We congratulate all competitors; you put on a great display! Many thanks to all the umpires, coaches, and parents, who all gave up their free time to make this tournament possible. A big shout out to INTA's new Tournament Director, Master Martin VIII, and his assistant Mr Matthews V Degree; they made a tremendous effort in organizing this tournament, and it all ran smooth as clockwork.
The Irish National Taekwon-Do Association held its Annual General Meeting in the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght, Co. Dublin, on Sunday 8 December.
Grandmaster O'Toole, President of the INTA, welcomed everyone and opened the meeting at noon sharp.
Ms O'Keeffe quickly reviewed this year's agenda and last year's minutes, after which Grandmaster O'Toole gave an year-end review. Grandmaster O'Toole thanked all those that put a lot of their time and tremendous effort in to the functioning of the INTA; most of the work of the Executive, the Board and various committees goes unnoticed to most, but behind the scenes an lot of work gets done, for the benefit of all INTA members.
After this various reports were discussed, and extensive calendar of events was handed out. The items in the calendar will appear on this website shortly.
At the end, Grandmaster O'Toole wished everyone a good holiday season and a happy new year, and closed the meeting.
The INTA Winter Black Belt Grading 2019 took place in the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght, Co. Dublin, on Saturday 7 December.
A team of five 7th Dan Masters graded the eleven candidates going for 1st Dan. These aspirant black belts were tested in groups of four or five for basic movements, patterns, self-defense and 1, 2 & 3-step sparring. The same groups were later called to the floor for sparring. After a short break, the candidates presented themselves individually for the theory and power test. All twenty-one applicants passed to first degree.
Grand Master O'Toole was flanked by Master Douglas and Master Martin, to form the grading panel for those going for 2nd Dan or above. A total of fifteen black belts hoped to promote to a higher degree. Unfortunately, two candidates didn't succeed.
At the presentation of the results, all who promoted successfully were presented with an INTA Black Belt Certificate; the official ITF certificate will be sent out at a later date.
The INTA congratulates all those who passed.