British Open Taekwon-do Championships 2020 (2021)

Newly formed ICENI Taekwon-do took a small group to Coventry for the GTUK British Open Championships, and came back with 5 medals!

British Open Taekwon-do Championships 2020 (2021)

Newly formed ICENI Taekwon-do took a small group to Coventry for the GTUK British Open Championships, and came back with 5 medals!

  • Jason Drake 2nd Dan Black Belt won a Silver for Sparring
  • Michael Wickwar Green Tag, won Gold for Patterns and Gold for Sparring
  • Danny Abramson Green Tag, won Silver for Patterns and Silver for Sparring
  • Amanda Dykes was in full support, along with ICENI instructors and officials Mr and Mrs Bedingfield.

But there is more to this story than just the medals…

This was the first tournament since the pandemic lockdowns, and both Danny and Michael joined the club while training was restricted to socially distanced techniques with no contact. This was then followed by a lengthy spell of training at home via zoom sessions with their instructors, sometimes with very poor internet connections, and very small training spaces in their homes.

Only in August did they actually get to hit a bag and were allowed close contact sparring tuition.

So their achievements, like so many at this tournament, was a victory for all those who have persevered to learn Taekwon-do through the pandemic, supported by hard working instructors who would not give up their dedication to teaching Taekwon-do.

If anyone out there wishes to join us at ICENI Taekwon-do please go to our booking page for more information on how to book a free session: iceniTKD.uk

ENTRY FORM! GTUK British Open Taekwon-do Championships Oct 2021

GTUK British Open Taekwon-do Championships

16th October 2021 – DOORS OPEN 8:30am

Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

Colour & Black Belt Championships

This Competiton is for all ages and belt categories.

So come and give it a go.

Competitor entry fee: Coloured Belt and Blackbelts £20

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.

Return this form to your instructor and you will be entered online. 

£20 CASH payment is required on the day of the tournament.

Spectators £5 under 11s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

British Open Taekwon-do Championships 2021

British Open Taekwon-do Championships

British Open Taekwon-do Championships

8:30am 16th October 2021

Venue: Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore

(More information to come from your instructors soon!)

Colour & Black Belt Championships

This Competiton is for all ages and belt categories “Pee-wee, Junior, Adult, Veteran”This is a great competition,so come and give it a go.

Competitor entry fee: Coloured Belt and Blackbelts £20

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.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Best wishes

Master Auciello

GT-UK.net

Beccles Taekwon-do students success at GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships March 2020

Well done to all our students who attended the GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships.

A small but successful Beccles squad did the 300 mile round trip to the GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships held in Coventry on Saturday 7th March 2020.

Our Beccles students had a great day, both on and off the mats, showing great Taekwon-do spirit to compete fiercely gaining these excellent results:

Jamie Nicoll – Junior Boys, Green Tag Belt
Gold Sparring (GTUK British Champion)
Gold Patterns (GTUK British Champion)

Lousie Nicoll – Junior Girls, Green Tag Belt
Gold Sparring (GTUK British Champion)
Silver Patterns

Barbara Mazza – Veteran Ladies, 2nd degree Black Belt
Gold Patterns (GTUK British Champion)
Silver Sparring

Liam Mills – Adult Mens, Black Belt 72kg
Silver Sparring

Lindell Brown – Adult Mens, Black Belt 76kg
Silver Sparring

Sophie Akerman – Adult Ladies, Black Belt
Silver Patterns

Jenna Akerman – Adult Ladies, Black Belt
Bronze Patterns

Bella Gibson (Junior Black Belt) along with Beccles instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield worked tirelessly all day officiating.

Photos courtesy Jennifer Nicoll

Well done everyone, more photos can be seen and purchased here from the official photographers:

https://www.dephoto.biz

Full GTUK results

Come and Try Taekwon-do with us for Free!

Monday and Thursday 7-8.30pm, at the The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles, Suffolk.

 

 

GTUK British Championships – Saturday 7th March 2020 – Deadline for entries Monday evening 3rd March!! 

GTUK British Championships

Saturday 7th March 2020

9:00 registration

Paperwork Available in Club!!

Deadline for entries Monday evening 3rd March!! 

Venue: Sports Connextion, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3FL

The GTUK Executive board are honoured to invite and welcome you to the 2020 British Championships. We are working hard to ensure that our tournaments are a memorable and enjoyable experience for both competitors and the spectators, bringing together all members of the GTUK, young and old. We would like to thank you and your competitor(s) for the continued support at these championships

These taekwondo championships are 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 and belts to give everyone a fair chance to compete to become GTUK British Champions.

The venue has free parking and there will also be the opportunity to purchase photographs and refreshments on the day.

Beccles students don’t miss this opportunity to take part! Please complete the form below and return with fees to your instructors.

