Taekwondo Black Belts

Congratulations to Beccles Taekwondo club on their students 100% Black Belt grading success!

Five students from Beccles Taekwon-do Club travelled 150 miles to Ryton-on-Dunsmore near Coventry, to take their Black Belt grading on Saturday 27th October 2018. 

The Black Belt grading is a true test of the student and their preparation, with no quarter given throughout a gruelling day, performed in front of the GTUK senior instructors including Master Auciello 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.

Taekwondo 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 students need to prepare in the months beforehand.

It takes great dedication and commitment to learn Taekwon-do, with up to 4 years training to become a 1st Degree Taekwon-do Black Belt, on your journey you achieve a great level of confidence, strength, fitness and can make lifetime friendships along the way.

Club instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield have worked tirelessly over the last few months to ready their students for this challenge, and have been rewarded with these fantastic results:

Congratulations to:

Jason Drake 2nd Degree Black Belt

Barbara Mazza 1.5 Degree Black Belt

Bella Gibson Junior 1st Degree Black Belt 1st Star

Liam Mills Junior 1st Degree Black Belt 1st Star

Paul Chapman 1st Degree Black Belt

. . . and relax!

The Beccles Club are affiliated to the GTUK, ITF & BTC organisations that ensure the highest standards for teaching a martial art.


If you would like to come and have a go the first session is always free plus you get a free T-shirt, ages 5 and up, just come along to any session, Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm to 8.30pm The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles.

Beccles Taekwondo Club