100% pass rate for Bungay Taekwondo summer belt grading

belt grading

Congratulations to all Bungay & Beccles Taekwondo students on their well deserved 100% pass rate for the summer belt grading.

Way to go guys, you smashed it!

CONGRATULATIONS to all the martial arts students from the Bungay Taekwondo and Beccles Taekwondo clubs who passed their Summer Belt Grading.

The examination was held at Bungay High School on 24th June 2018

GTUK Regional examiner Mr Steve King 6th Dan from Wellingborough, said this was one of the best gradings he had seen and was very pleased with the standards displayed by the students on the day, he congratulated them on their work and commitment to their training, and they were rewarded with an excellent 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 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 Black belt 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


2nd Quarter Grading Sunday 24th June 2018

Bungay Taekwondo Grading

Bungay Taekwondo Grading

2nd Quarter Grading Sunday 24th June 2018

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

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

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 🙂


British GTUK Taekwondo Championships 2018

Twenty four competitors from Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo Clubs made the 160 mile journey to Coventry at the weekend to compete in this year’s GTUK British Championships and came back with an astonishing 27 medals which illustrates the high standard of taekwondo in the East of England!

Bungay student success included a fantastic patterns gold and silver sparring in the adult female 7th-1stkup for Jade Howgate, whilst Daisy Whymark gained gold for sparring and silver patterns in the junior girls 7th-1stkup division.  Gordon Perkis won a great gold in the adult male 10th-3rdkup sparring and his son Joshua won silver for patterns in the pee wee section.  Frankie Howells battled to a silver in patterns and bronze sparring at junior male 10th-6thkup whilst team mate Malichi Fabian gained double bronze for his junior age category.  Jayden Howgate also achieved double bronze in the black belt pee wee section.  Jed Baddour won a patterns silver in the older pee wee 7th-1stkups and Isaac Slater won a silver for sparring in the younger category.  Brothers Christian (junior black belt) and Liam Everett (adult 7th-1stkup lightweight) both won bronze medals in their respective divisions whilst Toyota Smith also picked up sparring bronze in the adult ladies 6th-1stkups.  Ewan Lutz achieved a bronze medal in the junior male 7th-1stkups but Lewis Flatt, Benjamin Burden, Colby and Bailey Aldrich all missed out on medals despite great determination and grit.

L-R Josh, Gordon, Jacob, Benjamin, Christion, Toyota, Ewan, Malachi, Liam, Jed, Bailey, Jayden, Frankie, Jade, Colby, Daisy and Clinton
Isaac and Lewis

Beccles student success included a fantastic gold for Liam Mills in the junior black belt patterns and silver for sparring, whilst Jason Drake gained double silver in the adult veteran black belts.  Barbara Mazza claimed a silver for sparring in the ladies veteran black belt section and Paul Chapman achieved silver for sparring and bronze for patterns in the 7th-1stKup males. Glen Thomson achieved a bronze for the 4th-6thkup male patterns but Tyler and Blake Goffin narrowly missed out on the medals in their respective junior and pee wee categories but they competed superbly.

L-R Jason, Barbara, Liam, Paul, Tyler, Blake (no Glen)

The clubs can now focus on getting ready for the next grading of the year and It is still possible to start training with Clinton Gillett at Bungay who is a 5thDegree international instructor, world silver medallist from 2000 and current UITF veteran champion or for Beccles 2nd& 3rdDegree Sue and Nidge Bedingfield who have a whole host of national and regional titles. Details can be found on the club websites and welcomes students of all abilities from the age of 6 to 60 and beyond or pop along for a free taster lesson.

British Championships | Summer Grading

The next big competition is the GTUK British Championships in Coventry Saturday 12th May, it would be great to get as many along as possible and as always I will be driving the minibus. You have to pre-register for this one so I will start collecting information in the month before hand.

The summer grading will take place on Sunday 24th June from 10-1 and we have been invited to do a demonstration at Earsham Village Fete on Saturday 23rd June and volunteers are most welcome.

Wishing you all the best in TKD

Clinton Gillett

Bungay Taekwondo Sports Relief 2018

Bungay Taekwondo Sports Relief 2018

Students had a great last fun session of the Spring term in order to raise £100 for Sport relief as well as build up chocolate supplies in the build up to Easter.

Games included the fastest team to blow up their balloons, faster to pop them all, a Korean terminology challenge, kihap off and many other races and challenges.

Congratulations to all Bungay Taekwon-do Students who passed the 1st belt grading of 2018

Bungay Taekwondo Grading March 2018

Bungay Taekwon-do Grading. A Big Congratulations to all Bungay & Beccles Taekwon-do Students who passed their Spring Grading at Bungay High School on Sunday 18th March 2018

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

GTUK Examiner Mr Steve King VI degree was very pleased with the continued progress of all students, and said that the standards were very high, he congratulated them on their 100% pass rate. Four students (3 Peewees and 1 Junior) passed their Provisional Black Belt grading and were awarded their Black Tag belts, they will now be preparing for their full Black Belt grading in front of Grandmaster Oldham IX degree at a later date.

