Summer Black Belt Promotions

Summer Black Belt Promotions

The Irish Taekwon-Do Association (ITA) summer black belt examination took place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June in Quin Taekwon-Do Club, Co. Clare. The weekend commenced with a technical seminar led by the ITA Technical Committee which was attended by 35 people. At the black belt testing a total of 22 candidates were promoted. Three achieved 3rd Dan Black Belt, five 2nd Dan and fourteen 1st Dan. The examiners panel on Saturday was Master Wheatley 7th Dan, Mr. Pat Barry 6th Dan and Mr. Mark Buckley 6th Dan. The panel on Sunday was again chaired by Master Wheatley with Mr. Stephen Ryan 5th Dan, Mr. Adrian Byrne 5th Dan, Mr. Donal O'Donoghue 4th Dan and Mr. Hong Keat Looi 4th Dan. Ms Anne Marie Kinsella 4th Dan was the narrator on both days. Click "more" for the list of promotions or click here to See Saturday Photos or See Sunday Photos.

The preparation and adherence to the ITA syllabus showed as candidates achieved the high standard required. This was the first year that the ITA has set a new milestone with the black belt testing going paperless. Candidates' scores for each section were collated in our new bespoke Black Belt Examination Programme, which means that each candidate and their instructor receive specific feedback and a detailed printout on performance in all areas. It also speeds up the correlation process after the examination. The examiners made themselves available for feedback with each candidate after the examination in order that the exam also serves as an opportunity to learn via immediate feedback. We would like to thank Mr. Ryan and Ms. Cullen and their team at Quin for their hospitality and for a very enjoyable weekend. Congratulations to all promoted:

 

Name: Surname: Promoted to: Club:
Laura  Cullen 3rd Dan Quin Taekwon-Do Club
Daniel  Dillon 3rd Dan Shannon Taekwon-Do Club
Leonard Coughlan 3rd Dan Mahon Taekwon-Do Club
Adam Green 2nd Dan Mallow Taekwon-Do Club
Philip McAuliffe 2nd Dan Mallow Taekwon-Do Club
Michael Clune 2nd Dan Ennis Taekwon-Do School
Alan Higgins 2nd Dan Ennis Taekwon-Do School
Angela Keane 2nd Dan Ennis Taekwon-Do School
John Moriarty 1st Dan Ennis Taekwon-Do School
Aine  Cregan 1st Dan Quin Taekwon-Do Club
Nicole  Moriarty 1st Dan Quin Taekwon-Do Club
Nicola  Monaghan 1st Dan Quin Taekwon-Do Club
Otar  Mgeliashvili 1st Dan Shannon Taekwon-Do Club
James Mahoney 1st Dan Kingdom Schools of Taekwon-Do
Jason Murphy 1st Dan North Mon Taekwon-Do
Elizabeth O'Donovan 1st Dan Mahon Taekwon-Do Club
Aoife McCarthy 1st Dan Mahon Taekwon-Do Club
Sarah Sheehan 1st Dan Mahon Taekwon-Do Club
Luke Whitmore 1st Dan Dungarvan Taekwon-Do Club
Alex Plamadeala 1st Dan Blanchardstown Taekwon-Do School
Brian Barrett 1st Dan Blanchardstown Taekwon-Do School
Naladun Connaughton 1st Dan Rivervalley Taekwon-Do Club
Posted by ITA Admin