Taekwon-Do is one of the most widely practiced martial arts in the world. It is both a style of combat and international sport of Korean origin. As one of the most successful Taekwon-Do clubs in the country, we are consistently turning out national and international competitors. Looking for competitive glory, to get fit, or to meet people and just have a good time, come join the NUI Galway Taekwon-Do club today.
The NUI Galway Taekwon-Do Club celebrated it's 25th year as a University club in 2018/19. We are a member of Taekwondo Ireland, but welcome students from all organisations and taekwondo affiliations.
Our head instructor Mr. Spelman is the first IV Dan Black Belt of Taekwon-Do in our club and has been a member of the club since he joined as a white belt nearly 20 years ago. Our other instructor Ms. Fitzpatrick is a III Dan Black Belt. She has been a member of the club since she joined as a white belt. A new addition to our instructors are Ms O'Loughlin, Ms Rzeznik, Mr Ó Murchú and Mr Croke who are all I Dan Black Belts and still students at the university.
TI World Championships - Birmingham - July 2017
Well done to Agata Rzeznik, Aaron Croke, Nathan Deane-Huggins, Lorcan McCarthy and Roisin O'Loughlin who traveled over to Birmingham to compete as part of the Irish TKDI team at the Taekwon-Do International World Championships. This was a huge competition, with competitors travelling from as far as the USA and Australia.
Our members were unlucky in the patterns section of the competition, but did very well in the sparring part of the tournament.
(Pictured: Mr Jordan Lacey, Lorcan McCarthy, Agata Rzeznik, Nathan Deane-Huggins, Ms Roisin O'Loughlin, Aaron Croke)
May 2018, Annual Black Belt Grading and Awards Night:
Spring Grading 2018:
Thanks to Master Burke who traveled up from Cork to grade everyone.
T.A.G.B. Birmingham - November 2017
Well done to Agata Rzeznik, Aaron Croke, Nathan Deane-Huggins and Roisin O'Loughlin who all went over to Birmingham and competed in the T.A.G.B. British Championships. This was a massive competition with over 1500 competitors that was held in the Barclay Arena in Birmingham.
Our members were unlucky in the patterns section of the competition but did very well in the sparring part of the tournament.
Overall, it was a fantastic experience and a great time was had by all.
November Grading 2017:
October 2017 Connacht Championships
Very well done to all of those who attended Connacht Taekwon-do Championships today! Especially to all of the new members of the club: Reg, Lorcán and Emmet
Congratulations to you all.
May 2014 Annual Black Belt Grading and Awards Night: