Taekwondo Eastern GTUK Interclub Tournament 2017

Eastern Area Taekwondo

The Eastern Area Taekwondo Inter-Club tournament took place in Wellingborough this year and Bungay Taekwondo Club with support from Beccles Taekwondo Club battled to a very creditable 3rd place in the region with some great individual performances which was excellent considering the competition was so fierce.

24 medals in total were achieved by 18 fighters in all age groups, pee wees (under 12) included silver for Jayden Howgate in his patterns division and silver for Jack Sutton in his sparring division.

Juniors (13-17) achieved a great haul of medals with Tegan Brown’s and Christian Everett’s golds for patterns and silvers for sparring being a real highlight, whilst Ewan Lutz gained gold for sparring and bronze for patterns, James Thurston won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring.  Robin De-Berniere-Smart did really well to win silver for sparring and bronze for patterns in his first ever competition whilst Liam Everett won bronze for sparring.


Adults (18-48!) included a great double gold for Jade Howgate in sparring and patterns, gold for Barbara Mazza (Beccles) in the patterns and silver in the sparring and a superb gold for Club Assistant Instructor Martin Sloan in the black belt patterns. Jack Handley achieved a fantastic gold in the black belt sparring and bronze for patterns whilst Jason Drake (Beccles) gained silver for black belt patterns and bronze for sparring.  Chloe Florido achieved silver for patterns and sparring in her division.


Several other competitors competed and supported superbly with Isaac Slater battling to 4th place in the pee wee sparring, whilst Findley Mutti, Lewis Flatt and Oliver Lamb all showed true taekwondo spirit but missed out on medals.  Steve King The area 6th degree and senior said “Bungay did really well once again and their sense of team spirit and camaraderie is excellent, I am sure they will win the regions one day soon!”

Now is a great time to try out this rewarding Olympic martial art so if you want to get fit for the spring come along to Bungay High School on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 7pm or contact Clinton Gillett on 01986 892140 for further details. The youngest students in the club are 5 years old and there is no upper age limit, check us out on www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or for those in Beccles www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

Supporters of Beccles Taekwon-do Club

This list shows the local businesses and organisations that are helping us to promote Beccles Taekwon-do Club by displaying our flyers, please consider their services when visiting the town:

Note: this page also appears in the local web publication IceniPost.com
Beccles Businesses Supporting Beccles Taekwondo Club – A Massive Thank You!

Beccles Kebab and Pizza
2 Hungate Lane, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9TN
01502 714113

Sweet Memories
Jon Sexton 15A New Market, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HD
01502 711761

The Toy Box
32 New Market, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HE
01502 712785

Manor House
Complementary Health Professionals
Manor House Lane, Beccles, NR34 9QG

Woodware Workshops
Unit 6, Taylors Square, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AT
01502 712889

C. D. Computers
34 Smallgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AE
01502 715715

Country Cards
21A New Market, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HD

Rosie’s Beauticians
10 Old Market, Beccles NR34 9AP
01502 470803

Vintage Mischief
The Old Dairy, Hungate Lane, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9TN

Anglian Direct Fishing Tackle
Unit 4C, Taylor Square, Newgate, Beccles NR34 9QB
01502 713379

Coopers at Beccles
2 The Walk, Beccles NR34 9AJ
01502 712589

Gary’s Discount’s
4 The Walk, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AJ

Lollipop Children’s Shoes
35A, Newgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9QA

Beccles Public Hall & Theatre
Smallgate, Beccles NR34 9AD
Tel: 01502 712808
Box Office: Tel: 01502 770060

The Venue, Beccles Sports Centre
Ringsfield Road, Beccles NR34 9PF



If you have a shop front where you can put up a small poster, or display some of our flyers, please get in contact, and we will happily add you to our list of supporters.

[email protected]

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Dates for your diaries: Jeegoo, Interclub Tournament


Wednesday 1st February, 7 to 8.30pm

Jeegoo at Bungay with Mr Gillett V

All Red/Black belts please make this session, as Jeegoos are a very important part of your training.

Sunday 5th February 2017

Interclub Tournament

This is a great little tournament especially for those wishing to take part for the 1st time.

All students welcome, patterns, sparring and adult destruction for green belt and over.

Weavers Sports Centre, Weavers Road, Wellingborough, NN8 3JQ

Doors Open at 9.45am

Get fit for the New Year and Beyond – Start your Taekwondo Black Belt Journey, come and try for FREE!

Start your Taekwondo Black Belt Journey

Start your Taekwondo Black Belt Journey

New members welcome to come and try for FREE!

Monday and Thursday Evenings

V5 Room (upstairs)

7.00 – 8.30pm

Learn self defence, get fitter, stronger and more confident in your life. Beccles Taekwondo school will help teach you how to defend yourself using hand and feet techniques as used by the Korean Army.

We teach little Tigers too!

Suitable all ages, parents encouraged to take part with under 8s and 1st Session is Free.

We are always looking for new members, so bring a friend for a free taster session 🙂

Last Quarter Grading Sunday 18th December 2016



Grading Sunday 18th December 2016

Bungay High School gym, 12.45pm for 1pm start.

Please make sure you bring your grading money (£28) into the club this week.

Check your patterns here

martial artist

Remember to practice your Terminology for your belt grade!

Black Tags:

You are welcome to take part in the grading for extra practice,

but if not please come and help out with the other colours belts.

We are always looking for new members, so bring a friend for a free taster session 🙂

See you in the Dojang


New Black Belt for Beccles Taekwon-do Club

Jason Drake
Jason Drake

New Black Belt for Beccles Taekwon-do Club

Beccles Taekwon-do instructors, Susie and Nidge Bedingfield, are very proud to have a New Black Belt at the club in Jason Drake from Great Yarmouth.

Jason travelled the 150 miles to Ryton-on-Dunsmore near Coventry to prepare for his big day the evening before. He had a gruelling day performing in front of senior instructors including Master Aucellio 7th Degree, and Grand Master Oldham 9th Degree who’s history links the Beccles club back to the originator of Taekwon-do General Choi Hong Hi in 1955.

The Black Belt grading consisted of: 3 pattern sequences of strikes, kicks and blocks; step sparring; sparring; the breaking 2 inches of pine boards with hand and feet techniques; Korean theory along with a thesis about Taekwon-do which all students prepare in the months beforehand. Jason showed superb Taekwon-do spirit throughout the day and got his reward with a coveted 1st Degree Black Belt.

Jason is a fully committed member of the Beccles club and has won many gold, silver and bronze medals from national competitions which he has attended over the last 4 years, and has barely missed a class in that time which shows great dedication and commitment. It usually takes up to 4 years to gain your Taekwon-do Black Belt, on your journey you achieve a great level of confidence, strength, fitness and can make lifetime friendships with like minded people along the way.

If you would like to be part of this brilliant martial art and start your Black Belt journey come over to The Venue in Beccles on a Monday or Thursday evening 7 – 8.30 pm, new students are always very welcome.

See www.Beccles-Taekwondo.co.uk for more details.

UITF English Championships – Well Done to Beccles Taekwon-do’s Dean and Jason

Well done to our 2 students who entered recently the

2016 UITF English Championships

Pictured below are:

(left) Dean Harding: Gold for sparring and Gold for patterns

(right) Jason Drake: Silver sparring and Bronze for patterns


Nice medals guys.

Both will be competing again this weekend at the GTUK Championships in Coventry.

Also Mr and Mrs Bedingfield attended the recent SJL School clubs day to promote GTUK Beccles Taekwondo the schools students.

Note: sporting the new banner!!