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Summer Blackbelt Grading

2.jpg The Irish National Taekwon-Do Association (INTA) held our 2016 black belt summer grading on Sunday the 12th June in City West Hotel, Dublin.  The grading was divided into two groups, those presenting for 1st degree and those for 2nd degree and above. 

The 1st degree examiner panel was chaired by Master Terry Donnelly (VII) with Mr. Christy Fagan, Mr. Matthew Troy, Mr. Raymond Connor and Ms. Lenka Marsikova making up the rest of the panel members.  The panel grading those for higher degrees consisted of Master Brendan O’Toole (chair), Master Val Douglas and Master Gerry Martin. 0.jpg

Overall nineteen students presented for 1st degree with a high level of success.  Another twenty students presented for 2nd degree and above, including two students, Ms. Nicola Bergin and Mr. Niall Reynolds, who were promoted to 4th degree and have now reached expert level.


The most senior grade on the floor presenting for grading on the day was Ms. Amy-Jane Troy.  Ms. Troy was promoted to 6th degree black belt, a wonderful and well-deserved achievement after an excellent performance in all aspects.  Ms. Troy is the highest ranking female member in the INTA and the only female member to reach the rank of 6th degree in the history of the association.


We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all students and wish them the very best in their Taekwon-Do training over the coming years.  

Irish National Taekwon-Do Assocation hosts the 17th INTA ITF International Open

The INTA under the leadership of Master Brendan O'Toole (VIII) were delighted to host their 17th ITF International Open in the National Basketball Arena, County Dublin.

The flagship event, which attracts a variety  of international competitors was run over two days and incorporated a sections for patterns, sparring, special  technique and destruction.  Members from all over the country as well as visiting teams from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and  Belgium took part in the 2 day tournament.
This year the INTA were delighted to welcome 12 Masters as special  guest and were honoured that Grand Master Paul Weiler, Senior Vice President of the International Taekwon-  Do Federation and a pioneer for Taekwon-Do in Afric was able to attend.Also in attendance was Mrs Annick  Van Dressiche, President of ITF Belgium and Mr Leo Maguire from Northern Ireland.

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Joining the INTA

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