Have a good one everybody, we'll be back on Monday the 5th of January 2015.
Well done to our final four of 2014, successfully graded in the last action of the year:
Martial Arts in South Dublin, Taekwondo
Hard work and determination. Also a healthy dose of panic.
Our five girls put in a fantastic performance at the INTA black belt grading in Thurles on Saturday. As nerve-wracking as I'm sure it was for them, for me it was tremendously exciting watching them cut through the pre-exam tension and get down to business with full power and focus.
Lingering self-doubts disappeared in an instant and a persistent work ethic resulted in one of the strongest performances on the day.
The black belt may only be the start of a martial arts journey, but it is also a recognition of the perseverance and hard graft put in by each student over the last four years.
Myself and the whole club are extremly proud of our new Dan grades, so obviously they'll have to work a lot harder now to live up to the image. Ha! tough luck girls, and you thought you'd be coasting from here :)
The INTA Instructors and Technical Course will be held in Cork on Sat/Sun 8th/9th November. Please note that due to a problem with a number of locations, this venue has been changed multiple times. The most recent change has seen a short move to Bunscoil Rinn an Cabhailaigh, Rushbrook, Cobh, Co Cork also known as Rushbrook National School.
This course is a requirement for anybody intending to grade to black belt or above.
Seminar: 12:00 to 14:00