GTUK 2019 British Individual Taekwon-do Championships
Saturday 5th October 2019
Venue: Sports Connexion, Ryton-on-Dunsmore
Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee are honoured to invite and welcome you to our GTUK 2019 Individual Taekwon-do Championships.
We are working hard to ensure that our tournaments are a memorable and enjoyable experience for both competitors and their families, bringing together members of the GTUK, young and old from all of our regions of the UK.
We would like to thank you and your competitor(s) for the continued support at the GTUK championships.
This championship is open to students of all ages and levels of Taekwon-Do, giving each and every student the opportunity to take part in competitive patterns, sparring and where age appropriate destruction.
All students are placed into categories according to their age and belts to give everyone a fair chance to compete to become GTUK National Champions.
The venue has free parking and there will also be the opportunity to purchase photographs and refreshments on the day.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take part!
Entry Forms and information sheets will be available from your instructors.
Please complete your entry forms and return with fees to your Club secretary by 28th September.
Spectators pay on the day.
Entry Fees: Adults £20, Juniors £15,
Spectators £5 – under 11s free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Congratulations to all Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo students on their well deserved 100% pass rate for this summer’s belt grading.
A Big Congratulations to all the martial arts students from the Bungay Taekwondo and Beccles Taekwondo clubs who passed their Summer Belt Grading at the weekend.
The examination was held at Bungay High School on 23rd June 2019
GTUK Regional examiner Mr Steve King 6th Dan from Wellingborough, said this was an excellent grading and that there were some very promising performances especially during the sparring. He also congratulated the newest white belt Taekwondo students on their 1st belt grading and said he was very impressed with the focus and standards displayed by the young students.
All students were rewarded with a fantastic 100% pass rate!
The 3 hour examination includes demonstrations of techniques including kicks, punches and blocks, patterns (sequences of moves), sparring, self-defence, power destruction and Korean terminology for the techniques in their individual belt grade syllabuses.
The clubs are run independently but both are affiliated to the same Taekwon-do association the GTUK, and teach the original ITF style of Taekwondo. The clubs are very family orientated, with many parents training with their children. The youngest students are 5 years old and there is no upper age limit.
The Bungay club is run by International Instructor Mr Clinton Gillett 5th Degree, who is supported by his Black belt and Black-tag students, classes are held on Tuesdays 7-8pm and Thursdays 7-8.30pm at Bungay High School, with a special class for school students on Wednesdays 4-5pm.
The Beccles club is run by National Instructors: Mr and Mrs Bedingfield, who are well supported by their team of Black belt and Black-tag students. Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays 7-8.30pm at the Venue, Beccles Sports Centre, the training dojang is situated in the activity room.
So if you would like to learn one of the best modern day martial arts, where you can become, stronger, fitter and more confident, come along for a FREE TASTER SESSION, and join our family!
1st Session is always Free, visit the club websites for more details:
History was made this weekend at the 1st Open ITF International Competition, formed by members for the members, hosted by the GTUK who’s members and instructors abide truthfully to the tenants of Taekwon-do with genuine warmth shown to other Taekwon-do groups.
The attendance of nearly 700 people, 3 Grandmasters, 5 Masters and 33 different organisations/groups shows the direction Open ITF are taking, new friends have been made and many old friends reunited. A wonderful atmosphere throughout the day.
Bungay Taekwon-do Open ITF International results:
Frankie Howells Junior Sparring Green belt to red belt SILVER
Malachi Fabian Junior Patterns white belt to green tag BRONZE
Malachi Fabian Junior Sparring White belt to green tag BRONZE
Mr Gillett Veteran Black belt Sparring 3rd-6th degree BRONZE
A few more pictures from the weekends Open ITF International Championships held in Coventry:
The club is very family focused and welcomes new beginners, we have planned some Taekwondo open evenings in May in order for anyone who is interested to come along and find out more, there is a demonstration and free lesson with a free T shirt if students then become members.
If you would like to come and have free session before then, please just come along to any of our classes in loose clothing, you will be made most welcome. Ages 5 and up!
Note: Bungay Taekwondo offers its services to the local community and is a ‘not for profit’ sports club!
Please see www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk for further details or contact Clinton Gillett on 01986892140.
After a gruelling examination held in Coventry over the weekend there are 2 new black belts at Bungay Taekwondo Club which trains at the High School. Colby Aldrich aged 12 and Lewis Flatt aged 10 performed superbly in front of Grand Master Oldham (9th Dan) and Master Auciello (7th Dan) as well as various other senior grades in order to be awarded their coveted black belt.
Colby and Lewis had to perform patterns, demonstrate techniques, perform free sparring and set sparring techniques, answer theory questions and submit a written thesis. The boys have been training twice a week at Bungay High School for nearly 4 years in order to develop their confidence, strength, flexibility and stamina before taking this examination.
These 2 students passing takes the black belt tally at the club to 51 since it opened in 2003 and Clinton Gillett (5th Dan) said, “I really think these guys deserved to get their dan grading as they have shown great determination and dedication whilst also being humble and respectful students”.
Congratulations also go to Jayden Howgate (aged 10) who gained his 1st Star after having to do his pattern on his own in front of the Grandmaster as he was the only Pee Wee doing a star grade! Jack Handley also achieved his 1.5 degree on the way to second dan.
See details about our Taekwon-do Open Evenings on Wednesday 1st May 3.30-4.30pm & Thursday 2nd May 7.00-8.30pm – Free Lesson & Free T shirt if students then become members!
GTUK Bungay & GTUK Beccles shared a very successful Taekwondo belt grading on March 17th 2019
Both clubs have a very active student membership with over a 100 members between them and more than a third of them successfully completed their 1st Taekwondo belt grading of 2019.
The grading was taken by GTUK Examiner Mr Steve King 6th Dan, who was very pleased with the progress of all students, and said that the standards were very high, he congratulated them on their 100% pass rate.
Students demonstrated great enthusiasm and endurance during the 4 hour grading where a range of techniques, patterns, self-defence, sparring and destruction were all tested alongside Korean terminology.
Bungay Taekwondo are associated to the GTUK and founder members of the exciting new OPEN ITF
The spring is a great time to start this family orientated sport, giving new members time to learn their 1st belt syllabus in readiness for the June grading, it takes 3-4 years to learn the full syllabus and become a 1st Degree Black Belt student.
If you would like to come and have a go the first session is always free.
Come and Try
1st Session Free!
International Instructor Mr Gillett V www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk