Bungay Taekwondo Grading date confirmed as October 5th 2014

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It’s time to start working hard on those patterns and techniques for your next grading,
and don’t forget your Korean!

3rd Quarter Grading
5th Oct 2014 – Bungay High School Sports Hall
9.45am for 10.00am start!

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Bungay & Beccles Taekwondo Clubs Summer Grading 29th June 2014

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Another excellent grading for the GTUK East Taekwondo Clubs, students pictured here with their instructors Mr Clinton Gillett 4th Degree (Bungay), Mrs Susie Bedingfield 2nd Degree (Beccles), Mr Nidge Bedingfield 2nd Degree (Beccles), and GTUK examiner Mr Steve King 6th Degree from Wellingborough.

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Top Sports Civic Honour For Mr Gillett

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A Bungay Black Belt was honoured at the Mayor of Bungays Civic presentation evening recently for services and success in sport.  Clinton Gillett (Assistant Headteacher) was presented with the Bezant Cup as the Towns Sports Personality of the year. 

Mayor Judy Cloke who presented the awards said it was lucky for Bungay that former world silver medallist Clinton Gillett was appointed as Head of Technology at the High School and set up a club for members of the community in the Olympic martial art of Taekwondo.

“In the 11 years that he has been running the club over 20 students have achieved a black belt and 2 of those (Susan and Nigel Bedingfield) have opened a club in Beccles. There have been many British Champions and hundreds of members but perhaps the greatest achievement of this modest man has been the number of students with special educational needs who have enjoyed the sport and gained success,” she said. “One of these an Autistic Spectrum youngster has gained a black belt.”

Clinton thanked his wife Michaela who is treasurer of the club and his assistant instructor Martin Sloan for helping keep the club running and said he was delighted to receive the award which is testament to the talent and enthusiasm of students in the area.

“I am enormously proud of the club and love supporting the students many of which do not excel in team sports but do really well in both local and national tournaments, indeed several members of the school train with the current national squad.”

The awards were presented at a sit down dinner with Peter Aldous MP and all the other Mayors of the region as well as Bungay Town Reeve and came as a surprise to Clinton as he had no idea that they had been even nominated for the town awards.

 

Well done to all Bungay Taekwondo Students who took part in the March 2014 Grading

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A very large number of Bungay and Beccles students successfully graded under the watchful eye of Mr King VI.

“Mr Gillett, looks like we will need a larger hall for the June grading!”

GTUK onwards and upwards!

Bungay Success at the GTUK British Individual Championships

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Well done to Bungay Taekwondo students who competed at the British Championships on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Ryton Nr Coventry.

Medal Winners were:

Lucy Thurbon (aged 12) Gold Peewee Patterns

Amanda Burden (aged 39) Adult Coloured belt Ladies Silver Patterns, Silver Sparring

Liam Everett (aged 13) Junior Coloured belt Bronze Patterns

Mr Clinton Gillett, Veteran Black Belt Males 3-4th Degree Silver Sparring

A few photos below, many courtesy Mr Graham Wells Official GTUK England Squad photographer.

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Many other photos can be seen and purchased from DE Photo.

Good luck to Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo Students taking part in The British Championships

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Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo Clubs will be sending students to compete at the GTUK British Individual Championships held at Ryton-on-Dunsmore near Coventry on Saturday 8th March 2014.

For many this will be their first tournament, and a big step in developing their Taekwondo skills.

We wish them all the very best of luck.

Win or lose, always remember the tenets of Taekwondo:

Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, Indomitable Spirit

 

A BIG WELL DONE to all who competed at the Wellingborough Interclub Tournament 2014

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BIG WELL DONE to all who competed at the Wellingborough Interclub Tournament on Sunday 23rd Feb 2014.

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Bungay and Beccles represented the East and came 3rd overall in a competition that had 9 other clubs taking part.

