Loughrea Taekwon-Do club was started in September 2005 and has built up a loyal group of students ranging from 6 years to adult. Classes are held in St Raphael’s secondary school, Loughrea twice a week on Monday and Friday. Class times for juniors/beginners are 6.30-7.30pm. Class times for advanced students are 7:30-8.30pm. For more information click here
We held our annual Holloween party where everyone dressed up in scary costumes. The instructors were pirates this year.
Congratulations to those who took part in the Leinster Championships in Athlone. There was an excellent turnout from the students representing Loughrea Taekwondo Club and together we earned 17 medals. Well done to the following medal winners : Daniel Sokur - 2 gold medals, Anton Tairov 1 gold and 1 silver, Brian Doyle - 1 gold and 1 bronze, Tiarnan Bowes - 1 gold and 1 bronze, Oisin Dolan - 1 gold medal, Cian Bowes - 1 silver and 1 bronze, Alison Morrissey - 2 bronze medals, Morgan Smith - 2 bronze medals and Eoghan Doyle - 1 silver and 1 bronze.
The club took part in the St Patrick's Day parade in Loughrea as is customary on the 17th March.
Since it was a cool day we did some warm up exercises before we lined up for the parade.
In the middle of the main street we lined up in front of the main stand to give a brief demonstration of our taekwondo skills. The whole group showed our sitting stance punches.
Since everyone in Loughrea expects it now, Eoghan broke some timber with a jumping side kick. While the other students demonstrated the flying high kick and punching and kicking combinations on the kick shield.
Well done to all who took part. Thank you for participating , we're proud of your performance representing your club.
Congratulations to Cian and Tiarnan Bowes who brought back 7 medals between them from the friendship tournament and WKA trials in Tralee.
Congratulations to those who took part in the Munster Championships in Tralee. Medal winners shown are Cian and Tiarnan Bowes and Eoghan Doyle.
Fun at training tonight for a good cause, we raised €90 for Sebastian. Well done everyone.
Well done to Cian Bowes who came home from Greece and representing Ireland at the WKU world championships with three bronze medals! We are really proud of you.
Congratulations to those who took part in the Connacht Championships in Galway and earned their medals. Cian and Tiarnan Bowes, Hannah and Oliver Fitzgerald, Anton Tairov and Morgan Smith.
Well done to everyone who took part in the local Friendship Tournament in Oranmore. It was a great day and we brought back 18 medals to the club.
Loughrea Taekwondo Club had one student participating in the annual Black Belt Grading this year. Cian Bowes, who has trained hard over the last years, got the highest grade of the under 14 group and is now promoted to Black Belt. The photo shows Cian with his proud instructor, Mrs Sandra Doyle, together with Master Dalton, Master McCarthy and Mrs Dalton.
Congratulations to those who took part in the Leinster Championships in Athlone and earned their medals. Cian and Tiarnan Bowes, Oliver Fitzgerald, Daniel Sokur and Morgan Smith.