Founded in 2008 by Robert Taaffe & Niamh Buffini, South Dublin Taekwondo is a WTF (Olympic Style) Taekwondo club based in Tallaght, Dublin. This wonderful club, funded through members’ subscriptions, teaches people of all ages and all experiences in this Korean martial art. The club practices all disciplines of WTF Taekwondo, and are an ‘all-round’ club, that pays great emphasis on Kyorugi & Poomsae as well as other disciplines of the Martial Arts.
The club has around 80 members, with one student qualified to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and their coaches are also national team coaches. To date South Dublin Taekwondo has achieved many successes and is hitting its goal in developing players to compete at all levels from Novice to National Team Level, from ages 3-58, spanning each gender & ethnic mix.
Funds raised by our players has allowed this club to purchase electronic scoring equipment as well as 300 Martial Arts Mats, which have been a massive asset to their club. This equipment is very expensive, and they usually only have the chance to use this when the club travel to international tournaments. The club and friends of their club now have full access to this equipment. South Dublin Taekwondo have seen a massive surge of performances and ability and it has been one of the major defining factors in Taekwondo securing their first ever Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020.
We're proud that we can support such a fantastic club in growing a wonderful sport in south County Dublin.