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

Taekwondo Medals for Ireland

Irish athlete Jack Woolley has taken a Bronze medal at the prestigious world ranking Taekwondo Championships in Florida. Woolley, a native of Tallaght in Dublin, turns 17 in September and as such is eligible to compete at junior and senior level this year. The US open was his first competition as a senior on the road to […]

Taekwondo Ireland’s Jack Woolley takes Gold at the Croatian Open

The Irish Taekwondo Union had some great success at one of Europe’s Largest ranking events on November 15th where Jack Woolley (16) competed in Zagreb at the 20th Croatian Open in the Junior -51kg Division. Jack, who narrowly missed out on attending this years Youth Olympics progressed through the rounds with substantial scoring from his […]

All Ireland International Taekwondo Championships 2014

The Irish Taekwondo Union (ITU) held their All Ireland International Championships in The Arena, Tallaght, Dublin last weekend which incorporated the 2nd Korean Ambassadors Cup.  The event was a joint venture between the ITU and their Northern Ireland Counterparts and also featured Technical competitions. Pat Hickey attended the event and met with Ambassador Park from […]

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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