Grand Master Val Douglas IX Degree

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

Grand Master Douglas began his Taekwon-Do career in 1973 in Dublin’s number 2 club on Sean McDermott Street under Mr. Robert Howard (now Grand Master Howard). In his 47 years of TaeKwon-Do Grand Master Douglas hasn’t just limited his skills to the physical side of TaeKwon-Do, he is also the organiser of many courses, seminars, and tournaments (both national and international). Grand Master Douglas has also been on various committees to promote TaeKwon-Do around Ireland.

He has been a highly regarded instructor for over 43 years.

From 2002 to 2007 he coached the ITF Ireland National squad with distinction.

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

19771st Degree Black Belt Under Grand Master Choi-Hong Hi
1977Irish National Champion; Power 1st Place
1978International Seminar under Grand Master Choi Hong Hi
19802nd Degree Black Belt under Master Rhee Ki Ha
1980European Championships, London; Irish Team Member
1982European Championships, Italy; Irish Team Member
1982Irish National Champion; Special Technique.
1983Irish National Champion; Special Technique.
1984World Championships, Scotland Irish squad member
19853rd Degree Black Belt
1985Waterford Championships, Ireland; Overall Champion
1986Arklow Championships, Ireland; Patterns 1st Place
1986Open TaeKwon-Do Championships, Dublin; Sparring 1st Place
1987Open TaeKwon-Do Championships, Dublin; Patterns 1st Place
1987British TaeKwon-Do Championship, U.K.; Patterns 2nd Place
19884th Degree Black Belt
1989Coach for two Junior Teams for British TaeKwon-Do Championships; 1st and 2nd Place
1990Tournament Director for 4 Nations Tournament (Ireland, England, Germany & Holland)
1993Tournament Director for 12 Nations Tournament Including Russia & Australia
1991-94Irish Team Manager
19945th Degree Black Belt
1994International Instructors Certificate from I.T.F. Technical committee
1995International Seminar under Grand Master Choi Hong Hi
1996Class A International Umpire Certificate
1999International Seminar under Grand Master Choi Hong Hi (Ireland)
19996th Degree Black Belt under Master Choi Jong-Hwa (Ireland)
2002Irish National Coach for European Championships Squad, Czech Republic
2003Irish National Coach to I.T.F. Ireland Squad for European Championships, Croatia; Gold Medal for Team Power
2003Irish National Coach for World Championships Squad, Poland; Gold Medal for Team Power; Gold Medal for Team Pattern
2004Irish National Coach for World Championships Squad, Finland; Bronze Medal for Team Pattern; Bronze Medal for Team Power; 6 Individual Medals
2004Irish National Coach for the Junior World Championships Squad, Italy; Gold Medal for Individual Pattern; Bronze Medal for Individual Sparring
2004International Instructors Course ( Belgium) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2005Head Coach, Irish National Team, European Championships, Terracina, Italy   1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronzes.
20057th 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)
2005International Instructors course( Ireland ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2005Head coach for Irish National team, World Championships, Germany, 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals
2006International Instructor Course (Germany) I.T.F. Technical Committee and Master Trân Trieu Quân VIII Degree.
2007Director of coaching ITF Ireland Squad
2008Director of Coaching ITF Ireland Squad
2008European Championships Wroclaw, Poland, Umpire
2008International Instructors Course, (Ireland) I.T.F. Technical Committee
2009Director of Coaching ITF Ireland Squad
2009Tournament Organiser, INTA International ITF Open Championships
2010Tournament Organiser, INTA International ITF Open Championships
2011International Instructors course( Ireland ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2011Tournament Organiser, INTA International ITF Open Championships
2012International Instructors course( England ) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2012International Instructors Course (Scotland) Under I.T.F Technical Committee
20128th Degree Black Belt under Grand Master Marano, Grandmaster Ung Kim Lan, Grand Master Wim Bos.
2015International Instructors Course (Scotland) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2018International Instructors Course (Ireland) under I.T.F. Technical Committee
2020Promoted to 9th degree Grand Master by the I.T.F. Promotions committee