Chris McCabe

Mr. Chris McCabe is a 6th Degree Black Belt in the Korean art of Taekwon-Do. He has over 30 years of experience. Chris is a leading practitioner and instructor of Taekwon-Do. Chris has also studied Karate, Boxing and Kickboxing. Chris also holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in the Korean art of Hapkido. Chris is constantly extending his Martial Arts Knowledge, adding Mixed Martial Arts striking and also Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his extensive resume.


Contact Info for Chris McCabe


  • National Exercise and Fitness Instructor (N.C.E.F.)
  • Class “A” Umpire and Referee with International Tae Kwon Do Federation
  • National Coaching Certification
  • Internationally recognized 6th Degree Black Belt in ITF Tae Kwon-Do
  • Internationally recognized 1st Degree Black Belt in Hapkido
  • Regular updated International Instructor Courses.
  • Head Sparring Coach of Irish International Squad (2014, 2016)
  • Corner-man for Pro MMA fighter Henry Fadipe (EFC South Africa)

Achievements and trophies

  • 1989 South East Triple Event Champion (Sparring, Patterns & Breaking)
  • 1994 TAI Team Bronze Medalist
  • 2001 World Team Bronze Medalist (Sparring) (Poland)
  • 2004 Irish National Kickboxing Champion
  • 2006 Senior ITF European Champion (Germany)
  • 2007 Senior World Cup Champion (UK)
  • 2007 Spanish Open Champion
  • 2008 Senior ITF European Champion (Italy)
  • 2009 British International Silver Medalist (Breaking)
  • 2011 Midlands Open International Champion (Breaking)
  • 2013 Senior ITF European Champion (Spain)
  • 2014 Senior ITF World Champion (Italy)
  • 2015 Challenger Cup Champion (Spain)
  • 2015 British International Silver Medalist (Breaking)
  • 2016 Challenger Cup Champion (Spain)
  • 2016 WAKO Irish Open -76kg Silver Medalist (Kickboxing)
  • 2016 ITA Dublin Open International -82kg Champion
  • 2016 Senior ITF World Champion (UK)
  • 2016 World Team Bronze Medalist (Breaking) (UK)
  • 6 x Midlands Open International Champion (UK)
  • 5 x British International Welter Weight Champion (2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 3 x British International Middle Weight Champion (2013, 2016, 2017)
  • 2017 British International Heavy Weight Champion
  • 3 x ITF Tae Kwon-Do European Champion
  • 2 x ITF Tae Kwon-Do World Champion

If you are interested in joining our Tae Kwon Do club then give us a call or just turn up at one of our schools. Your first class is free so you have nothing to lose.

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.

Recent News

Mr McCabe Brings Home the Gold

On Tuesday 22nd November, East Coast TKD along with ITF Eireann travelled to Rome, Italy t

August 18, 2014 read more

Red King Open

On Sunday, April 6th, 3 East Coast Students traveled to the Red King Open in Little Island

April 7, 2014 read more

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