Great day for Beccles Taekwondo Club at the GTUK British Championships.

Proud instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield pictured with medal winners.

A small but powerful squad of 6 students travelled to Coventry to compete in the GTUK British Taekwondo Championships and came back with 11 medals!

Jason Drake, Black Belt: Gold Patterns, Silver Destruction, Bronze Sparring

Barbara Mazza, Black Belt: Silver Patterns, Silver Destruction, Bronze Sparring

Joseph Andrews Colour Belt: Gold Sparring, Silver Patterns

Tina Andrews Colour Belt: Silver Sparring, Bronze Patterns

Simon Leak Colour Belt: Silver Sparring

Marcel Leak-Spelman Colour Belt: competed well in a large category and just missed out on the medals.

Taking part in tournaments can be a daunting experience, but it is the only true way to evaluate your progress in Taekwondo, but most of all it shows the dedication to your training that is required to compete at a National level. For some the day started at 4am and arriving home at 10pm. Well done guys, it shows that all the hard work and commitment pays off!

ITF styled Taekwondo is a powerful self-defence and sport martial art, suitable for all ages, so if you would like to come and try Taekwondo please come along for a FREE session (and you get a Free T-shirt) at the Venue Sport Centre, Ringsfield Road, Beccles, Mondays and Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm.

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