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Recent News

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.  

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.

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