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    Join Us for our exciting 2-Day Intensive Summer Camp and Immerse yourself in all aspects of Taekwon-Do & Martial Arts including Taekwon-Do competition, kickboxing point sparring, Boxing (Basic & Advanced), Self-defence, Individual and group Pattern instruction and Specialist Kicking Techniques Kicks off Wednesday 16th August at 10 am in Castleland Community Centre and continues on Thursday 17th . Both days we finish up at 3pm. Wear Comfy Clothing, bring plenty of water and a packed lunch and of course your sparring Gear. ....

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  • The Power of Focus

    Iris and Maya are sisters who joined our class having moved here from Spain. Here they are practicing some fundamental movements in preparation for their first belt Test. What is important here is not so much the physical movements or whether they are technically accurate or not (actually they're both very good). No! what is important here is the ability of both young ladies to FOCUS on what it is that they are learning. The ability to FOCUS will serve both of these students so much better in life than their ability to kick and punch. Yes they will certainly be able to kick and punch but it is lessons like how to FOCUS that will add a much more valuable element to their training and equip ....

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  • Kids Self Defence  in Balbriggan - Elite Taekwondo Academy - What Are You Waiting For?

    What Are You Waiting For?

    Our safe and structured classes are just the tonic you need for your body. Parents love our children's classes as we teach the skills necessary for success: bully prevention, respect for others, confidence, courage and fitness. New beginner classes are starting this term. Check out our web Special Offer at ....

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  • Kids Self Defence  in Balbriggan - Elite Taekwondo Academy - Parents as Coaches Night

    Parents as Coaches Night

    Congratulations to all of the many Parents who tried their hand at Taekwon-Do for the first time last week. The event aimed to give Parents an insight into how they might help their child get the most from their Martial Arts training. We started with a gentle(ish) Warm-up to get the blood flowing and stretch the muscles before introducing some of the basic techniques and their underlying concepts. Basic kicks, punches, and strikes were then delivered onto the focus pads where their effectiveness in Self-Defence could be appreciated. While everybody was having fun during the session the message of the class was an important one. "Don't expect your child to look like a Black Belt ....

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  • Kids Self Defence  in Balbriggan - Elite Taekwondo Academy - 5 Tips to help your Child be successful in Martial Arts

    5 Tips to help your Child be successful in Martial Arts

    1. Keep yourself and your child on a regularschedule 2. Any missed classes should be made up as soonas possible, we run classes every evening so check the schedule to see where you can make up missed classes. 3. Praise your child for the small or big improvement you see in them. One of the greatest mistakes we can make as Parents is a lack of positive feedback. Offer praise whenever deserved and watch your child thrive. 4. Remember with kids; Progress not perfection. Every child develops at their own pace so don't worry that your child doesnt move like Bruce Lee just yet. With consistent practice a very high standard WILL be achieved. 5. Out of ....

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  • Kids Self Defence  in Balbriggan - Elite Taekwondo Academy - 5 Essential Habits for Personal Safety

    5 Essential Habits for Personal Safety

    For many the subject of Self-Defence conjures up images like the one shown above, a physical confrontation or "Fight". At Elite Taekwon-Do Academy we teach not just what to do in situations like the one pictured but everything your child needs to do to avoid these situations in the first place. We refer to these as our "5 Habits for Personal Safety", I was first introduced to these strategies by Kyoshi Dave Kovar, whom I was fortunate to have taught alongside and under earlier in the year at Seminars in the UK. These are the habits our students are taught,
    1. Use your Brain: Avoid potentially dangerous situations.
    2. Use your Words: Try to talk your way out of the situation.
    3. Use your ....

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  • Kids Self Defence  in Balbriggan - Elite Taekwondo Academy - Safety on the Streets

    Safety on the Streets

    P.L.A.N This helpful acronym can help young children to think about Personal Safety and remember important personal safety messages: **** Prepare Before you go out, think for a little bit about where you’re going and how you’ll get there and back. Tell someone where you’re going before you leave. **** Look confident Walk tall and hold you head up. If you look confident, other people are less likely to trouble you. Pay attention to what is going on around you so that you can see if trouble is near and avoid it. **** Avoid danger Keep to well lit streets and places where there are lots of people. Don’t take short cuts ....

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  • Kids Self Defence  in Balbriggan - Elite Taekwondo Academy - Family Fun Day at Ardgillan Castle

    Family Fun Day at Ardgillan Castle

    Many thanks to all of our Families that took a chance on the weather and joined us in Ardgillan Castle on Saturday. We had over 50 students and many more parents, grandparents and friends at our Family Fun Day. It was great to get together and train but also just to hang out, play and eat. we never knew how many talented footballers we had in the Academy, so if nobody wants to compete at the National Taekwon-Do Championships in October we could probably put a team into the Dublin District Schoolboy League (Just kidding Peter Thompson). Cllr Malachy Quinn asked how many different nationalities make up our school and I thought it was 8, its actually closer to 12 or 13. General Choi, the ....

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  • Kids Self Defence  in Balbriggan - Elite Taekwondo Academy - Ladies Only Seminar a Huge Success

    Ladies Only Seminar a Huge Success

    On the weekend of 24th and 25th of June the Academy hosted a "Ladies Only" Seminar with Sabum Annick Van Driessche 6th Dan from Belgium. Over the course of the two days every aspect of ITF Taekwon-Do was covered in a Fun, Informative and Inspiring way. To say that our Ladies went away motivated is to greatly understate the esffect Sabum Annick had on the participantants, confidence was just through the roof. The following is a summary of the weekend by Miss Nicola Popa 1st Dan Black Belt. The Annick Van Driessche ladies only seminar was hosted by Elite Taekwondo Academy in the Castlelands Community Centre on the 24 th and 25 th of June 2017. Annick Van Driessche is a 6 th degree black ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts and Anti Bullying in Balbriggan!

    Check out our new website for Elite Taekwondo Academy!
    We proudly serve the Balbriggan, Balrothey, and Lusk areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Kids Martial Arts and Anti Bullying and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click here to visit us on our social media pages!! Facebook ....

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