Beccles Taekwondo Club at GTUK British Championships April 2016

British Individual Championships

Well done to Beccles Taekwondo Students who performed brilliantly at the recent

GTUK British Individual Championships

held at Ryton on Dunsmore Nr Coventry

The Beccles club entered a squad of 8 competitors across all age categories and came back with a total of 11 medals between them, with 6 Gold and New British Champions!

This is a 300 mile round trip from Beccles, and many of the students come from further afield, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Southwold, so this makes it even more exceptional to travel all that way and come back with such a great medal haul.


The squad were accompanied by instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield who were on hand all day officiating at the tournament along with GTUK senior instructors and students from all over the UK.

Beccles Taekwondo Competitors results:

Jason Drake, Veteran Male Black Tag: Gold Patterns, Gold Sparring, Gold Destruction

Barbara Mazza, Veteran Female Black Tag: Gold Patterns, Bronze Sparring

Gary Wheeler, Veteran Male Black Tag: Bronze Patterns, Bronze Sparring

 Glen Thomson, Adult Male Yellow Tag: Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring

Alfie Woodcraft, Junior Male Green Belt: Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring

The clubs Pee Wee competitors: Bella Gibson Black Tag, Ben Chapman Red Belt, Jack Chapman Red Belt, competed really well against strong competition and just missed out on the medal positions.

More photos can be viewed and purchased from the Tournament photographers De Photo:
British Individual Championships April 2016

Good luck to our students entering the British Champs this weekend

Good luck guys, stay focused, don’t rush your patterns, and remember to abide by your tenets of Taekwon-do when sparring, as you are representing our Beccles Taekwon-do club. 👍

You will also need proof of your BTC licence, which we will be handing back tonight (Thursday) with your NEW belts!

We will meet you outside the Sports Connexion, Ryton – 8.30am to take you into the centre.

Mr and Mrs B.


GTUK 2016 Championships 2nd April


GTUK Individual 2016 Championships

Saturday 2nd April 2016

8:30am registration

Venue: Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmore

Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee are honoured to invite and welcome you to our GTUK 2016 Individual Championships. We are working hard to ensure that our tournaments are a memorable and enjoyable experience for both competitors and their families, bringing together members of the GTUK, young and old from all of our regions of the UK. Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your competitor(s) for the continued support at the GTUK championships.

This individual championship is open to students of all ages and levels of Taekwon-Do, giving each and every student the opportunity to take part in competitive patterns, sparring and where age appropriate destruction. All students are placed into categories according to their age and belts to give everyone a fair chance to compete to become GTUK National Champions.

The venue has free parking and there will also be stands to purchase GTUK merchandise, photographs and refreshments on the day if desired.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take part!

Please complete the form below and return with fees to your Instructors by 26th March 2016.

Spectators pay on the day.

Entry Fees: Adults £20, Juniors £15, Spectators £5 – under 11s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Please click link below for PDF file of tournament information and entry form.



Final Reminder! Beccles Taekwondo Grading Sun 20th March 2016 – next competition news


Hi Guys

Final Grading Reminder!

Grading date Sunday 20th March 2016

Bungay High School gym, 9.45am for 10am start.

We will need your grading money of £28 before the day.

So any students who have not been to the club recently please do so to get ready for your grading!

IMPORTANT: please let your instructors know if you cannot make this date.


Black Belts and Black Tags please attend if you can,

Black-tags can run through the grading again as a refresher no fee!

Next Tournament:

Saturday April 2nd 2016

GTUK British Individual Championships


Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry

see GTUK web site link for details and entry fees

British Individual Championships

All our students can enter, peewees, juniors, adults(over 17), vets(over 40):

Patterns, Sparring, Destruction(over 17), Special Techniques

Registration through your instructors only!

Come and give it a try and show the UK what Beccles can do!

Well done to Beccles Taekwondo Students at the Northamptonshire Inter-club Tournament


Well done to Beccles Taekwondo Students who performed fantastically at the recent Northamptonshire Inter-club Tournament.

The Beccles club entered a small squad of 9 competitors across all age categories and came back with 13 medals, and finished in 4th place just behind the much larger towns of Northants(2nd) and Wellingborough(1st).


 Well done goes to:

Dean Harding, Adult Male Red Belt: Gold Sparring, Silver Patterns

Paul Chapman, Adult Male Red Belt: Bronze Sparring

Barbara Mazza, Veteran Female Black Tag: Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring

Jason Drake, Veteran Male Black Tag: Gold Sparring, Silver Patterns

Alfie Woodcraft, Junior Male Green Tag: Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring

Maddison Harding, Pee wee Yellow Belt: Gold Patterns, Gold Sparring

Jessica Chapman, Pee wee Yellow Belt: Silver Patterns, Bronze Sparring

Ben Chapman, Pee wee Red Belt, Jack Chapman Pee wee Red Tag, both competed really well in their first ever tournament and just missed out on the medal positions.

