Our first Instructor & Technical Course of 2019 took place on 13th & 14th April at Master Gerry Martins dojang, Beaumont Taekwon-do Centre. 100 members from 25 INTA School took part in two days intensive and detailed instruction from the INTA technical committee.
On Saturday morning Grandmaster O’Toole opened the ITC and welcomed everyone who came to take part, and then introduced the INTA technical team, comprised of Grandmaster Brendan O’Toole 9th Degree, Master Val Douglas 8th Degree, Master Gerry Martin 8th Degree & Master Terry Donnelly 7th Degree
Grandmaster O’Toole gave a detailed explanation about the theory of power & how to apply these principles in practice.
Master Donnelly then took the group though the morning warm up session working through our full range of movement and detailed co-ordination exercises ensuring that both the body and the brain were ready for the day ahead. Then Mr Gareth Curran presented the INTA Instructors course with 1st to 4th degree members in a separate group.
Grandmaster O’Toole led the group through Sajo jirugi up to Yul Gok before lunch, practicing fundamental movements for each pattern, for every member to understand the application of each technique.
After lunch Master Franks took the group through their warm up and had everyone ready to continue practice throughout the day.
Glanmire Taekwon-Do held their friendly Tournament in Little Island, Cork on the 6th of April. The event kicked off at 9.30 am with an umpire meeting.
This year saw record number of umpires attend the event in addition to Grand Master O’Toole, Master Douglas, Master Franks, Master Delea, Master Stobie and tournament organizer, Master Troy and INTA Treasurer, Mr Liam Carberry.
Eighteen clubs were represented on the day which started at 10am for competitors. During the tournament, Grand Master O’Toole also awarded Master Troy his certificate for his recent promotion to 7th Degree. The Glanmire Club would like to thanks all those who travelled to umpire and partake in the event. A particular thank you to those who came the night before and stayed to help tidy up.
Well done everyone!
Just under 600 competitors partook in the 20th INTA Open on 9 & 10 March, participating in the longest running Open ITF Taekwon-Do Tournament in Europe. We were delighted to have competitors, officials, and guests from Norway, Belgium, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Ireland.
At the 9:45 a.m. lineup on Saturday, there were 420 colour belts under the age of 14, from all 6 nations. These contestants were joined by the umpires, officials and guests; chief among them:
Mr Maguire, 6th degree, from Northern Ireland
Mr Kent-Marrast, 6th degree, Chief Instructor ITF HQ Wales
Master Fagan, 7th degree, INTA
Master Stobie, 7th degree, Head Umpire Committee
Master van Driessche, 7th degree, President of ITF Belgium
Master Donnelly, 7th degree, INTA
Master Franks, 7th degree, INTA
Master Martin, 8th degree, INTA
Master Howard, 8th degree, RITA
Master Nicolaisen, 8th degree, President of ITF Taekwon-Do Norway
Master Douglas, 8th degree, Vice President of the INTA
Grand Master Vanberghen, 9th degree, Technical Director of ITF Belgium
Grand Master O’Toole, 9th degree, President of the INTA