Beccles Taekwondo gearing up for Gradings and National Tournament


Hi Guys

We are now gearing up for the autumn challenges:

including Grading with your Grand Master!

Sat Oct 8th – INSTRUCTOR COURSES (Black Tags and above)
Work Shop 1 & 2 (one day only) “Now open to juniors 14 – 17 yrs”
Sports Connexion, Ryton – 10.00am start 

Sports Connexion, Ryton – 9.00am registration

Sat 22nd October – Clubs 3rd Quarter Belt Grading
with Grand Master Oldham IX
12.45pm for 1pm start at Bungay High School

Sports Connexion, Ryton – 9.30am reg: forms from website

If you have been away for your summer holidays, now is the time to get back in the dojang!

Every Monday and Thursday Evening

7.00 – 8.30pm

Activity Room

The Venue, Beccles Sports Centre, Ringsfield Road, Beccles

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

See you in the Dojang


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


Congratulations to all Beccles Taekwondo Students who passed the June grading

Taekwondo Students grading-June-2016
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A Big Congratulations to all Beccles & Bungay Taekwondo Students who passed their summer Grading at Bungay High School on 26th June 2016

All students were graded on their individual belt syllabuses, which includes patterns, techniques, step sparring routines, self defence, sparring, destruction, and a test of their knowledge in both English and Korean.

GTUK Examiner Mr Steve King VI degree was very pleased with the progress of all students, and said that the standards were very high, he congratulated them on their 100% pass rate.

Young Bungay student Jed Baddour was awarded and A Pass for his Red Tag belt grading.

Beccles student Dean Harding was awarded an A Pass for his provisional Black Belt grading and has now achieved the status of Black Tag, his next grading will be in Coventry in front the GTUK’s Grand Master Oldham IX degree and Master Auciello VII degree.

The summer is a great time to start this family orientated sport, giving new members time to learn their 1st belt syllabus in readiness for the October grading, it takes 3-4 years to learn the full syllabus and become a 1st Degree Black Belt student.

If you would like to come and have a go the first session is always free, see our web sites for details of our training times and venues this summer:

Mr and Mrs Bedingfield II Degree Instructors

Mr Clinton Gillett V Degree Instructor



















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FINAL REMINDER Grading Sunday 26th June 2016



Grading Sunday 26th June 2016

Bungay High School gym, 9.45am for 10am start.

Don’t miss this grading, the next one is not until 22nd/23rd October!

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

Just 2 more training sessions before the grading, so try to make them both!

Check your patterns here

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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


Martial Artist Training and Grading Notice from Beccles Taekwondo Club


To become a true martial artist you have to practice, practice, practice!

As instructors we can help you to be the best you can be,

so we need to see you in the our Dojang as often as possible,

and help support your club!

Next Grading date confirmed as
Sunday 26th June 2016

Bungay High School gym, 9.45am for 10am start.

We need to start seeing all our colour belt students interested in grading to the next level.

So try and make every session!

Mondays & Thursdays

Check your patterns here

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Notice to all Black Tags:

If you have any intention of taking your Black Belt Grading later this year,

we need to see you in our Dojang Every Session!

This is the only way you will progress in time for us to put you in for your test,

and we need to see your Thesis progress too.

In the words of Grand Master Oldham

‘If you Fail to Prepare, then Prepare to Fail!’

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

See you in the Dojang


Well done to our Smiling Medal Man, Jason!

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Jason Drake showing off his medals from the recent

UKGT Unified ITF Tournament

held in Northants on April 24th 2016.

Jason set off as a lone competitor from Beccles Taekwondo but did us proud winning

Gold for Patterns,

Silver for Sparring.

Very nice Unified ITF medals too!

 Unified ITF medals

Beccles Taekwondo Club at GTUK British Championships April 2016

British Individual Championships

Well done to Beccles Taekwondo Students who performed brilliantly at the recent

GTUK British Individual Championships

held at Ryton on Dunsmore Nr Coventry

The Beccles club entered a squad of 8 competitors across all age categories and came back with a total of 11 medals between them, with 6 Gold and New British Champions!

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 great medal haul.


The squad were accompanied by instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield who were on hand all day officiating at the tournament along with GTUK senior instructors and students from all over the UK.

Beccles Taekwondo Competitors results:

Jason Drake, Veteran Male Black Tag: Gold Patterns, Gold Sparring, Gold Destruction

Barbara Mazza, Veteran Female Black Tag: Gold Patterns, Bronze Sparring

Gary Wheeler, Veteran Male Black Tag: Bronze Patterns, Bronze Sparring

 Glen Thomson, Adult Male Yellow Tag: Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring

Alfie Woodcraft, Junior Male Green Belt: Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring

The clubs Pee Wee competitors: Bella Gibson Black Tag, Ben Chapman Red Belt, Jack Chapman Red Belt, competed really well against strong competition and just missed out on the medal positions.

More photos can be viewed and purchased from the Tournament photographers De Photo:
British Individual Championships April 2016

Photos from our ‪Taekwondo‬ grading March 2016

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Well done to all our Beccles Taekwondo students who attended the GTUK East 1st Quarter Grading held at Bungay 20th March.

100% pass!

As always the examination includes demonstrations of techniques including kicks, punches and blocks, patterns (sequences of moves), sparring, self-defence, power destruction and Korean technical language.

The Beccles and Bungay clubs are both centres for the local community with many parents training with their children. So if you would like to learn one of the Worlds best martial arts, 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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Always wanted to learn a martial art?
Then Come and Try Taekwon-do at Beccles Taekwon-do Club!
It’s never too late, we teach both the young and the not so young 🙂

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Good luck to our students entering the British Champs this weekend

Good luck guys, stay focused, don’t rush your patterns, and remember to abide by your tenets of Taekwon-do when sparring, as you are representing our Beccles Taekwon-do club. ?

You will also need proof of your BTC licence, which we will be handing back tonight (Thursday) with your NEW belts!

We will meet you outside the Sports Connexion, Ryton – 8.30am to take you into the centre.

Mr and Mrs B.


GTUK 2016 Championships 2nd April


GTUK Individual 2016 Championships

Saturday 2nd April 2016

8:30am registration

Venue: Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmore

Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee are honoured to invite and welcome you to our GTUK 2016 Individual Championships. We are working hard to ensure that our tournaments are a memorable and enjoyable experience for both competitors and their families, bringing together members of the GTUK, young and old from all of our regions of the UK. Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your competitor(s) for the continued support at the GTUK championships.

This individual championship is open to students of all ages and levels of Taekwon-Do, giving each and every student the opportunity to take part in competitive patterns, sparring and where age appropriate destruction. All students are placed into categories according to their age and belts to give everyone a fair chance to compete to become GTUK National Champions.

The venue has free parking and there will also be stands to purchase GTUK merchandise, photographs and refreshments on the day if desired.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take part!

Please complete the form below and return with fees to your Instructors by 26th March 2016.

Spectators pay on the day.

Entry Fees: Adults £20, Juniors £15, Spectators £5 – under 11s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Please click link below for PDF file of tournament information and entry form.