Fantastic news, we have 4 New Black Belts at the club!
GTUK Black Belt gradings are a test of mental and physical abilities, 3 pattern sequences of strikes, kicks and blocks; self defence step sparring; full sparring; the breaking of 2 inch pine boards with hand and feet techniques; Korean theory along with a thesis about Taekwon-do which all students prepare in the months beforehand.
All students had to travel 150 miles to Ryton-on-Dunsmore near Coventry, where the grading took place on Saturday. This grading is a true test of our martial art, with no quarter given throughout a gruelling day, performing in front of the GTUK senior instructors including Master Aucellio 7th Degree, and Grand Master Oldham 9th Degree who’s history links the Beccles club back to the originator of Taekwon-do General Choi Hong Hi in 1955.
So our congratulations go to:
Isabella Gibson 12, Junior 1st Dan Black Belt,
Bella was also awarded best junior thesis of the grading.
Liam Mills 14, Junior 1st Dan Black Belt.
Dean Harding Adult, 1st Dan Black Belt.
Jason Drake Veteran, promoted to 1.5 Dan Black Belt
It takes great dedication and commitment to learn Taekwon-do, with up to 4 years training to become a 1st Dan Taekwon-do Black Belt, on your journey you achieve a great level of confidence, strength, fitness and can make lifetime friendships along the way.
Back in the Dojang, instructors and their new Black Belts.
Those coming to try for a free session will be rewarded with a free T-shirt, but there are so many more reasons to come and try Taekwon-do than just getting a free T-shirt: The chance to work with experienced martial arts instructors who will help teach you the way of Taekwon-do. The training syllabus develops your ability to defend yourself using blocks, punches and kicks, progress through belt gradings will build agility, strength, fitness and self confidence, no matter how old you are. For those who are very competitive, we can train you to compete at national tournaments pitting your skills against other students of the sport.
Come and meet with us, we want you to experience the feeling of being part of one of the Worlds best martial arts, where you can make lifetime friendships, not just locally but globally!! Come & Try!
No need to book, just turn up in loose clothing and bring a water bottle.