Jason Drake and Barbara Mazza “Old Tigers” from Beccles Taekwondo club

On Saturday 28th July, two Beccles Taekwon-do Black Belt students travelled to Loughborough University campus to compete in the BUTL (British Universities Taekwondo League) Open Championships, a competition bringing together all factions of Taekwondo, ITF (International Taekwondo Federation) and WT (World Taekwondo).

Mrs Mazza won Silver for Patterns and just missed out on the Destruction Gold by 1 break

Mr Drake won Bronze for Patterns

Well done guys, your club is very proud of you both. A great inspiration for anyone wanting to learn a martial art and then compete with it!
British Universities Taekwondo League competition medals

Attending the Tournament were:

3 Grand Masters
lead by Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, who was responsible for introducing Tae Kwon-Do to the UK in 1967,
and instructor of our own GTUK Grand Master Oldham.

International Taekwondo Federation
Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha

24 Masters in attendance (including GTUK Master Richard Auciello)

403 Individual Competitors
All ITF Groups represented
WT represented
105 Taekwon-do Schools Represented
University Student National team in attendance
Olympic Torch Bearer in attendance
British Royal Marines squad in attendance

If you would like to come and try Taekwondo then join us for
a Free Session and Free T-shirt at
The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles
Mondays and Thursdays 7-8.30pm. Ages 5 and up.

Visit www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk for more information.