About Our School
The Drogheda Taekwon-do School was established in 1986 by Mr. Tom Connor, V Degree. The School trains for 4 hours every week, year round, in the Holy Family Boxing Club, Ballsgrove, Drogheda. The School is affiliated with the Irish National Taekwon-do Association (INTA).
Mr. Tom Connor VI Degree
Mr. Raymond Connor V Degree
Mr. Ken Gorman II Degree (Assistant Instructor)
Mr. Fearghal Gorman II Degree (Assistant Instructor)
Our Student/School handbook is available, password is required to access and can be obtained from one of your instructors, the handbook can be downloaded here
Blackbelt Grading December 2015.
The 3 Generation of Connors all received new blacbelts.
About Our Logo
The School's logo includes the star and crescent. The earliest known town charter is that granted to Drogheda-in-Meath by Walter de Lacy in 1194. The original star and crescent appeared on the town emblem taken from Richard The Lionheart's coat of arms. The figure in the centre of the logo is executing a side kick. The claret and blue colours are traditionally associated with Drogheda.
New members of all ages and abilities are always welcome. To make an enquiry, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will get back to you as soon as possible
Contact Mr. Tom Connor directly by phoning 086 1692611
Tuesday 8pm - 10pm
Thursday 8pm- 10pm
At the Holy Family Boxing Club, Ballsgrove, Drogheda
Winter blackbelt Grading 2015. Congratulations to all DroghedaTKD members who attended the December Black Belt Grading 2015.
Hand and Foot Art Documentory is now available to watch in the Gallery 2015.
Kickathon for Neurofibromatosis.A big well done to all Drogheda TKD members tonight with the Kickathon for NF. Nearly 25 minutes of kicking!!
Art of Hand and Foot Documentary.Over the past month or so Mr Fearghal Gorman 2nd Degree and Erica Graham have been filming a documentary on three generations of Connors in Taekwon Do for thier college course in DKIT. Check out the news and Gallery 2015.
Great Master class with Master Douglas VIII.Thanks a million to Master Val Douglas VIII Degree for doing a 2 hour self defence master class in Drogheda Tae Kwon-do today. It was a very informative and energetic class on self defence techniques in Tae Kwon-Do, some great applications for us all to practice.
Welcome Master Val Douglas VIII Degree Drogheda TKD would like to welcome Master Val Douglas VIII Degree of the INTA to our club for a 2 hour class of self defense and other Tae Kwon Do applications.
The INTA International Open was held in the Watershed in Kilkenny on the 1st and 2nd March 2014. Gold, Silver and Bronze were brought home on the Saturday by our Juniors! Go to the School News for more details.
Drogheda TKD December Club Grading 2013 was held on the 21st December 2013, click on the school news for full details or the link above.
The IIC 2014 will be held here in Ireland in May of 2014!
Congratulations Mr Fearghal Gorman at the INTA Black Belt Grading Nov 30th 2013 click here for more information.
Metafit classes have now started at Drogheda TKD,clickhere for more information.
Drogheda TKD had a vist on Saturday 10th August 2013 from Master Brendan O'Toole 8th Degree who is head of our association the INTA. It was an honour to have Master O'Toole visit our club. Some photos will be added to gallery 2013 in the next day or two. Thanks again Master O Toole.
Great Result in Cork! Well done to all from Drogheda TKD who graded on Sunday 16th June in Cork at the INTA Blackebelt Grading. Mr Ken Gorman achieved 2nd degree today , Mr Fearghal Gorman just missed out but will be ready to rock again in December!! Congrats to Mr Anthony Maguire, Mr Caelum Connor, Mr David Beirth and Ms Pauline Connor who achieved 1st Degree blackbelt well done to all.
Drogheda TKD has 4 students grading for 1st Degree Black Belt on Sunday in Cork Pauline Connor, Anthony Maguire, David Beirth and Caelum Connor. Our two assistant instructors Mr Ken Gorman and Mr Fearghal Gorman are garding for 2nd Degree Blackbelts also. The very best of luck to all grading on Sunday.
The first Tiger Cubz class was held on Saturday April 13th 2013, thanks to the our first young cubz that came to the class. The class was held by Mr Connor Junior IV Degree and assisted by Mr Ken Gorman I Degreee and one of our red belt students Anthony Maguire, all had fun as they were introduced to some basic Tae Kwon Do. Well done everyone.
Drogheda Taekwon Do had its March grading on Saturday 30th March 2013. Well done to all who graded. Mr Ken Gorman put the students through a quick warm up to get everyone loosened up before the grading began. The Students were then put through their paces by both Mr. Connor Senior and Mr. Connor Junior. A marked improvement was observed by all instructors, keep up the good work everyone and yet again we will all step it up a gear for the next grading in June for our club colour belt grading and the black belt grading. Yours in Taekwon Do, Drogheda TKD.
