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 PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Full Protective equipment is a requirement from Yellow belt and above. We recommend getting the gloves only from Yellow stripe/tag.You can refer to the  Sparring Drills Rules  for details of the requirements.

You can order your own protective equipment on www.topprosports.ie in the ITF Sparring gear section. All Seniors need to get a Headguard as soon as possible.

 

IMPORTANT TIMETABLE UPDATE AT THE MITCHELSTOWN LEISURE CENTRE FROM THURSDAY 21st MARCH ONWARDS:

***Doors Open at 4.45pm***

4.50pm – 5.30pm: Ninjas (ages 4 & 5)

5.30pm – 6.20pm: Advanced Ninjas/Beginner juniors (ages 6 – 9)

6.20pm – 7.20pm: Intermediate Juniors (***sparring equipment required)

7.30pm – 8.30pm: Advanced Juniors (age11+)/Teens/Seniors

 

Easter Break: This year we will not be running classes during the Easter break, therefore there will be no training on Thursday 18th & 25th April, & Saturdays 20th & 27th April.

 

Annual Licenses: The final license renewals for 2019 – 2020 will be given out shortly. This is your annual membership to the Irish Taekwondo Association. From March 2019 onwards the fee will resume back to €25 as we will no longer be able to provide the extra personal accident insurance from February 2020 onwards. We would recommend that all seniors (working adults) make their own arrangements in 2020.

 

  • Final classes and payments of the term in  the Mitchlestown Leisure Centre:

 From end March/April onwards, there are 9 classes both on Thursdays and Saturdays leading up to the gradings in June.

 

Thursdays: April 4th, 11th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th

Saturdays: March 30th, April 6th, 13th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, June 1st, 8th.  

The fee to cover these last 9 classes is €60.

You may split the payments into two sets of €30, one payment will be due at the beginning of April and the other at the beginning of May.

 

 

  • Grading dates:

You/Your child will be invited to grade based on their eligibility. The next grading dates and venues are:

Saturday 15th June – MLC

Thursday 20th June –  MLC

 

  • Ninja Graduations: These will take place during the last class on the 8th & 13th June.

 

Tournament Leinster Open 23rd & 24th March: All forms must be returned by Saturday 16th March. Mr & Mrs Murphy are unable to attend this Tournament. Mr Fogarty will be there if you need assistance.

 

National Event – ITA Summer Camp July 5th – 8th, Villiers School, Limerick: We strongly recommend this summer camp for anybody who seriously wants to progress their training. You will have access to the highest level of coaching at this event and it is a great way to meet new Taekwondo friends. Details will be on www.taekwondo.ie. It normally costs €150 and includes 3 day full board.

 

National Event – Technical Seminar Sunday 20th October MLC: If you do not enter tournament, we highly recommend you attend one of the ITA Technical seminars. Due to the success of the Seminar that took place last year at the MLC, it will be hosted it once again at the MLC this year. You will train with the highest level technical coaches and many black belts from up and down the country. We would strongly recommend this event to all yellow belts and above. It will book up quickly closer to the time, so make sure you put your name down. The cost of this National event is €30 full day(green belts & above)/€15 half day (yellow belts).

 

 

TAKING TIME OUT FOR HOLIDAYS OR OTHER REASONS

There have been occasions where students have been missing for a longer period of time (more than two weeks). When this happens it is often assumed that the student is no longer able to train or has given up. We then offer the available space to another child who is on our waiting list. In the meanwhile, we have found that some of these students who had been missing for a long period of time decide to return and the result is that a class can become overly full.

This has proven to be a problem because some of the classes suddenly expand to a level beyond our control which is difficult to manage and is not fair on the students and not fair on the instructors.

In view of this we ask parents/guardians to notify us in text/call 0872704478 if you are taking time out or going away on holiday, or even mark it on the attendance card (put a line through the dates you are going to be absent).

VISIT TO SCHOOLS

 

If you would like us to visit your school, just ask your principal to contact us and we’ll try and make arrangements for a visit.

 

 

 

 

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