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HX Taekwon-Do is a dedicated martial arts facility in Harolds Cross, Dublin. We are members of the Irish National Taekwon-Do association, and the International Taekwon-Do Federation.
Classes in the traditional martial art and dynamic combat sport are available every weekday, for both adults and children.

Martial Arts in South Dublin, Taekwondo



Hard work and determination. Also a healthy dose of panic.

Our five girls put in a fantastic performance at the INTA black belt grading in Thurles on Saturday. As nerve-wracking as I'm sure it was for them, for me it was tremendously exciting watching them cut through the pre-exam tension and get down to business with full power and focus.
Lingering self-doubts disappeared in an instant and a persistent work ethic resulted in one of the strongest performances on the day.

The black belt may only be the start of a martial arts journey, but it is also a recognition of the perseverance and hard graft put in by each student over the last four years.

Myself and the whole club are extremly proud of our new Dan grades, so obviously they'll have to work a lot harder now to live up to the image. Ha! tough luck girls, and you thought you'd be coasting from here :)

ITC venue change

The INTA Instructors and Technical Course will be held in Cork on Sat/Sun 8th/9th November. Please note that due to a problem with a number of locations, this venue has been changed multiple times. The most recent change has seen a short move to Bunscoil Rinn an Cabhailaigh, Rushbrook, Cobh, Co Cork also known as Rushbrook National School.

This course is a requirement for anybody intending to grade to black belt or above.

Running Time:

Seminar:    11:00-13:30*
Break:        13:30-14:30
Seminar      14:30-17:00
Seminar:    9:00-11:30
Break:        11:30-12:00
Seminar:    12:00 to 14:00


Umpires Course

The next INTA National Umpire course will be held on the 4th & 5th October 2014.
During this course the I.N.T.A. Tournament & Umpire committee will present I.T.F. rules.
This course is open to all I.N.T.A. Black belts members (Jnr & Snr) & Senior 1st Kup members.
Black Belt Participants must present their I.T.F. Certificate Number (Small I.T.F. Black Belt Card)
1st Kup Participants must present their I.N.T.A. membership number (Student membership Card)
Course fees’
€50 – Full Course (2 Days)
€30 – Refresher (1 Day, Saturday 6th Oct)
All fees’ must be paid on arrival
All participants are required to bring:
I.T.F. Official’s Attire (Blue Jacket, blue slacks, white shirt, plain blue tie, white socks, white shoes)
I.T.F. Dobok, Notebook & Pen.
Casual clothing is not acceptable for the Umpires Course.
Portarlington Taekwon Do School,
Park Lane,
Co. Laois
Saturday 4th    11:00 to 13:30
                        14:30 to 18:00
Sunday 5th      10:00 to 12:00
                        12:30 to 14:30

Calendar dates

A few important upcomming events that I probably wont remember to announce in class :

  • 4th / 5th October Umpires Course

  • 18th October National Championships
    The Watershed, Kilkenny

  • 8th/9th of November.  Instructor and Technical Course (ITC)
    Glanmire Community College, Cork.

    Any student testing for black belt in December will have to attend this course, unless they attended the previous ITC earlier this year.

  • 6th December Black Belt Grading
    Aner Hotel Thurles.

    Any student testing for black belt in December should probably show up at this.