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

The April ITC

On the weekend of the 8th & 9th April the INTA held it's Instructor and Technical Course (ITC) in the Firhouse Community College in Dublin. Instructing were the President of the INTA, Master O'Toole (VIII degree), Vice-President of the INTA Master Douglas (VIII degree), Master Martin (VIII degree) and Master Donnelly (VII degree). Mr Curran (V degree) was also teaching the INTA National Instructors Course.

As usual there is a great attendance of red and black belts who wish to do a dan-grading in the near future, but lower colour belts and many senior black belts were present too.

Saturday's part of the seminar was for yellow belt and up. The colour belts covered a thorough understanding of their patterns, and 3, 2 and 1-step sparring, while black belts went through the higher patterns up to 3rd dan. Sunday's part of the seminar was for red and black belts only. Patterns from Chon-Ji up to Tong-Il were explained in depth, and we practised more step sparring. Master Donnelly schooled us all in excellent side and back kick sparring drills, to great enjoyment of all.

Then came the opportunity for those contemplating a dan grading in 2017, to show off their skills in front of 2 masters, and get the necessary feedback from them afterwards.

We would like to thank all the INTA Masters for their time and dedication, for so willingly sharing their deep knowledge of every aspect of Taekwon-Do with us and for their enthusiasm and friendliness, and their tireless answers to our many questions.

18th INTA Open International Championships.

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The Irish National Taekwon do Association held the 18th Open International ITF Taekwon do Championships on the 4th & 5th of February 2017 at Aras Preston Gormanston sports complex, County Meath, the longest running ITF tournament in Europe.  The whole event was a huge success with more than 600 competitors from Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, Norway and USA competing over the two days.
The event started on Saturday at 10am with 450 children up to 15 years competing in 7 rings with special technique (Overhead kick) for 12 and younger then moving to patterns and sparring competition.

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On Sunday it was time for the senior competition, more than 150 competitors including all black belts and colour belts from 16 years and older compete in Patterns, Sparring & Veterans (40+) sparring divisions and Power competition in six rings.
It was also a great privilege for the INTA to have a great number of grandmasters and Masters attend as special guests at our championships. On Saturday evening the INTA hosted a private dinner with our special guest Grandmasters, Masters and visiting senior Instructors. This was a great opportunity to socialise with old friends and to make new friends.

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