Introduction to Taekwondo

A Korean form of martial art, which has been the dominant form of martial art in that country since 1955. Each of the eight weight categories involves a single elimination tournament with a double repechage for the bronze medal contest. This means that, for an athlete to make it to the gold medal match, he or she must have progressed through the preliminary rounds undefeated; whereas the bronze medal match will be between two players who have each lost one contest. For contact details of Irish Taekwondo Union please click on Full story

World Junior Taekwondo Championships

Jack Woolley travels to Taipei on Sunday 16th March to represent Ireland at the Junior World Taekwondo Championships and the qualifying tournament for the Youth Olympic Games. Since joining ITU club, South Dublin Taekwondo,  he has gone from strength to strength under Master Robert Taaffe. During the past 5 years not only has he won […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]

Irish Open Korean Ambassadors Cup

Athletes from Dublin, Wexford, Kerry, Louth, Meath, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Laois, Northern Ireland and Netherlands recently took part in the Irish Taekwondo Union Irish Open at the Tallaght Arena. The ITU is the sole body responsible for the promotion and development of World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Olympic style, Taekwondo within Ireland. The WTF are the largest […]

Irishman Conor Grassick gets gold at the Belgian open

Source: Irish Taekwondo Union Success for Irishman Conor Grassick at the A Class Belgian International Open Ireland’s WTF Olympic Taekwondo player Conor Grassick brought home Gold from the A Class Belgian Open last weekend having beaten 6 international athletes throughout the day. Grassick, who fights in the Senior Male -63kg category, had an early start […]

Buffini Tops Podium Again

South Dublin Taekwondo's Niamh Buffini has added to her success in October by adding a gold at the Portuguese open
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