Quin TKD club started as a small club in 2004 by Mr. Stephen Ryan (head instructor), it has grown since then to become a well established Taekwon-Do School.
The club’s senior instructors are Mr. Stephen Ryan (VI Degree ITF) and Ms. Laura Ryan (IV Degree ITF).
The club in Quin aims to promote all aspects of ITF Taekwon-Do; As a sport, a martial art, a way of life and as a tool for social development. We wish to develop people using Taekwon-Do as a means of improving self-confidence, self-esteem and social skills while promoting a healthy way of life and improving physical condition.
The club is affiliated to the Irish Taekwon-Do Association and the International Taekwon-Do Federation and is recognised by Sport Ireland through the Irish Martial Arts Commission. We are also part of a network of clubs in the Midwest of Ireland. This means we offer regional gradings, courses and championships of a very high level.
All members are coached according to a long term development programme in line with the National Coaching Development Programme.
We offer age and level specific classes which allow each individual to advance to the best of their ability.
Studies have shown that children in Taekwon-Do have an increased sense of responsibility and a higher sense of self-esteem. Many health professionals have prescribed Taekwon-Do because of the positive outlet it gives children for all of their energy. At Quin TKD we promote good behaviour and we expect the same at home and in school. For adults Taekwon-Do is like an exercise program with a bonus! You learn to defend yourself while you get in shape. Taekwon-Do is well known for its stress relieving benefits. The emphasis on mind-body training goes far beyond the benefits of standard Health Club type exercise programs.
Quin TKD takes pride in the development of a courteous and spirited training environment. What we teach is a method of using the mind, body and spirit to better ourselves in our training, as well as our daily life. In our training environment each student works not only to improve him or herself, but to help the other students improve as well. Our training methods will help to develop practical self defense skills, all around physical fitness and positive character traits in all of our students.
All Quin TKD instructors are ITF Certified, 1st Aid Certified, Child Protection Certified and are Irish Sports Council Qualified Coaches.
Mr. Stephen Ryan (head instructor) holds a 1st class honours degree in Physical Education and Ms. Laura Ryan holds a 1st class honours Higher Diploma in Education
This guarantees a level of coaching and instruction which is second to none.