• 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 ITC Dublin 2021

We are delighted to announce that the INTA Technical Committee will be hosting their first in-person ITC in almost two years on 6th and 7th November.  The session takes place in Beaumont Taekwon-Do Centre, College of Mercy, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9.

Over the past few months, the committee of: Master Gerry Martin, Master Terry Donnelly, Master Nicolae Mesina and Master Kevin Hannigan have been designing and developing a new format for the course. The format will include workshops for everyone attending along with a series of smaller, focused workshops for senior grades, instructors, assistant instructors and those preparing for gradings. Further details and a detailed agenda will be released over the coming weeks but the workshops will include:

  • Patterns from Chon-Ji to Tong Il
  • Dedicated pattern sessions for your grade
  • Drills to supercharge your sparring
  • Improving grading performance
  • Building your strength and speed

Over the course of the weekend, everyone will have a chance to work with the members of the Technical Team as well as to the train and engage with colleagues from across the country.

The weekend is open to all those from 4th Kup (Blue Belt) and above.

Instructors have received registration links via email to share with their students.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Beaumont on 6th and 7th November.

Boxing for Taekwon-Do Seminar with Mick Dowling

Masters Christy Fagan and Nicolae Mesina will be hosting a "Boxing for Taekwon-Do" seminar with well-known Boxing figure Mr Mick Dowling on Sunday October 3rd in Sean McDermott Street Taekwon-Do club.
Mick Dowling is one of Irish boxings true greats. During a storied boxing career Mick holds the record 8 National titles in a single weight class, 9 overall. He represented Ireland at the 2 Olympic games, 68 in Mexico and 72 in West Germany. A holder of 2 European Bronze medals he went on to establish the famous Mount Tallent Boxing Club and has coached for many successful years. In addition to his coaching credentials, Mick also served as RTE televisions Boxing Analyst for 7 Olympic Games.

Numbers to this session will be limited in line with Covid restrictions and full Covid protocols will be observed on the day.

For Further details please contact Master Nicolae Mesina.

2021 INTA Black Belt Grading


On Saturday 7th of August ,the INTA hosted its national blackbelt grading in the Glenroyal hotel,Maynooth Co. Kildare. This was the first time since the covid 19 pandemic that a black belt grading has taken place. 38 candidates presented themselves for the grading with 21 candidates testing for 1st degree , 8 for 2nd degree ,5 for 3rd degree, 2 for 4th degree and 2 for 6th degree.
Those testing for 1st degree were testing in one room under a grading panel of

    Master Donnelly 7th degree( Panel chair)
    Master Franks 8th degree
    Master Fagan 7th degree
    Master Troy 7th degree
    Mr Ng 6th degree

Those testing for higher dan grades were tested simultaneously in another room under a grading panel of

    GM Douglas 9th degree (president of the INTA)
    GM O Toole 9th degree
    Master Martin 8th degree

Due to the current covid 19 restrictions the grading had to be adapted  to suit the current guidelines. Candidates were tested in fundamental movements ,patterns ,socially distanced 3,2 and 1 step sparring and free sparring. After this candidates were quizzed on theory and then had to perform the power test. After each group had finished their test they were given their results and exited through the back door of the room.


Return to training checklist

What are the requirements, what do you need to have and what would be good to have as you prepare to reopen your club. Here are some questions to ask and the INTA instructors who can help answer and advise you.

Some important points to consider before returning to training:

Are my instructors Garda Vetted?
If not you should contact
Lucia McCarthy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Have I completed Child Safeguarding Training?
Questions on this contact
Mags MacDonagh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Am I COVID Ready?
Questions on this contact
Jeroen Wezelman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.