Master Douglas Taekwondo Schools Irish National Taekwon-Do Association International Taekwon-Do Federation International Taekwon-Do Federation

R.I.P – Catherine Smyth

Heartfelt condolences to Mr. Tom Smyth (Instructor Greenhills) and his family from all at MDTS on the passing of his mother Catherine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. 

Special Announcement 

From Master Douglas on the Presentation of his 9th Degree Grandmaster

I am honoured to receive my 9th Degree Certificate today. I would like to thank Grandmaster O Toole for presenting me with my 9th degree certificate on behalf of Grandmaster Weiler, President of the ITF.

It is a great honour to receive such a prestigious title as a Grandmaster and I am immensely proud to be part of such an elite group of Taekwon-Do exponents.

I would also like to thank Grandmaster Marano, Grandmaster Lan, Grandmaster Vanberghen, and Grandmaster O’Toole for supporting me in my application for my 9th degree and thank you also to the ITF promotion committee for approving my application.

After 47 years it is the pinnacle of anyone’s career to receive such an honour in Taekwon-Do.

I would like to also thank my wife Jean and family for supporting me throughout these years.


Train @ Home Video Series

Please find links below to our Train @ Home Series 

Train @ Home Series – Introduction & Basics

Train @ Home Series – Colour Grade Patterns, Stances & Terms

Train @ Home Series -Stretching

Train @ Home Series – Black Belt Patterns 1st – 4th Dan


Train @ Home Step-Sparring Series

Train @ Home Series – 3 Step Sparring

Train @ Home Series – 2 Step Sparring

Train @ Home Series – 1 Step Sparring

Train @ Home – Challenges & Activities

Train @ Home – Balance Challenge

Train @ Home – Stances Challenge

Train @ Home – Flying Challenge – Colour Belts


Train @ Home – Activities 1

Train @ Home – Activities 2

Train @ Home – Activities 3

Train @ Home – Activities 4

Classes Cancelled

In line with the Government and HSE guidelines issued today, it has been
decided that for the health and safety of all Master Douglas Taekwon-Do Schools
students, that classes will be suspended effective from tomorrow, 13th March
until 29thMarch 2020.
The grading scheduled for 21st March 2020, will also be postponed.
We hope that these closures will only be for a short period of time, however, be
sure to check in with the M.D.T.S. website, Facebook and Instagram pages for
further updates.
Stay safe and well,
Master Douglas




This site provides information for students and prospective students of Master Douglas Tae Kwon-Do Schools. The schools are members of the Irish National Taekwon-Do Association (INTA) who are affiliated to the International Tae Kwon-Do Federation (I.T.F) and the All European Taekwon-Do Federation (A.E.T.F.).

Master Val Douglas who holds an 8th Degree black belt has years (too many to mention) experience as an instructor and coach and is the former director of coaching for the National Association (INTA).

Beginner’s classes are ongoing and all are welcome. Classes are separated into children and adults classes. Children from 8yrs of age can join the junior Taekwon-Do class while our Little Dragon Taekwon-Do classes are available for 5-8 year olds.

MDTS Classes are available in Adamstown, Greenhills and Kilternan. See the Timetable page for details.

Little Dragons

Little Dragons is a specially designed class for boys and girls aged five to eight years old. We’d love to welcome new students to our schools in Adamstown, Greenhills, and Sandyford. For more information contact Master Val Douglas on 086 320 0782 or See Timetables for class times in your local school.