This is a photo of Carl McGrath from Elite Taekwon-Do Academy, Loughshinny, who represented Ireland at the Worlds in Jesolo. Carl performed very creditably beating opponents from Kazakstan and Lebanon before losing to his Russian opponent. A head shot in the first round meant Carl was playing catch-up throughout and though he pressed hard he was unable to make up the deficit. Carl came straight back to the junior cert and after a well earned holiday he will resume training in advance of the European Championships in Scotland.
The national Championships for both colour belts and black belts will be held on Saturday the 3rd of October. The venue is the Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin.
The competition will be run under I.T.F. rules, with divisions for male and female, senior and junior, colour belt and black belt.
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The INTA would like to congratulations all members of the Irish Team who took part in the 2015 World Championships. The event, held in Jesolo, Italy, saw Irish junior and senior competitors take on countries from all over the world both in individual and team events.
Now ranked as 4th in the world, Irish Taekwon-Do athletes are quickly becoming recognised for their high level of skill and expertise.
Hundreds of INTA colour belt students, along with many of their families and friends, gathered once again for the 2nd MDTS Invitational Colourbelt Taekwon-Do Tournament in the MDTS Kilternan Club based in Rosemont School, Enniskerry Road, Co. Dublin on Saturday 23rd May. Representatives from twenty clubs from all over the country took part, with some newer students getting their first experience of competitive patterns, sparring and special technique.