• Mr Rodney Connolly 3rd Degree Black Belt

 

1992 Commenced Trainingrodney-about


1993 Member of Irish Colour Belt team Bath gate Scotland 3rd Place

2006 3rd place sparring I.N.T.A open 3rd place sparring Colour Belt Championships

2007 Technical seminar under Master Brendan O’Toole and Master Val Douglas

2008 International Instructors Course Riccione Italy under Master Pablo Trajtenberg , Master Hector Marano,Master Willem Jacob Bos and the President of the I.T.F Master Trân Triêu Quân International Instructors Course Dublin Ireland under Master Pablo Trajtenberg , Master Hector Marano,Master Willem Jacob Bos

2009 2nd place Sparing Jee Goo & Brooklodge Annual Tournament
Awarded 1st Degree Black Belt by Master Brendan O’Toole, Master Val Douglas and Mr Gerry Martin.  International
Instructors Course Benidorm Spain under Master Pablo Trajtenberg , Master Hector Marano,Master Willem Jacob Bos

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2010 International Instructors Course Warsaw Poland under Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg, Grand Master Hector Marano,Master Willem JacobBos. 

International Instructors Course Utrecht Holland under Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg , Grand Master Hector Marano, Grand Master Willem Jacob Bos

2011 International Instructors Course Tralee Ireland under Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg , Grand Master Hector Marano,Grand Master Willem Jacob Bos. 

Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt by Master Brendan O’Toole, Master Val Douglas. 

Attended First I.T.F Convention Benidorm which included an International Instructors Course under , Grand Master Hector Marano,Grand Master Willem Jacob Bos and Grand Master Ung Kim Lan . 

Opened Inspiration Taewon-Do Schools Delvin, Clonmellon and Edgeworthstown .

 

2012 Joined the Irish Taekwon-Do Association , Irish Martial Arts Commission Garda vetting Certificate No.IMAC 23-21.

International Instructors Course Scotland under Grand Master Hector Marano, Grand Master Willem Jacob Bos and Grand Master Ung Kim Lan.   

Attended International Umpires Course Limerick.

Opened Inspiration Taekwon-Do School in Kells Co.Meath.

Hosted and attended a seminar with Mr Dylan Fitzgibbion World Junior champion at Inspiration Taekwon- School .

 

2013 International Instructors Course Tralee Ireland under, Grand Master Hector Marano,Grand Master Willem Jacob Bos and Grand Master Ung Kim Lan.
Hosted and attended a seminar with Mr Hong Looi World Silver Medallist and European Champion at Inspiration Taekwon- School.

 

  • Hosted and attended a seminar with Mr Stephen Ryan World Silver Medallist at Inspiration Taekwon- School . Hosted and attended a seminar with Master O Rourke at Inspiration Taekwon- School.

 

  • Taekwon-Do Advisory Board Introduction to coaching Course under Mr Adrian Byrne Shannon Co.Clare attended a sparring seminar under Mr.Tomaz Barada in Rome Italy.

 

  • Attended an ITF kids Course under Mr.Philip Lear in Rome Italy.

 

  • Attended ITA technical seminar by the ITA Technical Committee (Master Kenneth Wheatley VII Dan, Niall Jones VI Dan and Stephen Ryan VI Dan) in Cobh Community Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork.


2014 Attended a business development & technical seminar by Master Per Andresen VIII Degree from Norway .
Hosted and attended a seminar with Mr Hong Looi World Silver Medallist and European Champion and World team champion at Inspiration Taekwon- School

 

  • Attended over the weekends of March 8th/9th and May 10th/11th a Level 1 (Assistant) coaching course which was run in Blanchardstown Taekwon-Do Club under the auspices of the Taekwon-Do Advisory Board and the Irish Martial Arts Commission and awarded Level one coaching.
  • Hosted and attended a seminar with Mr Adrian Byrne Irish Team Head at Inspiration Taekwon- School
  • Attended the 92nd IIC in Dublin on May 24th 2014 under Grand Master Hector Marano, Grand Master Willem Jacob Bos and Grand Master Ung Kim Lan.
  • Attended ITA technical seminar by the ITA Technical Committee (Master Kenneth Wheatley VII Dan, Niall Jones VI Dan and Stephen Ryan VI Dan) in Donnycarney Community Centre, Dublin .

 

  • Trained with Mr Sergio Bennati in Pisa Italy.

