Northants Inter-club Tournament Feb 7th 2016
Entry on the Day, ask your instructors for more details.
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.
Happy New Year to all our Taekwondo family and friends.
We are now back in Training Mondays and Thursdays 7-8.30pm!
We’re looking forward to meeting lots of new students who ‘come and try’ our sport in 2016.
You will be made very welcome at our club.
Susie & Nidge Bedingfield
Well done to all our students who successfully graded on Saturday, you guys were amazing!
We would like to wish all our students past, present and future
from your instructors: Mr and Mrs Bedingfield
Note: We will be back in the New Year on Thursday 7th January 2016
Try to keep fit and practice your patterns!
1.45pm for 2pm start. At Bungay High School Gym.
The Seminar held by Mr King VI Degree, will finish around 5pm followed by
our annual Party and Belt Presentations in Bungay High School Main Hall.
Party Food note: Beccles Students to bring cakes/sweet for party, Bungay providing savoury.
February 7th 2016
Annual InterClub Tournament in Northampton
New T-Shirts and Hoodies available from the club
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We are always looking for new members, so bring a friend for a free taster session 🙂
See you in the Dojang
Two very very proud Beccles Taekwondo instructors with their British Championships Medalists 🙂 🙂
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.
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.
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!
UITF World Championships 2015
Unified ITF 2015 World Championships – Senior Black Belts
Unified ITF 2015 World Championships – Junior Black Belts
Unified ITF 2015 World Championships – Cadet Black Belts and Junior Colour Belts
Unified ITF 2015 World Championships – Senior Colour Belts
You need to be registered via your instructors!
Click links below for entry forms and tournament information
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]
Two years along who would have known,
a Taekwondo Family has evolved,
with hard work and caring too,
Susie and Nidge this is down to you.
Going through patterns and paces,
pure satisfaction on our faces,
all of this could not be done,
without the dedication of Sir and Ma’am.
One Big Family you’ve made us feel,
dreams coming true making them real,
training, get togethers, it’s great to see,
our thanks to you for ‘OUR’ Family.
The Autumn assessment for Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo students took place at the weekend with 35 practitioners gathering at the Sports Hall at Bungay High School to be put through their paces by International grading Examiner Mr Steve King (6th Degree) and they performed superbly.
The examination includes demonstrations of techniques including kicks, punches and blocks, patterns (which are sequences of moves choreographed together), sparring, self-defence, power destruction and Korean technical language. This certainly tests every element of student progress in this Olympic martial art and many are tired and very relieved when the 4 hour test is complete.
Steve said “standards are once again very high and there are only a small number of corrections to be made for a few, well done to the instructors who help prepare their students so effectively”
The clubs are centres for the local community with many parents training with their children and we are always willing to take new students, so if you want to get fit for the New Year come along to a free taster session which you can find further details on the clubs websites. The youngest students in the clubs are 5 years old and there is no upper age limit.
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