Summer Blackbelt Grading
The Irish National Taekwon-Do Association (INTA) held our 2016 black belt summer grading on Sunday the 12th June in City West Hotel, Dublin. The grading was divided into two groups, those presenting for 1st degree and those for 2nd degree and above.
The 1st degree examiner panel was chaired by Master Terry Donnelly (VII) with Mr. Christy Fagan, Mr. Matthew Troy, Mr. Raymond Connor and Ms. Lenka Marsikova making up the rest of the panel members. The panel grading those for higher degrees consisted of Master Brendan O’Toole (chair), Master Val Douglas and Master Gerry Martin.
Overall nineteen students presented for 1st degree with a high level of success. Another twenty students presented for 2nd degree and above, including two students, Ms. Nicola Bergin and Mr. Niall Reynolds, who were promoted to 4th degree and have now reached expert level.
The most senior grade on the floor presenting for grading on the day was Ms. Amy-Jane Troy. Ms. Troy was promoted to 6th degree black belt, a wonderful and well-deserved achievement after an excellent performance in all aspects. Ms. Troy is the highest ranking female member in the INTA and the only female member to reach the rank of 6th degree in the history of the association.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all students and wish them the very best in their Taekwon-Do training over the coming years.