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.

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

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 ‘white belts’ can enter!
 

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

British-Champs-entry-forms.pdf

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

“Pee-wee, Junior, Adult”

*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 – £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’s time: 8.30am– 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 “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.uk or for those in Beccles www.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

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.
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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.
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Cost
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.
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When?
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.
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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.
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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:

•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

website www.taekwondo-wellingborough.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

Great day for Beccles Taekwondo Club at the GTUK British Championships.

Proud instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield pictured with medal winners.

A small but powerful squad of 6 students travelled to Coventry to compete in the GTUK British Taekwondo Championships and came back with 11 medals!

Jason Drake, Black Belt: Gold Patterns, Silver Destruction, Bronze Sparring

Barbara Mazza, Black Belt: Silver Patterns, Silver Destruction, Bronze Sparring

Joseph Andrews Colour Belt: Gold Sparring, Silver Patterns

Tina Andrews Colour Belt: Silver Sparring, Bronze Patterns

Simon Leak Colour Belt: Silver Sparring

Marcel Leak-Spelman Colour Belt: competed well in a large category and just missed out on the medals.

Taking part in tournaments can be a daunting experience, but it is the only true way to evaluate your progress in Taekwondo, but most of all it shows the dedication to your training that is required to compete at a National level. For some the day started at 4am and arriving home at 10pm. Well done guys, it shows that all the hard work and commitment pays off!

ITF styled Taekwondo is a powerful self-defence and sport martial art, suitable for all ages, so if you would like to come and try Taekwondo please come along for a FREE session (and you get a Free T-shirt) at the Venue Sport Centre, Ringsfield Road, Beccles, Mondays and Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm.

GTUK British Championships 28th October 2017

– Sports Connexion, Ryton – 8.30am registration

Ask your instructors for details and entry forms.

GTUK British Champs & Tag Team Event Saturday 28th October 2017

Registration on the day will open at 8:30 am, and there will be refreshments available during the day. Please arrive as early as possible with your students to ensure the day will run as smoothly as possible.
Entry fees are:

• Coloured Belt Adults £20.00
• Coloured Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00
• Black Belt Adults – £20.00
• Black Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00
• Spectators £5.00 on the day through Spectators entrance. • Under 11yrs old free’ when accompanied by an adult

Black Belt Tag team Event

There will be a 3 person tag team event for Peewee, Junior and Adult Black Belts. Forms (attached) are to be completed by Instructors, and handed in on the registration day. Teams should be made up where possible from local and Jeegoo clubs.

After Champs Halloween Party

There will be Halloween themed party open to all, from 7.30 till late with DJ and Bar. Advance bookings £5.00 per ticket (contact Mrs Auciello) or £7.00 on the door.

Information for GTUK 2017 Championships

Saturday 28th October 2017, registration starts at 8:30am.
Could you please meet your Instructors outside the venue; they will then escort the competitors into the Main hall? Spectators are free to pay and enter through the spectators’ door as and when.

Location
The competition is being held at: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton-On-Dunsmore, CV8 3FL

Equipment & Dress code

All students are recommended to travel in casual clothes, please wear any club or GTUK merchandise if you have it. There are facilities there for all students to change into their Doboks when they arrive. Please don’t forget your belt! All boys are required to wear groin guards, and we suggest that any long hair is tied up and pulled back off the students face. Ensure have your own sparring gear with you. Any jewellery should be removed, or covered with plasters if it really cannot be taken out; please be advised though any jewellery worn is completely at your own risk.

Format of the day

Students will register as a club, and will be taken through to the main hall, where they can rejoin their parents/guardians, we would recommend they then get changed and then use any spare time to warm up and practice. Grand Master Oldham and the senior grades will open the tournament at aprox. 9:30.

There will be a holding area where all competitors will remain until their category is ready to commence. Students will be called and will bow to the judges. In the patterns category they will be asked which pattern they will be doing, and they will then perform that pattern against their opponent, judges will signal which competitor is successful at the end. This will continue through to the final. Similarly for sparring, students will be called up, and will bow in and then students will compete to see who achieves the most points during the time.

Medals will be presented during a number of ceremonies throughout the day.

Photographs/Video

Any parents wishing to take photographs or video need to sign a form when they arrive into the building, you will ordinarily be issued with a sticker to show this has been completed. There will be a 3rd party professional photographer onsite, who will be taking professional photographs during the day. If students’ photos are taken you can purchase these to take away on the day.

Food/drinks

We recommend that you take a pack up with you and some entertainment for young children. There is however a cafeteria which sells hot and cold drinks, crisps, bacon and sausage sandwiches for you during the day should you need it.

