Mr McCabe Brings Home the Gold

On Tuesday 22nd November, East Coast TKD along with ITF Eireann travelled to Rome, Italy to compete in the ITF World Championships.  This was a 4 day event beginning on Thursday 24th July and ending on Sunday 27th July.

Mr McCabe entered the Senior Welterweight (-70 kgs) with a group of 12 very capable fighters.  With the Senior Section being for 36yrs & Over, Mr McCabe, at 46, is sparring fighters sometimes 10 years his junior.   He sparred in 2×2 minute rounds against two exceptionally tough fighters to enter the final in which he fought a man from Argentina, the country who for the most part dominated the World Championships with their skill showing in all aspects of ITF Taekwondo.

After 2×2 minutes of battling, East Coast’s own Mr Chris McCabe was named the victor and was also named World Senior ITF World Champion.

After also becoming Senior ITF European Champion the year before this makes him a current double title holder entering the European Championships next year.

We are very proud to call him one of our Head Instructors and are looking forward to see what the future holds.


Scion Open Championships

On Sunday, 26th January, East Coast students will be travelling to the Scion Open Championships, in Little Island Sports Complex, Little Island, Co.Cork.  This event is open to students of all ages and grades.  If you are interested in attending this competition please return your details to your instructor by the 23rd of January.

2013 ITF Tae Kwon-Do Leinster Championships

The ITF Tae Kwon-Do Leinster Championships, hosted by East Coast Tae Kwon-do on behalf of ITF Éireann, will take place on Saturday 23rd November 2013 in the Community Centre Newtonwmountkennedy, Co Wicklow.

9am – Weigh In / Officials Meeting
9:30am Championships start

Patterns, Sparring, Power Breaking, Special Techniques

Entry Fees: €15 under 13 yrs, €25 14-17 yrs, Seniors an Adults €25
Spectactors €3 per person / €5 per family

For more information contact:
Mr Mick Whelan 087 989 7217

ITF International Instructors Course 2014

Dear Masters/Instructors

On behalf of ITF – Éireann INO # 300 and Master Robert N. Wheatley VIII, it is with great pleasure that I announce an ITF International Instructors Course for Ireland.

The IIC will commence on Saturday the 15th of March and will continue until Sunday the 16th of March 2014

The IIC will be taught by the son of the founder of TaeKwon-Do, ITF President Choi Jung Hwa.

To date this is the only International Instructors Course in Europe conducted by ITF President GM Choi Jung Hwa in 2014 and it will be open to all TaeKwon-Do practitioners worldwide 2nd Gup (red belt) and higher.

Further details are enclosed in the attached document, and should you require any further information, please feel free to contact me.

Yours in TaeKwon-Do

Liam Corkery V
Secretary ITF – Éireann INO # 300


Phone: 00353 87 979 1904

For more info please download our Invitation with details on hotels etc.

East Coast Tae Kwon do Ireland

We are committed to providing top quality instruction to all students irrespective of age, gender or ability. All our coaches have vast international experience, both as competitors and coaches.

We encourage our students to embody Tae Kwon-Do's tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. We promote a positive training atmosphere, and have consistently medalled at every level of competition, from local to World Championship level.

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