The sport of Taekwondo ‘kicked off’ in Beccles last Tuesday evening followed by a very successful demo on Saturday

The sport of Taekwondo ‘kicked off’ in Beccles last Tuesday evening. The first class was attended by 14 students, and led by Black Belt instructors Susie and Nidge Bedingfield.

Then on Saturday, an excellent Taekwondo demonstration was put on which included 6 local GTUK England Squad members, 3 adults and 3 juniors, showing the powerful skill levels that can be achieved in this martial art.

On display were fighting patterns, punching and kicking techniques, self defence, destruction, and sparring.

After the demo, potentially new members were encouraged to come and have a go on a kick shield.

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Taekwondo is a great family sport, where mums and dads can learn alongside their children.

If you would like to come and try Taekwondo in Beccles, please just turn up in joggers and a t-shirt, and bring a drink…1st Lesson is Free! 

Telephone Susie on 01986 895204

Jade “Olympic GOLD”

Ex TAGB black belt Jade Jones struck GOLD at the Olympics winning her division in the WTF sparring, when in the TAGB/BTC Jade trained with Mr Martin Williams, Mr Richard Saunders and Mr Adrian Jones, all in North Wales, before switching WTF to gain access to the Olympics.

Well done Jade from everyone at the TAGB. Nice to see you haven’t forgotten how to use your front leg side kick!   

The GTUK would like this opportunity to congratulate Jade & the TAGB on her great achievement at the Olympic Games.

Other News
Congratulations go to Barry Parsons, George Cockburn (GTI Sec) and Clive Daffey on passing their Masters degree.

All three Masters were originally taught by Master Oldham for many years, and their dedication to our art has been steadfast and true…

Saju Jirugi – 10th Kup

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10th Kup WHITE BELT TO YELLOW TAG

Number of Moves: 7

Saju Jirugi: 4 directional punch

Ready Position: Parallel Ready Stance

1. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
2. Move the right foot to A forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left forearm.
3. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the right fist.
4. Move the right foot to D forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm.
5. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.
6. Move the right foot to B forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the left forearm.
7. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the right fist.

End: Bring the foot back to a ready position.

 

Saju Makgi – 10th Kup

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10th Kup WHITE BELT TO YELLOW TAG

Number of Moves: 8

Saju Makgi: 4 directional block

Ready Position: Parallel Ready Stance

1. Move the right foot to C forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left knife-hand.
2. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle side block to D with the right inner forearm.
3. Move the right foot to A forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left knife-hand.
4. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a middle side block to B with the right inner forearm.
5. Move the right foot to D forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left knife-hand.
6. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle side block to C with the right inner forearm.
7. Move the right foot to B forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the left knife-hand.
8. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a middle side block to A with the right inner forearm.

End: Bring the foot back to a ready position.

 

Chon-Ji – 9th Kup

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9th Kup YELLOW TAG TO YELLOW BELT

Number of Moves: 19

Chon-Ji: Heaven and Earth

Ready Position: Parallel Ready Stance

1. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left forearm.
2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the right fist.
3. Move the right foot to A, turning clockwise to form a right walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the right forearm.
4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist.
5. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm.
6. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
7. Move the right foot to C turning clockwise to form a right walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the right forearm.
8. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist.
9. Move the left foot to A forming a right L-stance toward A while executing a middle block to A with the left inner forearm.
10. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the right fist.
11. Move the right foot to B turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the right inner forearm.
12. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the left fist.
13. Move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle block to C with the left inner forearm.
14. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.
15. Move the right foot to D turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle block to D with the right inner forearm.
16. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.
17. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
18. Move the right foot to C forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.
19. Move the left foot to C forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

End: Bring the left foot back to a ready position.

 

Dan-Gun – 8th Kup

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8th Kup YELLOW BELT TO GREEN TAG

Number of Moves: 21

DAN-GUN: is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C.

Ready Position: Parallel Ready Stance

1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B, at the same time executing a middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand.
2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high punch to B with the right fist.
3. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand.
4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a high punch to A with the left fist.
5. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm.
6. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a high punch to D with the right fist.
7. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high punch to D with the left fist.
8. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a high punch to D with the right fist.
9. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E while executing a twin forearm block to E.
10. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a high punch to E with the right fist.
11. Move the right foot to F turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward F while executing a twin forearm block to F.
12. Move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance toward F while executing a high punch to F with the left fist.
13. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm.
14. Execute a rising block with the left forearm, maintaining the left walking stance toward C. Perform 13 and 14 in a continuous motion.
15. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the right forearm.
16. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the left forearm.
17. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the right forearm.
18. Move the left foot to B turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle outward strike to B with the left knife-hand.
19. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high punch to B with the right fist.
20. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle outward strike to A with the right knife-hand.
21. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a high punch to A with the left fist.

End: Bring the left foot back to a ready position.

Do-San – 7th Kup

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7th Kup GREEN TAG TO GREEN BELT

Number of Moves: 24

DO-SAN: is the pseudonym of the patriot An Chang Ho (1876-1938) who devoted his entire life to furthering the education of Korea and it’s independent movement.

Ready Position: Parallel Ready Stance

1. Move the left foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a high side block to B with the left outer forearm.
2. Execute a middle punch to B with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward B.
3. Move the left foot on line AB, and then turn clockwise to form a right walking stance toward A while executing a high side block to A with the right outer forearm.
4. Execute a middle punch to A with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward A.
5. Move the left foot to D, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
6. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle thrust to D with the right straight fingertip.
7. Twist the right knife-hand together with the body counter clockwise until its palm faces downward and then move the left foot to D, turning counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward D while executing a high side strike to D with the left back fist.
8. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a high side strike to D with the right back fist.
9. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward E while executing a high side block to E with the left outer forearm.
10. Execute a middle punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward E.
11. Move the left foot on line EF, and then turn clockwise to form a right walking stance toward F while executing a high side block to F with the right outer forearm.
12. Execute a middle punch to F with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward F.
13. Move the left foot to CE forming a left walking stance toward CE, at the same time executing a high wedging block to CE with the outer forearm.
14. Execute a middle front snap kick to CE with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 13.
15. Lower the right foot to CE forming a right walking stance toward CE while executing a middle punch to CE with the right fist.
16. Execute a middle punch to CE with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward CE. Perform 15 and 16 in a fast motion.
17. Move the right foot to CF forming a right walking stance toward CF while executing a high wedging block to CF with the outer forearm.
18. Execute a middle front snap kick to CF with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 17.
19. Lower the left foot to CF forming a left walking stance toward CF while executing a middle punch to CF with the left fist.
20. Execute a middle punch to CF with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward CF. Perform 19 and 20 in a fast motion.
21. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the left forearm.
22. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a rising block with the right forearm.
23. Move the left foot to B, turning counter clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle side strike to B with the left knife-hand.
24. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle side strike to A with the right knife-hand.

End: Bring the right foot back to a ready position.