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Mr. Shane Fitzgibbon

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Strength and Conditioning Coach

Local Address:  United States
International Youth Conditioning Association
1019 West Wise Rd.
Schaumburg , Illinois 60193
United States

Company Description: The International Youth Conditioning Association is the premier international authority with respect to athletic development and youth participant-based...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Instructor
    Irish United Taekwon-do Federation
  • Promotions Officer, IUTF Executive Officer
    Irish United Taekwon-do Federation
  • Gym Instructor
    ITEC
  • Qualified Sports Instructor
    ITEC
  • Qualified Sports Instructor
    ITF European Championships
  • Coach
    Distinction
  • Chief Instructor
    Connacht Taekwon-do Academy
  • Chief Instructor
    Connaught Taekwon-do Schools

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Executive Committee
    Irish United Taekwon-do Federation

Education

  • University College Galway
  • Higher Diploma , Chemistry and Biochemistry
    National University of Ireland , Galway
  • B.Sc. , Chemistry and Biochemistry
    National University of Ireland , Galway
34 Total References
Web References
Coach of Distinction | IYCA - The International Youth Conditioning Association
iyca.org, 16 Jan 2016 [cached]
Shane Fitzgibbon
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Shane Fitzgibbon is a Strength and Conditioning coach, based in Galway, Ireland. He is a professional martial arts instructor and, as a retired athlete from this field, is a 6-time World Champion in Taekwon-do & Kickboxing. Representing Ireland in European, Intercontinental, and World Championships, Shane has competed all over the World, e.g. Ghana, South Korea, Nigeria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, etc… amassing an impressive twenty World-medal tally. The 6th degree black belt in Taekwon-do has coached numerous Irish, British, European and World champions to success.
Holder of a B.Sc. from National University of Ireland, Galway, Shane has always had a passion for exercise and qualified as a gym instructor with ITEC in 2001. In the years that followed, Shane has been busy coaching his martial arts students as well teams and individuals from other sports. As well as obtaining National Certificate in Strength & Conditioning, Shane is Functional Movement Screening(FMS) certified and a member of the prestigious Register of Exercise Professionals Ireland (REPS Ireland). Shane is a also a member, in good standing, of the Irish Sports Coaches Institute (ISCI). Shane came across the IYCA two years ago while researching educational sources to further his knowledge in the area of youth coaching. He is currently a Youth Fitness Specialist Level 3, Speed and Agility Specialist, Kettlebell Instructor, Olympic Lift Instructor, Youth Nutrition Specialist, Resistance Band Instructor, and High School S&C Coach, as certified by the IYCA. Not one to be satisfied with his current level of knowledge, Shane has enjoyed attending seminars and learning directly from two key IYCA contributors, Mike Robertson and Wil Fleming, as well as Mike Boyle, and others.
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As well as teaching martial arts classes, Shane coaches young people from a wide variety of sports. He is very diligent in improving their fundamental movement skills and physical literacy, as this has a direct bearing on all movement capacities and sporting attributes.
In 2012, Shane authored the highly acclaimed book, "Training and Optimal Health for Sports", which is available from Amazon, and the dedicated site www.trainingandoptimalhealth.com In it, he has shared twenty years of experience training and competing at the highest levels of his sport as well as the secrets of his longevity, not having retired from competition until 38, a double World Champion that year.
About Taekwondo
www.athloneitf.com, 4 Sept 2012 [cached]
Shane Fitzgibbon
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Mr Shane Fitzgibbon 6th Dan
Connaught Taekwon-do Schools Chief Instructor
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Master Dalton would like to thank his senior students for the help and support that they have given him over the years, especially Mr. Riordan, 6th dan, Mr. Moriarty, Mr. Fitzgibbon and Mrs. Dalton, who are all 5th Degree black belts.
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Mr. Shane Fitzgibbon has been instrumental in spreading IUTF Taekwon Do throughout Galway and the west of Ireland. He is the second of Master Dalton's students to be promoted to 5th Dan black belt and is a member of the IUTF Executive Committee. Mr. Fitzgibbon is a graduate of University College Galway (science) and is also a qualified sports instructor with ITEC. He is the host of the annual Connaught Championships and is particularly proud of his new crop of junior students who have come to feature prominently at a national level since 2000. He has featured as an author in Irish Fighter magazine and most recently ,has been commissioned to produce a column on exercise & health in Galway First newspaper. As a competitor, Mr. Fitzgibbon is currently the captain of the Irish Senior Male Team and has also represented Europe three times winning gold on each occasion. He has won ten World medals in the space of seven years - four of them gold.
Connacht Taekwon-do Schools News 2006
