Yes we are back, and what a good turnout …
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.
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).
Moulton College (Gate 4), Pitsford Equine Centre,
Pitsford Road, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7QL.
Get your entry form from your instructors!
Bungay High School Hall 1. 1.45pm for 2pm start.
Remember to PRINT OUT and practice your Terminology for your belt grade!
YOU NEED TO LET YOUR INSTRUCTORS KNOW IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS DATE.
You are welcome to take part in the grading for extra practice,
but if not please come and help out with the other colour belts.
We are always looking for new members, so bring a friend for a free taster session 🙂
See you in the Dojang
Don’t wait until the new year to start a new sport, come to our next Taekwondo session and try for free!
Mums, Dads and children all train at the same time!
Fully licensed GTUK instructors.
Child safeguarding a priority!
Great friendly club, but we do train hard
and twice a week if your are up for it!
Mondays & Thursdays
7-8.30pm at The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles
‘We look forward to teaching you our martial art’
Ages 5 and up, no need to book, just turn up in loose clothing and bring a water bottle.
Our training dojang is at The Venue, Beccles Sports Centre.
Five Beccles Taekwon-do Black Belts travelled to the competition held in Coventry, and this was the 2nd weekend running Beccles had students heading across the country to a major Taekwon-do event.
All worked tirelessly helping with organising and refereeing the competitors squares with a special mention for Bella Gibson who did a fantastic job of chaperoning competitors around all day.
Barbara Mazza and Jason Drake then entered their respective categories later in the day, and were both very successful in their events.
GTUK British Taekwondo Championship Results:
Barbara Mazza Gold Patterns, Silver Sparring
Jason Drake Gold Patterns, Silver Destruction
Also pictured below are Paul Chapman and Jason Drake receiving their ITF International Certificates for their recent Black Belt gradings, which were presented at the Thursday club session by Mr and Mrs Bedingfield.
Five students from Beccles Taekwon-do Club travelled 150 miles to Ryton-on-Dunsmore near Coventry, where their Black Belt grading took place on Saturday 27th October.
Taekwon-do Black Belt gradings are a test of mental and physical abilities, 3 pattern sequences of strikes, kicks and blocks; self defence, step sparring, full sparring, the breaking of 2 inch pine boards with hand and feet techniques, Korean theory along with a thesis about Taekwon-do which students need to prepare in the months beforehand.
This grading is a true test of the student and their preparation, with no quarter given throughout a gruelling day, performed in front of the GTUK senior instructors including Master Auciello 7th Degree, and Grand Master Oldham 9th Degree who’s history links the Beccles club back to the originator of Taekwon-do General Choi Hong Hi in 1955.
It takes great dedication and commitment to learn Taekwon-do, with up to 4 years training to become a 1st Degree Taekwon-do Black Belt, on your journey you achieve a great level of confidence, strength, fitness and can make lifetime friendships along the way.
Club instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield have worked tirelessly over the last few months to ready their students for this challenge, and have been rewarded with these fantastic results and congratulations to:
Jason Drake 2nd Degree, Black Belt
Barbara Mazza 1.5 Degree, Black Belt
Bella Gibson Junior 1st Degree, 1st Star, Black Belt
Liam Mills Junior 1st Degree, 1st Star, Black Belt
Paul Chapman 1st Degree, Black Belt
The Beccles Club are affiliated to the GTUK, ITF & BTC organisations that ensure the highest standards for teaching a martial art. If you would like to come and have a go the first session is always free plus you get a free T-shirt, ages 5 and up, just come along to any session, Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm to 8.30pm The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles. www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk