Bungay Taekwon-do students attend England Squad training session held at Loughborough University on 11th September 2011
(includes Mr Twelvetree 3rd Degree, Wellingborough and Wollaston Taekwon-do Clubs)
After a gruelling examination held in Coventry over the weekend there are 6 new black belts at Bungay Taekwondo Club which trains at the High School.
All performed superbly in front of Master Oldham and various other senior Dan grades in order to be awarded their coveted black belt. They all had to perform patterns, demonstrate techniques, perform free sparring and set sparring techniques, answer theory questions and submit a written thesis.
Ryan Hatcher also completed a successful half degree test in preparation for his 2nd degree examination next year and he is hoping to open a club in Norwich soon.
These 6 students passing takes the black belt tally at the club to 18 since it opened in 2003 and Clinton Gillett said, “I really think these guys deserved to get their dan grading as they have shown great determination and dedication and are humble and respectful students”.
Logan Bedingfield (instructor’s assistant), Elliot, Ryan, Clinton Gillett (instructor), Andy, Martin Sloan (assistant instructor)
Front left to right:
Jenna, Nigel, Sophie and Kalun.
The club trains Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm, so if you want to start training as the next black belts or just have a go at this Olympic martial art then please just pop in to the main Hall or contact Clinton on 01986 892140, it is suitable for everyone male and female from 7 years old to 70!
Then come and try Global Taekwon-do in Bungay!
Wednesday: 4-5pm (school students only, term-time only)
Telephone: 01986 892140
Email: [email protected]
National GTUK Championships
Pee wee (6-12years old) and junior (13-17) students did especially well (in age order with youngest 1st):-
Ben Jordan(Gold patterns) Won 4 rounds of sparring before loosing out to a points decision!
Callum Read (Silver patterns and Bronze sparring)
Reece Jordan (Gold sparring and Bronze patterns)
Saskia Baylis (Gold sparring and Gold patterns)
Jenna Akerman (Gold patterns Silver sparring)
Sophie Akerman (Silver patterns Bronze sparring)
Kal Bedingfield (Gold sparring Silver patterns)
Milo Phillips (Gold sparring and Silver patterns)
Denys Woolley (Gold patterns Silver sparring)
Will Everson (Gold Sparring Silver patterns)
Tom Raven (Bronze patterns Bronze sparring)
Adults (18-39 years old) and Veterans (40+) achieved great success as well with:-
Clinton Gillett (Silver patterns) also won the 1st round of the sparring but got his nose broken again so had to withdraw!
Sue Bedingfield (Gold sparring)
Nidge Bedingfield (Gold sparring and Silver patterns)
Several other students participated bravely but unfortunately came back empty handed although they did win some of their respective rounds, Casper Baylis, Callum Considine and Martin Sloan all did well and helped support the victorious students along with many parents who were fantastic supporters on the day.
Competition photos can be seen here from the organisers official photographers web site:
Monday, 14 February 2011
A Successful Bungay Taekwon-do Club at the East Anglia inter-club competition, held in Northampton Feb 13th 2011. Click image to enlarge
Bungay Battle in the 2011 Eastern Interclub Tournament!
The Eastern Area Inter-Club tournament took place in Northampton this year and Bungay battled to a brilliant medal tally and a creditable 3rd place in the region, even with a diminished collection of competitors due to injuries and prior commitments.
21 medals in total were achieved by 16 fighters in all age groups, the junior (13-17) and pee wees (under 12) all performed well and they won a host of medals including gold for Reece Jordan (aged 12) in the sparring and silver in the patterns.
Adam Sloan (aged 13) also gained a 4th placing in the junior black belt patterns.
Less adults from the club were able to participate this weekend but those that did achieved great results with Nidge Bedingfield (aged 56) winning gold for sparring and patterns whilst his wife, Suzie (aged 50) won double silver medals.
Finally Clinton Gillett the club instructor won silver for patterns and gold for sparring to draw procedures to a close.
Steve King The area 5th degree and senior said “Bungay did especially well and came 3rd with a small group of competitors, just think what would happen if they could have brought a full squad!”
The club is recruiting for new students at the moment so if you want to get fit for the new year come along to the high school on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 7pm or contact Clinton Gillett on 01986 892140 for further details. The youngest students in the club are 6 years old and there is no upper age limit.
More competition photos can be seen here from the organisers official photographers web site: