Successful Start to 2019 for Santry Sport TaeKwon-Do / KKC Cabra. Tournaments we have entered this year so far, January Dutch Open Holland, February ITF TKD ITA Munster open Cork, WAKO Mugendo Open Sligo, March WAKO Irish Open, ITF TKD INTA Open.
Santry Sport TaeKwon-Do Lit’le kicks junior beginner and Junior TaeKwon-Do classes every Monday and Wednesday Lit’Le kicks 6 to 7pm, Junior TKD 7 to 8pm.
SANTRY SPORT TAEKWON-DO GAELSCOIL CHOLMCILLE, COOLOCK LANE.
CLASSES IN TAEKWON-DO FOR TEEN AND ADULT EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 8 TO 9.30PM.
KKC CABRA 280 BANNOW ROAD CABRA.
CLASSES IN KICKBOXING AND K1 TEEN AND ADULT EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 8 TO 9.30PM
Santry Sport TaeKwon-Do has 3 new Black Belts, Ryan Hayden, Conall Gleeson and Kacey Boyd.
Ryan, Conall and Kacey all started training in ITF TaeKwon-Do from the age of 7 years old.
Ryan 15, Conall 14 and Kacey 13, all 3 successfully past the Irish TaeKwon-Do Association’s summer Black belt test in Holywell Community Centre, Swords on Sunday 10th of June. All 3 were promoted to ITF first Degree Black belts after a long day which started at 10am Sunday morning and didn’t finish until 5pm Sunday evening. The ITA Black belt test covers all aspects of ITF TaeKwon-Do, Fundamental movements, hand techniques, foot techniques. Then Pattern Black belt Tul, optional Tul and 2 coloured belt pattern that the judging panel select. Then the Santry 3 went to do their theory question’s on TaeKwon-Do from the ITA student grading manual, then they moved onto power, 1inch bard for juniors with a hand strike and foot strike, which all 3 broke the boards successfully. Then all 3 moved onto ITF step sparring, 3,2 and 1 step sparring routines that the student’s must prepare themselves, then straight into 2 minute self defence routine the students have prepared. Next is sparring, ITF TaeKwon-Do sparring rules apply, each student’s completed 5 rounds of 2 minute sparring with different opponent each time. Then to complete the grading all 3 performed special technique, Ryan performed flying side kick over his chest height rope and broke a half inch board. Conall performed jumping front kick kicking through a 7 foot height competition board. Kacey performed a flying side kick over her chest height rope and broke half inch board. All 3 received their National Black belt certificates and in the coming weeks will be issued with their ITF TaeKwon-Do Black Belt Dan Certificate and ITF Dan number which now enables all 3 to trial for the Irish National Team in qualifying tournaments ran throughout Ireland.
Santry-ITF Instructor Darren Doherty ITF 4th Dan said.
I am delighted with all 3, the hard work all 3 put into preparing for the black belt grading, preparation classes in Santry and Cabra 3 times a week for the last 6 Months building up to the grading. Competing in competition’s on the weekends and thats with all the other sports all 3 do.I am really proud to have Kacey, Ryan and Conall as my students, I have seen them grow up in TaeKwon-Do and couldn’t be more prouder.