www.connacht-taekwondo.com, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Athlone Rising Star Excels in European Championships | European Cup Medals for Connacht Colour belts | European Medals For Galway Group | Mr Fitzgibbon Cleans-up at S.E. English Opens | Black Belt Grading | Mr. Fitzgibbon Wins Gold On European Team | International Instructor Course | Connacht Championships | Mr. Fitzgibbon qualifies as International Umpire | New Academy For North Galway | 1st Connacht Club Beginner Championships | Black Belt Presentation Dinner
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Mr Fitzgibbon teaches Sparring Training Course in Loughrea
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Mr Fitzgibbon and Two Galway Students selected for Irish Teams
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Mr. Fitzgibbon qualifies as International Umpire
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Following a delicious meal Mr Fitzgibbon announced the 2006 award recipients.
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Mr Fitzgibbon and Mrs Sandra Doyle participated in an international refereeing course taught by Master Nestor Galarraga, VIII, head of the ITF Umpire Committe.
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Mr Fitzgibbon takes gold in Intercontinental Championships
Mr Fitzgibbon took part in the 3rd intercontinental championships on November 21st, during the weekend of the Irish Champioships.The European squad (captained by Mr Fitzgibbon) took on a spirited opposition representing the Americas.Mr Fitzgibbon won his fight on a unanimous decision, with the team winnig 5-O.
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They are both students of Mr Fitzgibbon.
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Mr Fitzgibbon teaches Sparring Training Course in Loughrea
In August, Mrs Sandra Doyle in vited Mr Fitzgibbon to conduct a sparring workshop for her students in Loughrea.
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Over the course of two hours, Mr Fitzgibbon went through a series of approximately eighteen drills covering everything from separate hand/foot techniques to combination techniques.
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L-R: Cathal Kilbane, Mr Fitzgibbon, Shane Rabbitte.
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Mr Fitzgibbon captained the Irish men's team to great success in Wetzlar at the XVIII senior, IX Junior and I Veteran European Championships.
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Mr Fitzgibbon captured gold, silver and two bronze.
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Mr Fitzgibbon, who this year was coaching the junior girls team, oversaw the team winning two gold and two bronze medals.They were also crowned best overall junior girls team of the championships.
Mr Fitzgibbon leads out the Irish Men's Sparring Team
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Mr Fitzgibbon performing in Tul section
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Mr Fitzgibbon performing in Tul section
Mr Fitzgibbon and Two Galway Students selected for Irish Teams
Connacht Chief Instructor, Mr Fitzgibbon and two of his students, Cathal Kilbane and Shane Rabbitte have been selected for the Irish men's and boys' teams respectively.
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Kilbane and Rabbitte were called up to the junior boys' patterns team while Mr Fitzgibbon will be once again captaining the senior male squad.
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Mr Fitzgibbon, also had the honour of being invited to be coach of the Irish junior girls' team.
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Master Nicholls presents Mr Fitzgibbon with the Super Instructor Challenge CupSpoils of the day!
Mr Fitzgibbon recently attended the South-East English Championships held in St. Albans, Herts.Accompanied by his wife, Ms Lisa Connolly, 3rd dan, Mr Fitzgibbon excelled at the top class event.
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Mr Fitzgibbon was the only one to correctly execute the difficult technique and successfully smash the boards, and so he automatically took Gold.
The main event for Mr Fitzgibbon was the Instructor Super Challenge which involved all instructors competing against each other in all three disciplines - sparring, patterns, and destruction.Mr Fitzgibbon won all three events and was crowned Champion.
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Mr Fitzgibbon - Special Technique Destruction
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Mr Fitzgibbon with Mr Stuart Anslow, winner of the Power Destruction
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Mr Fitzgibbon with Ms Connolly at the end of a successful day.
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Mr Fitzgibbon had five students going forward.
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L-R: Mr Fitzgibbon, Mrs Mary Mannnion, Mrs Sally Whelan,
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Kate O' Connell, Paul Sweeney, Mr Fitzgibbon
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On March 27th, Mr. Fitzgibbon travelled to Lagos, Nigeria as part of ITF Taekwon-do Team Europe, in the 2nd Intercontinental Taekwon-do championship, against Africa.This was Mr. Fitzgibbon's first calling to the European Team, however he has been Irish team captain on numerous occasions.In Lagos, Mr. Fitzgibbon also had the honour of assisting senior Taekwon-do officials as they initiated the process of incorporating a number of non-affiliated African Taekwon-do organisations into the International Taekwon-do Federation (ITF).