Spectators pay on the day. 

Entry fees: Competitors Adults £20 Juniors/Peewee £15

Spectators £5 – under 5’s go free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Please print out the attached PDF entry form and hand to your instructors who will enter you online before the event deadline.

gtuk-british-march-2020-entry.pdf

 

Northants Interclub 2020 – Sunday 16th February 2020


Northants Interclub 2020 – Sunday 16th February 2020

This year’s lnterclub Tournament, hosted by Mr Steve King VI, 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 is 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, dad grandmas, grandpas uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters and friends! Entry Fees: 

Competitors £9 

Spectators £4 

Events: Patterns, Sparring*, Special Technique and Breaking 

*Safety Equipment needed for sparring

Doors Open 09:30 

Weavers Leisure Centre, Weavers Rd, Wellingborough NN8 3JO 

Refreshments available 

 

Northants Interclub 2020

Result! Welsh Open ITF International Tournament Beccles Medalists

Well done GTUK East, especially Beccles Taekwondo duo Barbara Mazza and Sophie Akerman on returning from the Welsh Open ITF International Tournament held in Wales at the weekend, hosted by Grand Master Lawes.

Always great to bring back some bling!

Babara Silver Sparring, Bronze Destruction

Sophie Bronze Sparring

Welsh Open ITF International

Also well done to Gordon Perkis and Jade Howgate, medallists from Bungay Taekwon-do Club

Our new British Taekwondo Champions and medalists

British Taekwondo Champions

Great Days work at the GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships by our Beccles squad.

We took a small but powerful Beccles squad to the GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships held in Coventry on Saturday 5th Oct 2019.

Our students performed impeccably all day, both on and off the mats, showing great Taekwon-do spirit and courtesy, and gained the following achievements:

Lousie Nicoll – Junior Girls, Yellow Belt
Gold Sparring (GTUK British Champion)

Tyler Mingaye – Adult Male, Green Tag Belt
Gold Patterns, Gold Sparring (GTUK British Champion)

Sophie Akerman – Adult Ladies, Black Belt
Silver Patterns, Silver Sparring

Jamie Nicoll – Junior Boys, Yellow Belt
Silver Patterns

Jenna Akerman – Adult Ladies, Black Belt
Bronze Patterns

Barbara Mazza did not have any veteran competitors so was entered into the younger adults categories, and joined Jenna Akerman in a competitive sparring section that saw them both experiencing 2 rounds of sparring against 4th degree World Champion Mrs Emma Collett!

Bella Gibson(Junior Black Belt) along with Beccles instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield worked tirelessly all day as officials.

Well done everyone, a few photos follow, but more can be seen and purchased here from the official photographers:

https://www.dephoto.biz

Full Results: British Individual Championships 5-10-2019

Also well done to Mr Gillett and all the Bungay Taekwondo Students, see their report here: Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo clubs had a superbly successful GTUK British Championships on Saturday.

 

 

GTUK 2019 British Individual Taekwon-do Championships

British Individual Taekwon-do Championships

GTUK 2019 British Individual Taekwon-do Championships

Saturday 5th October 2019

9am registration

Venue: Sports Connexion, Ryton-on-Dunsmore

Grand Master Oldham and the Tournament Committee are honoured to invite and welcome you to our GTUK 2019 Individual Taekwon-do 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!

Entry Forms and information sheets will be available from your instructors.

Please complete your entry forms and return with fees to your Club secretary by 28th September.

Spectators pay on the day.

Entry Fees: Adults £20, Juniors £15,

Spectators £5 – under 11s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

GT-UK.net

First Open ITF Championships 2019

Beccles Taekwon-do International Squad
Beccles Taekwon-do Open ITF International Competitors

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.

Beccles Taekwon-do Star performer, Bella Mazza-Gibson, GOLD Junior 1st Degree Black Belt Patterns.

 First Open ITF Championships
Mrs Mazza (left) Silver Patterns

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.

Well done Beccles, fantastic results after a long day in Coventry.

Beccles Taekwon-do Open ITF International results:

Bella Mazza-Gibson Junior Black belt patterns GOLD

Joel Thrower Cadet Blue Belt Sparring BRONZE

Jenna Akerman Senior Black belt Patterns SILVER

Barbara Mazza Veteran Black belt Patterns SILVER

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A few pictures from the weekends Open ITF International Championships held in Coventry.

Fantastic day, Beccles Taekwon-do students and officials were brilliant, so thank you for all your hard work and support, we are very proud of the examples you set and standards you achieved, true Taekwon-do spirit.

Mr and Mrs B.

Joel Thrower Bronze Sparring
Joel Thrower Bronze Sparring

A few pictures from the weekends Open ITF International Championships held in Coventry:

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