School News

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


Dear Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors, Black Belts and Students


On behalf of the R.I.T.A Tournament Committee, I would like to invite you to the RITA Irish Open 2019 to be hosted in the



DCU Sports Complex,

Dublin City University,

Whitehall, Dublin 9

on December 1st 2019.



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.




The Information Pack is available here


The individual form for instructors is available here




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..


Looking forward to seeing you all on the day



RITA Tournament Committee

Junior Success at the Italian Taekwon-Do Open in Barletta.

As part of the continual development programme by the Republic of Ireland of Ireland Taekwon-Do Association, two junior black belts from GM Howard’s School competed at the recent Italian Open in Barletta on the south east of the country. The competition was organised by Fitsport Federazione Italiana Taekwon-Do ITF president Master Ruggiero Lanotte, and attracted competitors from Ireland, Slovenia, Romania, and Bosnia Herzegovina, as well all across Italy.

The two international competitors, Finn Howard and Max Cleary, wanted to build on their experience at the European Championships in Rimini, Italy, two months previously. Both competitors received the extra experience they travelled for and the positive results followed from some excellent performances. In patterns Mas Cleary won the 1st degree junior male black belt division, while Finn Howard topped the second degree division.  Both competitors spared well with Max taking gold in the -57 kg event and the bronze in the heavier -63kg. Meanwhile Finn had to settle for silver (-51kg) in a frustrating final against his Italian opponent.

Overall it was a great June bank holiday weekend in the beautiful city of Barletta and the squad coached by Master Robert Howard now has its focus on the upcoming Slovenia Open in October.



Congratulations to the students who passed our May colour belt grading under Master  Robert Howard 8th degree. Hopefully most of them will be aiming for the RITA National  black belt grading in September under our Grandmasters.



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