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.
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
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.
A few pictures from the weekends Open ITF International Championships held in Coventry:
GTUK Beccles & GTUK Bungay shared a very successful Taekwondo belt grading on March 17th 2019
Both clubs have a very active student membership with over a 100 members between them and more than a third of them successfully completed their 1st Taekwondo belt grading of 2019.
The grading was taken by GTUK Examiner Mr Steve King 6th Dan, who said that the quality of student sparring, patterns, techniques and Korean terminology was excellent across the board.
There were some outstanding performances praised by Mr King from the Beccles students, newly promoted green belts Paulina Borkowska and Joel Thrower, along with Tyler Mingaye who had an excellent 1st grading.
A special well done to Beccles’s Blake Goffin for passing his Provisional Black Belt grading and being awarded his Black Tag belt, Blake will now start preparing for his full Black Belt grading to be performed in front of GTUK Grandmaster Oldham IX degree at a later date.
Beccles Taekwondo are associated to the GTUK and founder members of the exciting new OPEN ITF
The spring is a great time to start this family orientated sport, giving new members time to learn their 1st belt syllabus in readiness for the June grading, it takes 3-4 years to learn the full syllabus and become a 1st Degree Black Belt student.
If you would like to come and have a go the first session is always free.
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1st Session Free, plus Free T-shirt!
National Instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk
Well done Barbara for representing us at the GTUK Northants Interclub at the weekend. Pictured with Bungay’s Jade and Jaden who joined us on our Monday session, and congratulations to you all on your medal successes.