School News

The Irish Open Championships 2012 to be hosted in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (www.itb.ie), Dublin on the 1st and 2nd of December 2012. We are pleased to host this competition in celebration of 40 years of Taekwon-Do in Ireland.

This event will include Patterns and Sparring for all Junior, Senior and Veteran competitors. Special Technique will be open only for the Junior competitors with Power only for Senior and Veteran competitors. The R.I.T.A will also be hosting two new sections in this Open Championship available to all competitors; Team Patterns and Self Defence Routine. Further details of these new events are included in this pack.

To also mark this special occasion we will see the Irish Team compete against the Dutch Team at 18:00 on Saturday 01st December. This promises to be a great show and one not to be missed. This will be an open event and all competitors, family and friends are invited to come along.

  • All Junior colour belt and black belt events will take place on Saturday the 1st.
  • Ireland vs Holland will take place on Saturday the 01st from 18:00.
  • All Senior colour belts and black belt events will take place on Sunday the 2nd.

 

For full Details please go to www.rita-itf.org

                                                                        

 

Congratulations to Arno Denne of Grandmaster Howard’s Dojang who was promoted to 1st degree black belt

at the RITA’s black belt grading in Tallaght this weekend. Arno was put through his paces by the RITA’s

senior examination panel of GM Howard, SM Phelan and SM Barrett. The rigorous test consisted

of; 2 patterns, self-defence (release from grabs), knife self-defence, free-sparring 2-on-to-1 sparring,

breaking and theory. Arno did well on the flying side kick breaks and also broke with backfist strike

to secure the coveted black belt. Arno started training with Grandmaster Howard at blue belt when his

original school Coolock closed a few years ago. Well done Arno from all the students at

Grandmaster Howard’s Dojang and Coolock.

A new table of class times has been published. The new timetable is available by clicking here

         

Congratulations to Grandmaster Howard’s Dojang’s Taekwon-Do Tigers who were promoted to their next stripe by Senior Master Phelan last week. The thirty two students who train on Fridays, were aged between 6 and 9 years, and completed this year of the RITA’s children’s development programme.

 

The students demonstrated their technical skills, kicking, jumping, flexibility and Korean terminology for the examiner and were suitably rewarded for all their hard work and effort during the year. ‘I was very happy with their flexibility and jumping ability’ said their instructor Master Howard. ‘We really emphasised the important of stretching both in the class and at home. So it was great to see so many of the students doing the full splits at the exam’ he added.

 

Well done to newly promoted blue stripe, Finn Howard, who was selected by Senior Master Phelan for the grading award. The students who are 9 years and over will be moving on to the Taekwon-Do Dragon’s programme (9-11 years) in September.



Grading Results for Friday’s Tigers Class

Name      Promoted to
Adam Lohan 10th Kup Black Stripe
Anna Corbett 10th Kup Black Stripe
Callum Ralph 10th Kup Black Stripe
Libby Dunne 10th Kup Black Stripe
Nellie Boyle 10th Kup Black Stripe
Niamh Ward  10th Kup Black Stripe
Noah Boyle 10th Kup Black Stripe
Oisin Ward 10th Kup Black Stripe
Rachel Healy 10th Kup Black Stripe
Sarah Dwyer 10th Kup Black Stripe
Sofia Hu  10th Kup Black Stripe
Tom Webb 10th Kup Black Stripe
Zoe Higgins 10th Kup Black Stripe
Chris Yu 10th Kup Red Stripe
Emily Harold 10th Kup Red Stripe
Finlay O’Brien 10th Kup Red Stripe
Niamh Scanlon

10th Kup Red Stripe

Alexander Fedkovych 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Amelie Ni Roibeaird 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Bradley Bailey 10th Kup Blue Stripe
David Brady 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Dylan Jones 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Emmet O’Rourke 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Eoin McLoughlin 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Finn Howard 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Ian Lawlor 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Jack Simpson 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Joyce Yu 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Kate Harold 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Max Cleary 10th Kup Blue Stripe
Nia Campion

10th Kup Blue Stripe

Shane Rice 10th Kup Blue Stripe


                     
       
      

Taekwon-Do Tigers Grading


Friday 3 pm 22nd June 2012


Homework

Your dobok (Taekwon-Do suit) should be clean and ironed for the grading.

 

Fundamental Moves 

• Parallel Stance Punch
• WS punch stepping forward (4 times)
• WS inner forearm middle block stepping back (4 times)

4 Step 

• 4 Step Kick (sitting stance, side kick 4 times to the right, then 4 times to the left

 

Flexibility


• Leg swings (front, 5 times each leg)
• Stretching (front and side splits)
• Active stretching (holding leg up to pad, front kick and side kick). Hold your leg up and count to 3.

 

Jumping Techniques 


• Jumping Punches
• Flying Front Kick
• Flying Overhead kick

 

Korean words and Terminology (need to know both English and Korean)
Counting (1-10): (Hana, Dul, Set, Net, Daseot, Yeoseot, Ilgop, Yeodeol, Ahop, Yeol)

  •  Walking Stance – Gunnan Sogi
  •  Sitting stance – Annun Sogi
  •  Parallel stance - Narani Sogi
  •  Punch - Jirugi
  •  Block - Makgi
  •  Fore fist – Ap Joomuk
  •  Inner Forearm – An Palmok
  •  Side Kick – Yop Chagi
  •  Front Kick – Ap Chagi

Learn these goals and your code too.


Taekwon-Do Tiger’s Goals are to
1. Be polite
2. Be respectful
3. Always tell the truth.
4. Try my best.
5. Never give up.

 

 

Taekwon-Do Tiger’s Code
1. I will practice the goals of Taekwon-Do.
2. I will respect my teachers and parents
3. I will never misuse Taekwon-Do.
4. I will always do what is right.
5. I will make the world a better place.


4 STEP Kick
Start: sitting ready stance
Moving to the right
1) Bring the left foot to the right foot, lift the right knee, do a right leg side kick with right high punch (left hand on the left hip) land in Sitting Stance
2) Bring the left foot to the right foot, lift the right knee, do a right leg side kick with right high punch (left hand on the left hip) land in Sitting Stance
3) Bring the left foot to the right foot, lift the right knee, do a right leg side kick with right high punch (left hand on the left hip) land in Sitting Stance
4) Bring the left foot to the right foot, lift the right knee, do a right leg side kick with right high punch (left hand on the left hip) land in Sitting Stance
    Moving to the left (turn face to the left)
1) Bring the right foot to the left foot, lift the left knee, do a left leg side kick with left high punch (right hand on the right hip) land in Sitting Stance
2) Bring the right foot to the left foot, lift the left knee, do a left leg side kick with left high punch (right hand on the right hip) land in Sitting Stance
3) Bring the right foot to the left foot, lift the left knee, do a left leg side kick with left high punch (right hand on the right hip) land in Sitting Stance
4) Bring the right foot to the left foot, lift the left knee, do a left leg side kick with left high punch (right hand on the right hip) land in Sitting Stance


Try your best to .....
1) have the kicking leg fully straight at the end of the kick
2) pull the top of your foot back so that you kick with the side of your foot
3) turn your standing foot in the opposite direction to your kicking leg
4) do a high punch while kicking and put the other hand on your hip