Mr. Kevin Hannigan VI Degree


Kevin Hannigan started his training in 1983 under (now) Master Val Douglas in Santry, Dublin.  He started Taekwon-Do because a school friend was attending the club at the time and he was curious to see what was involved.  After being promoted to 8th Kup, the Santry club closed and Kevin transferred to the nearest club in Beaumont under the instruction of (now) Master Gerry Martin who he continues to train with and under to this day in the Beaumont club.

During his long career in Taekwon-Do, he has had the privilege of working under and learning from instructors and coaches such as Frank O’Reilly, Jim Faulkner, Master Terry Donnelly and Master Brendan O’Toole.

In his competitive career, Kevin served as Irish Team Captain from 2001 – 2007 inclusive and during this time led the Irish team to numerous World and European medals including two World Championship Gold at the 2003 World Championships in Warsaw.  He was Irish Champion six times as well as winning Open Championships in the UK and Belgium.


On the administrative side of Taekwon-Do, Kevin served two terms as INTA Treasurer and also served as Director of Coaching for the Irish team from 2009 – 2012.
 

Career Highlights

1983 – Commenced Training

1987 – Promoted to 1st Dan under Master Hee Il Cho

1990 - Promoted to 2nd Dan under Master Hee Il Cho

1994 - Promoted to 3rd Dan under Master Hee Il Cho

1998 – Completed IIC under General Choi Hong Hi and Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa

1998 - Promoted to 4th Dan under Master Robert Howard

1999 – Completed IIC under General Choi Hong Hi and Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa

2003 – European Championship Gold in Team Power

World Championship Gold in Team Pattern and Team Power

2005 - World Championship Silver in Team Pattern

2007 – Promoted to 5th Dan under Masters Brendan O’Toole, Val Douglas and Gerry Martin

2014 – Promoted to 6th Dan under Masters Brendan O’Toole, Val Douglas and Gerry Martin