TTE Open 27/10/18

Friday 26th October a Team of 6 from Belfast travelled to Dublin to fly out to Holland for the 2nd TTE Open in Amersfoort.  Rachel Kerr, Leah Kerr, Zoey Kerr and Jodie McCrudden all representing Ireland at this Tournament. Brian Kerr Coach and Camera man Dylan Kerr.

When arriving at the venue on Saturday the place looked amazing with 6 rings all set for Generation 2 Daedo scoring systems.  First thing was to find our corner to park all our gear and get ready for the long day ahead.  400 players plus spectators this was a big venue. Someone as small as Zoey age 9 could have found it intimidating….but she loved it!  All girls got changed and protective equipment on before warming up and stretching. Some light pad work to get the legs moving. Closer to the fights the intensity was raised.

TOTAL 3 GOLD & 2 SILVER.

Coach Brian says he couldn’t be any happier or prouder of the performances from the Team as a whole.  And looks forward to Rachel representing Ireland at Europeans in Spain in December.  Thanks to Alexander Boyd Displays for their generous support and all our other sponsors who make everything possible.

EXTREME BLACK BELTS 14/10/18

After a busy few weeks 5 Players from Team Extreme Ireland travelled to Dublin on the 13th of for a weekend of Seminars with Master Ji Pyo from Sweden and the Spainsh Kyrougi Team.
Final Results showed Team Extreme Ireland have two new 1st Dan Black Belts Rachel Kerr and Zoey Kerr only 9 years old. Odhran Braham got received his 2nd Dan Black Belt.  Leah Kerr and Nathan Kerr both earned their 3rd Dan Black Belts.

Coach Brian said it was not a case of a few weeks training but years of preparation and training to get to where they are today,
After Rachel and Odhran had test matches with the Spanish Team with the new Olympic Generation 2 Daedo Body Gear which scores electronically the points from kicks to body and head.  After 3 hours of sparring with an elite Team they all shook hands and made new friends.

Rachel Kerr is in prpeparation for the Cadet Europeans in Spain in December where she has been selected to represent Ireland.

1st BELFAST OPEN 2018
TKD Championships 07/10/18


After months of preparation the 1st Belfast Open TaeKwonDo Championships took place on Sunday 7th October 2018 in the new refurbished Olympia Leisure Centre at the grounds of Windsor Park Football Stadium.

Teams from as far away as Greece, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Iceland and Finland all showed great interest.  So there was no pulling out we had to do this. From booking the hall, setting a date, getting medals trophies, first aid etc all had to be done.

HUGE THANKS to support from ALEXANDER BOYD DISPLAYS in Lisburn who without their help this could not have happened.

First fight 10am was Brian Kerrs Daughter Rachel who has qualified for the Irish Team and will represent Ireland at the European Championships in Marina D’or  Spain from 27th November until the 3rd of December.  Rachel won a silver in March at the Dutch Open G1 (Olympic Ranking Tournament). Her first time fighting in Belfast and after two matches she won GOLD and Best female of the Tournament.

Fabian from Belgium brought two fantastic kids who both proved tough opponents for anyone put infront of them. Was a pleasure having your Team Sir.

Great skills showed from Rachels brother and sisters taking gold Leah Kerr, Nathan Kerr and Zoey Kerr. Other outstanding performances was Odhran Braham, Enya Robinson, Emma Madden and Jodie McCrudden.

Over 100 matches on the day. But the match of the day had to go to David Doyle from Sport TaeKwonDo Dublin against Barry Richards from Yung-Gi TaeKwonDo in Maghaberry. After a long exciting day with some very tough matches the competition finished at 5.30pm.   Best players of the Tournament David Doyle, Rachel Kerr, Ruby Byrne and Ben Nugent. Last this to be announced was the nail biting Best Teams award.

3rd Place  - Sport TaeKwonDo Ireland
2nd Place – UTA Northern Ireland
1st Place – Team Extreme Ireland.

The response from everyone has made it all worth while and making this tournament a huge success. Roll on 2019 when we want to go BIGGER!

Thanks to everyone for your support especially Alexander Boyd Displays. And all the Teams who made this a huge success and enjoyable event.