East Anglia Interclub Success

Fifteen students of all ages travelled to Wellingborough in Northamptonshire to compete in this year’s East Anglia Interclub tournament and came away with a superb haul of 18 medals, 3 trophies and a creditable 3rd place.  The students from Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo clubs had the furthest to travel and the longest day but fought against stiff opposition in order to reach the podium.

Gold medals were won by Lucy Thurbon (aged 12) and Amanda Burden (who also won a silver for patterns and the best adult female competitor award), Lucy also gained a bronze for her sparring after bravely fighting on with a split lip.  Adam Fuller (aged 11) won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst his brother Lewis (aged 15) won silver for patterns.  Jacob Burden gained silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst his brother Ben narrowly missed out on a medal in a huge Peewee division.  Danny Hammond won silver for sparring, Karl Swanston won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst also gaining the best adult male competitor award, unfortunately his son Jake finished 4th in both sparring and patterns after coming up against larger competitors and narrow decisions. Liam Howes  (aged 12) fought bravely to win a silver for sparring in his 1st ever competition.  Jason Drake achieved a superb silver for sparring in an all coloured belts adult category in which he was the lowest grade whilst also getting bronze for patterns.  Henry Howe (aged 15) was rewarded for his artistic patterns with a great silver medal, and battled hard to win a bronze for his sparring, this also earned him the award for best junior male competitor of the day.

In the black belt section Jenna Akerman (aged 17) won bronze for patterns and Saskia Baylis (also 17) got bronze for sparring in the tough adult female category which rounded off a very busy day.

Clinton Gillett the area international instructor said “all competitors from the region did themselves proud as just having the guts and determination to stand up in competition and fight opponents as well as nerves deserves respect and admiration, only 10% of club members nationally compete so just taking part is a credit to themselves”.

Students are now gearing up for the British Championships and the next grading but there is always room for new beginners so if you want to come along to either Bungay or Beccles club you will be made very welcome in our family friendly classes and you can find details on our websites www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

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The next tournament is the Big One the GTUK British Nationals 8th March at Ryton Nr Coventry. 

Any one wishing to enter needs to get an entry form filled in by the end of next weekend.

See the web site for Details of the upcoming British Champs 8th March 2014

Details of the upcoming British Champs 8th March 2014

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Sat 8th March 2014
British Individual Championships 2014” & After Champs Party!
8:30am registration – see link for fees

British Indivdual Champs + Demo + After Party

Individual Colour & Black Belt Championships
“Pee-wee, Junior, Adult”

Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

For those who want a taster of a big tournament, and there are none better run than those by the GTUK, another chance to compete in patterns and sparring, always in your own belt categories, age groups, and weight for adults. Great medals for 1st 2nd and 3rd.

Transport to be decided nearer the time for this one based on numbers going.

If you are interested in going, please let us know as soon as possible, you have to be registered before the tournament.

Parents and guardians welcome as supporters.

More info here – click links to load pdf files:

Championships-Information-for-students.pdf

Champs-Entry-Form-Mar-2014.pdf

 

Last grading of the year with 100% pass rate, awards and after party!

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Well done to all Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo students who graded on Sat Dec 14th 2013, the last grading of the year. Examiner Mr Steve King VI, was very pleased with the progress of those who graded.

The grading was then followed by the annual after party, where students and families of both clubs enjoyed a hog roast and cakes along with presentations and awards.

A big thank you Barbara Mazza from the Beccles club for supplying this lovely cake too, showing members from the previous grading:

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Well done to Bungay’s Newest and Youngest Black Belt

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Well done to 9 year old Ben Jordan, Bungay’s newest and youngest Black Belt, achieved after 4 yrs of hard training.

Also well done to Callum Read on gaining his Junior Black Belt 1st Star.

Their grading took place on Saturday 30th November at Ryton on Dunsmore near Coventry.

Bungay Taekwondo Grading News

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Our last grading of the year is confirmed as follows:

Sat 14th December!
Bungay High School Main Hall
2.30pm for 3pm start

Followed by after party and presentations at 5.30pm(ish) – families invited!

So keep working on your Korean!

