School News

Gold for Mr Leon McSherry

Congratulations to Mr Leon McSherry  who has won the Gold medal in 5th Degree Patterns at the ITF  European Taekwon-Do Championships in Estonia. Congratulations from everyone in Grandmaster Howard's Dojang.

The RITA’s Colour Belt Development Squad reaped the rewards of the hard work with some very fine displays at the UKTA’s English Open 2018 in Guildford.

The 15 person squad competed in patterns, sparring and special technique, over the St Patrick’s weekend. The students’ hard training produced clear improvements in both sparring and patterns and they were clearly proud to wear the tricolour on their sleeve. Taking home 10 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals was an added bonus for their hard work.

Well done to our students who represented Ireland and the CBS at the weekend; Adam Hu, Chloe Roche, Chris Yu, Daragh O’Shea, Emily Harold, Finn Howard, Kate Harold, Katie Delaney, Luca Mesolella, Niamh Davis, Oliwia Swizdor.

The main goal of the CBS is to develop the students’ patterns and sparring skills for competitions and to prepare students for international competitions. It is drawn from all RITA schools and is coached by Ms Audrey Condon and Mr Adam Fox. CBS training is open to all RITA colour belts (yellow belt and above) and the coaches would love to see as many RITA students taking part. Training is usually once a month. If you are interested why not ask Master Howard for more details. 

Dear Instructors and Black Belts,

You and your students are invited to our latest sparring seminar with Mr Konstantin Yurikov from Russia. Please see details below. Tickets are available on-line.

Hope to see you there

Master Howard




Konstantin Yurikov Sparring Camp – 3/4th February 2018

This is an exclusive sparring camp for RITA members only.

This is another chance to train with multiple World and European Taekwon-Do champion, Mr Konstantin Yurikov from Russia. The camp will develop both sparring tactics and sparring techniques and is accessible to new and experienced black belts and colour belts alike (yellow belt and above). If you are interested in developing your sparring skills for both competitions and gradings then this event is for you.

The previous sparring camps were very success and fully booked out. Discounted Early Bird tickets only €60 available up to Friday 26th January, (full price €75).  Places are limited due to space, so book early and don't miss out. 

Where: St Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys, Navan Rd, Dublin 7

When: Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th February 2018

Book online at


Master Robert Howard , 8th Degree





Hi Masters & Instructors,

On behalf of the RITA Tournament Committee attached please find information pack & application form for the forthcoming Irish Open to be held on Saturday 18th November.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Yours in Taekwon-Do

Master Valerie Keane VII Degree
R.I.T.A National Secretary


Individual form for instructors available here


ITF Irish Open Information Pack available here