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Munster Martial Arts put Limerick on the map with International Championships performance

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Students from Limerick’s Munster Martial Arts travelled to Belfast last weekend racking up an incredible 52 medal haul at the European Tang Soo Do Federations International Championships

Limerick’s Munster Martial Arts struck gold at the European Tang Soo Do Federations International Championships capturing an incredible 52 medals

Munster Martial Arts put Limerick on the map with International Championships performance
Munster Martial Arts & ITO Ireland Chief Instructor Master Pat Forde said, “It’s taken a few days for the result to sink in”. Pictured here with Tournament Grand Champion, Con Fitzgibbon

Students from Limericks Munster Martial Arts travelled to Belfast last weekend to compete in the European Tang Soo Do Federations International Championships with the Limerick team winning a remarkable 52 medals at the tournament bringing home 24 Gold, 16 Silver and 12 bronze medals. 

On top of this senior black belt student Con Fitzgibbon the Grand Champion Trophy at the competition for being the best overall black belt competitor. Con is the first Irish man to achieve this accolade. Students from the club competed in Traditional Forms and Weapon forms divisions as well as fighting divisions. 

Munster Martial Arts teaches the Korean Art of Tang Soo Do and is part of the Intercontinental Tang Soo Do Organisation. Classes are run in the city at Rollerjam and also in the county in Hospital and Newcastlewest. 


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Speaking of the result Munster Martial Arts & ITO Ireland Chief Instructor Master Pat Forde said, “It’s taken a few days for the result to sink in and I am so proud of the team and how we prepared for this event.  On the day parents of our younger students were also fantastic. I am thrilled for Con who has been a student of mine for a very long time. He has won at international level at every stage of his time with me of for him to be the first Irish Man to win Grand Champion is so well deserved.”

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