Instructor Profile

Mr. James Dwyer

1996

  • Started training in Bandon TaeKwon-Do Club under Mr. Gerard Allen and Ms. Brenda Green

1999

  • Achieved 1st Dan Blackbelt under Master Karel Van Orsouw

2000

  • Won Gold in Taekwon-Do Ireland Cork Opens
  • Won Gold in Munster Opens, Macroom

2001

  • Achieved 2nd Dan Blackbelt under Master Dermot Walsh
  • Won Gold in C.T.I. Munster Championships
  • Won Gold in Irish National Championships (Power)

2002

  • Won Gold x2 in IUTF Leinster Championships, DCU

2003

  • Won Gold in Irish National Championships (Sparring)
  • Won Gold in Kinsale Opens

2004

  • Achieved 3rd Dan Blackbelt under Master Dermot Walsh
  • Silver medalist as member of TKDI Irish Team in Four Nations “Sword of Friendship” Tournament

2005

  • Won Gold in TKDI West Cork Opens, Bandon
  • Won Gold in Great Southern West Cork Opens, Clonakilty
  • Gold medalist as member of TKDI Irish Team in Four Nations “Sword of Friendship” Tournament
  • Represented Ireland in WKA and IASKA kick boxing World Championships, Niagra Falls, Canada

2006

  • Won Gold in TKDI West Cork Opens, Bandon
  • Won Gold in TK1 Lightning Tournament, Sydney, Australia

2007

  • Opened Blackrock TaeKwon-Do club with Mr. Paul Manning
  • Won Gold in NUI Galway Opens
  • Represented Ireland in ITF Taekwondo World Championships, Birmingham, England

2008

  • Achieved 4th Dan Blackbelt under Master Dermot Walsh & Master Denis Daly
  • Won Gold in Kinsale Opens
  • Won Gold in NUI Galway Opens
  • Member of Irish Team for TI European Championships, Cork (Silver in Team Sparring)
  • Winner of Blackrock Grand Champion Division

2009

  • Opened Midleton TaeKwon-Do Club
  • Won Gold x 2 in Kinsale Opens
  • Won Gold x 2 in Redking Championships
  • Won Gold in "Best of the Best" Taekwon-Do Championships
  • Won Gold in NUI Galway Opens
  • Won Gold in Blackrock Championships
  • Winner of Blackrock Grand Champion Division

2010

  • Won Gold in IUTF Connaught Championships
  • Won Gold in Kinsale Opens
  • Won Gold in Redking Championships
  • Won Gold in Blackrock Championships (Tul)
  • Winner of Blackrock Grand Champion Division
  • Won Gold in ITF Aragon Tournament, Zaragosa, Spain
  • Won Gold in Adult Middle Weight Sparring at ITF Taekwondo World Championships, Cheongju, Korea
  • Won Bronze as member of Irish Team at ITF Taekwondo World Championships, Cheongju, Korea
  • Won West Cork Opinion award for Sportsman of the Year
  • Won Cork Indoor Sports award for Taekwon-Do

2011

  • Gold in IUTF Cork Opens
  • Gold in Midleton Tul Tournament
  • Gold x 2 in Innishannon Championships

2012

  • Gold in IUTF Cork Opens
  • Gold in Redking Championships

2013

  • Achieved 5th Dan Blackbelt under Master Dermot Walsh & Master Michael Burke

2014

  • Won gold x 3 in DIT Championships (Tul, Sparring, Team)

2016

  • Won Gold in Red King Championships

2017

  • Won Gold x 2 in IUTF International Championships (Sparring & Tul)
  • Won Gold in Red King Championships (Tul)

2018

  • Won Gold in Kinsale / Scion Championships
  • Won Gold x 2 in Rathpeacon Championships (Sparring & Tul)
  • Won Gold in UK ITF Taekwon-Do Championships (Senior Heavy Weight)
  • Won Gold in Senior Heavy Weight Sparring, ITF World Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Won Gold x 2 in Redking Championships (Sparring & Tul)
  • Achieved 6th Dan Black Belt under Grand Master Trevor Nichols

2019

  • Won Gold x 2 in Scion International Championships (Sparring & Tul)
  • Winner of Scion Best Male Competitor Award
  • Winner of CMAP Award for Best Male Fighter 2018
  • Won Gold in ITA Munster Championships
  • Won Gold x 2 in UK ITF Taekwon-Do Championships (Senior Sparring & Tul)
  • Won Gold in Rathpeacon Championships
  • Won Gold in Senior Sixth Degree Patterns, ITF European Championships, Cork, Ireland
  • Won Gold in Team Patterns, ITF European Championships, Cork, Ireland
  • Won Gold in Redking Championships
  • Won Gold in Senior Heavy Weight Sparring, ITF Union Open World Championships, Sardinia, Italy
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