Began training in Taekwon Do in October 1992 and tested for my 1st degree black belt under Master Robert Howard and Master Anthony Phelan in Dublin in 1994. I tested for my 2nd degree in Dublin also under Mr Aidan Walsh 5th Degree. My 3rd Degree was also under a panel of Masters from the Republic of Ireland Taekwon Do Association (R.I.T.A) led by Master Howard together with Masters Phelan and Barrett. I tested for my 4th Degree under Master Nicholls in Cork on February 29th 2004 and took my 5th Degree test in Amsterdam under a panel of masters led by Grand Master Choi. My 6th Degree test was held in Ireland in March 2012.
I have attended several International Instructor courses, my first was in Dublin in 1999 when General Choi led the course.The second I.I.C. was presented by Grand Master Ki Rhee Ha also in Dublin. I attended the Cork I.I.C. hosted by Mr.Dalton, now Master when Grand Master Choi attended and the first 4th Degree and above I.I.C. held in Heathrow London in 2009, and in 2010 I attended the I.I.C. in Hong Kong, in Cork Ireland 2011.
I have also done many Master Classes including Leicester & Amsterdam and I have hosted Master classes by Master Nicholls and Master Maidana. I hold both A and B Umpire Certificates also.
I enjoy instructing the most. I have taught Taekwon Do in the South East of Ireland since 1994 and in that time 3 of my students have reached 3rd degree, 6 have reached 2nd degree and 13 have reached 1st degree and some have represented Ireland at World and European level.