 

Grand Master Oldham’s Technical Seminar 2013

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Grand Master Oldham’s Technical Seminar 2013, held at Ryton, Coventry.

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Well done to all who took part in the GTUK Championships on Sat 26th October 2013, held at Coventry.

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Medal winners, and New British Champions!

Well done to all Bungay students who took part in the GTUK Championships.

Colour Belts
Buster Aspinall (12) Gold sparring
Eleanor Kay (15) Gold patterns
Kirsten Mills (16) Silver Patterns

Black Belts
Callum Read (12) Gold Sparring and Bronze patterns
Mr Gillett Gold patterns and Silver sparring

Other Bungay competitors competed well and just missed out on the medals, but will be determined to come back stronger next year.

Many photos available at:

www.dephoto.biz

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Eleanor sparring photo courtesy Mr Graham Wells

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Callum sparringphoto courtesy Mr Graham Wells

 

Another Excellent Grading for Bungay & Beccles Taekwondo students: October 2013

 Well done to all Bungay and Beccles students who passed their belt grading at Bungay High School on Sunday 6th October 2013.

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Bungay & Beccles GTUK Taekwondo Students took part in their Autumn grading at Bungay High School on Sunday 6th October 2013 – All students were graded on their individual belt syllabus, which includes, patterns, techniques, step sparring, self defence, semi contact sparring, destruction, and a test of their knowledge in both English and Korean.

GTUK Examiner Mr Clinton Gillett IV degree was very pleased with the progress of all students, and said that the standards were high.

“Another 100% pass rate was achieved, with many being mums and dads successfully grading alongside their children!”

Now is a great time to start this family orientated sport, giving new members time to learn the 1st belt syllabus in time for the December grading. It takes 4 years to learn the full syllabus to become a 1st Degree Black Belt student.

Both clubs welcome students from the age of 6, there is no upper age limit!
Clinton Gillett Tel: 01986 892140  Mob: 07970 664965
Bungay train at Bungay High School on Tuesday 7 – 8 pm
Wednesday 4-5 (high school students only)
and Thursday 7 -8.30pm.
Susan and Nigel Bedingfield Tel: 01986 895204
Beccles train at Beccles Sports Centre on
Monday and Thursday 7 – 8.30pm.

 

GTUK Championships, 26th Oct 2013

Information for GTUK 2013 Championships

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Date & Time
Saturday 26th Oct 2013, registration starts at 8:30am.
Could you please meet your Instructors outside the venue; they will then escort the competitors into the Main hall. Spectators are free to pay and enter through the spectators door as and when.

Entry fees are:

  • Coloured Belt Adults £20.00
  • Coloured Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00
  • Black Belt Adults – £20.00
  • Black Belt Junior & Peewee £15.00
  • Black Belt Tag Team Event £15.00
  • Spectators £5.00 on the day through Spectators entrance.
  • Under 11yrs old free’ when accompanied by an adult

Location
The competition is being held in the external hall at: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton-On-Dunsmore, CV8 3FL A route map is attached separately for those who require it.

Equipment & Dress code
All students are recommended to travel in casual clothes, please wear any club or GTUK merchandise if you have it. There are facilities there for all students to change into their Doboks when they arrive. Please don’t forget your belt! All boys are required to wear groin guards, and we suggest that any long hair is tied up and pulled back off the students face. If you have your own sparring gear please ensure you have it with you. We would politely ask any students that do have their own sparring gear, if they would mind sharing with any new starters that do not. Any jewellery should be removed, or covered with plasters if it really cannot be taken out; please be advised though any jewellery worn is completely at your own risk.

Format of the day
Students will register as a club, and will be taken through to the main hall, where they can rejoin their parents/guardians, we would recommend they then get changed and then use any spare time to warm up and practice. Grand Master Oldham and the senior grades will open the tournament at aprox. 9:30. There will be a holding area where all competitors will remain until their category is ready to commence. Students will be called and will bow to the judges. In the patterns category they will be asked which pattern they will be doing, and they will then perform that pattern against their opponent, judges will signal which competitor is successful at the end. This will continue through to the final. Similarly for sparring, students will be called up, and will bow in and then students will compete to see who achieves the most points during the time.
Medals will be presented during a number of ceremonies throughout the day.

