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Casino Night Fundraiser

TKDI held a Casino Night Fundraiser in Scotts night-club, Cork City on  Saturday May 15th. Everyone enjoyed themselves and all funds raised went to the TKDI Team traveling to Korea in July. 

IUTF Connaught Championships 2010

The Connaught Championships were held in Gort, Go.Galway on Sunday 25th of April. James, Paul and Rekka headed up along with Stephen Nyhan (Innishannon TKD) and Oliver McCarthy(NUI Galway TKD). James fought a fantastic fight against the Dublin fighter who beat him in the Leinster Championships. This time James defeated him to take Gold in Light-Heavy Weight sparring. Paul took gold in the Middle-Weight section to add to his gold in the Leinster and Munster Championships. Rekka competed in the Adult Female section and narrowly loosing to a close fight with a red belt.

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Oliver McCarthy Wins Irish Kick-Boxing Title

Congratulations from all of Blackrock to Mr Oliver McCarthy (Taekwon-Do Ireland, Galway) on winning an Irish Full Contact Kick-Boxing Title in Belfast last month. 

Oliver McCarthy

Taekwon-Do Patterns Online

The examiners of Taekwon-Do Ireland have made videos of all color belt patterns available on the TKDI website. Click on http://www.tkdi.ie/Technique.html  Also available are the 4 "One-step Sparring techniques that are compulsary for all blackbelt candidates. 

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ITF Aragon Open 2010 - Spain

ITF Aragon Open March 2010, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain

James Dwyer and Paul Manning traveled to Zaragoza with other members of the Taekwon-Do Ireland Team. Paul beat a local Spanish fighter and then an English fighter before losing in the Final to the current European Champion. James comfortably won Gold in the middle-weight section. It was a great weekend overall as everyone got to enjoy the Ireland V Scotland Rugby Match (disappointing result) in Zaragoza city center after the competition. 

Taekwon-do Team
Taekwon-do Team
Taekwon-do Team
Taekwon-do Team
Taekwon-do Team
Taekwon-do Team
Taekwon-do Team
Taekwon-do Team
Taekwon-do Team

IUTF Leinster Championships 2010

IUTF Leinster Championships March 2010 - Athlone, Co.Westmeath. Club Instructors Mr James Dwyer & Mr Paul Manning, along with students Niamh Brady & Gavin O'Brien took part in the competition. James got silver in Middle-weight Blackbelt Sparring and Paul got gold in Light-weight Blackbelt Sparring.  Niamh took home Bronze from light-weight Sparring and Gavin Silver Silver from Heavy-weight sparring.  Another great showing for the club. 

IUTF

IUTF Munster Championships 2010

IUTF Munster Championships January 2010- Tralee, Co.Kerry

The first competition of 2010. Good result for the Club with nearly everyone who traveled placing in their sparring sections. Results: Paul-Black belt(Light)- Gold, Rekka -Green Belt - Gold, Donal- Blue belt (Heavy) - Bronze, Daniel- Blue belt (Heavy) - Silver.     

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Blackrock Taekwon-Do Championships 2010

Blackrock Taekwon-Do Championships 2010 was held on March 14th at the Club. It was a great success with 300 competitiors taking part. We would like to thank everyone that helped out on the day especially all the other Taekwon-Do Ireland Instructors & Examiners. Clubs/Associations that took part included Taekwon-Do Ireland, Irish United Taekwon-Do Federation , Taekwon-Do Alliance, UTI, Cobh TAE,  Cork Taekwon-Do Schools, Warrior Taekwon-Do, etc.. Many thanks too you all for your support.

Taekwon-do sparring
Taekwon-do sparring
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