School News

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Look forward to seeing you at the event.

Richard Barber & Linda Kenrick
Tournament Committee.

 

Entry forms, tournament information pack and poster are available by clicking the following link

 

http://www.rita-itf.org/news.htm

 

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.

 

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.528835973815930.127363.271416736224523&type=3

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:

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taekwon-Do/269597463114499

 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details or to book a place.

 

The classes will take place at the Cabra Parkside Community Centre. It’s time to give it a go! You know you want to.

 

Self-defence class photos

Fitness class photos

New Year Demonstration

Tuesdays 7:00 pm

Our annual New Year’s Taekwon-Do demonstration will take place on Tuesday the 22nd of January at 7pm in the new Inspire Fitness Centre (Ratoath rd, Cabra).  The demonstration will show all aspects of Taekwon-Do and give a chance for all our students (adults, teenagers and children) to show off their skills. All welcome.

Note: We will be enrolling new members for our adult and teenager classes on the 29th of January.