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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.  

Beginner Classes Starting Now

We are back training on Monday 9th January. Classes for beginners in all age groups Kids (7 to 12years), Teens and Adults. For more information email

Midleton Tul Tournament

Congratulations to Josh Nolan and Amy Forde, both of whom took 3rd place in the the Under 8's and Under 10's patterns sections. Congratulations also to Mr Tony Casey for winning the Adult Black Belt Destruction Category.

Summer Grading

Over 60 students from the Blackrock &  Midleton Clubs preformed at the recent Summer grading in Blackrock. Examiners Mr Gerard Allen & Miss Brenda Greene were very happy with the standard on the night. 

Open European Championships 2011

The IUTF Open European Championships were held recently in Cork and the Blackrock TaeKwon-Do club sent out their best fighters to show Europe what they could do, and out of 9 competitors took home 12 medals, including 4 gold! 

Blackrock wins Club Of The Year

At the recent Taekwon-Do Ireland Awards night, Blackrock was awarded Club Of the Year for the 2010/2011 season. Blackrock student Daniel O'Sullivan was also awarded Competitior of the Year in recognition of his many tournament wins this season.

Results from IUTF Cork Opens 2011

Mr Alan Walsh and Mr Darren Healy organised the recent IUTF Cork Open Championships which was held in Neptune Stadium. There was a great turnout at the competition from all over Ireland, with a large team from Argentina also taking part.  There was 4 weight divisions for Black Belts, two of which were dominated by Blackrock. Paul Manning and David O Mahony took 1st & 2nd in the Light Weight Division (-64kg). Then James Dwyer and Daniel O'Sullivan then went on to take 1st & 2nd in the Middle Weight Division (-76kg).  

2011 Taekwon-Do Ireland Blackbelt Grading

During May the club had 9 students testing for 1st Degree Black Belt in the annual Taekwon-Do Ireland Black Belt Grading. Everyone preformed well on the day and passed the tough examination. Congradulations to our new Black Belts, Lisa Dunne, Julie Buckley, Reka Markos, Courtney Casey, Lena McCarthy, Tony Casey, Daniel O'Sullivan, Donal O'Sullivan and Marty Haugh.  Club Instructor Paul Manning also graded on the day and achieved his 4th degree Black Belt.

Two Local awards for James Dwyer

Club Instructor James Dwyer received two local awards during the month of May in recognition of his World Championships win in Seoul Korea last year. He received a "Sports Personality of the Year" award from the Cork Indoor Sports Association, and a "Sportsman of the Year" award from the West Cork Opinion.   

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