Winter Grading 2016
The Irish National Taekwon-Do Association (INTA) held our 2016 black belt winter grading on Saturday the 3rd December 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. Mark Pollock, Mr. Keith Matthews, Mr. Tom Conor and Mr Paul Floody 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 eleven students presented for 1st degree with all candidates being promoted. Another eighteen students presented for 2nd degree and above, including three students, Mr. Mark Tobin, Mr. Lathan Dunleavy and Mr. Declan McDonnell, who were promoted to 4th degree and have now reached expert level.
A special mention was also given to Master Gerry Martin who was recently promoted to 8th degree and Master Christy Fagan who was promoted to 7th degree at the IIC in Paris last month.
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.