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Black Belt Grading 2013

6 members of the club were promoted at this years
Taekwon-Do Ireland
grading. 1st Degree Black Belt – Tresor Pembele, Sherzod
Melicuyziev. 2nd Degree Black Belt – Daniel O Sullivan, Courtney

UTF Scottish Open 2013 -Falkirk

Paul Manning took gold in light weight sparring and gold in Team sparring (Ireland Vrs Scotland).Irish Team in order: Calvin Thomas -IUTF, Brendan Kenny -IUTF Galway, Paul Manning -TKDI Blackrock, Leon Brydone - IUTF Athlone, Padraig O Connor - IUTF Listowel. Video by  Derek Flynn- Redstar

2013 IUTF Munster Championships

Munster Champions 2013:Paul Manning, Light Weight Black Belt Sparring - Gold. Daniel O'Sullivan, Heavy Weight Black Belt Sparring - Gold. Tresor Prembele, Junior Heavy Weight Black Belt Sparring - Silver. Courtney Casey, Junior Middle Weight Sparring- Silver.

Ballincollig Junior Competition 2013

Well done to all our juniors who took part in this years Ballincollig comptetition. Special mention to Rory & Emma MCarthy who both took double gold, Chloe Mcgrath who got bronze in patterns & Silver in Sparring, & Simon O Shea who got silver in Sparring.

Irish International Championships 2012

Some photos from the 10th edition of the IRISH INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, nOVEMBER 2012

Innishannon Competition October 2012

Well done to all competitors from Blackrock who
took part in the Innishannon Championship back on October 14th.  We
brought home 18 trophies from 16 competitor including 10 1st places so it was a
great achievement. Special mention to Rory, Courtney & Sherzod who all took
1st place in both Patterns & Sparring.

IUTF Connacht Championships 2012

Well done to the senior Blackrock members that traveled to Galway to take part in the 2012 Connacht Championships on October 7th. 

Paul Manning wins Gold at ITF World Championships in Canada

A big congratulations to Blackrock Club Instructor Paul Manning on winning the recent ITF World Championship in Ottawa Canada. His title of World Champion has been well earned through countless hours squad training & compeition. His prepartion stretches back years as he gradually improved his sparring technique & preformances since winning Bronze at the WKA Kickboxing World Championships back in 2009. A year later he won Bronze at the ITF World Championships in South Korea and Silver at the Open World Championships in the UK.

ITF Gold Medal
ITF Medalists

IUTF Munster Championships 2012

3 competitors took part in this years Munster Championship. Student Tresor Prembele, and instructors Paul Manning & Daniel O sullivan. Tresor entered the teenager Black Belt section for the first time and put up a good fight, but was beaten by the very experianced Brendan Kenny IUTF. He took home a bronze medal. Paul won the Adult Blackbelt light-weight section for the 3rd year in a row and this was followed by Daniel winning Silver in the middle-weight after being defeated by Leon Brydone in the final.      

Ballincollig Junior Competition 2012

Well done to the 7 Blacrock students who took part in this years Ballnicollig Junior Competition. They were Josh Nolan, Eoin O Donoghue, Alex O'Leary, Sara O'Leary, Amy Forde, Gary Sesaldo & Isabel Sesaldo. Special mention to Isabel who took gold in both patterns & sparring in her first competition.  

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