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ITC update

Dear Grand Masters, Masters and Instructors.

We are looking forward to hosting the first in-person ITC in almost two years on 6th and 7th November.  The session takes place in Beaumont Taekwon-Do Centre, College of Mercy, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9.

As we now have clarity from the government and Sport Ireland as to the running of sporting events, we are confirming that the ITC will be run according to Sport Ireland’s guidelines. This means that attendance at the ITC is only open to:

  • Adults (18yrs and above) who have a Vaccination certificate or have proof of recovery from Covid; or
  • Anyone aged 17yrs or under.

These restrictions are designed to keep all participants as safe as possible and allow the maximum interaction and engagement during the two days.

As we indicated in our original email, the new format will include workshops for everyone attending along with a series of smaller, focused workshops for senior grades, instructors, assistant instructors and those preparing for gradings. So that we can plan these workshops properly, if you wish to attend on one or both days of the ITC, you must register using the Eventbrite link below no later than Wednesday 3rd November.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/inta-technical-committee-tickets-191142992837

Over the course of the ITC, the dedicated workshops will include:

Dedicated pattern sessions for your grade

Drills to supercharge your sparring

Improving grading performance

Building your strength and speed

We look forward to seeing everyone in Beaumont on 6th and 7th November

The Technical Committee.

INTA ITC Dublin 2021

We are delighted to announce that the INTA Technical Committee will be hosting their first in-person ITC in almost two years on 6th and 7th November.  The session takes place in Beaumont Taekwon-Do Centre, College of Mercy, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9.

Over the past few months, the committee of: Master Gerry Martin, Master Terry Donnelly, Master Nicolae Mesina and Master Kevin Hannigan have been designing and developing a new format for the course. The format will include workshops for everyone attending along with a series of smaller, focused workshops for senior grades, instructors, assistant instructors and those preparing for gradings. Further details and a detailed agenda will be released over the coming weeks but the workshops will include:

  • Patterns from Chon-Ji to Tong Il
  • Dedicated pattern sessions for your grade
  • Drills to supercharge your sparring
  • Improving grading performance
  • Building your strength and speed

Over the course of the weekend, everyone will have a chance to work with the members of the Technical Team as well as to the train and engage with colleagues from across the country.

The weekend is open to all those from 4th Kup (Blue Belt) and above.

Instructors have received registration links via email to share with their students.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Beaumont on 6th and 7th November.

Boxing for Taekwon-Do Seminar with Mick Dowling

Masters Christy Fagan and Nicolae Mesina will be hosting a "Boxing for Taekwon-Do" seminar with well-known Boxing figure Mr Mick Dowling on Sunday October 3rd in Sean McDermott Street Taekwon-Do club.
Mick Dowling is one of Irish boxings true greats. During a storied boxing career Mick holds the record 8 National titles in a single weight class, 9 overall. He represented Ireland at the 2 Olympic games, 68 in Mexico and 72 in West Germany. A holder of 2 European Bronze medals he went on to establish the famous Mount Tallent Boxing Club and has coached for many successful years. In addition to his coaching credentials, Mick also served as RTE televisions Boxing Analyst for 7 Olympic Games.


Numbers to this session will be limited in line with Covid restrictions and full Covid protocols will be observed on the day.

For Further details please contact Master Nicolae Mesina.

2021 INTA Black Belt Grading

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On Saturday 7th of August ,the INTA hosted its national blackbelt grading in the Glenroyal hotel,Maynooth Co. Kildare. This was the first time since the covid 19 pandemic that a black belt grading has taken place. 38 candidates presented themselves for the grading with 21 candidates testing for 1st degree , 8 for 2nd degree ,5 for 3rd degree, 2 for 4th degree and 2 for 6th degree.
Those testing for 1st degree were testing in one room under a grading panel of

    Master Donnelly 7th degree( Panel chair)
    Master Franks 8th degree
    Master Fagan 7th degree
    Master Troy 7th degree
    Mr Ng 6th degree


Those testing for higher dan grades were tested simultaneously in another room under a grading panel of

    GM Douglas 9th degree (president of the INTA)
    GM O Toole 9th degree
    Master Martin 8th degree


Due to the current covid 19 restrictions the grading had to be adapted  to suit the current guidelines. Candidates were tested in fundamental movements ,patterns ,socially distanced 3,2 and 1 step sparring and free sparring. After this candidates were quizzed on theory and then had to perform the power test. After each group had finished their test they were given their results and exited through the back door of the room.

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