Tag Team Event
The Black Belt tag team event will take place as a demonstration event. The event will consist of a 4 minute sparring point stop session where the team members can tag in and out of the bout, after a point has been scored or the sparring has been stopped for any other reason. Teams can register on the day at the registration desk at a cost of £15 per team.

Photographs/Video
Any parents wishing to take photographs or video need to sign a form when they arrive into the building, you will ordinarily be issued with a sticker to show this has been completed. There will also be a 3rd party professional photographer onsite, who will be taking photographs during the day. If students’ photos are taken you can purchase these to take away on the day.

Food/drinks
We recommend that you take a pack up with you and some entertainment for young children. There is however a cafeteria which sells hot and cold drinks, crisps, bacon and sausage sandwiches for you during the day should you need it.

After Party
Everyone is welcome to come to the Heroes & Villains Theme After Champs Party at the Sports Connexion. Tickets are on sale at £5 per person on the day from the merchandise stand, or can be reserved via your Instructors before 19th October for £3 per ticket. The party starts at 7pm, and a buffet will be served at 8pm. The disco and bar will continue till late.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask your Instructors on the day. We would like to wish you all the very best of luck and hope you enjoy your day, and also take this opportunity to thank you for your support!

Click here for entry form, fill out and give to your instructor. Entry Form

 

GTUK England Squad Hong Kong Report 2013

Mr Darren Twelvetree Will Dewey and John Bowman The GTUK was again invited to the Hong Kong Cyber Port by Mister Nelson Chew of the GCITF. This year a small select few we’re able to attend this event. Mr Darren Twelvetree, Will Dewey and John Bowman-Yard. Their travels are well documented in pictures on Facebook and in the following report. HK Group Shot 3 See full report here Watch YouTube videos below.

Thank you to all those who came and supported us at the Beccles Carnival 2013

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Thank you to all those who came and  supported us at the Beccles Carnival 2013

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100% Pass Rate for Martial Art students from Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo Clubs

 Well done to all Bungay and Beccles students who passed their belt grading, and a special thank you to Examiner Mr King 6th degree.

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Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo students after their summer belt grading 2013

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Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo students after their summer belt grading 2013 – Jazz hands version ;)

Bungay and Beccles GTUK Taekwondo Students took part in their summer grading at Bungay High School on Sunday 23rd June 2013

All students were graded on their individual belt syllabus, which includes, patterns, techniques, step sparring, self defence, semi contact sparring, destruction, and a test of their knowledge in both English and Korean.

The GTUK examiner Mr Steve King 6th degree from Wellingborough, was very pleased with the progress of all students, and said that the standards were high.

“An excellent 100% pass rate was achieved, with many being mums and dads grading alongside their own children!”

Now is a great time to start this family orientated sport, giving new members 3 months to learn the 1st belt syllabus in time for the September grading.

It takes 4 years to learn the full syllabus to become a 1st Degree Black Belt student.

We welcome students from the age of 6, there is no upper age limit!

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Clinton Gillett Tel: 01986 892140  Mob: 07970 664965
Bungay train at Bungay High School on Tuesday 7 – 8 pm
Wednesday 4-5 (high school students only)
and Thursday 7 -8.30pm.

Black Belts successful grading May 18th 2013

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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.

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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.

www.Bungay-Taekwondo.co.uk

Clinton Gillett Tel: 01986 892140  Mob: 07970 664965

www.Beccles-Taekwondo.co.uk

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!

 

Taekwon.

 

 

Unified ITF World Championships NOW in England!

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The GTUK as an association we will be attending the Unified ITF World Championships at the Sports Arena, Hertfordshire over the 2nd, 3rd 4th August!

