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 The current 6pm to 7pm training environment, with over forty children of various mixed abilities all training at the same time is not helping a child or ourselves trying to instil confidence. The noise and the level of distractions for both the instructors as well as the children is no longer sustainable. Those children who have been already exposed to full free sparring will need to be pushed more, however we need to teach sparring so we can control it tighter, with smaller numbers. With the new November time changes we will need to split the current 6pm class into two groups to ease the congestion and the stress. It will also help as the evenings will be getting darker.

The Class Timetable from Thursday 7th November will be as follows:

 4.00pm  – Little Ninjas

4.40pm – Advanced Ninjas/Junior Beginners

5.30pm – Juniors Sparring class 1 

6.30pm – Juniors Sparring class 2

7.30pm – Teens/Seniors

All the Class Timetables  for Kilbehenny, Mitchelstown (MLC) and Fermoy (Gaelscoil de hIde) are on this website.



For those interested in competition, this is probably one of the best events to attend. Tournament is open to Yellow belts and above. The next big tournament run by the ITA will take place at UL Arena, Limerick on 16th & 17th November 2019. Tournament application forms will be given out soon and must be returned with your details to Mrs Murphy by Thursday 7th November.


GRADINGS (belt promotions)

Kilbehenny Hall Sun 15th Dec 11.00am

Gaelscoil de Hide, Fermoy, Tuesday 17th December 6.00pm

 Students will be handed a grading application form  if we think they are ready to grade after assessment. The grading date will depend on ability to do the required syllabus, your age, attitude and your attendance.

All blue belts and above to grade in Mallow under Master Buckley Date T.B.C.

The next gradings will take place in June.

Ninja Graduation Dates:

Fermoy: Tuesday 17th Dec 5.20pm

Kilbehenny: Sunday 15th Dec 10.00am


In order to be a member of the ITA, train and attend any events, you must have an up to date license. The next set of license renewals will be issued in October.



When you visit our website, under the ‘Learn Taekwondo’ section is ‘ITF Patterns’. You may find these videos helpful to learn the movements and practise at home.


We hope to be bringing out a basic club hoody for anybody who is interested. One order will be made just before Christmas, The cost of the Hoody is around €35 and the colours will be like the black belt – black with gold embroidery.

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 . All Seniors need to get a Headguard as soon as possible.


OTHER IMPORTANT NOTICES: Teaching the martial art of Taekwon-Do and managing lots of children who have varied ages and abilities, involves co-operation and ongoing commitment from you the parent or guardian and we appreciate this no end. Thanks from both of us.   Long term commitment certainly is hard and difficult and your support to our work is invaluable. Here are some ways you can help:

  •  Water Bottle for you or your Child

When a student doesn’t have a water bottle, it takes up valuable time, disrupts the smooth running of the classes and takes the full attention of an instructor, so we would appreciate you ensuring your child has a bottle of water.

  •  Uniforms

All students must wear their full uniform, this includes their belt as well as this keeps with the ethos of discipline in the classes. Parents, we recommend that your child does not wear a tracksuit under their uniform as they may overheat. In the winter time leggings + T-shirt or skins are ideal.

  • Tuition Fees Payment

For your convenience we split the fees into monthly payments rather than ask for the full term up front. We will always provide a tuition fee envelope to be returned on the first class of the new month. Your timely payment would be much appreciated.

If you wish to pay by electronic transfer the details are as follows:

Please use the reference MIT followed by the children’s names:

Bank Account: Murphy’s Masterclass             BIC: IPBSIE2D

IBAN: IE17IPBS99073626668669


  • Mitchelstown Leisure Centre Regulations

We would like to remind you that we only hire one side of the large sports hall for our Taekwondo classes. This means that the 2nd half of the large sports hall is not available for free use, or any other activities such as ball playing, basket ball etc. (which we find very disturbing when we are teaching). Parents and students, please do not use the other side of the sports hall unless you wish to pay for it privately. Thank-you for your understanding.


  • Taking Photos and Videos

We do take photos ourselves to help us improve the service of the classes and for the purpose of the club social media. If we put photos or videos of your child online we ask for your permission (registration form), however, please note that some parents are not comfortable about other parents taking photos/video footage during class without their permission. Please respect this.







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