Great Days work at the GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships by Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo clubs.
The annual tournament was on Saturday 5th October 2019, in Coventry, and 13 competitors from Bungay and 6 from Beccles came back with an amazing 21 medals after a long and tiring day.
Beccles Taekwondo Club took a small but powerful squad to the GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships
Their 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
Jenna Akerman – Adult Ladies, Black Belt
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.
Bungay Taekwondo students amassed 14 medals.
Jayden Howgate won gold in the pee wee black belt patterns whilst Imogen Sutton achieved gold in the junior coloured belt girls sparring after a terrific set of fights in which she amassed lots of points for head kicks. Joe Hutson won superb silvers for junior male coloured belt sparring and patterns in his first Taekwondo competition whilst club instructor Clinton Gillett also came away with double silver in the male veteran black belt sparring and patterns.
Gordon Perkis won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring in the adult male coloured belts with Henry Rush achieving a silver for patterns and a bronze for sparring in the adult male higher belts category. Kelsie Dyer won silver for sparring and bronze for patterns in the junior girls higher coloured belt section with Daniel Newton gaining a great silver for patterns in the junior boys coloured belt division. Ewan Lutz won through some tough fights to gain a bronze for sparring in the junior boys higher coloured belts. Other students competed bravely and all won at least one of their rounds.
Well done everyone, a few photos shown, but more can be seen and purchased here from the official photographers:
Taekwondo is also known as Korean Kickboxing and is a superb sport for all ages and abilities, it develops fitness, stamina, suppleness, self confidence as well as self defence capabilities. Both clubs are always recruiting and welcome all newcomers, please check out www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk