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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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INTA Open International 2017

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The 18th I.N.T.A. Open International I.T.F. Taekwondo Tournament is around the corner, taking place on the 4th & 5th February 2017.

We are expecting a large international contigent and we are very excited to be hosting a great many Taekwon-Do luminaries including Grandmaster Paul Weiller from Germany, Grandmaster Renee Sereff and Grandmaster Stan Martin from the U.S.A., Master Frank Vanberghen from Belgium, Master Sheena Sutherland and Master Sandy Dunbar from Scotland, Master Ray Nicolaisen from Norway, Master Robin Johnson and Master Denise Moormeier from the U.S.A.

All junior colour belts up to 15 years will partake on Saturday 4 February. All competitors of 16 years and older and all junior black belts will partake on Sunday 5 February.

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Umpires Course

The INTA are hosting an umpires course this coming weekend. The venue is in Balbriggan, North County Dublin.
Anybody that wants to attend, and has not already contacted Mr. Stobie, should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Winter Grading 2016

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The Irish National Taekwon-Do Association (INTA) held our 2016 black belt winter grading on Saturday the 3rd December 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. Mark Pollock, Mr. Keith Matthews, Mr. Tom Conor and Mr Paul Floody 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.

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