This is open to all GTUK Black Belts and Coloured belts, please contact your instructors for more details.

 

TI World Championships, Sky Dome in Coventry, 12-14th July 2013

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The GTUK as an association we will be attending the TI World Championships at the Sky Dome in Coventry over the 12-14th July! www.worlds.tkdi.biz/news.php

This is open to all GTUK Black Belts and Coloured belts, please contact your instructors for more details.

 

Grading Success for Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo students March 2013

 Well done to all Bungay and Beccles students who passed their belt grading, and a special thank you to Examiner Mr King V degree, for travelling from Wellingborough in such wintery weather.

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Thanks to Ollie Bayliss (not in pic) for taking the photos
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Jonty Gillett taking a nap after a hard grading session.Micky and Jonty

 

GTUK now has a Grand Master! Grand Master Oldham IX (9th Degree)

Congratulations to our New Grand Master on his promotion to 9th Degree.

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Grand Master Oldham IX, receiving his promotion during the seminars held by Grand Master Kwang Hwang Sung IX.

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Great Success at 2013 GTUK Open British Championships

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Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo Clubs members at the 2013 GTUK Open British Championships.

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Bungay instructor Mr Gillett came back as a Double British Champion with Gold medals for Patterns and Sparring.

 

 

Bungay & Beccles Taekwondo: 2nd Place at Inter Club Tournament 2013

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25 competitors from Bungay and Beccles Clubs = 29 medals and 2nd place at the 2013 Inter Club held at Wellingborough !

NEXT TOURNAMENT IS GTUK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2nd March

Individual photos can be seen and purchased at www.dephoto.biz

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GTUK Open Championships 2013 | 2nd March

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Sat 2nd March
British Individual Championships 2013” & After Champs Party!
8:30am registration – see link for fees
Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

For those who want a taster of a big tournament, and there are none better run than those by the GTUK, another chance to compete in patterns and sparring, always in your own belt categories, age groups, and weight for adults. Great medals for 1st 2nd and 3rd.

Transport to be decided nearer the time for this one based on numbers going.

If you are interested in going, please let us know as soon as possible, you have to be registered before the tournament.

Parents and guardians welcome as supporters.

 

Tournament Entry News

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Hi All,

We will be going to the following tournaments.

 

Sat 9th Feb
Interclub Competition
Hosted by Wollaston and Kettering Taekwondo Clubs
at  Weavers Sports Centre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
9-6pm – competitors £8 spectators £3

This is a great introductory tournament for first timers, a chance to compete in patterns and sparring, always in your own belt categories, age groups, and weight for adults. Medals for 1st 2nd and 3rd

Hopefully with members of the Beccles Club we will be hiring a coach for the inter club. Probable fee of £10 per person for travelling costs.

If you are interested in going, please let us know as soon as possible. Parents and guardians welcome as supporters.

 

Sat 2nd March
British Individual Championships 2013” & After Champs Party!
8:30am registration – see link for fees
Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

For those who want a taster of a big tournament, and there are none better run than those by the GTUK, another chance to compete in patterns and sparring, always in your own belt categories, age groups, and weight for adults. Great medals for 1st 2nd and 3rd.

Transport to be decided nearer the time for this one based on numbers going.

If you are interested in going, please let us know as soon as possible. Parents and guardians welcome as supporters.

 

 

Congratulations to all our students who graded on Sunday 16th Dec 2012

Congratulations to all our students who graded on Sunday 16th Dec 2012, 100% pass rate, well done!

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Students from Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo clubs had their last grading of the year and it was a truly successful one with Steve King 5th Degree grading examiner saying that the standards of the students patterns and techniques was the best he has seen this quarter.

There followed the end of year celebrations and awards with a hog roast provided by Grooms of Bungay with over 100 people in attendance. Pee wee student of the year went to Kylan Taylor (aged 9) with Adam Fuller (aged 8) getting runner up, whilst his brother Lewis Fuller (aged 14) received Junior student of the year with Josh Cawthorne (aged 16) getting runner up. The adult award was won by Amanda Burden and runner up was Karl Swanston.

