GTUK Championships October 24th 2015 plus The Great GTUK Bake Off


GTUK Championships October 24th 2015

You need to be registered via your instructors!

Click links below for entry forms and tournament information

Entry Form Oct 2015

GTUK Championship Information for students

GTUK 2015 Tag Team Entry Form (black belts)

The Great GTUK Bake Off

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]

Taekwondo Family – A special poem about our Taekwondo club – from a special lady

Taekwondo Family

Taekwondo Family

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.

Jo Wheeler


Beccles Taekwondo Grading Autumn 2015

Beccles Taekwondo Grading Autumn 2015

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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Come and Learn Taekwondo at Beccles Taekwondo – 1st Lesson Free!


 Always wanted to learn a martial art?

It’s never too late… Come and Try Taekwon-do at

Beccles Taekwondo Club and bring the children,

we will teach you all at the same time!!

Please forward to friends, via email, facebook, twitter, or printout and display!

Click here to download a pdf version.


Call Nigel and Susan Bedingfield on 01986 895204 

or email: [email protected]

Hopefully see you there… Susie & Nidge

Susan and Nigel Bedingfield Instructors Beccles Taekwondo

Global Taekwon-do United Kingdom, Unified ITF, Taekwon-do International, BTC


Taekwondo is a great family sport,
where mums and dads can learn alongside their children.

Worlingham Fete Taekwondo Demonstration & Tug of War Victory


Special thanks to all those Beccles Taekwondo students who helped at the Worlingham Fete Taekwondo demonstration, and for showing great commitment to promoting Taekwon-do and our Beccles club!

Taekwondo Demonstration

You guys performed brilliantly, and looked and sounded really powerful, made quite an impression on those who watched!


And well done for winning the Tug of War competition, even the crowd were cheering ‘Taekwondo! Taekwondo!’

taekwondo instructors

Two very proud Taekwon-do instructors 😉

Local press report:

Still a winning combination

Beccles Taekwondo Instructors Susie and Nidge Bedingfield are still proving to be a winning combination, both having won multiple British titles in their sport in recent years have now guided their Students to a Tug of War Victory at the annual Worlingham Fete 😉

The Tug of War took place after the Taekwondo students had very successfully entertained the crowd with a powerful demonstration of their martial art, showing their destructive techniques, punching, kicking, patterns, sparring and board breaking.

Many of these students from the Beccles club have won National titles for their sport during the last year.

The Beccles Taekwondo Club have just launched a new Tiger logo to celebrate their 3rd year in Beccles. The new Tiger is called ‘TIKWON’, and has been designed by Instructor Nidge Bedingfield who is the graphic designer for imajaz limited.

If you are interested in having a go at Taekwondo please visit the Beccles Taekwondo web site B-TKD.UK for more information, or just turn up on a Monday or Thursday evening 7-8.30pm at The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles, you will be made very welcome.

We teach the young and the not so young, so ‘Old Tigers’ are always welcome to have a go.

IMPORTANT: DOJANG NEWS we are back in the ‘Activity Room’ for all Lessons




We are back in the

‘Activity Room’

for all Lessons

(V5 room was too small)

The Venue
(Beccles Sports Centre)

Monday and Thursday

7.00pm to 8.30pm

Next grading is on 4th of October!

If you’ve not been for a while it’s time for some serious training starting next week!

Other NEWS:

We have put up a link to some brilliant Taekwondo Training Videos, take a look, the link is in the menus too: B-TKD Video

Also added a link to the Taekwondo Encyclopaedia, again also in the menus: TKD Encyclopedia

 Having revamped the website for easier viewing, we have added a New Shortened Web Address


for easier promotion.

The old address still works too!

 New Club T-Shirts available

Now sporting our new shortened web address, many variations on colours too!

tikwon t-shirt

Top award for Mr Gillett – Active Waveney Sports Awards 2015


Active Waveney Sports Awards 2015

Long Service Award – Clinton Gillett (martial arts)

Eight trophies were presented at the 18th annual Active Waveney Sports Awards held at Rookery Park Golf Club, in Carlton Colville and Clinton Gillett was delighted to be amongst those receiving an award.

Leading sportsmen and sportswomen, clubs and volunteers were all singled out at the event, organised by Waveney District Council and supported by Sentinel Leisure Trust, the Active Waveney Sports Partnership, Waveney Sportsability and The Journal.

Giving the opening speech, Lowestoft mayor Stephen Ardley said: “Once again this was another difficult year for the judging panel, with a number of very worthy entries.  “Congratulations to all of our winners this evening. It’s important not to forget the huge numbers of coaches, teachers and parents who make successes like these possible.”

The presentation of awards was made by Lowestoft Rising change manager Phil Aves, with the trophies handed out by Mr Ardley and fellow judges Michael Ladd, Waveney district councillor, John Pawsey, from the Active Waveney Sports Partnership, and Waveney Sportsability chairman Rachel Baylis.

The winners will all be automatically entered into the Suffolk Sport Awards later this year.  Mr Aves said: “I just think when we hear about the talent we have got here in Waveney, and the success that these winners are having, it is amazing.  “The awards have shown appreciation for these successes, highlighting how they have done a great job in these sports.


Long Service Award – Clinton Gillett (martial arts)

Clinton’s passion for sporting activity started as a result of his Perthes Disease, which meant that from the age of four until he was about eight he could not walk and was in callipers, plaster casts and a wheelchair.

Despite this start, he achieved his first black belt in Karate aged 16 and won several national trophies, also representing his school in rugby, football, badminton and cricket. 

He won a silver medal in the 2000 World Taekwondo Championships held in Italy and continues to participate as a veteran recently winning Gold and Bronze at the UITF British Open.  

He has just gained his 5th Degree and to date has brought up 31 black belts, 2 of which now run Beccles Taekwondo Club. 

Clinton has been training and competing for 31 years alongside running a hugely successful community club at Bungay High School for the last 12 years.

Clinton took along Liam and Christian Everett to do a demonstration at the presentation which organisers and spectators said was the best they have had in the 18 years of the awards, it was great to see that press coverage in all the local papers focused on photos of the display which included; patterns, destruction, sparring and self-defence.

Beccles Taekwondo in the community!

It’s been a busy week:

BOB dressed for the occasion as usual! Beccles Taekwon-do Club

Monday: Big group of students turn out at Beccles Taekwondo Club session in the evening, with new people having a come and try session.

Ringsfield‬ Primary School

Tuesday morning: equipment at the ready, before what was two fantastic introductory sessions of Taekwondo‬ at Ringsfield‬ Primary School. Nice to see some of our existing students too, looking well proud in their doboks 🙂

Beccles Free School taekwondo lessons
Beccles‬ Free School

Wednesday afternoon: Last of our Taekwondo enrichment sessions at Beccles‬ Free School for this year, and we look forward to seeing some of the students at our Beccles Taekwondo‬ Club to continue their training on a Monday or Thursday evening, very soon 😉

Brampton ‬Primary School

Thursday Morning: Another day another taster session… This time we were at Brampton Primary School, and two more fantastic introductory sessions of Taekwondo delivered to over 50 children.

red red-to-black-tag

Thursday Evening: and we are back at the Beccles Taekwondo Club sessions again, and not only with more new members coming to have a go, but we now have a sea of red and black tag belted students to teach…great feeling.

GTUK Beccles Taekwondo‬