Irish Taekwon-Do Association (ITA) is the organisation responsible for the development and promotion of ITF Taekwon-Do in Ireland in accordance with Government Sports Policy and is recognised by the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), Irish Martial Arts Commission (IMAC) and Irish Sports Council (ISC).
The association was founded under the name All Ireland Taekwon-Do Association (AITA) in 1984. The name Irish Taekwon-Do Association was adopted on 13th May 2006 when Ireland’s Allied National Associations (ANAs) unified in a democratic merger process.
Irish Taekwon-Do Association is an Allied National Association (ANA) of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) and is a member of the Irish Martial Arts Commission (IMAC) which is the official Government recognised National Governing Body (NGB) for martial arts in Ireland.
The Irish Taekwon-Do Association is a dynamic and progressive organisation, which comprises ITF Taekwon-Do schools in Ireland covering; Clare, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Limerick, Meath, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow.
The objectives of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association are to strengthen, practice, promote and spread ITF Taekwon-Do to people throughout Ireland regardless of religion, race, national or ideological boundaries and in accordance with the tenets of Taekwon-Do.
Irish Taekwon-Do Association is committed to promoting the ideals of peace, freedom, justice, humanity and morality. The association is a democratic organisation with clear goals. Such goals include; supporting the needs of its members, coordinating Taekwon-Do activities such as exhibitions, competitions, training camps and seminars, setting and maintaining high quality standards in both technical matters and teaching syllabus, liaising and collaborating, where possible, with other affiliated organisations and providing support and guidance for members.
Irish Taekwon-Do Association is an Approved Sports Body certified by the Irish Revenue Commissioners. The association holds a current valid tax clearance certificate and is exempt from income and corporation tax under Section 235 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997. This legal status confirms the Irish Taekwon-Do Association was established and exists for the sole purpose of promoting an athletic or amateur game or sport