Congratulations to Mr Gillett now 5th Degree!

GrandMaster-O-IX-Mr-King-VI-Mr-Gillett-VMr King VI, Grandmaster Oldham IX, Mr Clinton Gillett V

From all at Beccles Taekwondo we wish to say a Big Congratulations to Mr Gillett on passing his ITF 5th Degree examination in front of Grandmaster Oldham and senior instructors.

This is a huge achievement and we are all very proud of Mr Gillett who is the senior instructor for GTUK East, East Jee-Goo and the Bungay Taekwondo Club.

Clinton Gillett completed a tough international grading examination under the watchful eye of several masters and Grandmaster Oldham in Coventry at the weekend in order to be awarded his 5th Dan in Taekwondo.

The test included the 3 patterns for the grade, step sparring sequences, full contact self-defence, 2 onto 1 sparring, Korean theory and destruction (including power tests for jumping kicks, foot and hand techniques on both sides, where he unfortunately cracked a bone in his wrist early in the grading but chose to carry on regardless) Grandmaster Oldham praised his thesis on ‘Moral Culture’ and said that “his standards and attitude are exceptional”.

There has to be a minimum time in between grading examinations at this level and it is over 5 years since he passed his 4th Dan so Clinton is delighted to gain this international award and will receive his certificate from Korea within the next month.

UITF British Championships – 16th May 2015

UITF British Championships

UITF British Championships

16th May 2015  – 9am doors open
Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3Fl

***Instructors – please distribute to your students***

The GTUK is co-hosting this event, which is being held as a warm up competition in the run up to the II UITF World Championships, held in Hatfield over 10th-12th July, 2015.

The championships are open to both Coloured and Black Belt students with categories of patterns, sparring, power and special technique. Power & Special Technique is open to Black Belt Junior, Senior & Veteran Categories.

A FREE! Course for UITF-UK officials will be held on the day for all new and existing Umpires and Referees. Black Belts – Please Fill the online form and submit to register for the UITF-UK Umpires Course which will take place after the British Open Championships 16th May 2015, 6.00pm till 9.00pm. This course will set the standards required for the for coming UITF World Championships in U.K.

Coloured belt divisions are £15 to enter.
Black belt divisions are £20 to enter.
Spectators tickets are available for £5 per ticket.
All payments are made at point of registration online.

Online registration is available via http://www.uitf-uk.com/. Registration will be open until 8th May 2015, after which no further entries will be accepted. A passport photo is required to be uploaded for use for entry to the championships. **Please ensure this is an up to date appropriate, passport style photograph, that is clear and easily identifiable. Poor quality images may be rejected.**

ITF rules will be in place.

The divisions are split as detailed below:-

Coloured Belts
*Divisions aim to be split by Yellow, Green, Blue, Red.
Then by the following age categories for patterns, (Sparring in brackets)
Cadet Boys Under 12 –  Sparring (<120cms, <140cms, <160cms, >160cms)
Cadet Girls Under 12 –  Sparring (<120cms, <140cms, <160cms, >160cms)
Junior Males 13-17yrs – Sparring (<58kg, <63kg, <70kg, >70kg)
Junior Female 13-17yrs – Sparring (<48kg, <53kg, <60kg, >60kg)
Males 18-35yrs – Sparring (<63kg, <71kg, <80kg, >80kg)
Females 18-35yrs – Sparring (<58kg, <63kg, <70kg, >70kg)
Veteran Male 36yrs+ – Sparring (<73kg, <90kg, >90kg)
Veteran Female 36yrs+ – Sparring (<61kg, <75kg, >75kg)

Black Belts
*Pattern divisions aim to be split by grades and the following ages. (Sparring in brackets)
Cadet Boys Under 12 –  Sparring (<120cms, <140cms, <160cms, >160cms)
Cadet Girls Under 12 –  Sparring (<120cms, <140cms, <160cms, >160cms)
Junior Males 13-17yrs – Sparring (<52kg, <58kg, <63kg, <71kg, <80kg, >80kg)
Junior Female 13-17yrs – Sparring (<42kgs, <48kg, <53kg, <60kg, >60kg)
Males 18-35yrs – Sparring (<58kg, <63kg, <71kg, <80kg, >80kg)
Females 18-35yrs – Sparring (<52kg, <58kg, <63kg, <70kg, >70kg)
Veteran Male 36yrs+ – Sparring (<73kg, <90kg, >90kg)
Veteran Female 36yrs+ – Sparring (<61kg, <75kg, >75kg)

