Master Tim Forde VII Dan
7th Degree Master, Bachelor of Business Studies, IITD Trainer, Level 1 Coach, Class 'A' Umpire, Occupational First Aid Certified, IOSH Managing Safely Certified, Child Protection Certified, Garda Vetted.
Chair of Business Development Committee
Secretary General 1987-97, IMAC Representative.
Organised on behalf of the Board, the recent 'Business & Technical Seminar' presented by Master Per Andresen, 8th Degree. With over 50 attendees, some travelling in from abroad. Member of the Organising Committee responsible for the 'International Umpire Course' held in University Limerick, Ireland 2012. Member of the Organising Team which host the 'Irish Cup' annually. Makes the Forde Institute of Taekwon-Do facility available to fellow black belts to do additional training and also to our international competitors for tournament preparation.
Mr. Aidan Walsh 6th Degree
Owner/Instructor of the Forde Institute of Taekwon-Do, Founder of the Clare TKD Schools, (Shannon & Ennis), now known as the Mid-West TKD schools. (9 Schools).
World Cup medalist 2012, 2 x Gold Team, 1 x Silver Individual Patterns
Represented Ireland Internationally in Sparring & Patterns, Teams & Individuals at European & World Championships.
National and Provincial Titles in Sparring & Patterns
Full Contact Provincial Champion
All Styles Point & Continuous Sparring Titles
Courses & Events:
5/6 April 2014 ITA Dublin International Open-Umpire
2 March 2014 Master Andresen Business & Technical Seminar - Organiser
15/16 February 2014 ITA Cork Open - Umpire
26 January 2014 AGM - Re-elected Chair of Business Development Committee
7/8 December 2013 ITA Winter Black Belt Test - Examiner
16/17 November 2013 ITA Irish Cup International
22 September 2013 National Technical Seminar
14 September 2013 ITA Tri-Nations International Match - Umpire
1September 2013 Sabum Sunday - 4th - 7th Degree Workshop
12-15 July 2013 ITA Summer Camp
7-9 July 2013 Polish TKD Association Summer Camp - Biala Podleska
15/16 & 29/30June 2013 Irish Sports Council Level 1 Coaching Course
9 June 2013 ITA Summer Black Belt Test - Examiner
25 May 2013 ITA Examiners Conference
28 April 2013 ITA Dublin Open - Umpire
16/17 February 2103 ITA Cork Open - Umpire
25 January 2013 ITF IIC 78-33 Tralee Ireland
13 January 2013 AGM - Elected Chair of Business Development Committee
8/9 December 2012 ITA Winter Black Belt Test - Examiner
17/18 November 2012 ITA Irish Cup International - Umpire
4-8 October 2012 IV ITF World Cup - Brighton UK - Triple Medal Winner
15 September 2012 ITA Examiners Conference
1 July 2012 ITF IUC 9-92 Limerick Ireland
16/17 June 2012 ITA Summer Black Belt Test - Examiner
27 May 2012 National Technical Seminar
19/20 May 2012 ITA Dublin Open International - Umpire
18/19 February 2012 ITA Cork Open - Umpire
21/22 January 2012 Irish Sports Council - Intro to Coaching Course
15 January 2012 AGM
19 November 2011 ITA Irish Cup International - Umpire
11 September 2011 1st ITF Convention - Benidorm, Spain
9 September 2011 ITF IIC - 60-096 Benidorm Spain
3July 2011 ITA Strategic Planning Day
29 May 2011 ITA Examiners Conference
30 January 2011 ITF IIC 60-096 Tralee Ireland
30 March 2008 IIC GM Choi Jung Hwa Ireland
5 October 2002 IIC GM Kim Yong Ho UK
21 February 1997 IIC GM Ki Ha Rhee KHR-2 Ireland
23 February 1997 Qualified ITF International Instructor No. 914
June 1995 Seminar GM Kwang S. Hwang Ireland
May 1993 Seminar Master So See Cho, Ireland
1987-1997 Seminars GM Hee Il Cho Annually
1980 Commenced training
1980 Commenced training
Awards & Honours:
Presented with an award from the Executive Board in appreciation for my outstanding contribution to the development of the All Ireland Taekwon-Do Association, now known as the Irish TKD Association, during the 1980's and early 90's. Making it Ireland's largest and most influential Martial Arts Organisation at that time.
Honoured with an introduction to her Excellency the President of Ireland, Mrs. Mary Robinson, in recognition of my work with the youth of County Clare.
Additional Information: Employed by the Local Government Authority as General Manager with responsibility for all Sports, Leisure & Recreational Facilities in the County's Capital. Director/Chair of Skills ACIST Ltd. A voluntary training network organisation with over 100 member Companies, dedicated to providing organisations with 'best in class' training solutions for the CPD of all members employees.
Highlights: Featured in a locally produced book promoting Sports & Leisure as a means of good health and well being. Personally requested by local children’s charity, The Clare Crusaders, to prepare & train 30 competitors for a fund raising 'Fight Night'. First ITA Instructor to design & implement a training program to meet the needs & challenges of children with Dyspraxia & Autism. Featured in the Irish secondary school syllabus for the Irish Language, an article discussing Taekwon-Do with photo. In 1994, launched an Annual Sponsored Charity Walk to raise funds for the 'Crumlin Hospital for Sick Children' in Dublin, this event continues to this day and has raised in excess of €75,000 for research.