Save the date: Northants Interclub 2020

Save the date…

Northants Interclub 2020 Sunday 16th February 2020

See image for full details.

We will prepare for this in the New year, but thought it a good idea to let students know the date.

It will be hosted in Wellingborough, at Mr King’s club training venue. A great little introductory tournament for 1st timers.

Northants Interclub 2020

Our new British Taekwondo Champions and medalists

British Taekwondo Champions

Great Days work at the GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships by our Beccles squad.

We took a small but powerful Beccles squad to the GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships held in Coventry on Saturday 5th Oct 2019.

Our students performed impeccably all day, both on and off the mats, showing great Taekwon-do spirit and courtesy, and gained the following achievements:

Lousie Nicoll – Junior Girls, Yellow Belt
Gold Sparring (GTUK British Champion)

Tyler Mingaye – Adult Male, Green Tag Belt
Gold Patterns, Gold Sparring (GTUK British Champion)

Sophie Akerman – Adult Ladies, Black Belt
Silver Patterns, Silver Sparring

Jamie Nicoll – Junior Boys, Yellow Belt
Silver Patterns

Jenna Akerman – Adult Ladies, Black Belt
Bronze Patterns

Barbara Mazza did not have any veteran competitors so was entered into the younger adults categories, and joined Jenna Akerman in a competitive sparring section that saw them both experiencing 2 rounds of sparring against 4th degree World Champion Mrs Emma Collett!

Bella Gibson(Junior Black Belt) along with Beccles instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield worked tirelessly all day as officials.

Well done everyone, a few photos follow, but more can be seen and purchased here from the official photographers:

https://www.dephoto.biz

Full Results: British Individual Championships 5-10-2019

Also well done to Mr Gillett and all the Bungay Taekwondo Students, see their report here: Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo clubs had a superbly successful GTUK British Championships on Saturday.

 

 

GTUK 2019 British Individual Taekwon-do Championships

British Individual Taekwon-do Championships

GTUK 2019 British Individual Taekwon-do Championships

Saturday 5th October 2019

9am registration

Venue: Sports Connexion, Ryton-on-Dunsmore

Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee are honoured to invite and welcome you to our GTUK 2019 Individual Taekwon-do 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!

Entry Forms and information sheets will be available from your instructors.

Please complete your entry forms and return with fees to your Club secretary by 28th September.

Spectators pay on the day.

Entry Fees: Adults £20, Juniors £15,

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

GT-UK.net

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:

www.openitf.com/intopenitfchamps

Tournament Rules

Open ITF

Formed by the Members for the Members

openitf.com

 

Northants Inter-Club Tournament 2019

Taekwondo Interclub

Northants Inter-Club Tournament 2019 – Invitation

Sunday 17th Feb – Doors Open 9.30am

This years’ 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 café 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

Events:

Individual patterns.

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

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

Location:
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 – 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.

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