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the Sport NI recognised governing body for Taekwondo in N.I.
the Sport NI recognised governing body for Taekwondo in N.I.
Carryduff, Lisburn, MCS Clubs achieve Clubmark 3rd Apr/13
Carryduff, Lisburn, MCS Clubs have achieved Clubmark NI through the TANI Clubmark scheme overseen by Sport NI. Peter Stewart (Lisburn) said he had started seeing the benefits of working towards Clubmark long before completing it. Many of the things were already in place but putting them all together in one manageable file had been really useful.
MCS is one of the newest clubs in TANI but it wanted to start off on the proper foot and Clubmark was an excellent model for it to follow.
Carryduff's biggest and best change was the input of parents onto a revitalised committee. The ideas and effort have been amazing and would advise all clubs to become involved.
1st4Sport Coach Qualifications Nov/12
Congratulations to Bertie Nicholson and Keith Farrell on achieving Level 3 Certificate in Tutoring Sport and Level 3 Certificate in Introduction to Assessment Practice in Sport. Basically these grand sounding titles allows Bertie and Keith to tutor new Taekwondo Coaches doing the TANI Club Instructor Qualification and also assess them in the practical examinations. Both Keith and Bertie agreed that the training offered by 1st4sport was outstanding and a much is owed to David Smyth from Sport NI allowing and encouraging the guys to do the qualifications.
Success at ITF British Championships 11th Nov/12
Following on from the success of the Olympics, Taekwon-Do has become the fastest growing Martial Art in Northern Ireland. The largest group is Leo Maguire Taekwon-Do Schools which is affiliated to the United Kingdom Taekwon-Do Council (UKTC).
Mr. Maguire as the Northern Ireland ITF National Coach and President of Northern Ireland ITF has brought the Northern Ireland National Team to victory at both European and World levels.
The most recent success of the Northern Ireland Junior and Senior Team was the British Championships which were held in Edinburgh on the 11th of November 2012 where the team competed in a number of different height and weight categories and true to form, they returned home with a total of 8 gold, 6 silver and 13 bronze medals. Along with his two gold medals Dean Pritchard also brought back to Northern Ireland a coveted Chang Ung Cup. This level of expertise is now being passed on to Mr. Maguire's current students as his fully qualified instructors are all members of the Northern Ireland ITF National Team and dedicated to encourage each child under their care to achieve his or her full potential.
Taekwon-Do is the scientific use of the body for self-defence, it is graceful and powerful yet dynamic, exciting and fun. It is suitable for both males and females from the age of 5 years upwards; it also offers a rare opportunity for parents to join a sporting activity with their children to support and encourage them. The group runs classes for Taekwon-Do and Little Tiger Cub's at various locations across the province, to find out more visit the website www.taekwondo-ni.co.uk or contact Leo Maguire directly on 07891191494.
Medal Success at ITF World Championships 20th-26th Aug/12
The Junior and Veteran World Taekwon-Do Championships were held this year in Tallinn Estonia from the 20th to the 26th of August and once again Northern Ireland ITF was among those competing. On this occasion the Northern Ireland ITF team consisted of three veterans; Mr. Adrian Morton (1st Degree), Mr Angus Hodge (1st Degree) and Mrs Sarah Seawright (1st Degree).
Following on from her success at the Europeans with a gold and silver, Sarah Seawright brought home a bronze medal for patterns and a silver for sparring. The other team members also competed to a very high standard at this championships. Mr. Maguire (National Coach) was very pleased with the team's performance and looks forward to building on this success.
Tough 3 days with the Scottish Squad 17th-19th Aug/12
The guys on the NI Kyorugi Squad (WTF) had a tough 3 days training with the Scottish Squad under the keen eye of Master Nikos Jakubiak. The guys particularily enjoyed the 7.00am sessions on the running track of the University of Stirling where the camp was held.
Jade Jones after winning Britain's first ever Olympic Taekwondo gold medal. 10th Aug/12
Jade Jones claimed Great Britain's and Northern Ireland's first Olympic taekwondo gold medal. The 19-year-old beat Yuzhuo Hou 6-4 to take the women's -57kg title. We in TANI would like to be one of the many to say congratulations for an amazing result.
Also a big hand to bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammad and some spectacular kicks.
2012 European Taekwon-Do Champions for Northern Ireland 14th to 20th May/12
The European Taekwon-Do Championships were held this year in Bulgaria on the 14th to the 20th of May and once again the Northern Ireland National Team brought the medals home with a gold in -54kg sparring for Mrs Sarah Seawright, she also was awarded a silver in patterns. Mr. Adrian Morton (right) brought home the bronze in sparring in the -64kg category and Mr Johnny Campbell(left) fought bravely in the -78kg category, but was narrowly defeated by the eventual European Champion Mr Hendry Bloks from the Netherlands.
The team come together to perform a self defence routine which won them the European silver medal. The Northern Ireland National Coach Mr. Leo Maguire was well pleased with the level of skills displayed by the team and is already looking forward to the team competing in the World Taekwon-Do Championships in Estonia during the 20th-26th August 2012.
Valley Club first to Clubmark 27th Apr/12
Valley Taekwondo Club became the first TANI club to be awarded Clubmark NI through the TANI Clubmark scheme overseen by Sport NI.
Club Instructors, Bertie Nicholson (centre) and Robert Marno, went along to a presentation evening at
Ravenhill Rugby Ground to receive a certificate on behalf of the club. Pictured are Michelle Harvey, Irish Hockey international, and Dr Shaun Ogle, Sport NI.
Marketing Presentation Lynn Harrop, Marketing Consultant
TANI Clubmark NI Assessors 21st Feb/12
Keith Farrell. Leo Maguire and Bertie Nicholosn successfully passed their Clubmark NI Assessor course with Mr Simon Toole (Sport NI) to allow them to assess submissions from clubs within TANI.
A file of evidence from the Valley Club was used to set the standard required for all clubs within TANI to achieve.