*Please be advised it is at the organisers discretion to change divisions where necessary and appropriate.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask…

Kind regards

Mrs J Auciello

Umpire Course – Practical Day Session 18th April 2015

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GTUK Umpire Course (B)

(Practical Umpire Course Syllabus only)

18th April 2015 10-4pm £15:00
Catmose Sports Centre, Oakham

The arranged Umpire Course (practical day) of the 11th April 2015, has been postponed to 18th April 2015 due to the BTC Touch Gloves championships. Please find the entry, costs detailed below; please distribute this information to your students.

This course has been run following requests from students who attended the last course, requesting more time to take part in the practical session that follows the theory side.

This session is perfect for students who have already attended a previous course which has already encompassed the Theory aspect, however is open to all eligible students,(detailed below). The day will cover umpiring, refereeing, as well as the administration, and during the afternoon session will give opportunity to referee with both all range of students (Coloured & Black belt peewees, juniors and seniors) during the squad training session.

Morning session 10:00 – 12:00 – Friendly practical session with other students on the course, with feedback opportunities with seniors/other students. Opportunity to deal with staged situations which occur during competitions.

Afternoon session 1:00 – 4:00  – Practical session in conjunction with the GTUK England squad session, giving opportunity to actually umpire real competitors.

This course is open to students aged 14 years and over, red tag and above.

Please complete and bring along the Umpire Course Form. Dress Code: Dobok

Many thanks

Mr Auciello & Mr Holmes

Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo Clubs Grading Photo March 2015

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Well done to all Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo students who graded at the weekend.

100% pass!

Spring Grading Success.

Forty students from Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo clubs gathered at Bungay High School at the weekend to complete a 4 hour grading examination watched over by Steve King 6th Degree and Clinton Gillett 4th Degree and standards were very high.

Patterns, techniques, sparring, self-defence and destruction had to be demonstrated by each student as appropriate and this was then rounded off with Korean Theory questions.

Nerves were very evident but everyone performed well in the end in order to be awarded their next belt grading and Steve King said “the quality of instruction by Sue and Nidge Bedingfield has meant that Beccles students have made fabulous progress, Clinton Gillett and Martin Sloan have demonstrated great consistency with their teaching to enable all Bungay students to meet and indeed surpass their own standards”  The clubs have a week off over Easter and then will be actively recruiting for new members to start this family friendly martial art so please contact Clinton on 07970664965 or Sue on 01986 895204.

Well done to our small but perfect team of Beccles Taekwondo students

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Well done to our small but perfect team of Beccles Taekwondo students who completed at the National GTUK Championships on 7th March 2015, you did us proud!

Left to right

Jason Drake: Bronze Sparring

Barbara Mazza: Gold Patterns, Gold Destruction, Silver Sparring

Gary Wheeler: 4th Sparring

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Jason and Gary with Mrs Bedingfield who never misses the chance of a photo opportunity 😉

Medals Galore for Waveney Taekwondo Clubs

Fourteen students from Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo Clubs travelled 160 miles to Coventry at the weekend to compete in this year’s GTUK National Championships and came away with a medal haul to be proud of.

Over 800 students from all over the UK gathered at the Sky Blues Connection to compete against one another in sparring, patterns and destruction following on from regional tournaments held earlier in the year.

Jed Baddour (aged 8) came second in the Pee-wee special destruction technique whilst Jadyn Howgate (aged 6) got through a couple of rounds in his sparring category before being defeated by the eventual winner so they were both unlucky to leave without medals.

Other Bungay students were more fortunate with Jade Howgate (aged 31) winning bronze for sparring and patterns in her first ever competition, whilst Taylor Perkins, Lucy Thurbon (both aged 13) and Liam Everett (aged 14) won double silvers in their categories. Tegan Brown won an excellent gold for her superb patterns and a well-deserved bronze for her sparring. Christian Everett (aged 11) and Club instructor Clinton Gillett (aged 43) topped the tables with both winning gold medals for sparring and patterns in their categories.

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Beccles student Gary Wheeler was a super sport but narrowly missed out on a medal whilst his team mate Jason Drake gained a bronze for sparring. Barbara Mazza achieved great golds for patterns and destruction alongside silver for sparring.

