Next Tournament – GTUK Individual British Championships March 4th 2023

Next Tournament

GTUK Individual British Championships March 4th 2023

4th March 2023

Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

9:00am 

Registration via your instructors

The competition 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, special technique and where age appropriate destruction. All students are placed into categories according to their age, height, and belt to give everyone a fair chance to compete to become GTUK British Champion.

Colour & Black Belt Championships

This Competition is for all ages and belt categories Pee-wee, Junior, Adult, Veteran
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 £25

Spectators £5

See more information here: https://gt-uk.net/gtuk-individuasl-british-championships-4th-march-2023

 

Bungay Taekwondo Grading December 2022

Bungay Taekwondo Grading December 2022

Students put on a superb demonstration of their Taekwondo to our examiner Master Steve King who was most impressed with the standard.

He gave some great little bits of guidance to help students further develop and improve.

All passed with flying colours and will look forward to training again in 2023.

The first lesson back is Tuesday 3rd January.

End of Year Awards were also made following on from the great work done in lessons, competitions and demonstrations.

 

Student of the Year – Bronwen Back

Runner up – Alex Goff

Best Korean Terminology – Jonty Gillett

Best Patterns – Cameron Bowes

Best Sparring – Henry Miller

Next Grading, Christmas Holiday & T-shirts

Next Club Belt Grading

The next grading is Thursday 15th December starting at the earlier time of 6.30 so we can try and finish by 8, in the Sports Hall at Bungay High School (arrive no later than 6.15pm).  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.

 

Bungay Taekwon-do Christmas Holiday

We are on holiday for 2 weeks over Christmas so no Taekwondo training until Tuesday 3rd January 2023 but If you want some cool Bungay Taekwondo branded clothing for Christmas then you can order any Bungay hoodies or T shirts via Kicking-man.uk

 

Bungay Hoodies & T-shirts (Free Post)




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

News from Gradings and OITF Competition

New Bungay Black Belt

Well done to James Thurston on getting his 1st Dan Black Belt on Saturday in Coventry in front of Grandmaster Oldham.

Colour Belts

Well done to everyone who took their grading on Sunday, Master King praised the enthusiasm and effort put in especially with sparring.  This Autumn grading is only small following the summer holiday so congratulations to all students who worked hard to get ready.  The next grading will be on Thursday 15th December at 6pm.

OITF Report

9 competitors and 4 parents made the early morning journey to the Open ITF tournament and came away with 5 medals and a great deal of pride.  Ali Gowing gained superb silver medals in the pee wees, with Bronwen Back gaining a silver for sparring and a bronze for patterns in the junior girls with Henry Rush gaining a bronze in the adult males.

Oscar Glaysher, James Gowing, Jonty Gillett, James Thurston, Alex Goff and Christian Everett all competed superbly in huge devisions with some quarter final positions but unfortunately no medals.  After a very long day of solid refereeing Clinton Gillett had to withdraw and not compete so he could get everyone home safely.

We are very proud of everyone as this was a huge competition with 25 different associations and several different countries competing.

Bungay Taekwondo Demo Team

Bungay Demo team

Bungay Taekwondo Demo Team

Massive thanks and congratulations to Bungay Demo team who put on a fantastic show at Ilketshall St Margaret Village Fete on Saturday afternoon. 

It was hot and the ground conditions hard but students put on a fantastic show of techniques, patterns, bag work, self defense and sparring. 

The destruction acted as a great finale and many spectators congratulated us on an impressive show.

Image gallery photos kindly supplied by parents supporting the demonstration.