 

  • Attended ITA Summer camp with instructors Master Wheatley, Mr Stephen Cooley, Mr Stephen Smullen, Mr Adrian Byrne, Mr Niall Jones, Mr Stephen Ryan, Ms Anne-Marie Kinsella, Ms Laura Ryan, Mr Mark Buckley, Mr Luke Laffan and Guest Instructor Sabum Tomaz Barada.

 

  • Opened Inspiration Taekwon-Do Schools in Ballivor in Co.Meath and Castlepollard Co.Westmeath.

 

  • Hosted and attended a seminar with Master Delea at Inspiration Taekwon- Schools.

 

  • Attended ITA technical seminar by the ITA Technical Committee (Master Kenneth Wheatley VII Dan, Niall Jones VI Dan and Stephen Ryan VI Dan) in Ennis Co.Clare.

 

  • Opened Inspiration Taekwon-Do School in Mullingar Co.Westmeath.

2015 Hosted and attended a seminar with Mr Hong Looi World Silver Medallist and European Champion and World team champion at Inspiration Taekwon- School.

  • Hosted and attended ITA Technical Seminar on the 22nd March in the Loreto College Mullingar Committee (Master Kenneth Wheatley VII Dan, Niall Jones VI Dan Stephen Ryan VI Dan and Mr Hong keat Looi ).

 

  • Attended a seminar with Mr.Stephen Ryan VI in Turners Cross Cork .Sliver medal at the ITA Dublin open in Veterans Patterns .

 

  • Hosted and attended a seminar with Master Delea at Inspiration Taekwon- Schools. Attended ITA Technical Seminar Tralee Kerry Committee (Master Kenneth Wheatley VII Dan, Niall Jones VI Dan Stephen Ryan VI Dan and Mr Hong keat Looi )

 

  • Awarded 3rd degree Black Belt at the ITA black belt Grading in Rathcoole, Dublin. The examiner panel consisted of Master Wheatley, Master Barry, Master Delea, Mr Cooley and Mr Jones.

 

  • As part of a major expansion opened Inspiration Taekwon-Do schools in Carlanstown, Kinnegad, killucan and Ballinabrackey.

 

  • Attended a special needs and inclusion course with Westmeath sports partnership. Hosted and attended a seminar with Miss Anne Marie Kinsella at Inspiration Taekwon-Do.

 

  • Hosted and attended a seminar with Master Delea at Inspiration Taekwon- Schools. Attended ITA Technical Seminar in Ennis Co.Clare committee Master Kenneth Wheatley VII Dan, Niall Jones VI Dan Stephen Ryan VI Dan and Mr Hong keat Looi ) Sliver medal at the ITA Limerick open in Veterans Patterns and bronze in Veterans sparring.

 

  • Attended an International Competition course in Stratford upon Avon England committee members Grandmaster Willem Jacob Bos ,Master Willy Van de Mortel and Mr.Thomas Barada.

 

rod suska2016 Attended ITA AGM where I was appointed as a member of the special needs and inclusion committee.

  • Hosted and attended a destruction seminar with Mr.Mark Pollock in Inspiration Taekwon-Do schools.

  • Hosted and attended a seminar with Mr.Hong Looi at Inspiration Taekwon-Do schools

  • Attended the ITF Scotland championship as part of the Inspiration Taekwon-Do team that came in 3rd place overall personal result Silver destruction bronze patterns.

  • Dublin Open bronze in Veterans Patterns.

  • Hosted and attended a seminar with Master Delea in Ballivor community Centre.

  • Attended the 110th IIC in Warsaw Poland under Grand Master Hector Marano, Grand Master P.Weiler and Grand Master Kim Lan Ung.

  • First two Students promoted to first Degree black belt (Mr.Shane Doyle Miss Eimear Sherwin.
  • Attended the ITF England championship as part of the Inspiration Taekwon-Do team. 

  • Hosted and attended ITA Technical Seminar in Multhfarnam Co.Westmeath. Committee (Master Kenneth Wheatley VII Dan, Niall Jones VI Dan Stephen Ryan VI Dan and Mr Hong keat Looi ). 

  • Competed at the Itf World Cup in Budapest Hungary .Inspiration Taekwon-Do Students Cian Douglas silver medal sparring, Nicola Douglas Bronze Sparring and Saoirse Reddington Bronze Sparring . 

  • Hosted and attended a seminar with Master Delea at Inspiration Taekwon- Schools. 

  • Competed at the ITA National Championships Bronze Veteran Patterns and Inspiration Taekwon-Do came Fifth in overall Schools .

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