The final medal haul was 18 medals won which is testament to the high quality of taekwondo in the area. If you want to come along and try this superb martial art for competition or just to get fit or learn self-defence then please check out the club websites www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or www.beccles-Taekwondo.co.uk we always welcome everyone in this family friendly sport.

 

GTUK Championships 7th March 2015

GTUK Championships

Please find attached information regarding the forthcoming

GTUK championships on 7th March 2015  

Registration will open at 8:30 am, and there will be refreshments available during the day. Can you please arrive as early as possible with your students to ensure the day will run as smoothly as possible? The GTUK Scotland & England Squad coaches will again be on the lookout for new talent and inviting students to join the appropriate Squad.

We have again organised an After Champs Party, which will be held in the Warwick Suite at the Sports Connexion. There will be a disco all evening and a buffet will be served.

Advanced tickets are available for £5 each when reserved with your instructors.

All dates on the paperwork are aimed at students; therefore gives a cut-off date of 1st March 2015 to allow Instructors time to process the entries, and party ticket requests.

Entry fees are:

  • Coloured Belt Adults £20.00
  • Coloured Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00
  • Black Belt Adults – £20.00
  • Black Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00
  • Spectators £5.00 on the day through Spectators entrance.
  • Under 11yrs old free’ when accompanied by an adult

Click images for information and entry forms

GTUK-Championships-Information-Mar-2015 GTUK-Champs-Entry-Form-Mar-2015

Congratulations to Beccles Taekwondo students who attended the Northamptonshire Inter Club Tournament on 15th Feb 2015

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Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo competitors before the competition

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 Congratulations to Beccles Taekwondo students who attended the Northamptonshire Inter Club Tournament on 15th Feb 2015

Fantastic results.

Barbara Mazza: Silver Sparring, Gold Patterns

Jason Drake: Silver Sparring, Gold Patterns

Gary Wheeler: Silver Patterns, Gold Destruction

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A much smaller contingent of Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo students than usual travelled the 100 miles to Northampton in order to compete in this year’s inter-club competition.  Many of the usual stalwarts were on holiday or unavailable due to prior commitments but those that did attend achieved great success.

From Bungay High School Christian Everett (year 7) and Liam Everett (year 9) represented the club superbly with Liam getting 2 silver medals for sparring and patterns in his age and belt category whilst his brother Christian gained bronze for patterns and brilliant gold for sparring in his division.  He was also praised by all the black belts for his level of technical ability and self-control whilst fighting some slightly smaller boys in his category.  Mr Baddour’s son Jed, who trains in the Wednesday after school club also did really well to win gold for patterns and bronze for sparring in the Pee-wees (under 12s).

From Beccles Barbara Mazza won silver for sparring and a great gold for patterns with the same results for Jason Drake whilst Gary Wheeler got silver for patterns and a fabulous gold for all coloured belt veterans destruction. Bella Gibson competed well but just missed out on a medal place.

Mr Gillett finished of the medal haul by winning gold in sparring and silver for patterns in the Veteran black belt males.  With all the medals won we came 4th in the area, only beaten by much bigger towns such as Wellingborough and Northampton which was a great if somewhat surprising achievement with our diminished team!

Students are getting ready for the British GTUK Championships at the moment but it is still possible to come along and train, just contact the clubs for further details www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

 

Taekwondo Tuition in Beccles Schools & New Banner

New Banner and Taekwondo Tuition in Beccles Schools

Taekwondo Tuition in Beccles Schools & New Banner

We have started to give introductory lessons to students from the age of 10 upwards, with the kind permission of the following schools:

Sir John Leman High School

Beccles Free School

All students in the schools will have the opportunity to try the sport of Taekwondo during their normal school sports activities.

Hopefully many will enjoy this introduction to our sport and come and join us at the Beccles Sports Hall on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7pm.

We are also hoping that this will be an ongoing link between Beccles Taekwondo Club and the local schools.

To help promote our sessions we have purchased a new banner which will be on display whenever we teach.

So hopefully we will see some new faces in the dojang very soon.

 

Taekwon.

 

SCHOOL SESSION SET UP
Equipment at the ready at Beccles Free School where over 100 students got the chance to try Taekwondo this week! ;)