Beccles & Bungay Taekwondo clubs have very active student memberships with well over a 100 members between them and 40 students successfully completed their last grading of 2018.
They were put through their paces by Mr Gillett 5th Dan, and Mr King 6th Dan the GTUK association Examiner from Wellingborough. All students demonstrated great enthusiasm and endurance during the 4 hour grading of techniques, patterns, self-defence, sparring and destruction, they were also tested on their knowledge of Korean terminology.
Mr King said ‘Standards were excellent and they were again a credit to the region and their instructors, all students worked really hard, and are being awarded a 100% pass rate’.
The grading was then followed by an end of year party and presentation evening of new belts and student awards. Students and their families enjoyed a superb buffet of savouries and cakes.
Beccles Taekwondo Awards 2018
Indomitable Spirit 2018 – Isabelle Ribery-Doyle
Old Tigers 2018 – Jason Drake
Student of the Year 2018 – Blake Goffin
If you would like to join a club then now is a perfect time to start getting fit following on from the excesses of Christmas. The sport of Taekwondo is an excellent and fun way of losing weight, gaining fitness and suppleness as well as confidence alongside real self-defence capabilities.
Both local clubs are family orientated with many parents training alongside their children in order to gain new skills and a sense of wellbeing. Ages 5 and up!
This years’ Interclub Tournament, hosted by Mrs. Parker IV, brings together GTUK members from Beccles, Bungay, Burton Latimer, Grange Park, Northampton, Raunds, Wellingborough and Wollaston for what’s sure to be a fun day out for everyone.
This a great introduction to competitions for new and younger students. Whether you want to compete or just watch, everyone is welcome, why not bring along your mums, dads, grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters and friends !
It’s going to be a great day… so just come along. The Northampton venue has changed this year (a map has been provided to your instructor). There is an on site café serving hot drinks and food.
It’s a great chance to represent your club and get to know others like you, who are all Taekwon-Do Martial Artists. You may even take home a medal or two!
Let your instructors know you are interested.
Point / Continuous Sparring (age & grade dependent).
Safety Equipment needed for sparring:
• Hands, Feet and Head Guard.
• Groin Guard (compulsory for men and boys).
Location: Moulton College (Gate 4), Pitsford Equine Centre,
Pitsford Road, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7QL.