & Seminar, Dublin - Master Wim Bos VIII Dan
2006 Elected Vice President of Irish Taekwon-Do Association
2005 1st European Cup, England - ITA Coach: Gold (3), Silver (8), Bronze (11)
Best overall club SILVER (52 points)
2005 XIV ITF World Championships, Germany - Irish National Coaching Team: Gold (1), Silver (2) and Bronze (2)
2005 XX AETF European Championships, Italy - ITA Student results: Silver (1) and Bronze (1)
2005 Coached ITA Ireland in International Match v Holland - Gold (1)
2005 Viking Cup International, Skovde, Sweden - ITA Ireland Coach
2004 ITF Junior World Championships, Italy - Coach Irish National Teams : Silver (2) and Bronze (1)
2004 Coached ITA Ireland in International Match v Holland - Gold (1)
2004 Completed ITF International Instructor Training Course (Belgium) - Master Hector Marano VIII Dan, Master Pablo Trajtenberg VIII Dan, Master Wim Bos VIII Dan, Master Trân Triêu Quân VIII Dan, ITF President and Grandmaster Van Binh IX Dan
2004 Promoted to V Dan Black Belt by Master Hector Marano VIII Dan, Master Pablo Trajtenberg VIII Dan, Master Wim Bos VIII Dan, Master Trân Triêu Quân VIII Dan, ITF President and Grandmaster Van Binh IX Dan
2003 Coached ITA Ireland Team in Impact Open International, England Gold (1)
2003 ITF German Open, ITA Ireland Coach: Gold (5), Silver (2) and Bronze (4)
2002 Graduated with National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness from Dorset College, Dublin
2002 Impact Open International - ITA Ireland Coach: Silver (3)
2001 Impact Open International - ITA Ireland Coach: Bronze (4)
2000 ITF Dutch Open - ITA Ireland Coach: Gold (7), Silver (2) and Bronze (4)
2000 AETF European Championships, Head Coach Irish National Team
1999 Promoted to IV Dan Black Belt by General Choi Hong Hi
1999 Member of AITA Executive Committee which organised International Instructor Training Course with General Choi Hong Hi in Trinity College, Dublin
1996 Irish National Taekwon-Do Team Captain
1995 Promoted to III Dan Black Belt by Master Brendan O'Toole
1995 Irish National Taekwon-Do Team Captain
1995 INTA Ireland Taekwon-Do Team Member ITF Scottish Championships
1994 INTA Ireland Taekwon-Do Team Member ITF Scottish Championships
1991 Promoted to II Dan Black Belt by Grandmaster Hee Il Cho
1987 Promoted to I Dan Black Belt by Grandmaster Hee Il Cho
1979 Commenced training