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.
Point / Continuous Sparring (age & grade dependent).
Safety Equipment needed for sparring:
• Hands, Feet and Head Guard.
• Groin Guard (compulsory for men and boys).
Location: Moulton College (Gate 4), Pitsford Equine Centre,
Pitsford Road, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7QL.
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!
There are 5 super proud students from Bungay Taekwondo Club who have achieved their black belts after 3-4 years of training with Clinton Gillett (5th Dan) Jed Baddour, Isaac Slater and Amber Swanston were the 1st to get their belts as Pee wees, followed by 13 year old Bailey Aldrich in the junior section.Jade Howgate aged 36 rounded off a superb day in the adult section.The exam was taken in front of various panels of senior instructors from the GTUL including Grand Master Oldham and Master Auciello so it is a nerve wracking experience.Jacob and Benjamin Burden also achieved their star 2 certificates on their way to becoming 2nd Dan black Belts.
The club has several beginner classes starting before Christmas so please pop along or check out www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk for details.
Entry Forms and information sheets available from your instructors
Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee are honoured to invite and welcome you to our GTUK 2018 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.
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!
Please complete your entry forms and return with fees to your Club secretary by 26th October.
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 the martial arts students from the Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo clubs who passed their Autumn Belt Grading.
The examination was held at Bungay High School on 7th October 2018
GTUK Regional examiner Mr Steve King 6th Dan from Wellingborough 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, 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 Beccles club is run by its fully certified 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 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.
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!
This is a really good time to start and get ready for our Christmas grading. Please visit the club websites for more details: