Bungay Taekwondo Students Summer belt grading 2019

Bungay Taekwondo Students Summer belt grading 2019

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:

www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk and www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

Bungay Taekwondo Students

2nd Quarter Grading Sunday 23rd June 2019

Bungay High School

Bungay Taekwondo

2nd Quarter Grading Sunday 23rd June 2019

Bungay High School Hall 1, 9.45am for 10am start.

Please make sure you bring your grading money (£28) into the club the week before.

Check your patterns here:

Always wanted to learn a martial art?

Then Come and Try Taekwon-do at Bungay Taekwon-do Club!

It’s never too late, we teach both the young and the not so young 🙂


First Open ITF Championships hosted by GTUK

First Open ITF Championships May 11th 2019

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:

Junior Sparring

Open ITF International Individual Taekwondo Championships

Open ITF International

Open ITF International

Individual Taekwondo Championships

Saturday May 11th 2019

Doors of the Championships will be open at 9am for officials, spectators, and competitors.

Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry. CV8 3Fl

This is a great opportunity for Bungay GTUK students to enter their 1st International Taekwon-do Tournament!

Put in your diary & speak to your instructor about entering.

Online Registration is open NOW!

Payment is required with registration

Registration Deadline 8th May 2019

Open ITF International Competitors Registration & Rules links:


Tournament Rules

Open ITF

Formed by the Members for the Members



Bungay Taekwondo Open Evenings

Taekwondo Open Evenings

Bungay Taekwon-do

Taekwondo Open Evenings

Wednesday 1st May 3.30-4.30pm


Thursday 2nd May 7.00-8.30pm

@ Bungay High School

Free Lesson &

Free T-Shirt if students then become members

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.


Taekwondo Open Evenings

small but mighty


Double Black Belt Success

Double Black Belt Success Bungay Taekwondo Club

Double Black Belt Success

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!


100% Pass! GTUK Bungay Taekwondo Belt Grading March 2019

GTUK Bungay

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.

 GTUK Bungay

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



Formed by Members for the Members


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

Ages: Peewees 5-11, Juniors 12-16, Adults 17-39, Veterans 40+.

Tuesday: 7 to 8pm

Wednesday: 4 to 5pm (school students only)

Thursday: 7 to 8.30pm

Bungay High School Queens Road, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1RW

1st Quarter Grading Sunday 17th March 2019

Bungay Taekwondo

1st Quarter Grading Sunday 17th March 2019

Bungay High School gym, 9.45am for 10am start.

Please make sure you bring your grading money (£28) into the club the week before.

Check your patterns here:

Always wanted to learn a martial art?

Then Come and Try Taekwon-do at Bungay Taekwon-do Club!

It’s never too late, we teach both the young and the not so young 🙂


Northants Inter-Club Tournament 2019 – invitation

Northants Inter-Club Tournament 2019

Sunday 17th Feb – Doors Open 9.30am

This years’ Interclub Tournament, hosted by Mrs. Parker IV, brings together GTUK members from Beccles, Bungay, Burton Latimer, Grange Park, Northampton, Raunds, Wellingborough and Wollaston for what’s sure to be a fun day out for everyone.

This a great introduction to competitions for new and younger students. Whether you want to compete or just watch, everyone is 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. The Northampton venue has changed this year (a map has been provided to your instructor). There is an on site café serving hot drinks and food.

It’s a great chance to represent your club and get to know others like you, who are all Taekwon-Do Martial Artists. You may even take home a medal or two!

Let your instructors know you are interested.

Entry Fees:

Competitors £9

Spectators £4


Individual patterns.

Adult Breaking.
Point / Continuous Sparring (age & grade dependent).

Safety Equipment needed for sparring:
• Hands, Feet and Head Guard.
• Groin Guard (compulsory for men and boys).

Moulton College (Gate 4), Pitsford Equine Centre,
Pitsford Road, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7QL.

Bungay & Beccles Taekwondo clubs held their last belt grading of the year 2018

Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo clubs have very active student memberships with well over a 100 members between them and 40 students successfully completed their last grading of 2018.

They were put through their paces by Mr Gillett 5th Dan, and Mr King 6th Dan the GTUK association Examiner from Wellingborough. All students demonstrated great enthusiasm and endurance during the 4 hour grading of techniques, patterns, self-defence, sparring and destruction, they were also tested on their knowledge of Korean terminology.

Mr King said ‘Standards were excellent and they were again a credit to the region and their instructors, all students worked really hard, and are being awarded a 100% pass rate’.

The grading was then followed by an end of year party and presentation evening of new belts and student awards. Students and their families enjoyed a superb buffet of savouries and cakes.

If you would like to join a club then now is a perfect time to start getting fit following on from the excesses of Christmas. The sport of Taekwondo is an excellent and fun way of losing weight, gaining fitness and suppleness as well as confidence alongside real self-defence capabilities.

Both local clubs are family orientated with many parents training alongside their children in order to gain new skills and a sense of wellbeing. Ages 5 and up!

So come and join us! Visit the club websites for more details: Bungay-Taekwondo.co.uk at Bungay High School, and Beccles-Taekwondo.co.uk at The Venue Sports centre Beccles.

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