Master Gerry Martin VIII Degree

Vice President of the Irish National Taekwon-Do Association

Dojang: Beaumont Taekwon-Do Centre

Born 1958 in Dublin, Gerard Martin started training in Taekwon-Do in 1975. He Received his I Degree Black Belt in 1979. Like Master O'Toole, Master Martin has had a long and successful career competing in top national and international arenas.


His successes include World Championship Team Gold Medal, individual World Championship Gold Medal for breaking. He has earned the reputation of being one of Ireland's most complete martial artists, with the skill, patience, manner and disposition that have made him the highly respected instructor he is today.

1977 Dublin Championships Blue Belt 1st Patterns, 1st Power, 3rd Sparring.
1979 Received 1st Dan Black Belt under Master Rhee Ki Ha.
1980 Participated in European Championships in Crystal Palace. Irish Team Member.
1981

Participated in World Championships in Argentina. Member of Irish team which won GOLD in Team Patterns, SILVER in Team Power, and BRONZE in Team Sparring, and were overall World Champions.
Received 2nd Dan Black Belt under Master Rhee Ki Ha.
National Championships, City Hall, Cork 2nd in Sparring.
Enniscorthy Tournament, 1st in Sparring.
Tipperary Open, 1st in Sparring.

1982

Participated in European Championships in Naples, Italy. Member of Irish Team which won GOLD in Team Pattern, SILVER in Team Power.
National Championship in the National Stadium, Dublin 1st in Heavyweight Sparring.
Member of Irish Team at British Black Belt Team Championships.
Dublin Open, 2nd in Sparring, 1st in Power.

1983 Participated in Master Cho's L.A Open in Beverly Hills High School Gym. Member of Irish Team which fought the American Team.
National Stadium Dublin Open, member of the Irish Team, Ireland versus England.
1984

Participated in World Championships in Glasgow. Irish Team Captain. Winner of individual GOLD in Power Test.
Dublin Open Championships 1st in Middle Weight Sparring, 1st in Power, 2nd in Patterns.
T.A.I. Open Championships 1st in Middle Weight Sparring, 3rd in Patterns.

1985 Coach to Dublin team which won the Irish Colour Belt Team Championships in Waterford.
1986

Received 3rd Dan Black Belt.
Open Style Championships in Dublin 1st in Heavy Weight Sparring, GRAND CHAMPION, Taekwon-Do Team member GOLD MEDAL TEAM WINNERS.
Kempo Open Style Team Championships, Taekwon-Do Team member GOLD MEDAL TEAM WINNERS.
Northern Ireland Kung Fu Open Style Team Championships, Taekwon-Do Team member GOLD MEDAL TEAM WINNERS.
Cork versus Dublin Team Challenge, Taekwon-Do Team member GOLD MEDAL TEAM WINNERS.
Home International Team Championships, Taekwon-Do Team member GOLD MEDAL TEAM WINNERS.

1987

Received Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction in UCD.
Black Belt Spectacular Team Championships, Taekwon-Do Team member GOLD MEDAL TEAM WINNERS.
I.T.A. Championships, 2nd in Sparring.

1988

Participated in First Open World Tae Kwon Do Championships in Leicester, England.
Arklow Team Championships, Taekwon-Do Team member GOLD MEDAL TEAM WINNERS.
Dublin Open Championships 1st in Heavy Weight Sparring, 2nd in Patterns.

1989 Received 4th Dan Black Belt.
1990

Launch of the Irish National Tae Kwon Do Association (I.N.T.A). V.I.P. guests were Councillor Michael Donnelly Lord Mayor of Dublin and Miss Ireland Siobhan McClafferty.
All Style Martial Arts Team Spectacular, Taekwon-Do Centre Team member GOLD MEDAL TEAM WINNERS.

1991

Coach to I.N.T.A. Team which won two BRONZE medals and Overall Best Technique Award at the European Open Championships in Germany.

1992 Received International Taekwon-Do Instructor Certificate from I.T.F.
Attended International Seminar given by Grandmaster Choi Hong Hi.

1995





2009

Received 5th Dan Black Belt under Grandmaster Choi Hong Hi.
Received International Umpire Class 'A' Certificate.

Received VII Master at IIC Benidorm

2016 Received 8th Dan Black Belt.