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Recent News

Two Local awards for James Dwyer

Club Instructor James Dwyer received two local awards during the month of May in recognition of his World Championships win in Seoul Korea last year. He received a "Sports Personality of the Year" award from the Cork Indoor Sports Association, and a "Sportsman of the Year" award from the West Cork Opinion.   

Taekwon-do Ireland Black Belt Prelims

Congradulations to the the nine Blackrock students that sucessfully passed their Black Belt Prelim. Each student will now try to achieve their 1st Degree Black Belt at the full Grading on May 28th. 

PUMA Black Belt World Championships 2011

Congratulations to Paul Manning for winning 2 gold medals at the 1st Puma Black Belt World Championships held in Swindon on March 19th & 20th. He traveled over with our friends from the IUTF and placed first in Individual Sparring (-63kgs) and first in Team Sparring. Here is a video of his final against Adam Swain of PUMA UK. 

Classes Back January 10th

Club is back training on Monday January 10th. Full class schedual on INFO page. Adult & Teenage beginners welcome. 

Irish International Championships 2010

The Irish International Championships were held in Neptune Stadium, Cork, on the 14th & 15th of November. This is the main event on the Irish Calendar and is one of the biggest competitions to be held annually in Europe. This year competitors travelled from Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Results from Blackrock. Paul Manning, Black Belt Sparring Lightweight, Gold. James Dwyer, Black Belt Sparring Middleweight, Silver & Black Belt Patterns (non sine-wave), Bronze.

Irish International Championships

ITF Eireann Emerald Cup Fight Night, Cork

ITF Eireann hosted an ITF fight night in the Silversprings Hotel, Cork on Friday 24th September. 4 fighters from Taekwon-Do Ireland took part, Paul Manning (Blackrock), David O'Mahony (Blackrock), David O'Sullivan (Crosshaven) and Catherine O'Sullivan (Crosshaven). Other associations present were, Blarney UTI, Family Martial Arts Mayfield, Taekwon-Do Alliance, Bannar Martial Arts & East Coast Taekwon-Do. It was an enjoyable night and the spectators provided a great atmosphere for the fighers.

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Beginners Welcome

Thinking of trying Taekwon-Do? Beginners are always welcome in the club. So far this year, members of the club have won 6 medals at major international events in South Korea and England(2 gold, 2 silvers & 2 bronze). If interested contact us at or feel free to call down to the club during training times (see info page)to chat with the club instructors James Dwyer & Paul Manning.  

Taekwon-Do International World Championships, Telford 2010

4 fighters from Blackrock took part in the recent 9th Open Taekwon-Do World Championships which was held in Telford, Birmingham. This was a massive event with several thousand competitiors from all over the world (Colour Belts & Black Belts)taking part. First to fight was Julie Buckley in the Womens Lightweight Blue Belt section. Julie fought her way to the final but was then beaten by a very strong Polish opponent and had to settle for a Silver Medal. Next up was Gavin O'Brien. Gavin was fighting in the  mens middle weight Yellow Belt section.

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A few more pics from the ITF World Championships in Korea

Just a few more photos from Korea. We have a couple of fights uploaded.  

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