Congrats to everyone who graded and competeted at Internationals in Cork!
A total of 20 students have graded this semester!
Our semester break training will be Wednesday 6-8 in Hall A.
Anyone who is interested in Taekwon-Do is more than welcome to come to one of our trainings! It's never too late to start!
Semester Training Times
All classes are open to UCD students and alumni from complete beginners to black belts.
About the Club
We are an ITF Taekwondo club, part of the RITA under Master Keane. However, as a university club, we also have members from other styles and federations of Taekwondo, and even completely different martial arts, who regularly train with us for both fitness and sparring.
We attend many competitions throughout the year,on the local, national, and international level. The club has produced national and European champions at both black belt and colour belt level. We also have about three gradings a year, and it is a particular source of pride that many of the club's Chief Instructors have actually come through the club from white belt to first degree and beyond.
There is also a strong social side to the club, and we often arrange nights out, movie nights on campus, and trips away.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art which was founded in 1955 by General Choi Hong Hi. The art can subdivided into Sparring, Traditional, Destruction, Self-Defence and Conditioning. At the begining of your training these divisions can seem very distinct with, for example, Sparring and Traditional appearing to be completely different, almost opposites, in fact.
However, as you progress and move higher in the art, the philosophy that lies behind all aspects comes to the fore and it becomes obvious that the various subdivisions are just different facets of the same ideal - that of the body, mind and spirit acting in harmony and synchronicity, bringing all available resources to bear on achieving the objective.