OLYMPIC TALENT in Belfast
Paul Green & Gareth Brown

High performance coaches Paul Green - double Olympic champion coach and Athens Olympian himself,  Gareth Brown - European Games Champion coach, have been developing athletes in Team GB to the optimum level for over 8 years.  Their achievements as coaches surpass that of any other, and have been recognised globally as Olympic Gold medal Mussabini and best European team coaches. 

​The level of their talent extends to developing athletes from diverse backgrounds of kickboxing and ITF taekwondo and shaping their talent to achieve some of the highest accolades in Olympic Taekwondo making history. This is evident in the individual and team awards including European Team Champions 2016. They are now offering their time, dedication and insight into the skills and methodologies used, into services that they can offer you.

We where lucky to have the opportunity to have these talented coaches in Belfast before they set off on their next venture in Colorado Springs where they will coach Team USA.  Having fought against and along side these Atheletes Paul and Gareth where willing to come take a full day seminar on behalf of Team Extreme Ireland.

Arriving on the morning of the Seminar and flying out same day there was no time for messing about. So as soon as they arrived at the new state of the art Olympia Leisure Centre in the same grounds of Windsor Park Football Ground everybody was ready. First before everyone wrecked their hair we did the Team Photo, then from there we started with a game of bulldog and a high intense warm up. 60 players from all over Ireland playing and training together under one roof with two of the BEST Olympic coaches in the World in Belfast…who would ever have thought it. The first session kept at the high pace working of flexibility and hip strength. Followed by partner work with full kyrougi protective gear doing drills and games.

We had 1 hour break for photos, autographs and questions. Where some of the smaller children had trained hard enough and decided to watch the second session where the intensity picked up even more.

Quick warm up then into tactical learning.  How to, when and where to do different attacks and counters with full protection and partners. Learning to work under pressure with multiple partners, the Team where starting to feel the pace but keeping it enjoyable and interesting everyone pushed themselves.  Four and a half hours of training very quickly went by and only touching the surface of what these guys had to show. We finished with Team Matches and there was some great talent from all over showing what skills they had and what they had learnt from the day’s training.

At the end we did a quick fire question and answer to see who was paying attention and to answer any question people had to ask.  Few more photos then Gareth and Paul where off to the Airport.

Thanks to Gareth and Paul for a terrific days training and the response from everyone was unbelievable. Everyone enjoyed and learnt from these guys and I would highly recommend people use their knowledge before its too late!

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Thank you to everyone for your support and thank you Gareth Brown & Paul Green for your time.

Rachel Kerr takes SILVER
at the 45th Dutch Open
after 4 tough Fights

Rachel Kerr from Team Extreme Ireland - Dutch Open Silver Medalist 2018, who travelled on Thursday 8th March to Eindhoven for the 45th Dutch Open Taekwondo Tournament for Olympic Ranking Points. 1434 Entries and 14 competition Rings over 2 Days none stop action. Team of 6 players travelled and compete in the Largest Competition in Europe if not the World. Rachel, Leah, Odhran Braham, Enya, Jodie Mc and Sophie Sloan.

Great performances from all players on the Team. This is a World Class event and only the BEST take part. After four tough fights Rachel walked away with a well deserved Silver Medal having broke her Right Hand in her first fight and her Left hand in her 3rd fight and continued on till the final where it all got bit too much. So close yet so far.

Next in line is a couple of local competitions then Luxembourg in June for this well hard Team who train 6 days a week in Blackstaff Complex on Springfield Road.

Rachel and Co are in need of a major sponsor as this is all self funded and it is an expensive hobby. 2024 Olympics is our goal and we are one step closer.


Team Extreme met few Celebrities in Holland.

CADET EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Budapest 3-9th Oct 2017


Europeans in Budapest was tough. A very good experience with alot learned and alot of new friends made. Onwards and Upwards as they say.

POLISH OPEN G1
15-18th Sept 2017


G1 is a whole different level. But Team Extreme Ireland did us PROUD. Dillon McCann going out in a close fought fight on Golden Point. Odhran did everything possible but lost too many points in first round and couldn't pull it back. Rachel taking European Bronze medalist from Belarus right to the bell!! Beat 12-10, so close. Shows alot of potential.

