Welcome to North Star Taekwon-do

North Star Taekwon-do (Clontarf/Killester) ranked second in Ireland at the 2016 ITA National Championships.

Please click here for details about our new Female teen/adult kickboxing classes in Belgrove Boys' School.

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BREAKING NEWS ; We are delighted to announce that ESB and Ryan and Lamb Architects formerly Rory Ryan Architects are the sponsors of the New North Star T Shirt. We are very grateful to them for their great support.

Sheís finally done it: Rebecca Mooney is European Champion (-45kg sparring)
After finishing 3rd at the World Championships in Italy last year Rebecca went on to finish 3rd at the European Championships in Scotland last October, but that didnít reflect what might have been. In both competitions Rebecca was only seconds away from making the finals but was narrowly beaten. Now with a wealth of experience behind her this time in Tampere, Finland the outcome would be different.
Things heated up at semi-final stage when Rebecca got the fight she has wanted for the last year as she faced Polish World Champion Oliwia Podwysocka. While winning bronze is such a great achievement Rebecca did not want another bronze and that seemed to be the driving force behind the calm and measured performance. With 30 seconds left on the clock she was in the ideal position, leading the world champion and no warnings on the board. She had practised and discussed her strategy for seeing out the last 30 seconds so many times back home and was not going to let this one slip away. The World Champion had been beaten and it was onward to the Final. With her good friend and Irish team mate Ciara Fitzsimons coming through the other side of the draw, also beating Poland in the semi it was an all Irish final. The final was close but Rebecca never really looked like she was in trouble. Her determination, focus and drive was evident before they went in the ring and she would not let that gold slip away. As the final seconds ticked away and the buzzer sounded the emotions of the final finally spilt over with both girls embracing in the centre ring. It was a moment to make everyone proud to be Irish as we laid claim to the two best fighters in Europe.
Itís a massive congratulations to Rebecca who has worked so hard to achieve a European Championship title. She plans a few weeks off now to rest before starting her preparation for the WAKO Kickboxing World Junior Championships later this year.


Clontarf TKD is part of North Star Taekwon-do Schools. North Star is made up of Killester and Clontarf Taekwon-do Clubs. The Clubs are part of Irelands largest Taekwon-do Association, the ITA www.taekwondo.ie


Clontarf TKD is a Taekwon-do Club in the heart of Clontarf. The Club is a community focused Club run by father and daughter Gerry Mooney (3rd degree black belt) and Rebecca Mooney (1st degree black belt). The Club has proven very popular with children in the area and has quickly gained a loyal membership and following. Our aim is to ensure our members achieve their full Taekwon-do potential, whatever that may be.


The Club is part of Ireland's largest Taekwon-do Association (and national Governing Body) the ITA, giving our members the opportunity to compete at the highest level of European and World Taekwon-do. At Clontarf TKD we are focused on ensuring our young members develop their skills to the best of their ability and our tag progress system for our 6 to 8 year olds provides them with a real sense of achievement. Over time the children will learn the wonderful skill of Taekwon-do, how to defend themselves and much much more.


Watch and see your child learn patterns (a series of movements against imaginary opponents), sparring, special technique and power as well as various team events. They will also learn the Korean for the moves they learn. Come join us now to begin your Taekwon-do journey.

Please feel free to look through the Club website for information about the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon-do and contact us through the contacts page at any time with any query you may have.

We welcome all visitors to our Club located at Belgrove Boys' School, Seafield Road Clontarf.

Yours in Taekwon-do

Gerry Mooney

 "Effort and attitude builds Champions"

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Clontarf TKD introduce new YouTube channel. Over the coming weeks you can check out some of the action from the Cork Open International 2014 and other events.

Grading material.

There are several ways to access the training and grading material depending on the device you are using. Check our the grading page or check out the grading call sheets separately.

Parents should give as much help as possible to young children. Some beginner learning material is also available as well as a training manual up to certain grades.

Beyond those grades students should obtain the ITA training manual through the club instructor.

Some additional theory is also included on the website.

Grading list will appear on the grading list page in the coming weeks.

 World Cup success 2016 Budapest


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Useful Videos for beginners

4 directional punch is not a pattern but is the first sequence of moves a beginner will learn


4 directional block is not a pattern but is one of the early sequence of moves a yellow tag will learn



Wristbands on tour

Get those wristband on tour pics in soon.

Finn and Fae did.

Check out some more here.


                                 Clontarf TKD Charity page  

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Clontarf TKD is a member of the Irish Taekwon-do Association (ITA). The Club is Internationally recognised by the International Taekwon-do Federation (ITF) under plaque certifictae number 607054. Further information about the ITA can be found by clicking on the following link.

Clontarf TKD and Killester TKD are jointly known as North Star Taekwon-do Schools.


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