Well done to all Beccles Taekwondo Students who took part in the March 2014 Grading

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A very large number of Beccles and Bungay students successfully graded under the watchful eye of Mr King VI.

“Mr Gillett, looks like we will need a larger hall for the June grading!”

GTUK onwards and upwards!

Three British Champions for Beccles Taekwondo Club!

A Successful Day at the GTUK British Individual Championships

Well done to Beccles Taekwondo students who competed at the British Championships on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Ryton Nr Coventry, 5 competitors coming home with 4 Golds and 1 Bronze medals.

A few photos below, many courtesy Mr Graham Wells Official GTUK England Squad photographer.

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Beccles Taekwondo Medal Winners

Barbara Mazza: Gold Sparring Veteran Ladies white to green tag

Jason Drake: Gold Sparring & Gold Patterns, Veteran Male white to green tag open weight

Mrs Susie Bedingfield: Gold Patterns Veteran Ladies 2nd Degree Black Belt

Mr Nidge Bedingfield: Bronze Sparring Veteran Male 2nd Degree Black Belt open weight

Also a big well done to Isabella Gibson who competed in her first ever tournament as a Peewee,
and to Miss Jenna Akerman from Bungay who competed in a very tough Adult Ladies Black Belt section.

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British-Championships-2014-14Mr Clinton Gillett IV from Bungay winning Silver!

British-Championships-2014-15The ‘destruction’ tournament was as competitive as ever!

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Many other photos can be seen and purchased from DE Photo.

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: Grading Date 29th March 2014. Are you ready?

Grading Date 29th March 2014

Are you ready?

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Saturday 29th March 2014

1st Quarter Belt Grading

Bungay High School, Hall 1.
for directions see map on this page:
www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk

arrive 9.45 am for 10.00 am start.

We will need your grading fee of £28 per member and your licences on or before the 27th March!

Please try and attend as many training sessions before this date so that we can help get you ready!

See you in the Dojang

Taekwon

 

For up to date info please regularly check our website www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

or call Susan and Nigel Bedingfield on 01986 895204

or email: info@beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BecclesTaekwondo

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NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS VERY WELCOME, ALL AGES, FOR FUN FITNESS AND FIGHTING!

 

 

Good luck to Beccles and Bungay Students taking part in The British Championships

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Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo Clubs will be sending students to compete at the GTUK British Individual Championships held at Ryton-on-Dunsmore near Coventry on Saturday 8th March 2014.

For many this will be their first tournament, and a big step in developing their Taekwondo skills.

We wish them all the very best of luck.

Win or lose, always remember the tenets of Taekwondo:

Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, Indomitable Spirit

 

Introducing Taekwondo to pupils at St Michael’s Primary School, Gillingham Nr Beccles

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Today Monday 3rd March 2014, we are off to deliver Taekwondo in 2 x 1 hour fun sessions to pupils at the St Michael’s Primary School in Gillingham.

We will deliver a format that was very successful when doing fun sessions at Beccles Sports Hall last summer.

And we will be taking ‘BOB’ along for the children to try out their new skills at the end of the sessions.

Our session will be based around the following:

* Read out the Oath and Tenets of Taekwon-do
 
* 5/10 Fun Warm-up (while talking about Taekwon-do)
including star jumps and spotty dogs (jumping/punching lunges)
light stretching
 
* Show how to make a correct fist 
sitting stance middle section punches with kiah (shouting)
 
* Show walking stance
line work going back and forth in walking stance 
then front snap kicks
then front snap kicks and middle section punches (Kiahing)
* We demonstrate and talk about patterns that are used in our belt gradings
 
* Students to pair up by size ready for bag work
front snap kick
turning kick
punches
combination of kicks and punches
 
* Tag sparring
This is where you pair up and touch each other on the back to score a point
We emphasise touch and not punch!!
This is to get students to move around in a natural way in preparation to real sparring
 
* We will show what a real spar would look like and talk about how our sport is semi contact not full contact.
 
* We will also demonstrate breaking techniques using plastic breaking boards
 
* Introduce BOB (Body Opponent Bag)
Allow students to punch and kick one at a time in a revolving circle
From experience children really love to have a go with BOB
 
* Warm down and give out leaflets and sticky badges to say they have done Taekwon-do

Tournament NEWS & Grading Date 29th March 2014

Interclub News

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A BIG WELL DONE to Jason, Henry and Miss Jenna Akerman who attending the Wellingborough Interclub Tournament on Sunday 23rd Feb.

Bungay and Beccles represented the East and came 3rd overall in a competition that had 9 other clubs taking part.

These medals were really hard fought for, and well deserved see full report below.

Henry: Bronze Sparring, Silver Patterns, Best Male Junior Competitor of the day.

Jason: Silver Sparring, Bronze Patterns.

Jenna: Adult Black Belt Bronze Patterns.

beccles-taekwondo-interclub-2014-webIf you are interested in the next tournament just ask these guys what it felt like to compete!

East Anglia Interclub Success

Fifteen students of all ages travelled to Wellingborough in Northamptonshire to compete in this year’s East Anglia Interclub tournament and came away with a superb haul of 18 medals, 3 trophies and a creditable 3rd place.  The students from Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo clubs had the furthest to travel and the longest day but fought against stiff opposition in order to reach the podium.

