Congratulations to Beccles Taekwondo students who attended the Northamptonshire Inter Club Tournament on 15th Feb 2015

Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo competitors before the competition


 Congratulations to Beccles Taekwondo students who attended the Northamptonshire Inter Club Tournament on 15th Feb 2015

Fantastic results.

Barbara Mazza: Silver Sparring, Gold Patterns

Jason Drake: Silver Sparring, Gold Patterns

Gary Wheeler: Silver Patterns, Gold Destruction


A much smaller contingent of Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo students than usual travelled the 100 miles to Northampton in order to compete in this year’s inter-club competition.  Many of the usual stalwarts were on holiday or unavailable due to prior commitments but those that did attend achieved great success.

From Bungay High School Christian Everett (year 7) and Liam Everett (year 9) represented the club superbly with Liam getting 2 silver medals for sparring and patterns in his age and belt category whilst his brother Christian gained bronze for patterns and brilliant gold for sparring in his division.  He was also praised by all the black belts for his level of technical ability and self-control whilst fighting some slightly smaller boys in his category.  Mr Baddour’s son Jed, who trains in the Wednesday after school club also did really well to win gold for patterns and bronze for sparring in the Pee-wees (under 12s).

From Beccles Barbara Mazza won silver for sparring and a great gold for patterns with the same results for Jason Drake whilst Gary Wheeler got silver for patterns and a fabulous gold for all coloured belt veterans destruction. Bella Gibson competed well but just missed out on a medal place.

Mr Gillett finished of the medal haul by winning gold in sparring and silver for patterns in the Veteran black belt males.  With all the medals won we came 4th in the area, only beaten by much bigger towns such as Wellingborough and Northampton which was a great if somewhat surprising achievement with our diminished team!

Students are getting ready for the British GTUK Championships at the moment but it is still possible to come along and train, just contact the clubs for further details or


Northants Interclub Tournament 15th February 2015


Beccles Taekwondo Club have been invited to the

Northants Interclub Tournament

on Sunday 15th February 2015

All Ages and Belts Categories

Patterns, Sparring and Destruction

Venue: Thomas Beckett School, Northampton

Doors open to competitors: 9.45am or earlier if we’re ready. 

Prices: £8 competitor.
£3 spectator X 1, £5 spectators x 2, £8 spectators x 3, £10 spectators x 4.

Under 4s spectate free. 

Squares: three squares (two boxes from Mrs Parker one from Mr King).

One square dragons and pee wees, one square juniors, one square adults.

Patterns first followed by sparring. Full safety equipment needed (hands, feet, head and groin).

Breaking: it has been requested that we let lower grades have a go at breaking. If everyone agrees we can do that.

First aid: Lisa will be attending.

Photos: DE booked.

Medals and certificates: Ready.

Food stall: snacks will available.

We will be collecting money for Cancer Research on the day.
A collection box by the food stall and front doors.
Any profits made by us on the food stall will go to the charity.

This is a great entry level tournament, with a friendly family atmosphere,

not as big as the Nationals, but still great competition, very well run and good fun.

So try to make it if you can!

Medal winners GTUK British National Championships 2014


Well done to all those ‪‎Beccles‬ Taekwondo‬ students who had a great day at the 2014 GTUK British Nationals in Coventry, 5 Golds, 5 silver and 1 bronze, 3 of those destruction champions.

Peewee, junior, adult and veteran competitors, just proves what a family orientated club can achieve!

Well done everyone from 2 very proud instructors. 


Medal Winners:

Peewee Female colour belt Patterns: Bronze – Isabella Gibson

Junior Male colour belt Patterns: Gold – Henry Howe

Junior Male colour belt Sparring: Silver – Henry Howe

Adult Male colour belt Sparring: Silver – Andrew Burpitt

Veteran Male colour belt Patterns: Silver – Jason Drake

Veteran Male colour belt Destruction: Gold – Jason Drake

Veteran Female colour belt Patterns: Gold – Babara Mazza

Veteran Female colour belt Destruction: Gold – Babara Mazza

Veteran Male Black Belt Patterns: Silver – Nidge Bedingfield

Veteran Male Black Belt Sparring: Silver – Nidge Bedingfield

Veteran Male Black Belt Destruction: Gold – Nidge Bedingfield

And a special mention for Gary Wheeler who competed well in all categories and showed true taekwondo spirit throughout the tournament but finished just outside the medals.


medalists with GMO








More photos can be seen and purchased from

GTUK Taekwondo Championships 2014

GTUK Taekwondo Championships 2014  2014



Hi All,

Competition Time!

