• Comp
    禮儀 Courtesy
  • Kids
    廉耻 Integrity
  • Waist
    忍耐 Perseverance
  • Sev
    克己 Self Control
  • Laughs
    百折不屈 Indomitable Spirit

INTA Summer Black Belt Grading 2019


The INTA Summer Black Belt Grading 2019 took place in the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght, Co. Dublin, on 8 June.

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. Out of the eleven students, ten passed their grading to black belt.

Grand Master O'Toole was flanked by Master Douglas and Master Martin, both 8th Dan; this panel graded those going for 2nd Dan or above. A total of 10 black belts hoped to promote to a higher degree, all of whom passed their grading.

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.

Denis Gannon - 6th Degree
Ray Curran - 5th Degree
Nicole Douglas - 5th Degree
Ann McCarthy - 5th Degree
Lucia McCarthy - 5th Degree
Keith Matthews - 5th Degree
Michael O'Mahony - 4th Degree
Leigh Ann Gilmore - 3rd Degree
Alexa Ennis - 3rd Degree
Tara Tubbritt - 2nd Degree
Anna Dumitru - 1st Degree
Daniel Coleman - 1st Degree
Caragh Fitzgerald - 1st Degree
Jessie Sheehan - 1st Degree
Rebecca Tynan - 1st Degree
­Éabha Fitzpatrick - 1st Degree
Kevin Hearty - 1st Degree
Niamh Gahan - 1st Degree
Leah Coughlan - 1st Degree
Emma Finnegan - 1st Degree
Lauren Beehan - 1st Degree
Liam Mason - 1st Degree