About

Master Val Douglas – 8th Degree Black Belt

Master Douglas

Vice President: Irish National Taekwon-Do Association 
(I.N.T.A.)

 

Master Douglas began his Taekwon-Do career in 1973 at Dublin’s Sean McDermott Street club. Under Mr Robert Howard now (G.M Howard). In his 39 years in TaeKwon-Do, Master Douglas has not only limited his skills to the physical side of TaeKwon-Do. He is also the organiser of many Courses, Seminars, National and International Tournaments; Master Douglas has been on various committees to promote TaeKwon-Do around Ireland. He has been a highly regarded instructor for the past 35 years. From 2002-2007 he has coached the ITF Ireland squad with distinction.

From 2007 -2009 he was the Director of Coaching for the I.T.F. Ireland National squad.

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2012 8th Degree Black Belt under, Grand Master Marano IX Degree
Grand Master Bos IX Degree  Grand Master Lan IX Degree   ( Scotland)
2012 International Instructors course( Scotland ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2012 International Instructors course( England ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2011 Tournament Organiser, INTA International ITF Open Championships
2011 International Instructors course( Ireland ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2010 Tournament Organiser, INTA International ITF Open Championships
2009 Tournament Organiser, INTA International ITF Open Championships 
2009 Director of Coaching ITF Ireland Squad
2008 International Instructors Course, (Ireland) I.T.F. Technical Committee
2008 European Championships Wroclaw, Poland,   Umpire
2008 Director of Coaching ITF Ireland Squad
2007 Director of coaching ITF Ireland Squad
2006 International Instructor Course (Germany) I.T.F.   Technical Committee
and Master Trân Trieu Quân VIII Degree.
2005 Head coach for Irish National team, World Championships, Germany, 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals
2005 International Instructors course( Ireland ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2005 7th Degree Black Belt under, Grand Master Van Bihn IX Degree
Master Pablo Trajtenberg VIII Degree, Master Hector Marano VIII Degree
and Master Trân Trieu Quân VIII Degree.       (Ireland)
2005 Head Coach, Irish National Team, European Championships, Terracina, Italy   1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronzes.
2004 International Instructors Course ( Belgium) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2004 Irish National Coach for the Junior World Championships Squad, Italy;     Gold Medal for Individual Pattern; Bronze Medal for Individual Sparring
2004 Irish National Coach for World Championships Squad, Finland;
Bronze Medal for Team Pattern;  Bronze Medal for Team Power; 6 Individual Medals
2003 Irish National Coach for World Championships Squad, Poland;
Gold Medal for Team Power;  Gold Medal for Team Pattern
2003 Irish National Coach to I.T.F. Ireland Squad for European
Championships, Croatia;       Gold Medal for Team Power
2002 Irish National Coach for European Championships Squad, Czech Republic
1999 6th Degree Black Belt under Master Choi Jong-Hwa         (Ireland)
1999 International Seminar under Grand Master Choi Hong Hi  (Ireland)
1996 Class A International Umpire Certificate
1995 International Seminar under Grand Master Choi Hong Hi
1994 International Instructors Certificate from I.T.F. Technical committee
1994 5th Degree Black Belt
1991-94  Irish Team Manager
1993 Tournament Director for 12 Nations Tournament Including Russia & Australia
1990 Tournament Director for 4 Nations Tournament (Ireland, England, Germany & Holland)
1989 Coach for two Junior Teams for British TaeKwon-Do Championships;
1st and 2nd Place
1988 4th Degree Black Belt
1987 British TaeKwon-Do Championship, U.K.; Patterns 2nd Place
1987 Open TaeKwon-Do Championships, Dublin; Patterns 1st Place
1986 Open TaeKwon-Do Championships, Dublin; Sparring 1st Place
1986 Arklow Championships, Ireland; Patterns 1st Place
1985 Waterford Championships, Ireland; Overall Champion
1985 3rd Degree Black Belt
1984 World Championships, Scotland Irish squad member
1983 Irish National Champion; Special Technique 1st Place
1982 Irish National Champion; Special Technique 1st Place
1982 European Championships, Italy; Irish Team Member
1980 European Championships, London; Irish Team Member
1980 2nd Degree Black Belt under Master Rhee Ki Ha
1978 International Seminar under Grand Master Choi Hong Hi
1977 Irish National Champion; Power 1st Place
1977 1st Degree Black Belt Under Grand Master Choi-Hong Hi