Mr Konstantin Yurikov Sparring Camp


We are delighted to announce that  we are holding a sparring seminar with former World Champion, Mr Konstantin Yurikov (Russia). It is on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2020 in St Laurence’s Parish Hall, Lower Kilmacud Rd, Stillorgan. (Day 2 is in St Joseph’s, Navan Road, Dublin 7). This is a great chance to improve your sparring skills for gradings and competitions. This is and exclusive event for RITA members but numbers are limited due to space. You’ll need to book as soon as possible at    

This is an exclusive opportunity to train with a great World Champion, competitor and coach.


Master Robert Howard 8th Degree

National Umpire Course

Dear Masters & Instructors,




In Master Keane’s absence, and on behalf of the Umpire Committee, I’m emailing you regarding the upcoming National Umpire Course, hosted by UCD Taekwon-Do School on Sunday 16th February.




Application form is attached.  Please pass on to your Black Belt students and encourage them to attend.



Yours in Taekwon-Do,




Master Mark O'Donnell 


8th Degree Black Belt ITF


Senior Instructor Galway Taekwon-Do School


Application form available here

Slovenian Open



RITA Steps Up at Slovenian Open

The RITA’s junior black belt squad took another step forward in its continuous development by performing to its current level at the Slovenian Open. The small group of four junior black belts coached by Master Robert Howard (8th degree) travelled to the scenic town of Zrece in eastern Slovenia to compete against athletes from 12 countries, including; Czech Republic, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, and hosts Slovenia. The tournament is a recognised EITF A class event and it was a good test of the Irish squad to see where they currently stand against their European peers. The Irish competitors performed well and took home 2 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze in both patterns and sparring. It was a time to meet old friends and make new ones and the Irish competitors would like to thank Master Emin Durakovic and the members of the Slovenian ITF for their warm hospitality. The squad are currently preparing for the 2020 European Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. The RITA would like to thank Hanley Energy for its continued support.


Front row: L-R: Master Emin Durokovic (ITF Slovenia), Master Robert Howard, Mr Stefan Cresnar (ITF Slovenia),

Black Belt Class January 2020

Dear Grandmasters, Masters, Instructors & Black Belt members,


I trust you are all keeping in good health and looking forward to Christmas.


Attached please find application form outlining full details to attend the RITA National Black Belt Class, hosted by Ms Mc Grath, Senior Instructor Tuam Taekwon - Do School on Sunday 26th January 2020 from 10am-12pm.


We encourage all Black Belt members to try their best to attend Black Belt Classes, and look forward to your support.



On behalf of the RITA Masters Council, may I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very "Happy & Healthy Christmas" followed by a Peaceful & Prosperous New Year.


Thank you for your continued understanding, assistance & cooperation throughout the years.


Kind Regards


Yours in Taekwon-Do


Master Valerie Keane VIII Degree

R.I.T.A National Secretary

Application form available HERE

Naas Self Defence Seminar 2019

Attached please find invitation and application form to attend the Self Defence Seminar conducted by ITF 9th Degree Grandmaster Barrett, hosted by Naas Taekwon - Do School on Sunday 17th November 2019, we look
forward to your continued support.

Kind Regards

Yours in Taekwon-Do

Master Valerie Keane VIII Degree

R.I.T.A National Secretary


Application form available here

Instructors invitation available here