2018 this Team promises me a medal!!

European Masters & Luxembourg Open G1
10th-11th June 2017



32 Years it took Brian Kerr but he did it he got his first TITLE... EUROPEAN MASTERS CHAMPION. Gold baby GOLD. Beating Turkey in Quarter Finals in a very tight match, KO against Germany in Semi Finals and Points Victory in Final to take GOLD. All thanks to Coach Nathan Kerr.

Odhran & Nathan who both competed in Luxembourg Open both put on terrific performances with Nathan going out in the Quater Finals missing out on a medal but Odhran beat Swiss in Quarters coming back from 10 points down, France in Semis was tight but Odhran took game to him and won himself a place in the finals against Holland and Qualification for Europeans in October. Beat in final having to settle for Silver...until we meet again Holland see you in Budapest!!

 

Jordan Open - Barcelona
9th-12th March 2017

Overall the performance of the team was amazing. brian said he thought we might go out win one or two fights but gain a lot of experience but we went out and kicked ass and brought the experience and brought home 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.  celebrations where in local diner where we feasted like champions. the players celebrated through the night and did have a look around the beautiful city of barcelona before heading home.  making friends from france, spain, manchester, scotland, morocco, italy and more we promise to be back…and next time we are looking at the team trophy.

Irish National Championships 18/02/17

1-2-1 Maghaberry 29/01/17

Manchester International
24-25th September 16

England International 01/05/16

Kup Grading May 2016

Meath Open 02/04/2016

Great improvement from everyone on Team.

March Squad Session 2016

Good workout in Maghaberry.

Irish National Champions 2016

Coaches Brian & Sam well pleased with everyones performance and promises next time we want more.

Conor Smith McGettigan Cup Champion 2015

Thanks to all our Sponsors for your support in 2016!!

TEAM EXTREME IRELAND
Celebrate 20 YEARS

November 1995 was when it all began in Holy Trinity Youth Club. Thanks to Anne McGettigan, Lisa McGettigan (Kerr) & Joseph Hawkins.

ROLL on the next 20 years!!.

TEAM EXTREME IRELAND
Travel to Iceland

1st - 8th August Team Extreme travelled to Iceland where we seen all the sights. Trained with the Best and Fought with the Best. We had the time of our lives with an 11 player strong Team seeing things people will never get to see.

ROLL on the next 20 years!!.

 

Manchester with the Legends

WINNING a total of 4 x Gold, 6 x Silver and 5 Bronze.

We ROCK!!.

Christopher Mulligan

Christopher Mulligan received the Anne McGettigan Memorial Cup for most improved student of the year 2014 in Holy Trinity TaeKwonDo Club.

The Cup is in rememberance of Anne McGettigan who is the mother to Lisa Kerr who is wife to Coach of the club Brian. Anne helped Brian and Lisa get the club started back in November 1995. She travelled with the club to different competitions at home and abroad to show her support and will always be remembered within the club for her work. She might be gone but never forgotten.

Thank you to all our sponsors for their support this up and coming year!

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GO GIANTS!

Everyone had an awesome day and thank everyone at the Odyssey for having us...until next year lol.

Great Day for an outdoor grading in Coleraine!

Great effort from all.

Welcome to Our Website!

In the dark nights of November 1995, we set up Holy Trinity TaeKwonDo Club with the aim to give the kids of the West Belfast area a goal. A place to come keep fit, learn self-defence, respect and confidence. Due to its huge success and help from the local Turf Lodge community it became the most successful club in Ireland. Winning many medals thoughout the WORLD!

Karen Robinson secured them their place on the map bringing home a bronze medal from Austrailia at the Commonwealth Championships.

From there they have expanded openning more clubs in Belfast and Bangor with other successful clubs joining in helping with their success including clubs in Coleraine and Armagh.

Dillon McCann

Dillon McCann received the Anne McGettigan Memorial Cup for most improved student of the year 2013 in Holy Trinity TaeKwonDo Club.

NEWLY CROWNED BLACK BELTS