Mr. Leon McSherry

 

Name:  Mr. Leon McSherry

 

Taekwon-Do History

 

I originally started practicing Taekwon-Do in St. Mark’s Taekwon-Do school in 1987 under Ms. Keane (now 6th Degree) where my Father had already trained for quite a few years. In 1992 as a red belt we moved to Senior Master Howards School which at the time was in Brunswick Street due to work commitments clashing with the training times in St. Marks. In 1993 I achieved 1st Degree Black belt, grading under First Grand Master Rhee in Tramore. At that time I was the only junior in a class full of adults and learned a huge amount from sparring and practicing with some of the most senior black belts in Ireland including Senior Master Phelan, Senior Master Kavanagh, Master Dandy and Master Howard among many others and have great memories of lining up as a 1st degree and still being back in the 4th or even 5th row of black belts in the class.   I have continued to train under Senior Master Howard’s instruction and achieved the grade of 4th Degree in 2010 which was a proud moment. I now teach the beginner adult classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I have competed in many national and international competitions including captaining the Irish Junior team to the World Championships in Prague in 1996 and also competing as captain of the Irish Senior team.

I was also a member of the winning Irish team in the 4 nations challenge in Dublin in 1996 and the winning Irish team in the Ireland V USA challenge in Dublin in 1998 and also the Irish team to take bronze in the European championships in Estonia in 2007 with fellow instructor at Senior Master Howard’s Dojang Mr. Adam Fox as team captain.


 

 

Mr. McSherry's International Taekwon-Do Dan promotion details

 

Degree

Year

ITF Cert no.

Venue

Examiner

4th

 2010

 IRE-4-46

 Dublin

 Senior Master Phelan

3rd

 1998

 IRE-3-49

 Dublin

 Senior Master Phelan

2nd

 1996

 IRE-2-120

 Dublin

 Senior Master Barrett

1st

 1993

 IRE-1-201

 Tramore

 Grandmaster Rhee

 

 

 

International Taekwon-Do Federation qualifications

 

International Instructor Course 2010

International Instructor Course 2002

National C Instructor                2002

National B Instructor                2007

National A Instructor                2010

National C Umpire                    1997

National B Umpire                    2002

National A Umpire

 

International Taekwon-Do Federation Courses and Seminars

 

Year

Certificate No.

Course Type

Conducted by

Venue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience at World, European and International Championships

 

Year

Tournament

Participated as

Country

 1996

 World Championships

 Individual and Team Captain

                  Prague

 1998

 Ireland V's USA

 Team Member

                  Dublin

 1996

 4 Nations

 Team Member

                  Dublin

  2002 

 4 Nations

 Team Member

                  UK