Well done Drogheda TKD at the INTA International Open over the weekend, 9 medals in total taken home from our students, the taking part is the most essential part of these tournaments but it's always nice to bring home some medals.
C'mon Drogheda TKD!!! Bring on the INTA Open in Kilkenny over the weekend of the 9th and 10th March 2013 best of luck to all entering, bring home the medals!
All Drogheda TKD students please be aware under the Patterns menu now I have videos of all the patterns up to black belt, now you have the theory plus a video demonstrating how the pattern is executed.
Drogheda TKD is now holding classes on Saturdays from 11.00am to 1.00pm. All Drogheda TKD members are welcome. Saturday classes will consist more of fitness and circuit training, after circuits all patterns will be gone through, usually followed by bag work and some sparing plus some of Mr Connor Juniors favourite fitness techniques, regular Saturday class members will know what I mean!! These classes will be very beneficial to anyone going into competition or going for a grading. Yours in tae kwon-do. Drogheda TKD.
Welcome back to all our students for the first class of 2013 Looking forward to a busy 2013 for Drogheda TKD. Just to remind all students 15 euro membership renewal fee for the year is required by the end of January, all fee's to be given to Mr Connor Senior.
Drogheda TKD had it's last class grading of 2012 on the 15th December. The students were graded by Mr Connor Junior with the help of Mr Connor Senior. All students did very well,to see photos taken on the day please clickhere.
Three of our red belts attended the INTA Black Belt Grading in the Radisson in Cork on the 8th December,Ms Jade Connor,Mr Ciaran Kenny and David Beirth. Well done to Jade and Ciaran who passed and were promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt, David just missed out but worked very hard and will be ready to give it another go in June 2013. A good day was had by all who attended congratulations to all who passed from the other schools also.Photo gallery can be seenhere.
Three of our blackbelts Mr Paddy Hinds, Mr Ken Gorman and Mr Fearghal Gorman attended the INTA Umpires Course held in Portarlington TKD School. All three passed with flying colours! Many thanks again to Mr David Elson and Mr Nigel Stobie for running a well informed and well organised course.
Well done to our students who attended the INTA Technical Seminar on the 23rd and 24th of September 2012. This is part of the preparation for the blackbelt grading on December 8th 2012. Well done to all our students. Our students also graded in September at our September colour belt grading well done to everyone who participated.Well done again to Mr. Connor Junior again for grading the students looking forward to the December grading now. Lets keep up the hard work.
The Drogheda Taekwon-do School wishes to extend its gratitude to The Louth Local Sports Partnership, for their recent generous grant to buy training equipment. Pictured here, with some of the School's students, is Ms. Mary Browne, Coordinator of the Louth Local Sports Partnership.
Congratulations to Orla Clarke, 4th Kup, who travelled to Colorado, USA for the USTF International Taekwon-do Championship and returned with a Bronze medal in Sparring. Mr. Connor and Orla with her bronze medal are pictured here.
Well done to the School's 15 students who were promoted at the recent colour belt gradings, 25th June. Those who were promoted are listed here.
Congratulations to Mr. Niall Reynolds who was promoted to 2nd Degree, and to Ms. Joan Wyseman, Mr. Ken Gorman, Ms. Laura Clinton and Mr. Matthew Gorman who were promoted to 1st Degree, at the Black Belt Gradings in Dublin, on Sunday 12th June. This is a great achievement - well done!
Sinn Féin Councillor Dom Wilton, along with his daughter Sola, present Mr. Connor with speed ladders for the School. The School would like to thank Councillor Wilton for his generous offer of equipment to assist the students in their training sessions. The equipment will be put to very good use! Photos taken on the night can be seen here.
Well done to Caélum, Ciaran and Orla who brought home 6 trophies from the JeeGoo and Brooklodge Annual Tournament, held in Little Island Cork, 15th May. Photos from the tournament can be seen here.
In attendance at the INTA Technical Seminar, held in Maynooth, 2nd and 3rd April, were nine members of the Drogheda Taekwon-do School. The two day seminar was instructed by Master Brendan O'Toole (8th Degree) and Master Val Douglas (7th Degree). Photos from the seminar can be seen here.
Well done to the School's students who were promoted at the recent colour belt gradings, 26th March. A total of 12 students received their certificates from Mr. Connor at the Tuesday night class. Those who were promoted are listed here.
The Drogheda Leader Newspaper featured Mr. Connor's recent promotion to 5th Degree.
Congratulations to everyone who competed in the 12th Open ITF International Tournament Feb 5th and 6th. The School brought home 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze. Well done to everyone and thanks for all of the extra training and to Ken for coaching us all on the day. Click here for the photos. Congratulations to Meath TKD and Mr. Keith Matthews for their medal-winning performances also.