Passage West  School of Taekwon-Do St Peters Community School,  Passage West, Co. Cork.  Tel 0872713339. E-mail passagetkd@gmail.com Taekwon-Do advisory board logo

 Established in 1989 Passage West School of Taekwon-Do was founded by Mr Paul Delea 6th Degree. The club is renowned for it's high standards and friendly atmosphere. Passage West School Of Taekwon-Do is a member of and recognised by the following organisationIrish Taekwon-Do Association logos


 Irish Taekwon-Do Association is focused on the development and promotion of ITF Taekwon-Do in Ireland in accordance with Government Sports Policy. ITA is a fully registered member of the Taekwon-Do Advisory Board (TAB) of the Irish Martial Arts Commission (IMAC), which is recognised as the National Governing Body (NGB) for martial arts in Ireland by the Irish Sports Council (ISC). ITA cooperates with Irish National Taekwon-Do Association (INTA) for the selection, coaching and management of the ITF Ireland National Taekwon-Do Team.


The association was founded under the name All Ireland Taekwon-Do Association (AITA) in 1984 and operated under that name for 22 years. The association's name was changed to Irish Taekwon-Do Association (ITA) on 13th May 2006 when Ireland’s Allied National Associations (ANAs) unified in a democratic merger process.

Irish Taekwon-Do Association is a member of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), headquartered in Vienna, Austria under the leadership of Grand Master Trân Trieu Quân.
The Irish Taekwon-Do Association is a dynamic and progressive organisation, which comprises ITF Taekwon-Do schools in Ireland covering; Clare, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Limerick, Meath, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow.

International Taekwon-Do Federation

I.T.F. is the International Taekwon-Do Federation, founded on March 22nd, 1966, by General Choi Hong Hi, the Father of Taekwon-Do who developed Taekwon-Do, to promote the teaching of this martial art. At that time, nine countries were involved: Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, West Germany, USA, Turkey, Italy, and Egypt. Taekwon-Do is now taught in almost every country in the world, and General Choi is recognized as the Father of Taekwon-Do. Practitioners of Taekwon-Do recognise that they are forever students of our Founder, General Choi Hong Hi. The ITF and its affiliated organisations will strengthen and promote the legacy of General Choi as described in his Encyclopaedia of Taekwon-Do, notably the twenty-four patterns and the philosophy.

The ITF belongs to all its members; it must work for its members and with its members to provide the services they need and require.

The ITF and its affiliated organisations are always open to suggestions from members and encourage innovative ideas.

The ITF and its affiliated organisations are and must remain free of all political influence.

All qualifications and promotions within the ITF and its affiliated organisations will be attributed according to merit and in conformity with well-established criteria.

The respect of hierarchy authority is an important principle in all martial arts. All members of ITF will respect those who are their seniors in the organisation, particularly their teacher. On the other hand, the seniors wIMAC logoill treat their students and other juniors with respect and fairness.


IMAC is the national governing body for Martial Arts in Ireland and recognised by the Irish Sports Council as such.