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Recent News

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.   

Taekwon-do Ireland Black Belt Prelims

Congradulations to the the nine Blackrock students that sucessfully passed their Black Belt Prelim. Each student will now try to achieve their 1st Degree Black Belt at the full Grading on May 28th. 

PUMA Black Belt World Championships 2011

Congratulations to Paul Manning for winning 2 gold medals at the 1st Puma Black Belt World Championships held in Swindon on March 19th & 20th. He traveled over with our friends from the IUTF and placed first in Individual Sparring (-63kgs) and first in Team Sparring. Here is a video of his final against Adam Swain of PUMA UK. 

Classes Back January 10th

Club is back training on Monday January 10th. Full class schedual on INFO page. Adult & Teenage beginners welcome. 

Irish International Championships 2010

The Irish International Championships were held in Neptune Stadium, Cork, on the 14th & 15th of November. This is the main event on the Irish Calendar and is one of the biggest competitions to be held annually in Europe. This year competitors travelled from Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Results from Blackrock. Paul Manning, Black Belt Sparring Lightweight, Gold. James Dwyer, Black Belt Sparring Middleweight, Silver & Black Belt Patterns (non sine-wave), Bronze.

Irish International Championships

ITF Eireann Emerald Cup Fight Night, Cork

ITF Eireann hosted an ITF fight night in the Silversprings Hotel, Cork on Friday 24th September. 4 fighters from Taekwon-Do Ireland took part, Paul Manning (Blackrock), David O'Mahony (Blackrock), David O'Sullivan (Crosshaven) and Catherine O'Sullivan (Crosshaven). Other associations present were, Blarney UTI, Family Martial Arts Mayfield, Taekwon-Do Alliance, Bannar Martial Arts & East Coast Taekwon-Do. It was an enjoyable night and the spectators provided a great atmosphere for the fighers.

Martial Arts Cork

Beginners Welcome

Thinking of trying Taekwon-Do? Beginners are always welcome in the club. So far this year, members of the club have won 6 medals at major international events in South Korea and England(2 gold, 2 silvers & 2 bronze). If interested contact us at or feel free to call down to the club during training times (see info page)to chat with the club instructors James Dwyer & Paul Manning.  

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