Ouch … one little Taekwondo Warrior on crutches from sparring … but she will be back soon!

Taekwondo Warrior

One little Taekwondo Warrior on crutches from sparring … but she will be back soon!

Katie damaged her knee when sparring in the Beccles dojang on Monday evening, but she was excellently attended to by Mrs Bedingfield, cold pack applied, then a late night follow up to A&E to check the damage. Fortunately soft tissue damage only and will mend soon.

Katie’s Mum said “These things happen when they all try so hard! She’ll mend soon enough and she’s doing her best to not let it stop her! She was looking cheeky in the photo cause it was 1am after a long wait in A&E and she was finding it very amusing trying to figure the crutches out!”

All at Beccles Taekwon-do wish her a speedy recovery.


Great group of students from our Monday class, just emphasising that Taekwondo is suitable for all ages

Photos show some of our Monday class students, with many sporting their Free Beccles Taekwon-do T-shirts which they were awarded when they came for a Free Come and Try session!

Great group of students from our Monday class, just emphasising that Taekwondo is suitable for all ages, the Monday class students and instructors ages ranged from 5 to 64 👊

Photos show some of our Monday class students, with many sporting their Free Beccles Taekwon-do T-shirts which they were awarded when they came for a Free Come and Try session!

Photos show some of our Monday class students, with many sporting their Free Beccles Taekwon-do T-shirts which they were awarded when they came for a Free Come and Try session!

The force looks to be especially strong with this group 👊

Come and get ready for some ‘Taekwondo’ ACTION on Mondays & Thursdays

Want to learn a proven martial art for self defence?

At Beccles Taekwondo

New Members Are Always Welcome!

self defence

Come and get ready for some
‘Taekwondo’ ACTION

Mondays & Thursdays


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

Start a Taekwondo journey with us, beginning as a white belt novice through to a black belt expert.

We welcome you to come and try for free! 

Those that do will be rewarded with a free Beccles Taekwondo T-shirt.

We help to instil a confidence and inner strength in our students for their oncoming challenges of modern day life.

It takes 3 to 4 years training to get ready for a black belt grading! 

We teach mixed age classes with students from the age of 5 upwards, all abilities, working at your own level. 

Experienced instructors and assistants work with you throughout your journey.

We are part of National ( GTUK ) and International ( ITF ) organisations that teaches the Martial Art of Taekwondo along with some old fashion values:

Respect, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, Indomitable Spirit.

So now is a great time to start a family activity and join our Taekwon-do lessons.

Peewee 5-11, Junior 12-17, Adult 18-39 & Old Tigers 40+

We will teach you how to fight and defend yourself, using both hands and feet, and the training will make you stronger, fitter and more confident.

self defence

It’s never too late to learn a martial art, we teach the young and not so young, so bring the children and we’ll teach you all at the same time!

Our students don’t just come from Beccles, they come from all over the region to learn our martial art, Norwich, Lowestoft, Loddon, Southwold, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Oulton Broad, Halesworth, Harleston . . .

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Open Scottish Taekwon-do Seminar Saturday 27th July 2019

Dear GTUK members an opportunity to enjoy and support a great weekends training in Scotland.

There will be a free party on Saturday night also.

You will be presented with an attendance seminar certificate (10 points towards your degree test) on the day.

The seminar is open to coloured belt & black belt of all ages and will be conducted by our senior member’s team to make this a great day of Taekwon-do.

Open Scottish Taekwondo Seminar

Saturday 27th July 2019

10am to 3pm

Coloured belts & Black belts ÂŁ20 on the door
Spectators Free!

Pollock Community Centre – Main Hall
Maree Drive, Condorrat, Cumbernauld, Scotland
G67 4LR

Conducted by GTUK Grandmaster Roy Oldham
Assisted by Master Richard Auciello & Mr Darren Holmes

Hosted by GTScotland 

email: [email protected]

Over night stays:

There are five hotels in Cumbernauld and the phone numbers are;

Travel lodge 0871 559 1822 Central reservations
Premier Inn  0871 527 8424 Central reservations
Boathouse 01236 207480
Castlecary Hotel  01324 840233
Westerwood Hotel  01236457171  (expensive)


Beccles Taekwondo Students Summer belt grading 2019

Beccles Taekwondo Students Summer belt grading 2019

Congratulations to all Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo students on their well deserved 100% pass rate for this summer’s belt grading.

Well proud Beccles instructors.

Mr & Mrs B.

A Big Congratulations to all the martial arts students from the Beccles Taekwondo and Bungay Taekwondo clubs who passed their Summer Belt Grading at the weekend.

The examination was held at Bungay High School on 23rd June 2019

GTUK Regional examiner Mr Steve King 6th Dan from Wellingborough, said this was an excellent grading and that there were some very promising performances especially during the sparring. He also congratulated the newest white belt Taekwondo students on their 1st belt grading and said he was very impressed with the focus and standards displayed by the young students.

All students were rewarded with a fantastic 100% pass rate! 

The 3 hour examination includes demonstrations of techniques including kicks, punches and 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 National 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 training dojang is situated in the activity room.

The Bungay club is run by International Instructor 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!

1st Session is always Free, visit the club websites for more details:

www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk and www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk

Beccles Taekwondo Students

2nd Quarter Grading Sunday 23rd June 2019

TiKwon Dojang


2nd Quarter Grading Sunday 23rd June 2019

Bungay High School Hall 1, 9.45am for 10am start.

Please make sure you bring your grading money (ÂŁ28) into the club the week before.

Check your patterns here

1st Quarter Grading

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


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

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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:


Tournament Rules

Open ITF

Formed by the Members for the Members



100% Pass! Beccles Taekwon-do Belt Grading March 2019

Beccles Taekwondo promotional belt grading

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.

Taekwondo belt grading

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

ITF Recognition Plaque


Formed by Members for the Members


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.

Come and Try


1st Session Free, plus Free T-shirt!

National Instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield

Ages: Peewees 5-11, Juniors 12-16, Adults 17-39, Veterans 40+.

Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm to 8.30pm

The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles.

Taekwondo belt grading




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