More photos can be viewed and purchased from the Tournament photographers De Photo:
Northants Inter-club 2016

Pre-tournament photo with some of the Bungay students
Pre-tournament photo with some of the Bungay students

Fantastic Beccles GTUK British Taekwondo Championships results

Beccles Taekwondo British Champions

Two very very proud Beccles Taekwondo instructors with their British Championships Medalists 🙂 🙂

Fantastic GTUK British Championships results

7 Students – 15 Medals – 8 Gold & British Champions!!

Beccles Taekwondo Club took a squad of 7 students to the GTUK British Championships held at Ryton near Coventry on Saturday 24th October 2015.

This is a 300 mile round trip from Beccles, and many of the students come from further afield, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Southwold, so this makes it even more exceptional to travel all that way and come back with such a huge medal haul.

We even got a live radio interview with BBC Radio Suffolk who were impressed with the result!

 So a big congratulations goes to:

Barbara Mazza, Veteran Female Black Tag: Silver Patterns, Silver Sparring

Jason Drake, Veteran Male Black Tag: Gold Patterns, Bronze Sparring, Gold Destruction

Dean Harding, Adult Male Blue Belt: Gold Patterns, Gold Sparring

George Zachariades, Veteran Male Yellow Belt: Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring

Jade Kirby, Adult Female Yellow Tag: Gold Patterns, Gold Sparring

Alfie Woodcraft, Junior Male Yellow Belt: Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring

Maddison Harding (only 5 years old) Pee wee Yellow Belt: Bronze Techniques, Bronze Sparring

You all demonstrated incredible Taekwondo Spirit throughout the day.

beccles Taekwondo British Champions

Taking part in tournaments can be a daunting experience, but it is the only true way to evaluate your progress in Taekwondo, (and the quality of the teaching), but most of all it shows the dedication to your training that is required to succeed at a National level.

A Massive WELL DONE to you all.

British Taekwondo Championships

More photos can be viewed and purchased from the Tournament photographers De Photo:
GTUK British Championships – 24/10/2015

See taster video below:

Thank you to Grand Master Oldham, Master Auciello and all the Seniors, Mrs A and everyone that contributed to the excellent running of an incredible day.

A big thank you to Mr Gillett for giving us (Nidge & Susie) a lift to Coventry on the Bungay bus, just like old times.

Thank you to Master Auciello as we now have our new Breaking Horse. It’s going to be awesome!


GTUK Championships October 24th 2015 plus The Great GTUK Bake Off


GTUK Championships October 24th 2015

You need to be registered via your instructors!

Click links below for entry forms and tournament information

Entry Form Oct 2015

GTUK Championship Information for students

GTUK 2015 Tag Team Entry Form (black belts)

The Great GTUK Bake Off

During the GTUK British Championships on 24th October 2015 the GTUK England Squad will be holding the first Great GTUK Bake Off! competition, open to all students and spectators.

To enter, you will need to bring your baked goods (cakes, biscuits, sweet pastries etc.) to the GTUK stall by 9:30am on the morning of the competition. We would like to be able to identify the baker, as there will be a prize for our Star Baker. You will also need to provide a description of the item and a list of ingredients. In the interest of safety we ask that you highlight any ingredients that are common allergens, including – although not exclusively nuts. We will assume that all entries contain gluten unless otherwise indicated.

During the day the Senior Blackbelts will taste test the entries and our Star Baker will be announced. There will also be the opportunity to buy the baked good throughout the day. All funds raised will used to support GTUK England Squad students, particularly linked to Argentina 2017.

Instructors, we would like you to promote this opportunity to any students who are attending the Championships

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact [email protected]

UITF British Open Medallists

UITF British medallists 2015

Well done to all the  GTUK‬ East competitors for taking part in last weekends UITF British Open, and especially to BecclesTaekwondo’s Jason Drake on his 2 silver medals!

Jason Drake silver medals for patterns and sparring

British Open Taekwondo Success.

Twenty competitors from Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo clubs travelled to the heart of England in order to compete in this year’s British Open Taekwondo championships at the weekend and despite huge categories and some very heavy contact they came away with a stunning 21 medals!

Gordon Perkis and Kerry Norfolk achieved fantastic double gold medals for sparring and patterns whilst Amanda Linford achieved gold for patterns and silver for sparring, Lucy Thurbon fought superbly for her gold in sparring and bronze in patterns.

Jason Drake (from Beccles Club), and Jade Howgate achieved double silver medals in their divisions.

Tegan Brown performed superbly in order to be awarded silver for sparring and bronze for patterns, whilst Amber Swanston, Liam Everett and Jacob Burden fought really hard for their bronze medals. Colby Aldrich was really unlucky to come 4th in his category after many rounds of hard competition.

The event culminated in Club instructor Clinton Gillett, fighting assistant instructor Martin Sloan in the final of the Veteran middle weight Black belt male sparring with Clinton winning on points.

Martin therefore gained silver for sparring and bronze for patterns with Clinton getting the gold for sparring and a bronze for patterns in the international category.

Thomas Adams, Jake Swanston, Bailey Aldrich, Christian Everett, Jayden Howgate, Ben Burden and Harry Norfolk were fabulous competitors but missed out on the medals in this instance.

The clubs are gearing up for the summer grading in June but there is still an opportunity to get started in this dynamic sport and details can be found on the clubs websites.