Beccles Taekwon-do Grading. A Big Congratulations to all Beccles & Bungay Taekwon-do Students who passed their Spring Grading at Bungay High School on Sunday 18th March 2018.
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.
A special well done to Beccles’s Jack Chapman (Peewee) and Evelyn Brooks (Junior) for passing their Provisional Black Belt grading, they were awarded their Black Tag belts and will now be preparing for their full Black Belt grading in front of Grandmaster Oldham IX degree at a later date.
The spring is a great time to start this family orientated sport, giving new members time to learn their 1st belt syllabus in readiness for the June 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 spring:
Come and Try
1st Session Free, plus Free T-shirt!
Instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk
The GTUK Eastern Area Inter-Club tournament took place in Wellingborough this year and Bungay & Beccles Taekwondo Clubs battled to a very creditable 3rd place in the region which is superb considering the winning towns are much bigger (Wellingborough 1st and Northampton 2nd)
29 medals in total were achieved by 19 fighters in all age groups, pee wees (under 12) included superb double gold for Jayden Howgate in patterns and special techniques and gold for Jack Sutton in his patterns division. Jed Baddour showed exception sparring ability to win his division in emphatic style with 3 head kicks awarded to be given the gold. Isaac Slater also battled hard to a bronze in sparring but achieved an excellent silver for patterns in a large division.
Juniors (13-17) achieved a great haul of medals with Imogen Suttons gold for sparring and bronze for patterns and Daisy Whymarks gold for patterns and bronze for sparring being real highlights as it was their 1st competition. Bailey Aldrich gained gold for patterns and silver for sparring which was a fabulous achievement as he had stepped up to juniors being a tall 12 year old! Kelsie Dyer showed great courage to win gold for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst fellow Bungay High School student James Thurston won silver for patterns.Evelyn Brooks from Beccles won bronze for patterns and silver for sparring in her 1st ever tournament, to round off a superb showing for the teenagers.
Adults (17+) included a fantastic double gold for Jade Howgate in sparring and patterns beating team mate Poppy Whymark to a creditable double silver, as she is only just in the adult section. A great gold for Jason Drake for black belt destruction went with his silver medals for both patterns and sparring whilst Gary Wheeler won double bronze medals in his 1st competition as a black belt! Barbara Mazza gained a silver in the black belt ladies patterns with Paul Chapman gaining a silver for patterns and bronze for sparring in the coloured belt male section.
Several other competitors competed and supported superbly with Colby Aldrich battling to 4th place in the pee wee sparring, whilst Jack and Jess Chapman competed really well but finished just outside the medal positions, both losing out to the eventual category winners. Jacob Burden did a superb job helping to referee for the 1st time as a black belt and Benjamin Burden acted as junior coach. Steve King The area 6th degree and senior said “Bungay & Beccles achieved a fantastic 60 points and considering the distance travelled for competitors the amount of medals won is a real testament to Eastern Taekwondo”.
Now is a great time have a go at this rewarding Olympic martial art in order to get fit for the summer and your first lesson is free! The youngest students in the clubs are 5 years old and there is no upper age limit, check us out on www.bungay-taekwondo.co.ukor for those in Beccleswww.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk
Beccles Taekwondo Club medalists (10 in total):
Jason Drake, Black Belt: Silver Patterns, Silver Sparring, Gold Destruction
Barbara Mazza, Black Belt: Silver Patterns
Gary Wheeler, Adult Black Belt: Bronze Patterns, Bronze Sparring
Paul Chapman, Adult Black Tag: Silver Patterns, Bronze Sparring
Evelyn Brooks, Junior Red Belt: Bronze Patterns, Silver Sparring
Open invitation to all GTUK Students aged 8 and over:
GTUK England Development Squad
What is Development Squad?
The aim of the England Development Squad to allow students to attend additional training with other like minded students and develop technique, confidence and ability, to be the best they can be. SQUAD TRAINING sessions cover sparring technique, patterns, power breaking, special technique, as well as team patterns, and competition scenarios.
Who can attend?
SQUAD TRAINING is open to all GTUK students aged 8 and over, it is not by selection or invitation by GTUK Coaches; students just need approval from their Instructors prior to attending. As Coaches we actively encourage Instructors to attend themselves, and to send their students, however we must point out that squad training is in addition to club training, not replacement. We can accept children occasionally under the age of 8 by prior agreement by the coaches, and their instructor.
Cost of squad training is £7 for 3 hours, and we will require to see proof of insurance upon registration, and we can ask for proof at any point during your training.
Next training session is Saturday 27th January, between 2pm – 5pm, as it is the first training session of the year we will require the 2018 registration form to be completed. Please DOWNLOAD, print, complete and bring to the session, with your registration form.
What to wear/bring? IMPORTANT
Students should wear white doboks, and current belt, and MUST bring along a full set of sparring equipment; headguard, closed fingered gloves, and footpads. Male students should wear groin guards. The session is intended to push your own individual limits, (we’re all different, and you know your levels), so we recommend not training when injured, and to always bring plenty of fluids.
The Instructors of Borough Tae Kwon Do would like to invite you to this year’s annual Northants Interclub Tournament!
Sunday 4th February will see the Wellingborough Club host this year’s annual Northants Interclub Tournament this year’s interclub Tournament brings together members from Grange Park, Wellingborough, Wollaston, Northampton, Raunds, Beccles and Bungay for what’s sure to be a fun day out for everyone.
There will be patterns and sparring divisions, as well as destruction categories available to adult students. As always, the clubs will be competing for the Interclub Trophy. An awarded to the club with the most successes throughout the day. You can enter as many of the events for your grade and as age as you would like.
All students must have a valid licence to compete, and as safety is always uppermost in our minds, those who wish to spar in the Tournament will need the following sparring equipment:
•Hand, Feet and Head Guard.
•Groin Guard (compulsory for men and boys).
Whether you want to compete or just watch…everyone’s welcome. Why not bring along your Mums, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, Uncles, Aunts, Brothers, Sisters and Friends? It’s going to be a great day…so just come along.
If you have any questions, or you want to order safety equipment, just ask your Instructor and they’ll be able to help.
Don’t miss this day…it’s a great chance to meet and get to know others like you, who are all Tae Kwon-Do Martial Artists. Hope to see you all there.
Date: Sunday 4th February Time: Doors open 9:45am, the event will then run throughout the day Venue: Weavers Sports Centre, Weavers Road, Wellingborough, NN8 3JQ Costs: Competitors £8, Spectators £3 – to be paid on the day.
There is no entry form for this event, all entries will be managed on the day!
If you require further information about this event, please speak to your instructor or refer to our