Last Taekwondo grading of the year 100% success, and a great after party!


Well done to all Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo students who graded on Sat Dec 14th 2013, the last grading of the year. Examiner Mr Steve King VI, was very pleased with the progress of those who graded.

The grading was then followed by the annual after party, where students and families of both clubs enjoyed a hog roast and cakes along with presentations and awards.

A big thank you Barbara Mazza from the Beccles club for supplying this lovely cake too, showing members from the previous grading:


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


Well done for grading. Next up Competition Time!


Hi All,

Well done to all you guys who graded on Sunday…100% pass rate!

Certificates and Belts will be awarded soon, just waiting for Certificates to come from Grand Master Oldham.

Web report and photo link below, and will also be in the local papers.

Excellent Grading for Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo students: October 2013

Next grading provisionally booked for Sat 14th December!


Next Up Competition Time!

GTUK Championships – Sat 26th October in Coventry

All ages and belt ranks, including white belts.

We need to know who is interested in going as soon as we can, so we can sort out transport arrangements.

The Bungay club will be taking a minibus, so hopefully will have a few spaces, otherwise we need volunteer drivers and help with fuel costs.

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 see full details here on the web site:

Information for GTUK 2013 Championships, 26th Oct 2013

Entry Form


It could be you pictured here 😉

GTUK British Championships 27 Oct 2012




For up to date info please regularly check our website

or call Susan and Nigel Bedingfield on 01986 895204

or email: [email protected]



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Excellent Grading for Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo students: October 2013

 Well done to all Beccles and Bungay students who passed their belt grading, and a special thank you to Examiner Mr Gillett IV degree for hosting the grading at Bungay High School on Sunday 6th October 2013.


Beccles and Bungay GTUK Taekwondo Students took part in their Autumn grading at Bungay High School on Sunday 6th October 2013 – All students were graded on their individual belt syllabus, which includes, patterns, techniques, step sparring, self defence, semi contact sparring, destruction, and a test of their knowledge in both English and Korean.

GTUK Examiner Mr Clinton Gillett IV degree was very pleased with the progress of all students, and said that the standards were high.

“Another 100% pass rate was achieved, with many being mums and dads successfully grading alongside their children!”

Now is a great time to start this family orientated sport, giving new members time to learn the 1st belt syllabus in time for the December grading. It takes 4 years to learn the full syllabus to become a 1st Degree Black Belt student.

Both clubs welcome students from the age of 6, there is no upper age limit!
Susan and Nigel Bedingfield Tel: 01986 895204
Beccles train at Beccles Sports Centre on
Monday and Thursday 7 – 8.30pm.
Clinton Gillett Tel: 01986 892140  Mob: 07970 664965
Bungay train at Bungay High School on Tuesday 7 – 8 pm
Wednesday 4-5 (high school students only)
and Thursday 7 -8.30pm.


GTUK England Squad – Hong Kong Report 2013

Mr Darren Twelvetree Will Dewey and John Bowman

The GTUK was again invited to the Hong Kong Cyber Port by Mister Nelson Chew of the GCITF. This year a small select few we’re able to attend this event. Mr Darren Twelvetree, Will Dewey and John Bowman-Yard. Their travels are well documented in pictures on Facebook and in the following report.

HK Group Shot 3 See full report here.

Watch YouTube videos below.

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