Dylan Fitzgibbon Retains World Title

Dylan Fitzgibbon Retains World Title

Dylan Fitzgibbon of Turners Cross Taekwon-Do Academy retained his World Title in -  63kg junior sparring at the recent World Championships held in New Zealand.

This accolade followed his impressive  World title in Argentina 2009 , his European title in Wroclaw, Poland in 2008 and numerous national titles. With all these titles and his ability to dedicate himself to Taekwon-Do he continues to improve as he goes forward.

To win a World title once is a huge achievement in itself but to retain it is a feat attainable by only the greatest athletes in the world. Constant attention to detail and a great mind under pressure is just part of his recipe for success. His ability to listen to his instructor and coaches puts the icing on the cake as he pursues his opponents in the ring .

 

 

Championship material indeed, Dylan continues his winning streak on the domestic market with numerous national titles on his credit. He is certainly not afraid to train hard and outside of Taekwon-Do compliments his training with running and kickboxing. Champions are made of hard work, dedication and experience and these are attributes that Mr. Fitzgibbon holds dearly. When he travels to these national and international events and wins as he naturally does, he always remembers his roots . While he does like to celebrate occasionally he quickly comes back to earth and prepares for the next challenge that will be put before him.

As Dylan’s instructor and friend I am proud and privileged to have such a talent and ambassador for Turners Cross Taekwon-Do Academy in Mr. Fitzgibbon and we are very proud of his achievements.

Turners Cross Taekwon-Do Academy, its members and instructor wish Mr. Fitzgibbon every success going forward and look forward to progressing with him in the future. 

 

Profile of Mr. Dylan Fitzgibbon

1998- Began Training under Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan (5th dan)
2004- Promoted to 1st Degree by Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan (5th dan) 
2005- Began training under Mr. Ken Leahy (5th dan) in Turners Cross TKDA
2006- INTA Open, 1st Place Sparring
2007- INTA Open, 1st Place Sparring
2008- INTA Open, 1st Place Sparring
2008- Celtic Cup, 1st Place Sparring, 1st Place Team Sparring
2008- Irish National Championships, 2nd Place Sparring
2008- Represented Ireland in the European Championships in Wroclaw, Poland, Gold in -63kg Sparring Sparring
2009- Promoted to 2nd Degree by Master O'Toole (8th) Master Douglas (7th) and Master Martin (7th)
2009- Reprsented Ireland in the European Championships in Benidorm, Spain, Bronze in Team Sparring and Team Patterns
2009- World Championships Selection Competition, 1st Sparring and 1st Patterns
2009- INTA Open, 1st Place Sparring
2009- Irish National Championships, 2nd Place Sparring, 3rd Place Patterns
2009- Irish Cup 1st Place Sparring
2009- Completed INTA Technical Seminar under Master O'Toole and Master Douglas
2009- Completed ITF Umpires Course
2009- Represented Ireland in the World Championships in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, Gold in -63kg Sparring, Silver in Team Power and  Bronze in Team Sparring
2010- Cork open- 1st Place Sparring, 1st Place Patterns, Recieved Award for Most Outstanding Performance
2010- Sparred in the Holland vs Ireland Fight Night in Middelburg
2010- Dutch Open, 1st Place Sparring, 2nd Place Patterns 
2010- South Of Cork, January Sportsperson Of The Month

2011- Represented Ireland in the World Championships in Wellington, New Zealand, Gold in -63kg Sparring and Bronze inTeam Sparring

Report by Mr. Ken Leahy V Dan

Posted by Stephen Ryan