Congratulations to our students who attended the GTUK British Taekwondo Championships last weekend

Jason and Barbara

Five Beccles Taekwon-do Black Belts travelled to the competition held in Coventry, and this was the 2nd weekend running Beccles had students heading across the country to a major Taekwon-do event.

All worked tirelessly helping with organising and refereeing the competitors squares with a special mention for Bella Gibson who did a fantastic job of chaperoning competitors around all day.

Barbara Mazza and Jason Drake then entered their respective categories later in the day, and were both very successful in their events.

GTUK British Taekwondo Championship Results:

GTUK British Taekwondo Championships

Barbara Mazza Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring

GTUK British Taekwondo Championships

Jason Drake Gold Patterns, Silver Destruction

Also pictured below are Paul Chapman and Jason Drake receiving their ITF International Certificates for their recent Black Belt gradings, which were presented at the Thursday club session by Mr and Mrs Bedingfield.

Congratulations to Beccles Taekwon-do students on their 100% Black Belt grading success!

Taekwondo Black Belts

Congratulations to Beccles Taekwon-do students on their 100% Black Belt grading success!

Five students from Beccles Taekwon-do Club travelled 150 miles to Ryton-on-Dunsmore near Coventry, where their Black Belt grading took place on Saturday 27th October. 

Taekwon-do Black Belt gradings are a test of mental and physical abilities, 3 pattern sequences of strikes, kicks and blocks; self defence, step sparring, full sparring, the breaking of 2 inch pine boards with hand and feet techniques, Korean theory along with a thesis about Taekwon-do which students need to prepare in the months beforehand.

This grading is a true test of the student and their preparation, with no quarter given throughout a gruelling day, performed in front of the GTUK senior instructors including Master Auciello 7th Degree, and Grand Master Oldham 9th Degree who’s history links the Beccles club back to the originator of Taekwon-do General Choi Hong Hi in 1955.

It takes great dedication and commitment to learn Taekwon-do, with up to 4 years training to become a 1st Degree Taekwon-do Black Belt, on your journey you achieve a great level of confidence, strength, fitness and can make lifetime friendships along the way.

Club instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield have worked tirelessly over the last few months to ready their students for this challenge, and have been rewarded with these fantastic results and congratulations to:

Jason Drake 2nd Degree, Black Belt

Barbara Mazza 1.5 Degree, Black Belt

Bella Gibson Junior 1st Degree, 1st Star, Black Belt

Liam Mills Junior 1st Degree, 1st Star, Black Belt

Paul Chapman 1st Degree, Black Belt

The Beccles Club are affiliated to the GTUK, ITF & BTC organisations that ensure the highest standards for teaching a martial art. If you would like to come and have a go the first session is always free plus you get a free T-shirt, ages 5 and up, just come along to any session, Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm to 8.30pm The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles. www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

. . . and relax!

GTUK British Championships Nov 3rd 2018

GTUK British Championships

GTUK 2018 British Individual Championships

Saturday 3rd November 2018 – 8:30am registration

Venue: Sports Connexion, Ryton-on-Dunsmore

Entry Forms and information sheets available from your instructors

Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee are honoured to invite and welcome you to our GTUK 2018 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.

We would like to thank you and your competitor(s) for the continued support at the GTUK championships.

This 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 the opportunity to purchase photographs and refreshments on the day.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take part!

Please complete your entry forms and return with fees to your Club secretary by 26th October.

Spectators pay on the day.

Entry Fees: Adults £20, Juniors £15,

Spectators £5 – under 11s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Successful 3rd Quarter Belt Grading 7th October 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to all the martial arts students from the Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo clubs who passed their Autumn Belt Grading.

The examination was held at Bungay High School on 7th October 2018

GTUK Regional examiner Mr Steve King 6th Dan from Wellingborough was very pleased with the standards displayed by the students on the day, he congratulated them on their work and commitment to their training, and they were rewarded with an excellent 100% pass rate!

The 3 hour examination includes demonstrations of techniques including kicks, punches, blocks, patterns (sequences of moves), sparring, self-defence, power destruction and Korean terminology for the techniques in their individual belt grade syllabuses.

The clubs are run independently but both are affiliated to the same Taekwon-do association the GTUK, and teach the original ITF style of Taekwondo. The clubs are very family orientated, with many parents training with their children. The youngest students are 5 years old and there is no upper age limit.

The Beccles club is run by its fully certified Black belt instructors: Mr and Mrs Bedingfield, who are well supported by their team of Black belt and Black-tag students. Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays 7-8.30pm at the Venue, Beccles Sports Centre.

The Bungay club is run by Mr Clinton Gillett 5th Degree, who is supported by his Black belt and Black-tag students, classes are held on Tuesdays 7-8pm and Thursdays 7-8.30pm at Bungay High School, with a special class for school students on Wednesdays 4-5pm.

So if you would like to learn one of the best modern day martial arts, where you can become, stronger, fitter and more confident, come along for a FREE TASTER SESSION, and join our family!