GTUK Championships – Sat 25th October 2014

Ryton on Dunsmore near Coventry

All ages and belt ranks, including white belts.

We need to know who is interested in going as soon as we can, your own transport will be needed.

The competition is for Patterns, Sparring all belts, and Destruction for adult green belts and above.

These are brilliant tournaments, National status with big medals!

A great experience to see what your Taekwondo is really all about, and the chance to meet some great people and senior instructors, including Grand Master Oldham.

Also a chance to see the black belts in action!

Please click below to see full details:



GTUK Championships Information Oct 2014

GTUK 2014 Champs Entry Form




For up to date info please regularly check our website

or call Susan and Nigel Bedingfield on 01986 895204

or email: [email protected]



Global Taekwon-do United Kingdom, Unified ITF, Taekwon-do International, British Taekwon-do Council


Three British Champions for Beccles Taekwondo Club!

A Successful Day at the GTUK British Individual Championships

Well done to Beccles Taekwondo students who competed at the British Championships on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Ryton Nr Coventry, 5 competitors coming home with 4 Golds and 1 Bronze medals.

A few photos below, many courtesy Mr Graham Wells Official GTUK England Squad photographer.


Beccles Taekwondo Medal Winners

Barbara Mazza: Gold Sparring Veteran Ladies white to green tag

Jason Drake: Gold Sparring & Gold Patterns, Veteran Male white to green tag open weight

Mrs Susie Bedingfield: Gold Patterns Veteran Ladies 2nd Degree Black Belt

Mr Nidge Bedingfield: Bronze Sparring Veteran Male 2nd Degree Black Belt open weight

Also a big well done to Isabella Gibson who competed in her first ever tournament as a Peewee,
and to Miss Jenna Akerman from Bungay who competed in a very tough Adult Ladies Black Belt section.







British-Championships-2014-14Mr Clinton Gillett IV from Bungay winning Silver!

British-Championships-2014-15The ‘destruction’ tournament was as competitive as ever!







Many other photos can be seen and purchased from DE Photo.





Tournament NEWS & Grading Date 29th March 2014

Interclub News


A BIG WELL DONE to Jason, Henry and Miss Jenna Akerman who attending the Wellingborough Interclub Tournament on Sunday 23rd Feb.

Bungay and Beccles represented the East and came 3rd overall in a competition that had 9 other clubs taking part.

These medals were really hard fought for, and well deserved see full report below.

Henry: Bronze Sparring, Silver Patterns, Best Male Junior Competitor of the day.

Jason: Silver Sparring, Bronze Patterns.

Jenna: Adult Black Belt Bronze Patterns.

beccles-taekwondo-interclub-2014-webIf you are interested in the next tournament just ask these guys what it felt like to compete!

East Anglia Interclub Success

Fifteen students of all ages travelled to Wellingborough in Northamptonshire to compete in this year’s East Anglia Interclub tournament and came away with a superb haul of 18 medals, 3 trophies and a creditable 3rd place.  The students from Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo clubs had the furthest to travel and the longest day but fought against stiff opposition in order to reach the podium.

Gold medals were won by Lucy Thurbon (aged 12) and Amanda Burden (who also won a silver for patterns and the best adult female competitor award), Lucy also gained a bronze for her sparring after bravely fighting on with a split lip.  Adam Fuller (aged 11) won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst his brother Lewis (aged 15) won silver for patterns.  Jacob Burden gained silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst his brother Ben narrowly missed out on a medal in a huge Peewee division.  Danny Hammond won silver for sparring, Karl Swanston won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst also gaining the best adult male competitor award, unfortunately his son Jake finished 4th in both sparring and patterns after coming up against larger competitors and narrow decisions. Liam Howes  (aged 12) fought bravely to win a silver for sparring in his 1st ever competition.  Jason Drake achieved a superb silver for sparring in an all coloured belts adult category in which he was the lowest grade whilst also getting bronze for patterns.  Henry Howe (aged 15) was rewarded for his artistic patterns with a great silver medal, and battled hard to win a bronze for his sparring, this also earned him the award for best junior male competitor of the day.

In the black belt section Jenna Akerman (aged 17) won bronze for patterns and Saskia Baylis (also 17) got bronze for sparring in the tough adult female category which rounded off a very busy day.

Clinton Gillett the area international instructor said “all competitors from the region did themselves proud as just having the guts and determination to stand up in competition and fight opponents as well as nerves deserves respect and admiration, only 10% of club members nationally compete so just taking part is a credit to themselves”.

