At Red Star Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing, sparring is our main focus. These class is ideal for anybody interested in the competitive end of these two similar striking arts. Although we train mostly for tournaments, if competing is not your thing, you are more than welcome to come for the training and enjoy all the benefits of competition training has to offer. The classes will be cardio vascular based, with an emphasis on Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing drills as well as sparring, stretching and conditioning.
Our top competitors have competed in all levels of competition, from national Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing to international level. As a competitor Red Star can offer you access to national Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing tournaments, through our parent associations the ITF and the AKAI. Top level national competitors can then go on to be selected to represent Ireland at International Level. Our most recent international outing saw competitors from our clubs take home 13 medals from the ITF European championships – July 2009 and the ITF World Championships in Korea in 2010.
Members of Red Star also have yearly access to seminars with the worlds leading Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing coaches, last year we had seminars with;
- World Champion Coach Master Don Dalton
- Former World and European WAKO Champion Tomaz Barada
- Former Argentian champion and ITF world champion coach Master Jose Maidana
- Former European medalist and Boxing coach Phil Suttcliffe
To name a few, we constantly run seminars and work shops through out the year.
Training for Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing tournaments takes places every Monday and Friday at our full time gym on Bannow Road in Cabra see our map in the ‘find us’ section.