Various other awards, certificates and belts were presented including the famous “Barry” (stuffed tiger) awards for specific talents and was crowned by a toast to everyone for their massive achievements in the year (over 100 medals at local and national competitions!) Black belts were rewarded for their efforts and teaching by Mr Clinton Gillett (4th Degree) who said that they make him  and GTUK very proud.

The clubs will be closed for Christmas but will reopen with welcome arms for anyone who wants to get fit after the festive season on Tuesday 8th January, so check out the details on www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk.

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Mr King V degree, with ‘master’ Jonty Gillett

Black Belt Students after a very successful grading in Wellingborough Nov 2012

On Saturday 17th November 2012, Taekwon-do students from Bungay and Beccles clubs travelled to Wellingborough for the GTUK national Black belt grading. They had to perform their syllabus examination in front of the GTUK Senior instructors headed by Master Oldham 8th Degree.

The grading started at 9.30am, and finished at 6pm, this is a gruelling examination of fitness, technique and mental strength, including technical theory, and finally showing the competent ability to break several pieces of 1 inch pine for the destruction section of the grading.

The successful students were:

1st Degree Junior Black Belts:
Saskia Bayliss, Reece Jordan, Callum Read

1st Star 1st Degree Junior Black Belts:
Jenna Akerman, Sophie Akerman, Kalun Bedingfield

1 and a half Degree Veteran Black Belt:
Susan Bedingfield

2nd Degree Adult Black Belt:
Logan Bedingfield

Anyone is welcome to come and try Taekwon-do in Beccles or Bungay,
1st lesson is Free!

Bungay & Beccles Taekwondo Clubs have Successful British Championships

Bungay and Beccles Clubs at the GTUK British Champs 2012

Bungay and Beccles Clubs at the GTUK British Champs 2012

Bungay and Beccles Black Belts at the GTUK British Champs 2012

Bungay and Beccles Black Belts at the GTUK British Champs 2012

More photos will be online from the events photographers DE PHOTO:
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Keep calm and kick to the head! 14 Competitors! 19 Medals!

Beccles and Bungay Taekwon-do clubs unite at the GTUK British Championships at Ryton in Coventry, on 27th Oct 2012.

An early start for many of the 14 competitors and encouraging supporters from Beccles and Bungay on Saturday morning, an 8.30 a.m registration meant tiredness and nerves, however, adrenaline soon kicked in for the Pee-wees (12 years and under) and the Juniors (13–16 years old) as they were called up to perform their patterns and sparring.

Up first was Adam Fuller winning a silver medal for sparring after undergoing many well fought bouts, older brother Lewis Fuller won a well deserved gold medal for patterns and silver for sparring. Jacob Burden won a silver medal for patterns and his younger brother Benjamin Burden won a bronze medal in sparring.

Junior Callum Read won a gold medal in sparring, and Saskia Baylis won double bronze for patterns and sparring, whilst Jake Swanson marginally missed out on medals yet fought just as hard.

Next up were black belt juniors Jenna Akerman won a bronze medal for patterns and silver for sparring with twin sister Sophie Akerman winning a bronze medal in sparring. Kal Bedingfield just missing out on the medal positions against some stiff competition.

Black belt adults were Lianne Hatcher who won a much deserved silver medal in sparring and Logan Bedingfield who won a well fought gold medal for sparring.

Next up were veteran black belts Susie and Nidge Bedingfield, Susie winning a gold medal in patterns and Nidge winning silver in patterns and bronze in sparring.

All competitors fought with amazing ability and triumphant courage as the nerves and reality of the competition sunk in.

Once all individual competitions were completed, the special team event for black belt England Squad members commenced, made up of teams of 3 competitors.

Members from Bungay participated in this event, all displaying the true spirit of Taekwon-do.

Jenna Akerman took the gold trophy with her team winning, her sister, Sophie’s team won the silver.

