Well done to Paul Baciu on grading to ITF 2nd Degree on Sunday. Paul was one of the very first students to join when we opened our doors six years ago, and hasn't wasted any time since. Hard work and consistency is key, being tough as an old boot does no harm either.
Martial Arts in South Dublin, Taekwondo
Last weekends INTA Open International Championships was a great success for HX Taekwon-Do, bringing home our most impressive medal haul ever.
We sent out 21 competitors and they came home with 17 Medals: 8 Gold, 7 Silver and 2 Bronze.
Nearly all the silverware came by way of sparring, so if we put in a little extra work on the traditional forms we can expect to break this record this year - onwards and upwards!
We're sending a much smaller squad of 5 juniors to the Cork Open on Sunday, because there's always room on the mantelpiece for little more gold.
The Dojang is closed on Friday the 4th of December as we are heading to Thurles for the INTA winter black belt grading.
Congratulations to our very own Mark Brett on earning his black belt at the INTA grading on Saturday. Mark put in a great performance on the day, leaving no room for doubt and no timber un-smashed. A great day for our dojang and the culmination of nearly five years of hard work.
No rest for the wicked, Mark will be back on the floor this week, busting heads and making grown men cry like lost puppies.