Our first Instructor & Technical Course of 2019 took place on 13th & 14th April at Master Gerry Martins dojang, Beaumont Taekwon-do Centre. 100 members from 25 INTA School took part in two days intensive and detailed instruction from the INTA technical committee.
On Saturday morning Grandmaster O’Toole opened the ITC and welcomed everyone who came to take part, and then introduced the INTA technical team, comprised of Grandmaster Brendan O’Toole 9th Degree, Master Val Douglas 8th Degree, Master Gerry Martin 8th Degree & Master Terry Donnelly 7th Degree
Grandmaster O’Toole gave a detailed explanation about the theory of power & how to apply these principles in practice.
Master Donnelly then took the group though the morning warm up session working through our full range of movement and detailed co-ordination exercises ensuring that both the body and the brain were ready for the day ahead. Then Mr Gareth Curran presented the INTA Instructors course with 1st to 4th degree members in a separate group.
Grandmaster O’Toole led the group through Sajo jirugi up to Yul Gok before lunch, practicing fundamental movements for each pattern, for every member to understand the application of each technique.
After lunch Master Franks took the group through their warm up and had everyone ready to continue practice throughout the day.
Glanmire Taekwon-Do held their friendly Tournament in Little Island, Cork on the 6th of April. The event kicked off at 9.30 am with an umpire meeting.
This year saw record number of umpires attend the event in addition to Grand Master O’Toole, Master Douglas, Master Franks, Master Delea, Master Stobie and tournament organizer, Master Troy and INTA Treasurer, Mr Liam Carberry.
Eighteen clubs were represented on the day which started at 10am for competitors. During the tournament, Grand Master O’Toole also awarded Master Troy his certificate for his recent promotion to 7th Degree. The Glanmire Club would like to thanks all those who travelled to umpire and partake in the event. A particular thank you to those who came the night before and stayed to help tidy up.
Well done everyone!