After Party

Everyone is welcome to come to the Halloween After Champs Party at the Sports Connexion. Tickets are on sale at £7 per person on the day from the merchandise stand, or can be reserved via your Instructors before 24th October 2017 for £5 per ticket. The party starts at 7:30pm, and a buffet will be served at 8pm. The disco and bar will continue till late.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask your Instructors on the day.

We would like to wish you all the very best of luck and hope you enjoy your day, and also take this opportunity to thank you for your support!

 

BECCLES TAEKWONDO URGENT reminders:

“British Individual & Tag Team Championships 2017”

This Saturday, 29th April 2017 – 8:30am registration

Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

Colour & Black Belt Championships

“Pee-wee, Junior, Adult”

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR STUDENTS TRAVELLING TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

[email protected]

Beccles Sport Centre closes for Bank Holiday

Monday 1st May Beccles Sport Centre closes for Bank Holiday, 
so try to make the Thursday sessions either side of the Bank Holiday!

Jeegoo at Bungay with Mr Gillett V

Wednesday 3rd March, 7 to 8.30pm

All Red/Black belts please make this session, as Jeegoos are a very important part of your training.
 
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We are always looking for new members, so bring a friend for a free taster session 🙂
See you in the Dojang
Taekwon

GTUK British Individual and Tag Team Championships 29th April 2017

BECCLES TAEKWONDO STUDENTS
If you wish to enter please contact
Mr and Mrs Bedingfield on or before 24th April 2017

[email protected]

“British Individual & Tag Team Championships 2017”

Saturday 29th April 2017 – 8:30am registration

Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

Colour & Black Belt Championships

“Pee-wee, Junior, Adult”

*Top Awards…

*Free Programme to all Competitors

*Free Parking, Refreshments on the day.

Don’t miss this one!

Paperwork: Important! Deadline date for entries into champs is – Midnight – 26th April 2017

Individuals

Competitor entry fee: Coloured Belt Adults £20.00 – Coloured Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00

Black Belt Adults – £20.00

Black Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00

The individual’s 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.

Black Belt Tag Team

Team entry fee: £15.00

There will be a 3 person tag team event for Peewee, Junior and Adult Black Belts. Forms are to be completed by Instructors, and handed in on the registration day; please let your Instructor know if you are interested in competing. Teams should be made up where possible from local and Jeegoo clubs.

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

Official’s time: 8.30am – Officials please register at door as soon as possible

Instructors: it is advisable to meet your club/s competitors outside the official’s door & escort them in.

Taekwondo Eastern GTUK Interclub Tournament 2017

Eastern Area Taekwondo

The Eastern Area Taekwondo Inter-Club tournament took place in Wellingborough this year and Bungay Taekwondo Club with support from Beccles Taekwondo Club battled to a very creditable 3rd place in the region with some great individual performances which was excellent considering the competition was so fierce.

24 medals in total were achieved by 18 fighters in all age groups, pee wees (under 12) included silver for Jayden Howgate in his patterns division and silver for Jack Sutton in his sparring division.

Juniors (13-17) achieved a great haul of medals with Tegan Brown’s and Christian Everett’s golds for patterns and silvers for sparring being a real highlight, whilst Ewan Lutz gained gold for sparring and bronze for patterns, James Thurston won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring.  Robin De-Berniere-Smart did really well to win silver for sparring and bronze for patterns in his first ever competition whilst Liam Everett won bronze for sparring.

Barbara

Adults (18-48!) included a great double gold for Jade Howgate in sparring and patterns, gold for Barbara Mazza (Beccles) in the patterns and silver in the sparring and a superb gold for Club Assistant Instructor Martin Sloan in the black belt patterns. Jack Handley achieved a fantastic gold in the black belt sparring and bronze for patterns whilst Jason Drake (Beccles) gained silver for black belt patterns and bronze for sparring.  Chloe Florido achieved silver for patterns and sparring in her division.

Jason

Several other competitors competed and supported superbly with Isaac Slater battling to 4th place in the pee wee sparring, whilst Findley Mutti, Lewis Flatt and Oliver Lamb all showed true taekwondo spirit but missed out on medals.  Steve King The area 6th degree and senior said “Bungay did really well once again and their sense of team spirit and camaraderie is excellent, I am sure they will win the regions one day soon!”

Now is a great time to try out this rewarding Olympic martial art so if you want to get fit for the spring come along to Bungay High School on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 7pm or contact Clinton Gillett on 01986 892140 for further details. The youngest students in the club are 5 years old and there is no upper age limit, check us out on www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or for those in Beccles www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

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