Kal Bedingfield also took home a well-deserved bronze trophy.

All team members fought well showing great Taekwon-do ability.

Report by Sophie Akerman

 

New members are always welcome to join in at either Bungay or Beccles for fun, fitness and fighting.

Please contact
Clinton Gillett 01986 892140 for the Bungay Club,
Susie or Nidge Bedingfield 01986 895204 for the Beccles Club.

Students after squad training session at the Woodlands Academy Coventry Oct 2012

Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo members ‘still standing’ after GTUK England session at the Woodlands Academy Coventry 20 Oct 2012, in preparation for the British Tournament on the 27th October 2012. With guest Ellie.

Bungay Grading October 7th 2012

Bungay Taekwondo Club Grading October 7th 2012

GTUK British Championships October 27th 2012

See poster below:

Bungay & Beccles Taekwon-do at the Beccles Carnival 2012

 

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…

Bungay Taekwon-do students get their hands on the Olympic Torch

Bungay Taekwon-do students pictured with the Olympic Torch

Above photo taken after the GTUK Masters Seminar which took place in Wellingborough on Sunday 15th July 2012. Image Courtesy Matt Fox

 Below students with their seminar certificates.

This is more than just a martial art… It’s a way of life!
Bungay Taekwon-do Club

Bungay Taekwon-do at the Bungay Jubilee Parade 2012

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The club prepared a float for the Bungay Jubilee procession by decorating the Gillett landrover and embellishing a trailer with flags, bunting and a giant crown then with about 20 members paraded through a damp Bungay on Sunday 3rd June 2012 to celebrate the Queens 60 years on the throne, and of course to show off the club!

We were surprised and delighted to be awarded a great trophy for “The best large float in the parade” and hope to get some more members as new recruits are always most welcome.

 

Well done Logan and Lianne TEAM GTUK

Well done to Logan Bedingfield and Lianne Hatcher for competing for TEAM GTUK at the British Taekwon-do Council’s tournament held at London ExCeL on 3rd June 2012.
Both competed really well against some of the best Taekwon-do teams in the UK at this showcase event held at the Olympic venue.
Logan and Lianne are both members of Bungay Taekwon-do Club, and their achievements show just how well you can progress to National and International standards in this martial art with the GTUK association.
They regularly attend GTUK England squad training sessions held in different parts of the country, which has helped them prepare for this kind of major event in the Taekwon-do calendar.
Come and try GTUK Taekwon-do at our Bungay Club.
Training includes:
hand and feet martial arts techniques
fighting patterns
free sparring
full contact bag work
‘destruction’ board breaking techniques
street style self defence
national belt gradings and tournaments
Training Times:
Tuesday: 7-8pm (not during half-term)
Wednesday: 4-5pm 
(school students only, term-time only)
Thursday: 7-8.30pm
Great friendly club atmosphere, ideal for families and individuals building fitness and self confidence.
The youngest students in the club are 6 years old and there is no upper age limit,
we will help you work at your level.
1st Lesson is FREE!

Location: Bungay High School
Main Instructor: Mr Clinton Gillett (4th Dan/4th Degree)

Telephone: 01986 892140
Mobile: 07970 664965
Email: clintandmickey@aol.com
Please visit our web site for more information:
This is more than just a martial art… It’s a way of life!

 

Congratulations to Lianne and Logan on making it into the GTUK British teams

Congratulations go to GTUK Bungay students Lianne Hatcher and Logan Bedingfield on making it into the GTUK British teams for the BTC British Black Belt team event to be held at the ExCeL in London on June the 3rd 2012 – well done guys :)
Picture shows GTUK Bungay squad members after training session at Oakham, pictured with Master O.
Kalum Read (not in pic) also attended on the day, his first squad training session.

Bungay GTUK England Squad at ITUK Competition 2012

Sophie Akerman – Bronze (patterns)
Jenna Akerman – special award Demo sparring
Lianne Hatcher – Gold (sparring)
Logan Bedingfield – Gold (patterns)