On Friday 12th April members of TKDI came together in the Metropole Hotel to celebrate with Mr Greg Desmond on his Cork Indoor Sports Award for 2019. Mr. Desmond (Bishopstown TKD) was recognised not only for his dedication to the art of Tae Kwon-Do but also for his tireless fundraising skills which saw over €7000 raised for Bishopstown competitors at the 2018 World Championships in Birmingham. His work continues with raffles and generous donations from his jewelers in Bandon.
On Friday 5th April over 40 black tags and black belts took to the floor in Carrigaline Community Hall for the 2019 Black Belt Preliminary Grading. Students from Ballincollig, Ballinora, Ballintemple, Bishopstown, Carrigaline, DIT, Frankfield and NUIG all put on impressive displays under the watchful eyes of this years examining panel: Master Dermot Walsh VII, Master Michael Burke VII and Ms Sandra Walsh V. The successful candidates now focus on the annual Black Belt Grading
NUIG at the Leinster Championships On Sunday the 24th of March, 2 members of NUIG Taekwon-do Ireland travelled to Athlone Institute of Technology in Westmeath to compete in the Leinster Championships, hosted by Athlone Taekwon-do. The team consisting of two men from the club, Aaron Croke and Christopher O’Brien did very well securing medals in both categories that they competed in. Both did very well in the patterns section securing a silver medal each.