35 Promoted at ITA Summer Blackbelt Grading
The Irish Taekwon-Do Association held its summer black belt grading over the weekend of the 7th & 8th of June in the Cork International Airport Hotel. The event was hosted by Master Paul Delea VII Dan & Mr Ken Leahy VI Dan and was attended by students, instructors & examiners from around the country. 39 candidates presented for testing, with 26 testing for 1st degree blackbelt, 6 for 2nd Degree, 5 for 3rd Degree and 2 for 4th Degree blackbelt. Over the 2 days the candidates were tested on fundamental movements, kicking techniques, patterns, step sparring, free sparring, self defence, power breaking, special technique and theory.
During the weekend new ITF degree certificates were also presented to the ITA senior grades who recently graded to 6th & 7th Degree blackbelt, including the recently promoted Masters: Master Paul Delea, Master Tim Forde & Master Terry Donnelly.
Overall 35 of the 39 candidates where successful including Ms. Sabina Mason and Mr. Leonard Coughlan who were promoted to 4th Degree, the ITA would like to congratulate those promoted and look forward to seeing those unsuccessful this weekend at an ITA black belt test again in the future, below is a full list of those promoted: