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:
Barbara Mazza Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring
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!
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
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.
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: