there will be no Taekwon-Do Tigers classes over the Easter break (25th March to 7th April).
There will be no Taekwon-Do Dragons Friday classes over the Easter break
The two Tuesday Dragon classes will be moved to the Bogies at the later time of 8-9 pm. There will be
no classes in the Inspire over Easter.
Also Mr Fox is representing Ireland at the European Taekwon-Do Championships in Slovenia in April.
Master Howard will be attending as on international umpire. As such there will be no classes that week.
We will be running a Fun Challenge for all the boys and girls on the morning of Sunday 19th May in the
Inspire Fitness Centre. The events will include; sparring, patterns or 4-step block, stretching, flying kicks.
More details to follow.
The students’ grading is booked for Sunday 23rd of June in the Inspire Fitness Centre.
Tuesday 26th March – No Classes for Tigers (6-8 years) Dragons in The Bogies (8-9 pm)
Friday 29th March – No Tiger or Dragons classes– Good Friday
Tuesday 2nd April – No Classes for Tigers (6-8 years) Dragons in The Bogies (8-9 pm)
Friday 5nd April – No Tiger or Dragons classes - Easter Break
Tuesday 23rd April – No Class – Euros
Friday 26th April – No Class – Euros
Sunday 19th May – Fun Challenge (Inspire Fitness Centre, Ratoath Rd)
Sunday 23rd June – Grading (Inspire Fitness Centre, Ratoath Rd)
Tuesday 25th June – Last class for Tuesday Tigers (Summer break)
Friday 28th June – Last class (Summer break)
Dear Instructors & Competitors,
On behalf of the R.I.T.A Tournament Committee, I would like to invite you to the ITF Ireland Cup 2013 to be hosted in the Kingfisher Club, Tramore Road, Waterford City on the 6th of April 2013. We are pleased to host this competition in Waterford, celebration of 40 years of Taekwon-Do in Waterford.
This event will include Patterns and Sparring for all Junior, Senior and Veteran competitors. Special Technique will only be open for the Junior competitors. Power will only be open for Senior and Veteran competitors.
Please note that this is a pre-register only event. Please email your entries to email@example.com no later than Friday the 23rd of March 2013. All entries should be made using the ITF Ireland Cup 2013 excel spread sheet. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look forward to seeing you at the event.
Richard Barber & Linda Kenrick
Entry forms, tournament information pack and poster are available by clicking the following link
Master Howard recently travelled to Carrick-on-Suir Taekwon-Do School for a great self-defence seminar conducted by Senior Master Barrett ITF 8th degree. Along with other black belts from across the RITA Master Howard got to fine tune his understanding of the entire RITA self-defence syllabus for red belts and black belts. The seminar was a fantastic opportunity to train with Senior Master Barrett as he is the association’s technical director and member of its black belt examination panel. The subtleties of knife self-defence and releasing from various grabs and holds were explained.
Photos of the seminar are on the RITA facebook page.
The students of Grandmaster Howard's Djoang held their annual demonstration in the Inspire Fitness in Cabra last night. There was a wonderful turnout of parents and supporters to watch students of all ages and grades display their Taekwon-Do skills.
The Tigers and Dragon's demonstrated their Taekwon-Do techniques as well as their jumping and flexibility skills. The adults gave a demonstration of knife defence, sparring and breaking.
The night concluded with Mr Leon McSherry 4th Degree performing the pattern Moon-Moo and Mr Adam Fox 4th Degree breaking a house brick with a punch.
A number of videos of the Tigers and Dragon's demonstration have been uploaded to our facebook page and more will follow so please check back to view them. Our facebook link is:
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who attended the demonstration and hope you enjoyed it. Beginners classes start next Tuesday, the 29th January and we hope to see you there.
Teen/Adult Beginner Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 – 9:00pm
New Year Introductory offer:
10 classes for €30 (adults), 10 classes for €25 (teenagers).
This is our introductory programme for adults and teenagers, and no previous martial arts experience is required. Classes typically consist of fundamental Taekwon-Do movements, pad & target work, plenty of stretching and exercise, as well as practical self defence techniques. Loose, comfortable clothing should be worn. Our next enrolment for this class will start on Tuesday 29th January 2013. Please call Master Robert Howard on 087 6987624 or email
The classes will take place at the Cabra Parkside Community Centre. It’s time to give it a go! You know you want to.