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Mr. Fitzgibbon won his fight clearly by using punishing hand combinations and utilising his strength to dominate his opponent.Once the match was over, both teams were the best of friends, as is the spirit of Taekwon-do.Mr. Fitzgibbon looks forward to a return visit to Nigeria, as, "training with the local practitioners has furthered my admiration and respect for them, due to their hunger to learn new aspects of TKD training."
Messrs Dalton, Fitzgibbon, Keane and Mrs Dalton demosntrate for Master Nicholls to the class.
Mr Fitzgibbon teaching fundamental exercises to a Nigerian student
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Mr Fitzgibbon teaching fundamental exercises to a Nigerian student
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Mr Fitzgibbon assists in leading the class during the Inernational Umpire Course
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Mr Fitzgibbon supervises mpiring practice during the course
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Mr Fitzgibbon assists Master Nicholls in teaching 3rd degree patterns
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Mr Fitzgibbon assists Master Nicholls in teaching 3rd degree patterns
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Mr Fitzgibbon enjoys a hish lunch!
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Mr Riordan, Mr Fitzgibbon and Master Orgourne
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Mr. Fitzgibbon congratulates the newly promoted Master OrgbournePresident Choi and Mr. Dalton blow out the birthday candles
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Mr. Fitzgibbon would like to thank all instructors who supported the event, particularly those who brought students with them.
A special mention goes to Eoghan Doyle, Mr. Fitzgibbon's student in Galway for achieving two gold medals, for the second time this year.
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Senior Blue/Red Belt Patterns Winners with Mr Fitzgibbon
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Mr. Fitzgibbon qualifies as International Umpire
On February 19th, Mr. Fitzgibbon attended an intensive, three-day ITF International Umpire Course.The course was conducted by Master Nestor Galaraga, VIII dan, who is chairman of the ITF Umpire Committee.He was assisted by ITF General Secretary, Master Trevor Nicholls, VIII dan.
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Connacht students who travelled to Tralee to be presented their Black Belt certs were, Mrs. Sandra Doyle (first dan), Shane Rabbitte (first dan), Ms. Lisa Connolly (third dan), Mr. Shane Fitzgibbon (fifth dan).
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Mr. Fitzgibbon was delighted to be presented with the Male Senior award after a fantastic year during which he won seven international medals.He wasn't sitting down for long however before he was called up again to accept a certificate of gratitude from Mr. Dalton for Mr. Fitzgibbon's contribution to the development of Taekwon-do in Kerry.Later on Mr. Fitzgibbon presented Mr. Dalton, on behalf all Mr. Dalton's students, with a plaque to thank him for his dedication to building the IUTF into the force it is today.
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Mr. Fitzgibbon and Mr. Riordan spoke emotionally, reminiscing about training under Mr. Dalton in the early days.
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Mr Fitzgibbon and Ms Connolly with Mr Dalton
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Mr Fitzgibbon presented with his Black Belt Certificate
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Mr Dalton presents Mr Fitzgibbon with the competitor of the year award
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Mr Dalton presents Mr Fitzgibbon with the competitor of the year award
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Mr McCarthy presents Mr Fitzgibbon with a certificate of gratitude
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Mr Fitzgibbon and Ms Connolly
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Mrs Doyle and Mr Fitzgibbon
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On Tuesday, 7th February, Connacht Taekwon-do Schools spread to the North of County Galway, when Mr. Fitzgibbon opened Headford's first Taekwon-do Academy.
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The event was run by Mr. Fitzgibbon and Mrs. Sandra Doyle, Loughrea instructor, with the tremendous assistance of all Connacht's black belts.
IUTF Contacts
www.connacht-taekwondo.com, 25 May 2007 [cached]
IUTF Promotions Officer: Mr. Shane Fitzgibbon, 4th Degree Black BeltIUTF Executive Officer: Mr. Tom O' Sullivan, 3rd Degree Black Belt
Mr. Shane Fitzgibbon (5th ...
www.connacht-taekwondo.com, 17 Nov 2007 [cached]
Mr. Shane Fitzgibbon (5th dan)
Mr. Shane Fitzgibbon has been instrumental in spreading IUTF Taekwon Do throughout Galway and the west of Ireland.He is the second of Mr. Dalton's students to be promoted to 5th Dan black belt and is a member of the IUTF Executive Committee.Mr. Fitzgibbon is a graduate of University College Galway (science) and is also a qualified sports instructor with ITEC.He is the host of the annual Connaught Championships and is particularly proud of his new crop of junior students who have come to feature prominently at a national level since 2000.
He has featured as an author in Irish Fighter magazine and most recently ,has been commissioned to produce a column on exercise & health in Galway First newspaper
As a competitor, Mr. Fitzgibbon is currently the captain of the Irish Senior Male Team and has also represented Europe three times winning gold on each occassion.He has won ten World medals in the space of seven years - four of them gold.
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