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Jason Drake

New Beccles Black Belt for Taekwon-do Club

Beccles Taekwon-do instructors, Susie and Nidge Bedingfield, are very proud to have a New Black Belt at the club in Jason Drake from Great Yarmouth.

Jason travelled the 150 miles to Ryton-on-Dunsmore near Coventry to prepare for his big day the evening before. He had a gruelling day performing in front of 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.

The Black Belt grading consisted of: 3 pattern sequences of strikes, kicks and blocks; step sparring; sparring; the breaking 2 inches of pine boards with hand and feet techniques; Korean theory along with a thesis about Taekwon-do which all students prepare in the months beforehand. Jason showed superb Taekwon-do spirit throughout the day and got his reward with a coveted 1st Degree Black Belt.

Jason is a fully committed member of the Beccles club and has won many gold, silver and bronze medals from national competitions which he has attended over the last 4 years, and has barely missed a class in that time which shows great dedication and commitment. It usually takes up to 4 years to gain your Taekwon-do Black Belt, on your journey you achieve a great level of confidence, strength, fitness and can make lifetime friendships with like minded people along the way.

If you would like to be part of this brilliant martial art and start your Black Belt journey come over to The Venue in Beccles on a Monday or Thursday evening 7 – 8.30 pm, new students are always very welcome.

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