Master Val Douglas VIII Degree

Vice President: Irish National Taekwon-Do Association

Dojang:

Master Douglas Taekwon-Do Adamstown
Master Douglas Taekwon-Do Greenhills
Master Douglas Taekwon-Do School - Sandyford

 

Master Douglas began his Taekwon-Do career in 1973 at Dublin’s Sean McDermott Street club. Under Mr Robert Howard now (G.M Howard). In his 39 years in TaeKwon-Do, Master Douglas has not only limited his skills to the physical side of TaeKwon-Do. He is also the organiser of many Courses, Seminars, National and International Tournaments; Master Douglas has been on various committees to promote TaeKwon-Do around Ireland. He has been a highly regarded instructor for the past 35 years. From 2002-2007 he has coached the ITF Ireland squad with distinction.

From 2007 -2009 he was the Director of Coaching for the I.T.F. Ireland National squad.

 

1977

1st Degree Black Belt Under Grand Master Choi-Hong Hi

1977

Irish National Champion; Power 1st Place

1978

International Seminar under Grand Master Choi Hong Hi

1980

2nd Degree Black Belt under Master Rhee Ki Ha

1980

European Championships, London; Irish Team Member

1982

European Championships, Italy; Irish Team Member

1982

Irish National Champion; Special Technique 1st Place

1983

Irish National Champion; Special Technique 1st Place

1984

World Championships, Scotland Irish squad member

1985

3rd Degree Black Belt

1985

Waterford Championships, Ireland; Overall Champion

1986

Arklow Championships, Ireland; Patterns 1st Place

1986

Open TaeKwon-Do Championships, Dublin; Sparring 1st Place

1987

Open TaeKwon-Do Championships, Dublin; Patterns 1st Place

1987

British TaeKwon-Do Championship, U.K.; Patterns 2nd Place

1988

4th Degree Black Belt

1989

Coach for two Junior Teams for British TaeKwon-Do Championships;

 

1st and 2nd Place

1990

Tournament Director for 4 Nations Tournament (Ireland, England,

 

Germany & Holland)

1993

Tournament Director for 12 Nations Tournament Including Russia & Australia

1991-94

 Irish Team Manager

1994

5th Degree Black Belt

1994

International Instructors Certificate from I.T.F. Technical committee

1995

International Seminar under Grand Master Choi Hong Hi

1996

Class A International Umpire Certificate

1999

International Seminar under Grand Master Choi Hong Hi (Ireland)

1999

6th Degree Black Belt under Master Choi Jong-Hwa (Ireland)

2002

Irish National Coach for European Championships Squad, Czech Republic

2003

Irish National Coach to I.T.F. Ireland Squad for European

 

Championships, Croatia; Gold Medal for Team Power

2003

Irish National Coach for World Championships Squad, Poland;

 

Gold Medal for Team Power; Gold Medal for Team Pattern

2004

Irish National Coach for World Championships Squad, Finland;

 

Bronze Medal for Team Pattern; Bronze Medal for Team Power;

 

6 Individual Medals

   

2004

Irish National Coach for the Junior World Championships Squad,

 

Italy; Gold Medal for Individual Pattern;

 

Bronze Medal for Individual Sparring

2004

International Instructors Course ( Belgium) under I.T.F. Technical Committee

2005

Head Coach, Irish National Team, European Championships, Terracina, Italy   1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronzes.

2005

7th Degree Black Belt under, Grand Master Van Bihn IX Degree

 

Master Pablo Trajtenberg VIII Degree, Master Hector Marano VIII Degree

 

and Master Trân Trieu Quân VIII Degree. (Ireland)

2005

International Instructors course( Ireland ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee

2005

Head coach for Irish National team, World Championships, Germany, 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals

2006

International Instructor Course (Germany) I.T.F.   Technical Committee

 

and Master Trân Trieu Quân VIII Degree.

2007

Director of coaching ITF Ireland Squad

2008

Director of Coaching ITF Ireland Squad

2008

European Championships Wroclaw, Poland,   Umpire

2008

International Instructors Course, (Ireland) I.T.F. Technical Committee

2009

Director of Coaching ITF Ireland Squad

2009

Tournament Organiser, INTA International ITF Open Championships

2010

Tournament Organiser, INTA International ITF Open Championships

2011

International Instructors course( Ireland ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee

2011

Tournament Organiser, INTA International ITF Open Championships

2012

International Instructors course( England ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee

2012

International Instructors course( Scotland ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee

2012

8th Degree Black Belt under, Grand Master Marano IX Degree

 

Grand Master Bos IX Degree Grand Master Lan IX Degree ( Scotland)