Cavan TKD welcomed Master Val Douglas for the launch of the Little Dragon’s programme in the Réaltóg Centre, Kilnaleck on Saturday. The children had a great time participating in a variety of new games, Taekwon-do drills and stretches. Students from both the Arvagh school and the Kilnaleck school came together to meet Master Douglas and participate in the seminar. The event was a great success and enjoyed by all! - Instructor Dan Kaneswaran
The Irish National Taekwon-Do Association (INTA) held their annual summer black belt grading in the Citywest Hotel on 10 June. In the morning 13 students presented themselves for grading to first Degree. Master Donnelly (7th Degree) led the grading panel of five, which also included Master Fagan (7th Degree).
At noon four first degree students and one second degree student tested for their next Dan grade. The panel consisted of Master O'Toole (8th Degree, President of the INTA), Master Douglas (8th Degree, Vice-President of the INTA) and Master Martin (8th Degree).
On the weekend of the 8th & 9th April the INTA held it's Instructor and Technical Course (ITC) in the Firhouse Community College in Dublin. Instructing were the President of the INTA, Master O'Toole (VIII degree), Vice-President of the INTA Master Douglas (VIII degree), Master Martin (VIII degree) and Master Donnelly (VII degree). Mr Curran (V degree) was also teaching the INTA National Instructors Course.
As usual there is a great attendance of red and black belts who wish to do a dan-grading in the near future, but lower colour belts and many senior black belts were present too.
Saturday's part of the seminar