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, see our web site for details of our training times and venues this spring:

Come and Try


1st Session Free

Instructor Mr Clinton Gillett V

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

Bungay Taekwondo Grading March 2018

New Bungay Black Belt

There is a new black belt in Bungay, Jayden Howgate (aged 9) who attends Bungay Primary School battled not only the snow but several other students in order to be awarded his dan grading in Taekwondo. 

Jayden who has been training with Mr Gillett since he was 5 years old travelled the 160 miles to Coventry on March 3rd to perform in front of Grandmaster Oldham, Master Aucello  and other senior grades.  He had to perform his patterns, step-sparring, sparring and terminology as well as present a written thesis to get the coveted black belt.  Jayden has become a role model for younger students in the club and has already started helping to teach other students in the class, he is the 41st black belt from Bungay in its 15 year history.

The club trains in Hall 1 Bungay High School on Tuesdays 7-8pm, Wednesdays 4-5pm and Thursdays 7-8.30pm and is very friendly and welcoming, many students train as families and are working their way towards their black belt.  This journey normally takes between 3-5 years  and is greatly valued by potential employers as a demonstration of determination, commitment and diligence.

1st Quarter Grading Sunday 18th March 2018

Bungay Taekwondo

1st Quarter Grading Sunday 18th March 2018

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

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

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 Taekwondo Eastern Interclub Tournament 2018

The GTUK Eastern Area Inter-Club tournament took place in Wellingborough this year and Bungay & Beccles Taekwondo Clubs battled to a very creditable 3rd place in the region which is superb considering the winning towns are much bigger (Wellingborough 1st and Northampton 2nd)

29 medals in total were achieved by 19 fighters in all age groups, pee wees (under 12) included superb double gold for Jayden Howgate in patterns and special techniques and gold for Jack Sutton in his patterns division.  Jed Baddour showed exception sparring ability to win his division in emphatic style with 3 head kicks awarded to be given the gold.  Isaac Slater also battled hard to a bronze in sparring but achieved an excellent silver for patterns in a large division.

Juniors (13-17) achieved a great haul of medals with Imogen Suttons gold for sparring and bronze for patterns and Daisy Whymarks gold for patterns and bronze for sparring being real highlights as it was their 1st competition. Bailey Aldrich gained gold for patterns and silver for sparring which was a fabulous achievement as he had stepped up to juniors being a tall 12 year old!  Kelsie Dyer showed great courage to win gold for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst fellow Bungay High School student James Thurston won silver for patterns. Evelyn Brooks won bronze for patterns and silver for sparring to round off a superb showing for the teenagers.

Adults (17+) included a fantastic double gold for Jade Howgate in sparring and patterns beating team mate Poppy Whymark to a creditable double silver, as she is only just in the adult section.  A great gold for Jason Drake for black belt destruction went with his silver medals for both patterns and sparring whilst Gary Wheeler won double bronze medals in his 1st competition as a black belt! Barbara Mazza gained a silver in the black belt ladies patterns with Paul Chapman gaining a silver for patterns and bronze for sparring in the coloured belt male section.

Several other competitors competed and supported superbly with Colby Aldrich battling to 4th place in the pee wee sparring, whilst Jack and Jess Chapman competed really well but finished just outside the medal positions, both losing out to the eventual category winners.  Jacob Burden did a superb job helping to referee for the 1st time as a black belt and Benjamin Burden acted as junior coach.  Steve King The area 6th degree and senior said “Bungay & Beccles achieved a fantastic 60 points and considering the distance travelled for competitors the amount of medals won is a real testament to Eastern Taekwondo”.

Now is a great time have a go at this rewarding Olympic martial art in order to get fit for the summer and your first lesson is free! The youngest students in the clubs are 5 years old and there is no upper age limit, check us out on www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or for those in Beccles www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk

Northants Interclub Tournament 4th February 2018

The Instructors of Borough Tae Kwon Do would like to invite you to this year’s annual Northants Interclub Tournament!

Sunday 4th February will see the Wellingborough Club host this year’s annual Northants Interclub Tournament this year’s interclub Tournament brings together members from Grange Park, Wellingborough, Wollaston, Northampton, Raunds, Beccles 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 Tae Kwon-Do Martial Artists. Hope to see you all there.

Date: Sunday 4th February
Time: Doors open 9:45am, the event will then run throughout the day
Venue: Weavers Sports Centre, Weavers Road, Wellingborough, NN8 3JQ Costs: Competitors £8, Spectators £3 – to be paid on the day.

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

If you require further information about this event, please speak to your instructor or refer to our

website www.taekwondo-wellingborough.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

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