Beccles & Bungay Taekwondo clubs held their last belt grading of the year 2018

Beccles & Bungay Taekwondo clubs have very active student memberships with well over a 100 members between them and 40 students successfully completed their last grading of 2018.

They were put through their paces by Mr Gillett 5th Dan, and Mr King 6th Dan the GTUK association Examiner from Wellingborough. All students demonstrated great enthusiasm and endurance during the 4 hour grading of techniques, patterns, self-defence, sparring and destruction, they were also tested on their knowledge of Korean terminology.

Mr King said ‘Standards were excellent and they were again a credit to the region and their instructors, all students worked really hard, and are being awarded a 100% pass rate’.

beccles taekwondo awards

The grading was then followed by an end of year party and presentation evening of new belts and student awards. Students and their families enjoyed a superb buffet of savouries and cakes.

Beccles Taekwondo Awards 2018

Indomitable Spirit 2018 – Isabelle Ribery-Doyle

Old Tigers 2018 – Jason Drake

Student of the Year 2018 – Blake Goffin

If you would like to join a club then now is a perfect time to start getting fit following on from the excesses of Christmas. The sport of Taekwondo is an excellent and fun way of losing weight, gaining fitness and suppleness as well as confidence alongside real self-defence capabilities.

Both local clubs are family orientated with many parents training alongside their children in order to gain new skills and a sense of wellbeing. Ages 5 and up!

So come and join us! Visit the club websites for more details: at Bungay High School, and at The Venue Sports centre Beccles.

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


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).

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

REMINDER: 4th Quarter Grading Saturday 15th December 2018

Beccles Taekwondo Grading

4th Quarter Grading Saturday 15th December 2018

Get your entry form from your instructors!

Bungay High School Hall 1. 1.45pm for 2pm start.

* * Christmas Party to follow on after the grading in Hall 1 * *

Check your patterns here

martial artist

Remember to PRINT OUT and practice your Terminology for your belt grade!




Black Tags:

You are welcome to take part in the grading for extra practice,

but if not please come and help out with the other colour belts.

We are always looking for new members, so bring a friend for a free taster session 🙂

See you in the Dojang


Start Taekwondo in Beccles Now. Free Session & Free T-shirt!

Start Taekwondo now!

Don’t wait until the new year to start a new sport, come to our next Taekwondo session and try for free!

Mums, Dads and children all train at the same time!

Fully licensed GTUK instructors.

Child safeguarding a priority!

Great friendly club, but we do train hard
and twice a week if your are up for it!

Mondays & Thursdays

7-8.30pm at The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles

‘We look forward to teaching you our martial art’

[email protected]

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Get a FREE T-shirt when you COME and TRY #Taekwondo in #Beccles!

Get a FREE T-shirt when you COME and TRY Taekwon-do in Beccles!

Your first 1.5 hour session is FREE,

and you will get a FREE T-shirt!

Classes on Monday and Thursday evenings
7 to 8.30pm 

Ages 5 and up, no need to book, just turn up in loose clothing and bring a water bottle.

Our training dojang is at The Venue, Beccles Sports Centre. 

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.

Congratulations to Beccles Taekwon-do students on their 100% Black Belt grading success!

Taekwondo Black Belts

Congratulations to Beccles Taekwon-do students on their 100% Black Belt grading success!

Five students from Beccles Taekwon-do Club travelled 150 miles to Ryton-on-Dunsmore near Coventry, where their Black Belt grading took place on Saturday 27th October. 

Taekwon-do Black Belt gradings are a test of mental and physical abilities, 3 pattern sequences of strikes, kicks and blocks; self defence, step sparring, full sparring, the breaking of 2 inch pine boards with hand and feet techniques, Korean theory along with a thesis about Taekwon-do which students need to prepare in the months beforehand.

This grading is a true test of the student and their preparation, with no quarter given throughout a gruelling day, performed in front of the GTUK senior instructors including Master Auciello 7th Degree, and Grand Master Oldham 9th Degree who’s history links the Beccles club back to the originator of Taekwon-do General Choi Hong Hi in 1955.

It takes great dedication and commitment to learn Taekwon-do, with up to 4 years training to become a 1st Degree Taekwon-do Black Belt, on your journey you achieve a great level of confidence, strength, fitness and can make lifetime friendships along the way.

Club instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield have worked tirelessly over the last few months to ready their students for this challenge, and have been rewarded with these fantastic results and congratulations to:

Jason Drake 2nd Degree, Black Belt

Barbara Mazza 1.5 Degree, Black Belt

Bella Gibson Junior 1st Degree, 1st Star, Black Belt

Liam Mills Junior 1st Degree, 1st Star, Black Belt

Paul Chapman 1st Degree, Black Belt

The Beccles Club are affiliated to the GTUK, ITF & BTC organisations that ensure the highest standards for teaching a martial art. If you would like to come and have a go the first session is always free plus you get a free T-shirt, ages 5 and up, just come along to any session, Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm to 8.30pm The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles.

. . . and relax!

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.

Successful 3rd Quarter Belt Grading 7th October 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to all the martial arts students from the Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo clubs who passed their Autumn Belt Grading.

The examination was held at Bungay High School on 7th October 2018

GTUK Regional examiner Mr Steve King 6th Dan from Wellingborough was very pleased with the standards displayed by the students on the day, he congratulated them on their work and commitment to their training, and they were rewarded with an excellent 100% pass rate!

The 3 hour examination includes demonstrations of techniques including kicks, punches, blocks, patterns (sequences of moves), sparring, self-defence, power destruction and Korean terminology for the techniques in their individual belt grade syllabuses.

The clubs are run independently but both are affiliated to the same Taekwon-do association the GTUK, and teach the original ITF style of Taekwondo. The clubs are very family orientated, with many parents training with their children. The youngest students are 5 years old and there is no upper age limit.

The Beccles club is run by its fully certified Black belt instructors: Mr and Mrs Bedingfield, who are well supported by their team of Black belt and Black-tag students. Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays 7-8.30pm at the Venue, Beccles Sports Centre.

The Bungay club is run by Mr Clinton Gillett 5th Degree, who is supported by his Black belt and Black-tag students, classes are held on Tuesdays 7-8pm and Thursdays 7-8.30pm at Bungay High School, with a special class for school students on Wednesdays 4-5pm.

So if you would like to learn one of the best modern day martial arts, where you can become, stronger, fitter and more confident, come along for a FREE TASTER SESSION, and join our family!

This is a really good time to start and get ready for our Christmas grading. Please visit the club websites for more details: and

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