Gold medals were won by Lucy Thurbon (aged 12) and Amanda Burden (who also won a silver for patterns and the best adult female competitor award), Lucy also gained a bronze for her sparring after bravely fighting on with a split lip.  Adam Fuller (aged 11) won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst his brother Lewis (aged 15) won silver for patterns.  Jacob Burden gained silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst his brother Ben narrowly missed out on a medal in a huge Peewee division.  Danny Hammond won silver for sparring, Karl Swanston won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst also gaining the best adult male competitor award, unfortunately his son Jake finished 4th in both sparring and patterns after coming up against larger competitors and narrow decisions. Liam Howes  (aged 12) fought bravely to win a silver for sparring in his 1st ever competition.  Jason Drake achieved a superb silver for sparring in an all coloured belts adult category in which he was the lowest grade whilst also getting bronze for patterns.  Henry Howe (aged 15) was rewarded for his artistic patterns with a great silver medal, and battled hard to win a bronze for his sparring, this also earned him the award for best junior male competitor of the day.

In the black belt section Jenna Akerman (aged 17) won bronze for patterns and Saskia Baylis (also 17) got bronze for sparring in the tough adult female category which rounded off a very busy day.

Clinton Gillett the area international instructor said “all competitors from the region did themselves proud as just having the guts and determination to stand up in competition and fight opponents as well as nerves deserves respect and admiration, only 10% of club members nationally compete so just taking part is a credit to themselves”.

Students are now gearing up for the British Championships and the next grading but there is always room for new beginners so if you want to come along to either Bungay or Beccles club you will be made very welcome in our family friendly classes and you can find details on our websites www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

 

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The next tournament is the Big One the GTUK British Nationals 8th March at Ryton Nr Coventry. 

Anyone wishing to enter needs to get an entry form filled in and back to us by the end of next weekend.

See the web site for Details of the upcoming British Champs 8th March 2014

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Just a quick note to let you know the next grading is on:

Saturday 29th March 2014

1st Quarter Belt Grading

Bungay High School, Hall 1. 

arrive 9.45 am for 10.00 am start.

So please try and attend as many training session before this date so that we can help get you ready!

See you in the Dojang!

Taekwon

 

For up to date info please regularly check our website www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

or call Susan and Nigel Bedingfield on 01986 895204

or email: info@beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BecclesTaekwondo

Global Taekwon-do United Kingdom, Unified ITF, Taekwon-do International, British Taekwon-do Council

NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS VERY WELCOME, ALL AGES, FOR FUN FITNESS AND FIGHTING!

 

 

Details of the upcoming British Champs 8th March 2014

10 August 2009

Sat 8th March 2014
British Individual Championships 2014” & After Champs Party!
8:30am registration – see link for fees

British Indivdual Champs + Demo + After Party

Individual Colour & Black Belt Championships
“Pee-wee, Junior, Adult”

Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

For those who want a taster of a big tournament, and there are none better run than those by the GTUK, another chance to compete in patterns and sparring, always in your own belt categories, age groups, and weight for adults. Great medals for 1st 2nd and 3rd.

Transport to be decided nearer the time for this one based on numbers going.

If you are interested in going, please let us know as soon as possible, you have to be registered before the tournament.

Parents and guardians welcome as supporters.

More info here – click links to load pdf files:

Championships-Information-for-students.pdf

Champs-Entry-Form-Mar-2014.pdf

 

Details of the upcoming Interclub Tournament 23rd Feb 2014

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GTUK Interclub Tournament

Sunday 23rd February (end of half term week).

Starts at 9am.

 

Weavers School Sports Centre

Weavers Road

Wellingborough

Northamptonshire

NN8 3JQ

Students meet in the reception area where club instructors take you through to the competition room to be registered.

You have a choice of whether you do patterns or sparring or both.

 

Entry fees:

Competitors £8

Spectators £3 (reduced fees for more than 1 family member)

 

You will need head guard, shin pads, groin guard, gum shield, feet pads, gloves with closed in fingers.

Don’t forget to pack a drink, water is best, non fizzy.

 

Susie & Nidge Bedingfield

GTUK Instructors

 

 

Beccles Taekwondo Club T-Shirts, Hoodies, Sweatshirts & FREE CAR STICKERS!

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We now have available club promotional clothing, T shirts, Hoodies and Sweatshirts which we can produce to order.

Please click on the link below to view the order form for options and prices.

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and car window stickers are FREE, just ask your instructors.

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Many other designs available via

Taekwondo-art.co.uk

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Last Taekwondo grading of the year 100% success, and a great after party!

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Well done to all Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo students who graded on Sat Dec 14th 2013, the last grading of the year. Examiner Mr Steve King VI, was very pleased with the progress of those who graded.

The grading was then followed by the annual after party, where students and families of both clubs enjoyed a hog roast and cakes along with presentations and awards.

A big thank you Barbara Mazza from the Beccles club for supplying this lovely cake too, showing members from the previous grading:

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