Two Beccles Taekwon-do Black Belt students travelled to Loughborough University campus to compete in the BUTL Open Championships, a competition bringing together all factions of Taekwondo, ITF (International Taekwondo Federation) and WT (World Taekwondo).
Mrs Mazza won Silver for Patterns and just missed out on the Destruction Gold by 1 break
Mr Drake won Bronze for Patterns
A great inspiration for anyone wanting to learn a martial art and then compete with it!
Attending the Tournament were:
3 Grand Masters
lead by Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, who was responsible for introducing Tae Kwon-Do to the UK in 1967,
and instructor of our own GTUK Grand Master Oldham.
24 Masters in attendance (including GTUK Master Richard Auciello)
403 Individual Competitors
All ITF Groups represented
105 Taekwon-do Schools Represented
University Student National team in attendance
Olympic Torch Bearer in attendance
British Royal Marines squad in attendance