Our Rich History

Since Master Fitzgibbon opened the first School in Galway, in 1993, that seed school has now seen schools spread through Loughrea, Ballinderreen, Gort and, Oranmore, all opened by students of Connacht Taekwon-Do Academy. The Korean martial art of Taekwon-Do is spreading rapidly around the world. It is known for its dynamic style of dynamic, powerful kicking techniques, balanced by the founder’s desire to “create a more peaceful World”. Our fit-for-purpose” training builds students from the “inside-out”. We develop the all-important inner spirit – a personal belief that nobody has the right to mistreat, abuse or hurt you. We strive to produce EMPOWERED students, who not only have the skills to protect themselves, but the self-esteem and conviction that they CAN do so.

Master Fitzgibbon has coached numerous, Irish, British, European and World Champions. Of course, competition is only a small part of Taekwon-Do, and for most students, the motivation to train is a desire to learn self-defence, increase physical fitness and challenge oneself to reach new goals. Having brought hundreds of students to black belt level, Master Fitzgibbon, and the other instructors, understands, completely, how to get the best from students.