School News

  

It was a good weekend for the RITA Colour Belt Squad and National Black Belt squad at the INTA Open International in Co Meath.

The two squads competed well and gain a lot of experience for the upcoming English open and European Championships. The event was a good opportunity to see were the competitors training plans were at and to see how they perform in the pressure of a high level competition. The event had 600 competitors from both Ireland an abroad and was a good test for the RITA squad.  The students gained a lot of experience and got a chance to try out new techniques in the ring. The 40 medals overall between the two squads were a nice reward for their hard training and commitment. A special well done to Grandmaster Howard’s students from both squad who performed so well.

Thanks to the INTA tournament director Mr Wezelman, the INTA masters and umpires who ran an excellent event with very fair judging.

The next big tournament on the RITA calendar is the ITF-Ireland Cup on the 1st of April 2017 in Galway city. Looking  forward to seeing you all there.

 

Dear Grandmasters, Master’s & Instructors,

 

St Mark’s Taekwon-Do School are delighted to host the National Sparring Seminar and cordially invite you and your students to attend on Sunday 5th February, conducted by Master Floyd Keane 7th Degree former RITA National Coach.

 

Application forms enclosed outlining full details, please circulate to your students and encourage them to attend as the Sparring Seminar will enhance their Sparring skills and prepare them for the ITF Ireland Cup to be held in Galway on the

1st April 2017.

Please note all registered members are welcome, with no age restriction, however,

9th & 10th Kup members may only attend the morning session.     

 

A Family rate applies for the 3rd and subsequent family members there is no fees required (only 2 family members pay fees)

 

Thanking you in advance for your support we look forward to greeting you and your students on the day, should you require more information please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

 

 

Yours in Taekwon – Do

 

 

Valerie Keane

Senior Instructor

 

You can access the form HERE

Dear Students

Here are some important dates for December and January

15th December (Thursday) - No Class - Christmas Party (adults only) - Please talk to Mr Brady

17th December - Last Saturday class of 2016

20th December - Tuesday  - Last Class for 2016

3rd January 2017 - Tuesday - First Class back for 2017

 

1st April 2017 - ITF Ireland Cup - Competition in Galway

April 24th - 30th - ITF European Championships in Lioverpool

 

Dear Parents

Our last classes before Christmas are:

Tuesday 13th December, Friday 16th December, Saturday 17th December 2016.

 

Thank you for your continued support during the year.

Happy Christmas from Grandmaster Howard and all the instructors

 

Master Howard

087 698 7624

Dear Parents

Our last classes before Christmas are:

Tuesday 13th December, Friday 16th December, Saturday 17th December 2016.

 

We start back (new term)

Tuesday 10th January, Friday 13th January, Saturday 14th January 2017.

The children will have a New Year demonstration on Friday 27th January 2017 (7-9pm). Please mark it on your calendar.

They will have their Fun Challenge in March and their grading (test for belt/stripe) will be in June.

Thank you for your continued support during the year.

Happy Christmas from Grandmaster Howard and all the instructors

 

Master Howard

087 698 7624

 

 

 

Congratulations to our students who successfully passed their grading on the 6th December at the Cabra Parkside Community Centre, Ratoath Rd, Dublin 7. The martial artists who ranged in grade from beginner to red tag were tested by ITF examiner Master Robert Howard 8th degree. The examination covered all aspects of Taekwon-Do; patterns, sparring, breaking and theory, and showed the tested the necessary skills to move from one grade to the next.

Well done to Marian Smerea who received the grading award for his high standard and promotion to 9th kup.

 

 

Results

Name and new grade

Joyce Yu - 2th kup

Leah Dunne - 3th kup

Jean-Baptiste Fiot - 5th kup

Catalin Balan - 7th kup

Maria Balan - 7th kup

Marcus Conroy - 9th kup

Ruairi Kilshaw O'Neill - 9th kup

Roger O'Neill - 9th kup

Aoife Raeside - 9th kup

Shauna Raeside - 9th kup

Marian Smerea - 9th kup

Bruno Uniante - 9th kup