School News

Dear Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors & Competitors,

On behalf of the R.I.T.A Tournament Committee, I would like to invite you to the ITF Ireland Cup 2017 to be hosted in Kingfisher Sports Club, NUI Galway Sports Centre, University Road, Galway.

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.


Please note that this is a pre-register only event. All entries should be made using the Excel entry spreadsheet and returned to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Link available on no later than Saturday 25th of March 2017. Individual forms must follow and be scanned or posted to arrive no later than Friday 31st March. Postal address available by return of entry spreadsheet. 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.

Further details of the event and Link to the application form are available on

Look forward to seeing you at the event.


RITA Tournament Committee


Information pack for the tournament is available HERE


Individual form for Instructor available HERE




Attached please find the application form to attend the National Black Belt Class, conducted by Grand Master Phelan to be held on Sunday 12th March '17 from 11am -1.00pm in St Marks Taekwon-Do School.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn, develop and meet your fellow Taekwon-Do students from other schools.


Application form available here


It was a good weekend for the RITA Colour Belt Squad and National Black Belt squad at the INTA Open International in Co Meath.

The two squads competed well and gain a lot of experience for the upcoming English open and European Championships. The event was a good opportunity to see were the competitors training plans were at and to see how they perform in the pressure of a high level competition. The event had 600 competitors from both Ireland an abroad and was a good test for the RITA squad.  The students gained a lot of experience and got a chance to try out new techniques in the ring. The 40 medals overall between the two squads were a nice reward for their hard training and commitment. A special well done to Grandmaster Howard’s students from both squad who performed so well.

Thanks to the INTA tournament director Mr Wezelman, the INTA masters and umpires who ran an excellent event with very fair judging.

The next big tournament on the RITA calendar is the ITF-Ireland Cup on the 1st of April 2017 in Galway city. Looking  forward to seeing you all there.


Dear Grandmasters, Master’s & Instructors,


St Mark’s Taekwon-Do School are delighted to host the National Sparring Seminar and cordially invite you and your students to attend on Sunday 5th February, conducted by Master Floyd Keane 7th Degree former RITA National Coach.


Application forms enclosed outlining full details, please circulate to your students and encourage them to attend as the Sparring Seminar will enhance their Sparring skills and prepare them for the ITF Ireland Cup to be held in Galway on the

1st April 2017.

Please note all registered members are welcome, with no age restriction, however,

9th & 10th Kup members may only attend the morning session.     


A Family rate applies for the 3rd and subsequent family members there is no fees required (only 2 family members pay fees)


Thanking you in advance for your support we look forward to greeting you and your students on the day, should you require more information please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.



Yours in Taekwon – Do



Valerie Keane

Senior Instructor


You can access the form HERE

Dear Students

Here are some important dates for December and January

15th December (Thursday) - No Class - Christmas Party (adults only) - Please talk to Mr Brady

17th December - Last Saturday class of 2016

20th December - Tuesday  - Last Class for 2016

3rd January 2017 - Tuesday - First Class back for 2017


1st April 2017 - ITF Ireland Cup - Competition in Galway

April 24th - 30th - ITF European Championships in Lioverpool


Dear Parents

Our last classes before Christmas are:

Tuesday 13th December, Friday 16th December, Saturday 17th December 2016.


Thank you for your continued support during the year.

Happy Christmas from Grandmaster Howard and all the instructors


Master Howard

087 698 7624