This is a really good time to start and get ready for our Christmas grading. Please visit the club websites for more details:

www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk and www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk

Get a FREE T-shirt when you COME and TRY #Taekwondo in #Beccles!



Get a FREE T-shirt when you COME and TRY Taekwon-do in Beccles!

Your first 1.5 hour session is FREE,

and you will get a FREE T-shirt!

Classes on Monday and Thursday evenings
7 to 8.30pm 

Ages 5 and up, no need to book, just turn up in loose clothing and bring a water bottle.

Our training dojang is at The Venue, Beccles Sports Centre. 

REMINDER: 3rd Quarter Grading Sunday 7th October 2018

Beccles Taekwondo Grading

Beccles Taekwondo Grading

3rd Quarter Grading Sunday 7th October 2018

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

Check your patterns here

martial artist

Remember to PRINT OUT and practice your Terminology for your belt grade!

belt-grading-syllabus

IMPORTANT!

YOU NEED TO LET YOUR INSTRUCTORS KNOW IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS DATE.

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 colour belts.

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

See you in the Dojang

Taekwon

Late Summer Break Notice: Beccles Taekwondo club will be closed until Mon 3rd Sept.

TiKwon Beccles Taekwondo

Mr and Mrs B will now be having a short break at the end of August so please note the following dates when Beccles Taekwondo club will be closed:

Mon  20th August

Thurs  23rd August*

Mon 27th August (Bank Holiday)

Thurs 30th August

Beccles Taekwondo are back to full training from Mon 3rd Sept getting ready for our next grading on Sun 7th Oct  🙂

NOTE: Wed 5th Sept GTUK East Jee-Goo with Mr Gillett V
7pm to 8.3opm – Bungay High School – Red Belts, Black Tags & Black Belts. Apologies required for those that cannot attend.

taekwondo training

We are always looking for new members, so bring a friend for a free taster session, and you both get a Free T-Shirt 🙂

See you in the Dojang

Taekwon

Medal success for Beccles Taekwon-do students at the BUTL Open Championships

Barbara Mazza and Jason Drake sporting their well earned medals

Two Beccles Taekwon-do Black Belt students travelled to Loughborough University campus to compete in the BUTL Open Championships, a competition bringing together all factions of Taekwondo, ITF (International Taekwondo Federation) and WT (World Taekwondo).

Mrs Mazza won Silver for Patterns and just missed out on the Destruction Gold by 1 break

Mr Drake won Bronze for Patterns

Well done guys, your club is very proud of you both.
A great inspiration for anyone wanting to learn a martial art and then compete with it!

butl-medals-2018

Attending the Tournament were:

3 Grand Masters
lead by Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, who was responsible for introducing Tae Kwon-Do to the UK in 1967,
and instructor of our own GTUK Grand Master Oldham.

Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha
Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha

24 Masters in attendance (including GTUK Master Richard Auciello)

403 Individual Competitors
All ITF Groups represented
WT represented
105 Taekwon-do Schools Represented
University Student National team in attendance
Olympic Torch Bearer in attendance
British Royal Marines squad in attendance

100% pass rate for Beccles Taekwondo summer belt grading

Congratulations to all Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo students on their well deserved 100% pass rate for the summer belt grading.

Way to go guys, you smashed it!

Well proud Beccles instructors.

Mr & Mrs B

Beccles instructors

CONGRATULATIONS to all the martial arts students from the Beccles Taekwondo and Bungay Taekwondo clubs who passed their Summer Belt Grading.

The examination was held at Bungay High School on 24th June 2018

GTUK Regional examiner Mr Steve King 6th Dan from Wellingborough, said this was one of the best gradings he had seen and was very pleased with the standards displayed by the students on the day, he congratulated them on their work and commitment to their training, and they were rewarded with an excellent 100% pass rate! 

The 3 hour examination includes demonstrations of techniques including kicks, punches and blocks, patterns (sequences of moves), sparring, self-defence, power destruction and Korean terminology for the techniques in their individual belt grade syllabuses.

The clubs are run independently but both are affiliated to the same Taekwon-do association the GTUK, and teach the original ITF style of Taekwondo. The clubs are very family orientated, with many parents training with their children. The youngest students are 5 years old and there is no upper age limit.

The Beccles club is run by its fully certified Black belt instructors: Mr and Mrs Bedingfield, who are well supported by their team of Black belt and Black-tag students. Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays 7-8.30pm at the Venue, Beccles Sports Centre, the training dojang is situated in the activity room.

The Bungay club is run by Mr Clinton Gillett 5th Degree, who is supported by his Black belt and Black-tag students, classes are held on Tuesdays 7-8pm and Thursdays 7-8.30pm at Bungay High School, with a special class for school students on Wednesdays 4-5pm.

So if you would like to learn one of the best modern day martial arts, where you can become, stronger,  fitter and more confident, come along for a FREE TASTER SESSION, and join our family!

1st Session is always Free, visit the club websites for more details:

www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk and www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk

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