Students from Bungay and Beccles Taekwon-do Clubs travelled over 300 miles round trip to Ryton in Coventry to participate in a Black Belt grading.
Clinton Gillett (4th Degree International Instructor and 2000 World Silver Medalist) from Bungay Taekwon-do club represented the Black Belts as their senior GTUK instructor.
Three juniors, Kalun Bedingfield and Jenna and Sophie Akerman, had a long gruelling day all showing great Taekwon-do spirit throughout their grading, were awarded their Second Star (1 1/2 Degree Black Belts).
Veterans Susan and Nigel Bedingfield also took their grading and again after a very long day succeeded in passing the examination to become 2nd Degree (2nd Dan) Black Belts.
The examination covered Patterns (formation of moves), Step Sparring (for juniors) and Foot Sparring (adults), Self-Defence, Sparring, Breaking plastic boards and wooden boards respectively, and lastly being tested on their Korean terminology knowledge.
Logan Bedingfield was awarded his Unified International Taekwondo Federation Certificate personally signed by 9th Degree Grand Master Hwang Kwang Sung.
We would also like to congratulate Mr Steve King, examiner of the Bungay and Beccles club gradings on receiving his 6th degree and to Mr Darren Twelvetree and Mr Priest on succeeding to 4th degree.
A superb result for a tough weekends work!
If you are interested in finding out more about this family orientated martial art, please go to the following websites.
Clinton Gillett Tel: 01986 892140 Mob: 07970 664965
Susan and Nigel Bedingfield Tel: 01986 895204
Bungay train at Bungay High School on Tuesday 7 – 8 pm Wednesday 4-5 (high school students only) and Thursday 7 -8.30pm.
Beccles train at Beccles Sports Centre on Monday and Thursday 7 – 8.30pm.
We welcome students from the age of 6, there is no upper age limit!