Tae Kwon Do is one of the most widely practised martial arts in the world. It is both a style of combat and international sport of Korean origin. As one of the most successful Tae Kwon Do clubs in the country, we are consistantly 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 Tae Kwon Do club today.
The NUI Galway TaeKwon-Do Club celebrated its 20th year as a University club in 2014. We are a member of TaeKwon-Do Ireland.
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 16 years ago. Our other instructor Ms. Fitzpatrick is a II Dan Black Belt and is currently training for her III Dan Black Belt. She has been a member of the club since she joined as a white belt and is celebrating her 10th year in the club this year.
T.A.G.B. Birmingham - November 2017
Well done to Agata Rzeznik, Aaron Croke, Nathan Deane-Higgins 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 Taekwodo Championships today!! Especially to all of the new members of the club: Reg, Lorcán and Emmet 👏
Congratulations to you all!!
Thank you, Connacht Taekwon-Do for having us! :)
November 2014 Semester One Grading
October 2014 Connaught Championships
May 2014 Annual BlackBelt Grading and Awards Night:
July 2013 Summer Colour Belt Grading:
Success for NUIG TaeKwon-Do Club
by Steven Fox
Saturday 21st saw NUI Galway Taekwon-Do attend the Irish Intervarsities in Tralee, Co. Kerry.
The competitors were very successful in their winning of medals.
In the White Belt to Green Tag category, Sarah Prendergast (White Belt) and Javan Neves (Yellow Tag) took gold medals in the female and male Sparring respectively, with Sean Feeney (Yellow Tag) taking the bronze in the male category. In the Green Belt and above category, John Kinsella (Green Belt) took home the bronze medal.
In the Patterns, NUIG swept the medals for the male White Belt to Green Tag category, with Sean Feeney (Yellow Tag), Joao Henrique Albuquerque (Yellow Tag) and Steven Fox (Yellow Tag) taking gold, silver and bronze respectively. In the female category, Jade Casey (White Belt) came away with bronze.In the Team Sparring events, the male team of Javan Neves, Joao Henrique Albuquerque and Sean Feeney, and the female team of Jade Casey and Sarah Prendergast both took silver, losing out to the DIT teams.
Pictured L-R are: Joao Albuquerque, Steven Fox (Secretary), John Kinsella (OCM), Javan Neves, Sean Feeney (Treasure), Jade Casey, Christopher Walsh (Captain). Missing from the photo are Sarah Prendergast and Sarah Counihan.
Total medal count on the day for NUIG was 13 medals including, 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 Bronze.
Overall, a great day was had by all, and we would like to extend our gratitude to our drivers on the day.