First Open ITF Championships 2019

Beccles Taekwon-do International Squad
Beccles Taekwon-do Open ITF International Competitors

First Open ITF Championships May 11th 2019

History was made this weekend at the 1st Open ITF International Competition, formed by members for the members, hosted by the GTUK who’s members and instructors abide truthfully to the tenants of Taekwon-do with genuine warmth shown to other Taekwon-do groups.

Beccles Taekwon-do Star performer, Bella Mazza-Gibson, GOLD Junior 1st Degree Black Belt Patterns.
 First Open ITF Championships
Mrs Mazza (left) Silver Patterns

The attendance of nearly 700 people, 3 Grandmasters, 5 Masters and 33 different organisations/groups shows the direction Open ITF are taking, new friends have been made and many old friends reunited. A wonderful atmosphere throughout the day.

Well done Beccles, fantastic results after a long day in Coventry.

Beccles Taekwon-do Open ITF International results:

Bella Mazza-Gibson Junior Black belt patterns GOLD

Joel Thrower Cadet Blue Belt Sparring BRONZE

Jenna Akerman Senior Black belt Patterns SILVER

Barbara Mazza Veteran Black belt Patterns SILVER


A few pictures from the weekends Open ITF International Championships held in Coventry.

Fantastic day, Beccles Taekwon-do students and officials were brilliant, so thank you for all your hard work and support, we are very proud of the examples you set and standards you achieved, true Taekwon-do spirit.

Mr and Mrs B.

Joel Thrower Bronze Sparring
Joel Thrower Bronze Sparring

A few pictures from the weekends Open ITF International Championships held in Coventry:

Open ITF International Championships

Open ITF International Championships

Saturday May 11th 2019

Doors of the Championships will be open at 9am for officials, spectators, and competitors.

Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry. CV8 3Fl

This is a great opportunity for Beccles GTUK students to enter their 1st International Taekwon-do Tournament!

Put in your diary & speak to your instructors about entering.

Online Registration is open NOW!

Payment is required with registration

Registration Deadline 8th May 2019

Open ITF International Competitors Registration & Rules links:

Tournament Rules

Open ITF

Formed by the Members for the Members


Northants Inter-Club Tournament 2019

Taekwondo Interclub

Northants Inter-Club Tournament 2019 – Invitation

Sunday 17th Feb – Doors Open 9.30am

This years‚Äô Interclub Tournament, hosted by Mrs. Parker IV, brings together GTUK members from Beccles, Bungay, Burton Latimer, Grange Park, Northampton, Raunds, Wellingborough and Wollaston for what’s sure to be a fun day out for everyone.

This a great introduction to competitions for new and younger students. Whether you want to compete or just watch, everyone is 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. The Northampton venue has changed this year (a map has been provided to your instructor). There is an on site caf√© serving hot drinks and food.

It’s a great chance to represent your club and get to know others like you, who are all Taekwon-Do Martial Artists. You may even take home a medal or two!

Let your instructors know you are interested.

Entry Fees:

Competitors £9

Spectators £4


Individual patterns.

Adult Breaking.
Point / Continuous Sparring (age & grade dependent).

Safety Equipment needed for sparring:
‚ÄĘ Hands, Feet and Head Guard.
‚ÄĘ Groin Guard (compulsory for men and boys).

Moulton College (Gate 4), Pitsford Equine Centre,
Pitsford Road, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7QL.

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.

GTUK British Championships Nov 3rd 2018

GTUK British Championships

GTUK 2018 British Individual Championships

Saturday 3rd November 2018 ‚Äď 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 Рunder 11s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

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!


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

GTUK British Taekwondo Championships on May 12th 2018

GTUK British Taekwondo Championships

Saturday May 12th 2018

Great Competition, great experience, and part of your Taekwondo Journey.

So come on guys give it a go!

. . . and yes ‚Äėwhite belts‚Äô can enter!

Ask your instructors for entry forms and full details, or download from here:


British Individual Championships 2018 – information

Saturday 12th May 2018 – 8:30am registration

Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, Nr Coventry

Colour Belt & Black Belt Championships

‚ÄúPee-wee, Junior, Adult‚ÄĚ

*Top Awards…

*Free Programme to all Competitors

*Free Parking, Refreshments on the day!

Don’t miss this one!!

Deadline date for entries into champs is – 8th May 2018

See entry form on separate sheet!

Competitor entry fee:

Coloured Belt Adults £20.00
Coloured Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00

Black Belt Adults Р£20.00

Black Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00

This competition 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, height, and belt to give everyone a fair chance to compete to become GTUK National Champions.

Spectators door entry fee: £5.00 door only
Under 11yrs old free’ when accompanied by an adult

Official‚Äôs time: 8.30am‚Äď Officials please register at door as soon as possible

Instructors: Meet your clubs competitors outside the official’s door & escort them in.

Northants Taekwondo Inter-club Tournament 2018 Results

Northants Taekwondo Inter-club Tournament 2018


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 ‚ÄúBungay & 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‚ÄĚ.

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 or for those in Beccles

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

GTUK England Squad Opportunities

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.
Visit for latest training sessions.
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.
Any Questions?
Email [email protected]

Northants Interclub Tournament 4th February

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:

‚ÄĘHand, Feet and Head Guard.
‚ÄĘGroin 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 Рto 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


We look forward to seeing you there!

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