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Dear Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors & Competitors,

 

On behalf of the R.I.T.A Tournament Committee, I would like to invite you to the RITA Irish Open 2018 to be hosted in the DCU Sports Complex, Dublin City University, Whitehall, Dublin 9

 

The individual’s event will include:

 

− Patterns and Sparring for all Junior, Senior and Veteran competitors

 

− Special Technique will only be open for all Junior and Senior competitors

 

− Power will only be open for Senior and Veteran competitors.

 

Please note that this is a pre-register only event. All entries should be made using the Excel entry spreadsheet and returned to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Link available on www.rita-itf.org) no later than Saturday 24th November 2018. Individual forms must follow and be scanned or posted to arrive no later than Friday 30th November. Postal address available by return of entry spreadsheet. Please remember that accurate information is the responsibility of the instructor, any errors cannot be amended on the day.

 

If you have any questions in relation to this event, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The information pack for the event is available here.

the Individual forms for instructors is available here.

It is the participants’ responsibility to have full insurance coverage for all eventualities. The organising committee will not be responsible for any injury or loss for participants before, during, and after the Tournament howsoever arising.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

 

 RITA Tournament Committee

 

Dear Grandmasters, Masters & Instructors,

I trust you are all keeping in very good health, and looking forward to your Summer break.

Attached please find the RITA Poster and application form to attend the official ITF International Technical Seminar (ITS) conducted by 9th Degree ITF GM Barrett to be held in the Lucan Spa Hotel from 12th -14th October 2018. Please circulate to your students and encourage them to attend and support this very special ITF /RITA event.

I have reserved some rooms in the Spa Hotel €99 per night B&B per room 2 people sharing, and €69 per night for Single room B&B, please contact Betty with reference Valerie Keane (Taekwon-Do) or myself and I will make the reservations on your behalf.

Should you require more information please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Kind Regards

Yours in Taekwon-Do

Master Valerie Keane VII Degree

R.I.T.A National Secretary

Ph:+353 1 4510462

 

Poster and Information pack available here

 

Application form in Microsoft Word available here

 

Application form in PDF available here

Gold for Mr Leon McSherry

Congratulations to Mr Leon McSherry  who has won the Gold medal in 5th Degree Patterns at the ITF  European Taekwon-Do Championships in Estonia. Congratulations from everyone in Grandmaster Howard's Dojang.

The RITA’s Colour Belt Development Squad reaped the rewards of the hard work with some very fine displays at the UKTA’s English Open 2018 in Guildford.

The 15 person squad competed in patterns, sparring and special technique, over the St Patrick’s weekend. The students’ hard training produced clear improvements in both sparring and patterns and they were clearly proud to wear the tricolour on their sleeve. Taking home 10 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals was an added bonus for their hard work.

Well done to our students who represented Ireland and the CBS at the weekend; Adam Hu, Chloe Roche, Chris Yu, Daragh O’Shea, Emily Harold, Finn Howard, Kate Harold, Katie Delaney, Luca Mesolella, Niamh Davis, Oliwia Swizdor.

The main goal of the CBS is to develop the students’ patterns and sparring skills for competitions and to prepare students for international competitions. It is drawn from all RITA schools and is coached by Ms Audrey Condon and Mr Adam Fox. CBS training is open to all RITA colour belts (yellow belt and above) and the coaches would love to see as many RITA students taking part. Training is usually once a month. If you are interested why not ask Master Howard for more details. 

Dear Instructors and Black Belts,

You and your students are invited to our latest sparring seminar with Mr Konstantin Yurikov from Russia. Please see details below. Tickets are available on-line.

Hope to see you there

Master Howard