Konstantin Yurikov Sparring Camp




Konstantin Yurikov Sparring Camp – 3/4th February 2018

This is an exclusive sparring camp for RITA members only.

This is another chance to train with multiple World and European Taekwon-Do champion, Mr Konstantin Yurikov from Russia. The camp will develop both sparring tactics and sparring techniques and is accessible to new and experienced black belts and colour belts alike (yellow belt and above). If you are interested in developing your sparring skills for both competitions and gradings then this event is for you.

The previous sparring camps were very success and fully booked out. Discounted Early Bird tickets only €60 available up to Friday 26th January, (full price €75).  Places are limited due to space, so book early and don't miss out. 

Where: St Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys, Navan Rd, Dublin 7

When: Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th February 2018

Book online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/konstantin-yurikov-sparring-camp-2-days-february-2018-tickets-41698228524


Master Robert Howard , 8th Degree

ITF Irish Open 2017





Hi Masters & Instructors,

On behalf of the RITA Tournament Committee attached please find information pack & application form for the forthcoming Irish Open to be held on Saturday 18th November.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Yours in Taekwon-Do

Master Valerie Keane VII Degree
R.I.T.A National Secretary


Individual form for instructors available here


ITF Irish Open Information Pack available here

Summer Training Weekend

Summer Training weekend: We are holding a training weekend on Saturday and Sunday 12th/13th August 2017. This year’s topics will be 'Patterns', 'Sparring', Self-Defence' and 'Power Breaking',  and will be conducted by Master Robert Howard (8th Degree) , Master Mark O’Donnell (7th Degree), and Mr Leon McSherry (5th Degree).

Master Howard and Master O’Donnell have decades of experience instructing Taekwon-Do and umpiring at European and World Championships.  Mr McSherry is 2016 European Champion in 5th  degree patterns, and 2017 vice-champion. Between them they will help you identify what you need to do to excel at the art.  

What to bring: Dobok, water bottle, packed lunch, sparing pads (can be supplied if necessary).

This Training Weekend is open to RITA black belt and colour belts (yellow belt and above) and is only €75. (€60 Early bird special, book by 31st July 2017)

Book now on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taekwon-do-training-weekend-tickets-35937080776

Places are limited so book early and don’t miss out. 

Mr Konstantin Yurikov Sparring Seminar



We are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Sparring seminar with Mr Konstantin Yurikov of Russia. This two day seminar with the multiple European and World championship gold medallist in on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October. Saturday is in our training hall at the Cabra Parkside Sports Centre, Ratoath Rd, Dublin 7. While the Sunday session is in St Joseph’s School Hall, Navan Rd, Dublin 7.

Tickets only available on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/konstantin-yurikov-sparring-camp-september-2017-tickets-36929170142.


Tickets are limited so book now.

Tigers and Dragons Gradings

Grading for Tigers and Dragons

June 2017 – St Joseph’s School for the Deaf, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Dear Parents,

The final event in your child’s Taekwon-Do development programme for the year is their grading (exam) for their stripe or new belt. The grading’s will be held during your child’s normal class time apart from the Dragons which will take place on a Friday evening. The grading times are arranged according to their class group and are shown below. There will be no classes during these times.

If this is your child’s first grading can you please give Master Howard two passport size photographs (name on the back) and the grading fee of €25 by Saturday the 3rd of June?

If your child has graded before can you please give Master Howard their licence (green grading book) and the grading fee of €25 by Saturday the 3rd of June?

I have given your child a sheet with everything they need to know for the exam. They will need to be able to perform the physical aspects of the test and know all their Korean words, goals and the code. Please help them to do a little bit of practice every evening.

Grading times




Tuesday 13th June 7pm-8.15pm

Tuesday evening Tigers class

St Joseph’s

Friday 16th June 3-5pm

Friday afternoon Tigers class

Cabra Parkside (The Bogies)

Friday 16th June 7-9pm

All Dragons

St Joseph’s

Saturday 17th June 10-11.30 am

Saturday morning Tigers class

St Joseph’s


Please note the following

Wear a clean ironed dobok for your test. Only wear a white t-shirt or vest underneath (no colours).

Arrive 10 minutes early.

As this is an exam you will need to be quiet while the other children are being examined. It may not be suitable to bring younger siblings to the exam as they will be expected to sit still and be quiet for a long time.

Finally, classes will continue until Friday 23rd June. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Master Howard