South Dublin Taekwondo

About Us

South Dublin Taekwondo Club is a WTF (Olympic Style) Taekwondo Club based in Tallaght, Dublin. The club is a resident of the modern Tallaght Leisure Centre.

We train people of all ages & of all experiences in this Korean martial art. SDTKD practices all disciplines of WTF Taekwondo, we are an ‘all-round’ TKD club, that pays great emphasis on Kyorugi & Poomsae as well as other disciplines of the Martial Art. / Sport.

South Dublin Taekwondo was founded in 2008 by Robert Taaffe & Niamh Buffini. To date we have achieved and exceeded our goal in developing players who now compete at all levels from Novice to National Team Level, from ages 3-58, spanning each gender & ethnic mix. Our strong student body integrates & overlaps to share the mutual Taekwondo knowledge & appreciation to create a friendly & informative Taekwondo environment. Click here for further details on SDTKD’s Ethos on Multi-Cultural & Training For All.

SDTKD training focuses on primarily WTF sport competition, alongside fitness, self defence, open style martial arts competition and much more. We ensure all of our students are given access to the latest teachings in WTF Taekwondo. All students can avail of additional focused training and are recommended to attend each & every training opportunity or tournament applicable to their ability level.

AT SDTKD our coaches are all ‘Active Coaches‘ playing an integral part in all of our classes. We have a policy of ‘Coach The Coaches‘ to ensure that all experiences are circulated to out team to improve our coaching capacity.

We pride ourselves on the use of the most modern & up to date technologies to allow us run an efficient & well coordinated team. We utilise the website / application to circulate invites to out team to all upcoming extra curricular events.

If you are interested in joining the worlds fastest growing & spectacular martial art please fill in our enquiry form and we will ensure we get back to you as soon as possible. We welcome students of all ages & abilities. Students practising other martial arts are always most welcome, but of course at the permission & discretion of your existing coach.

Yours in Taekwondo

Robert Taaffe



Robert Taaffe – 5th Dan

Niamh Buffini – 5th Dan

Dylan Leonard – 3rd Dan

Anas Belmaati – 3rd Dan

Jamilah Depakakibo – 3rd Dan

Jack Woolley – 3rd Dan




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