Students are now gearing up for the British Championships and the next grading but there is always room for new beginners so if you want to come along to either Bungay or Beccles club you will be made very welcome in our family friendly classes and you can find details on our websites or



The next tournament is the Big One the GTUK British Nationals 8th March at Ryton Nr Coventry. 

Anyone wishing to enter needs to get an entry form filled in and back to us by the end of next weekend.

See the web site for Details of the upcoming British Champs 8th March 2014


Just a quick note to let you know the next grading is on:

Saturday 29th March 2014

1st Quarter Belt Grading

Bungay High School, Hall 1. 

arrive 9.45 am for 10.00 am start.

So please try and attend as many training session before this date so that we can help get you ready!

See you in the Dojang!



For up to date info please regularly check our website

or call Susan and Nigel Bedingfield on 01986 895204

or email: [email protected]


Global Taekwon-do United Kingdom, Unified ITF, Taekwon-do International, British Taekwon-do Council




Details of the upcoming British Champs 8th March 2014

10 August 2009

Sat 8th March 2014
British Individual Championships 2014” & After Champs Party!
8:30am registration – see link for fees

British Indivdual Champs + Demo + After Party

Individual Colour & Black Belt Championships
“Pee-wee, Junior, Adult”

Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

For those who want a taster of a big tournament, and there are none better run than those by the GTUK, another chance to compete in patterns and sparring, always in your own belt categories, age groups, and weight for adults. Great medals for 1st 2nd and 3rd.

Transport to be decided nearer the time for this one based on numbers going.

If you are interested in going, please let us know as soon as possible, you have to be registered before the tournament.

Parents and guardians welcome as supporters.

More info here – click links to load pdf files:




Details of the upcoming Interclub Tournament 23rd Feb 2014


GTUK Interclub Tournament

Sunday 23rd February (end of half term week).

Starts at 9am.


Weavers School Sports Centre

Weavers Road




Students meet in the reception area where club instructors take you through to the competition room to be registered.

You have a choice of whether you do patterns or sparring or both.


Entry fees:

Competitors £8

Spectators £3 (reduced fees for more than 1 family member)


You will need head guard, shin pads, groin guard, gum shield, feet pads, gloves with closed in fingers.

Don’t forget to pack a drink, water is best, non fizzy.


Susie & Nidge Bedingfield

GTUK Instructors



Well done to our students who took part in the GTUK Championships on Sat 26th October 2013, held at Coventry.


Well done to our students who took part in the GTUK Championships on Sat 26th October 2013, held at Coventry.

We had 5 students at the championships and all came back with a hard earned medal each.


John Culling – Gold Patterns British Champion!

Mark  Baldry – Bronze Sparring

Jason Drake – Bronze Sparring


This was a great effort for their first time in a major tournament.


Both instructors took part in the Veteran Patterns

Susie Bedingfield – Silver Patterns

Nidge Bedingfield – Silver Patterns


many photos available at:


Good luck to those attending the GTUK 2013 Championships, 26th Oct 2013

Good luck to those competing at the GTUK 2013 Championships, enjoy every minute of your experience.

Remember GTUK Beccles students: Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat!



Information for GTUK 2013 Championships

Date & Time
Saturday 26th Oct 2013, 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.

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
  • Black Belt Tag Team Event £15.00
  • Spectators £5.00 on the day through Spectators entrance.
  • Under 11yrs old free’ when accompanied by an adult

The competition is being held in the external hall at: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton-On-Dunsmore, CV8 3FL A route map is attached separately for those who require it.

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. If you have your own sparring gear please ensure you have it with you. We would politely ask any students that do have their own sparring gear, if they would mind sharing with any new starters that do not. 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.

Tag Team Event
The Black Belt tag team event will take place as a demonstration event. The event will consist of a 4 minute sparring point stop session where the team members can tag in and out of the bout, after a point has been scored or the sparring has been stopped for any other reason. Teams can register on the day at the registration desk at a cost of £15 per team.

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 also be a 3rd party professional photographer onsite, who will be taking photographs during the day. If students’ photos are taken you can purchase these to take away on the day.

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 Heroes & Villains Theme After Champs Party at the Sports Connexion. Tickets are on sale at £5 per person on the day from the merchandise stand, or can be reserved via your Instructors before 19th October for £3 per ticket. The party starts at 7pm, 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!

Click here for entry form, fill out and give to your instructor. Entry Form


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