Colour Belt Squad in Holland

Congratulations to the members of the colour belt squad who competed in a tournament in Holland this weekend. The twelve competitors took home 11 trophies. One for patterns and ten for sparring. The eleven trophies were made up of  two gold, five silver and four bronze medals.


Congratulation to all competitors and instructors.


Senior Master Robert Howard

Colour Belt Squad at the National Championships


Students from Grandmaster Howard’s Taekwon-Do School were well represented on the recent competition for RITA Colour Belt Squad.  The six students form our school were part of a 20 strong team who represented the RITA at the INTA’s National Championships in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin.  The students from our school were; Max Cleary, Finn Howard, Sofia Hu, Eoin McLoughlin, Emmet O’Rourke and Shane Rice,


The six students from Cabra, Castleknock and Navan road, performed well across patterns, sparring and special technique and reaped the rewards of their hard training.  It was nice to see that the students developing and improving and putting their training (with coach Mr Fox) into practice. Senior Master Howard and Mr Leon McSherry were stand-in coaches on the day and helped to steer the young competitors through many rounds and into the medal places. The message of the day was “give a good performance and the medals will follow”.  Some won medals and some didn’t, but the overall the coaches were happy with the performances and effort showed by all the students.


The event attracted 450 competitors from across Ireland and further afield and there was some good talent on display. Big thank you to Senior Master O’Toole, Senior Master Douglas and Mr Jeroen  Wezelman for the warm welcome and well organised competition. Also thanks to Mr McSherry for coaching on the day and the parents for all their support.


Next trip for these students is to The Netherlands for the Open Taekyon toernooi  on the 29th of November.


Results for GM Howard’s students from the INTA National Championships

First Name


Belt Colour





Gold Patterns, Bronze Sparring




Bronze Sparring




Silver Spatterns, Bronze Sparring




Gold Patterns


Grading 18th Spetember 2015




Congratulations to the colour belt students who passed their recent grading in St Joseph's School for the Deaf, Navan rd, Dublin 7.The martial art students promotions ranged from yellow belt to red belt and also saw Mr Leon McSherry pass his preliminary 5th black belt.Best of luck to Mr McSherry who grades for his 5th degree on Saturday 26th September under The RITA's examiner panel of senior Grandmaster and Senior masters.

Next colour belt grading is in December. The work starts now.

Mr Leon McSherry

Congratulations to Mr Leon McSherry on his promotion to 5th degree.
Pictured here with his instructor Senior Grandmaster Robert Howard



The instructors and students at Grandmaster Howard's Dojang in Cabra would like to pass on their congratulations to Master Howard on his promotion to Senior Master 8th Degree. This promotion recognises his hard work, effort and contirbution to Taekwon-Do and is richly deserved for his dedication.


Congratulation Again