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
Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo Clubs Seminar Grading
Students from both Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo Clubs recently took part in their annual winter grading/seminar hosted at Bungay High School. A complete range of the belt grades took part, from white belt to black tag, and a few Black belts who joined the seminar.
The ages of the students taking part were from 5 upwards, all being tested on the progression of their Taekwondo skills and techniques including: punching, kicking, blocking, patterns, self-defence, sparring and some Korean terminology. The senior students also have to do destruction which is the breaking of plastic boards with specific hand and foot techniques.
GTUK Examiner Mr Steve King 6th Degree from Wellingborough was very impressed with the standards achieved by both clubs and issued 100% pass rate.
Training is now underway for the upcoming Regional and National tournaments in February and April, the next club gradings will be at the end of March.
Both clubs are always ready to welcome new students of all ages and abilities to come and try this great martial art, ideal for families to take part in, as many parents train alongside their children.
Bungay train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and a special class on Wednesday for Bungay High School students.
Beccles train on Mondays and Thursdays at the Beccles Sports Centre, but also teach during the Wednesday enrichments sessions at the Beccles Free School.
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
You all demonstrated incredible Taekwondo Spirit throughout the day.
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.
Good luck to all Beccles Taekwondo Students attending the GTUK British Individual Champs this weekend, we’ve got competitors entered for pewee, junior, adult and veteran categories, that’s patterns, sparring & destruction covered . . .