British Taekwondo Championship Report | Next Grading Date and Easter Holidays

Next Grading Date

The next grading is Sunday 2nd April starting at the earlier time of 10am so we can try and finish by 12, in the Sports Hall at Bungay High School (arrive no later than 9.45am).  Please bring £30 cash (if possible or bank transfer is fine) and your license and grading record booklet.  Parents can watch from the viewing area upstairs.

Easter Holidays

We are on holiday for 2 weeks over Easter so no Taekwondo training until Tuesday 18th April 2023 but if you want some cool Bungay Taekwondo branded clothing then you can order any Bungay hoodies or T shirts via


British Taekwondo Championship Report

Bungay Taekwondo club took 11 competitors to Coventry at the weekend to compete in the 2023 GTUK British Championships and came back with a stunning 20 medals, every single competitor battled their way to either patterns or sparring podiums with some even getting on both!

There were golds galore with club instructor Clinton Gillett gaining the double for black belt veteran sparring and patterns.  Christian Everett battled to gold in the heavy weight black belt males whilst Bronwen Back won gold in the junior girls patterns and a bronze for sparring.  James Gowing also gained a gold for sparring in the pee wee coloured belts with his sister, Ali Gowing gaining a gold for special technique and 2 silvers in coloured belt dragons (under 8 years old) Oscar Glaysher got gold for sparring and silver for patterns in the same age category.  Ollie Wren jumped super high to get gold for pee wee special technique and a bronze for sparring whilst William George was proud to get gold for sparring and silver for patterns in the junior boys division.  Alex Goff performed superbly to get gold in his junior pattern category.  Jonty Gillett showed great grit and resilience to get a bronze in the pee wee boys sparring.The day was rounded off by club assistant instructor Gavin White putting on a superb display to get silver for patterns and bronze for sparring in the senior male black belt section.

It was a long day but everyone travelled back to East Anglia with heads held high.  The club is always ready to welcome new recruits to this dynamic and explosive martial art.


The next competition of the year is on Saturday 27th May for anyone interested please complete the entry form and return by Tuesday 23rd May.

Wishing you all the best in TKD

Northants Interclub 2023

Northants Interclub 2023

The Instructors of Stanwick Taekwon-Do would like to invite you to this year’s annual Northants Interclub Tournament.

Saturday 27th May will see the Stanwick Tkd Club host this year’s annual Northants Interclub Tournament. This year’s interclub brings together members from Stanwick, Grange Park, Wellingborough, Wollaston, Northampton, Raunds, Iceni and Bungay for what’s sure to be a fun day out for everyone.

There will be patterns and sparring divisions, as well as destruction categories available to adult students. As always, the clubs will be competing for the Interclub Trophy. An awarded to the club with the most successes throughout the day. You can enter as many of the events for your grade and as age as you would like.

All students must have a valid licence to compete, and as safety is always uppermost in our minds, those who wish to spar in the Tournament will need the following sparring equipment:

•Hand, Feet and Head Guard.
•Groin Guard (compulsory for men and boys).

Whether you want to compete or just watch…everyone’s 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.

If you have any questions, or you want to order safety equipment, just ask your Instructor and they’ll be able to help.

Don’t miss this day…it’s a great chance to meet and get to know others like you, who are all Taekwon-Do Martial Artists.

Hope to see you all there.

Date: Saturday 27th May
Time: Doors open 10:00am, the event will then run throughout the day
Venue: Pitsford Centre, Pitsford Road, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7QL
Costs: Competitors £10, Spectators £3 – to be paid on the day.

There is no entry form for this event, all entries will be managed on the day!

There is also an onsite café.

Report and Photos from the recent GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships

Championship report

11 combatants and 7 supporters had a superb day at the GTUL Championships winning a total of 11 medals in a busy and productive day.

Joseph Miller took a superb gold in the pee wee special techniques with twin brother Henry coming 2nd (Henry also came 4th in the sparring after winning 3 fights!) Oscar Glaysher won silver for sparring and patterns in the Dragon white to green belts whilst Ali Gowing took  a silver for patterns and a bronze for sparring in the higher grade dragons.

James Gowing won bronze in the pee wee green tag-blue tag sparring.  Bronwen Back won a superb gold in the junior girls patterns and then a bronze in the sparring.  Christian Everett took a great bronze in his 1st adult black belt sparring competition whilst Clinton Gillett took gold for patterns and silver for sparring the veteran mens 3rd degree plus category.

The club is immensely proud of Jonty Gillett, Kelsie Dyer and Gavin White who competed bravely but did not quite reach the podium.  Special mention has to go to Megan Gowing who came along to support the club and was asked to step in as a welfare officer due to her qualifications, she worked all day to support the younger students really well.

Parents supported with great enthusiasm and made the day very special.  Many thanks to all and looking forward to the next grading on Thursday 15th December at 6.30pm.

A few photos from the recent GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships November 19th 2022





Registration will be open from 6th February!! If you are interested speak to your instructor!

Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

Doors open 8:30am

Colour & Black Belt Championships

This Competition is for all ages and belt categories “Pee-wee, Junior, Adult, Veteran”

This is a great competition, so come and give it a go.

GTUK National Tournament Categories:
Dragons – under 6 years old
Peewee 6-7 inclusive and 8-10 inclusive
Junior 11-13 inclusive and 14-16 inclusive
Adult 17-39 inclusive
Veteran 40+


Competitor entry fee: Coloured Belt and Blackbelts £20

Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee are honoured to invite and welcome you to our GTUK 2022 Individual 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. Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your competitor(s) for the continued support at the GTUK championships.

This individual 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 opportunity to purchase photographs and refreshments on the day if desired.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take part! Please ask for an entry form, complete and return with fees to your Club instructor before 1st March 2022. Spectators pay on the day. Entry Fees: £20, Spectators £5 – under 8s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Best wishes

Master Auciello GTUK Tournament Team

Information for GTUK 2022 Championships

Date & Time
Saturday 5th March 2022, 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.

The competition is being held in the external hall at:
Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton-On-Dunsmore, CV8 3FL

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. 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.

Any parents wishing to take photographs or video need to sign a form when they arrive into the building. There may 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.

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.

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!

British Open ITF Taekwondo Championships 2021

British Open ITF Taekwondo Championships 2021

A small but determined contingent of Bungay Taekwondo Club students travelled to Coventry at the weekend to compete in the first National taekwondo competition since the pandemic struck and they represented the East of England superbly. The competition is divided into 3 sections, patterns in which students have to perform set series of moves as best as possible, sparring where students compete in semi contact fighting to score the most points (3 for a kick to the head, 2 for a kick to the body and 1 for a punch to head or body) and special techniques in which students either perform the highest flying kick or break the most amount of wood.

Jayden Howgate (aged 12) fought hard to win silver medals for both sparring and patterns in the junior black belt division, whilst Evie Mortimer (aged 13) won a silver in the junior green belt to red tag patterns.  Lewis Howes (aged 16) gained a bronze in the junior white to green belt patterns.  Jonty Gillet (aged 8) competed really well and won several bouts in his huge white belt to green belt pee wee division but unfortunately missed out on the medals.

Club instructor Clinton Gillett (aged 49) won gold for patterns and silver for sparring in the Veteran senior black belt males to round off a long but successful day.   Jade Howgate helped referee throughout and said the standard of competition was excellent with everyone trying their hardest in every round.

The club is thriving at the moment but always welcomes new recruits to train in this Olympic martial art on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm in the Sports Hall at Bungay High School, please see the club website for details.