Please find attached information regarding the forthcoming
GTUK championships on 7th March 2015
Registration will open at 8:30 am, and there will be refreshments available during the day. Can you please arrive as early as possible with your students to ensure the day will run as smoothly as possible? The GTUK Scotland & England Squad coaches will again be on the lookout for new talent and inviting students to join the appropriate Squad.
We have again organised an After Champs Party, which will be held in the Warwick Suite at the Sports Connexion. There will be a disco all evening and a buffet will be served.
Advanced tickets are available for £5 each when reserved with your instructors.
All dates on the paperwork are aimed at students; therefore gives a cut-off date of 1st March 2015 to allow Instructors time to process the entries, and party ticket requests.
Entry fees are:
- Coloured Belt Adults £20.00
- Coloured Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00
- Black Belt Adults – £20.00
- Black Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00
- Spectators £5.00 on the day through Spectators entrance.
- Under 11yrs old free’ when accompanied by an adult
Click images for information and entry forms
Taekwondo Tuition in Beccles Schools & New Banner
We have started to give introductory lessons to students from the age of 10 upwards, with the kind permission of the following schools:
All students in the schools will have the opportunity to try the sport of Taekwondo during their normal school sports activities.
Hopefully many will enjoy this introduction to our sport and come and join us at the Beccles Sports Hall on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7pm.
We are also hoping that this will be an ongoing link between Beccles Taekwondo Club and the local schools.
To help promote our sessions we have purchased a new banner which will be on display whenever we teach.
So hopefully we will see some new faces in the dojang very soon.
Beccles Taekwondo Club have been invited to the
Northants Interclub Tournament
on Sunday 15th February 2015
All Ages and Belts Categories
Patterns, Sparring and Destruction
Doors open to competitors: 9.45am or earlier if we’re ready.
Prices: £8 competitor.
£3 spectator X 1, £5 spectators x 2, £8 spectators x 3, £10 spectators x 4.
Under 4s spectate free.
Squares: three squares (two boxes from Mrs Parker one from Mr King).
One square dragons and pee wees, one square juniors, one square adults.
Patterns first followed by sparring. Full safety equipment needed (hands, feet, head and groin).
Breaking: it has been requested that we let lower grades have a go at breaking. If everyone agrees we can do that.
First aid: Lisa will be attending.
Photos: DE booked.
Medals and certificates: Ready.
Food stall: snacks will available.
We will be collecting money for Cancer Research on the day.
A collection box by the food stall and front doors.
Any profits made by us on the food stall will go to the charity.
This is a great entry level tournament, with a friendly family atmosphere,
not as big as the Nationals, but still great competition, very well run and good fun.
So try to make it if you can!
Taekwondo Seminar and Winter Grading
Students from Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo Clubs gathered for a winter grading and Taekwondo seminar hosted at Bungay High School where 50 students took their next examination in order to move up to the next belt in this Olympic martial art.
Seven students passed their provisional black belt meaning they can now get ready to take the full black belt examination in May, whilst all students demonstrated great enthusiasm and endurance during the four hour seminar where a range of techniques, patterns, self-defence, sparring and destruction were all tested alongside Korean terminology.
Mr Steve King (Sixth Degree) said that standards were excellent and they were all a credit to the region and their instructors whilst Mr Darren Twelvetree (Fourth Degree) commentated on how eager students were to listen and respond to advice and guidance.
It is now a perfect time to start getting fit following on from the excesses of Christmas and the sport of Taekwondo is an excellent and fun way of losing weight, gaining fitness and suppleness as well as developing self-confidence alongside real self defence capabilities.
Both clubs are family orientated with many parents training alongside their children in order to gain new skills and a sense of wellbeing.
Please find further details on:
Instructors Mr Nidge Bedingfield II & Mrs Susie Bedingfield II
Instructor Mr Clinton Gillett IV
Happy New Year
First class of the New Year will be on Thursday 8th January
in the Beccles Sports Centre Social Room(upstairs)
New students always welcome.
We’ll see you in the dojang!
Mr and Mrs B.
‘Taekwon woooo’ Beccles Taekwondo Halloween Class 2014
Well done to all those Beccles Taekwondo students who had a great day at the 2014 GTUK British Nationals in Coventry, 5 Golds, 5 silver and 1 bronze, 3 of those destruction champions.
Peewee, junior, adult and veteran competitors, just proves what a family orientated club can achieve!
Well done everyone from 2 very proud instructors.
Peewee Female colour belt Patterns: Bronze – Isabella Gibson
Junior Male colour belt Patterns: Gold – Henry Howe
Junior Male colour belt Sparring: Silver – Henry Howe
Adult Male colour belt Sparring: Silver – Andrew Burpitt
Veteran Male colour belt Patterns: Silver – Jason Drake
Veteran Male colour belt Destruction: Gold – Jason Drake
Veteran Female colour belt Patterns: Gold – Babara Mazza
Veteran Female colour belt Destruction: Gold – Babara Mazza
Veteran Male Black Belt Patterns: Silver – Nidge Bedingfield
Veteran Male Black Belt Sparring: Silver – Nidge Bedingfield
Veteran Male Black Belt Destruction: Gold – Nidge Bedingfield
And a special mention for Gary Wheeler who competed well in all categories and showed true taekwondo spirit throughout the tournament but finished just outside the medals.
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