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Sport on the Spot: Taekwondo students pass grading and new golf season tees off

PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 April 2018

Beccles Taekwondo students celebrate passing their spring grading. Picture: Courtesy of Susie and Nigel Bedingfield

Beccles Taekwondo students celebrate passing their spring grading. Picture: Courtesy of Susie and Nigel Bedingfield

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Beccles Taekwondo students left no room for improvement as they passed their latest assessment with flying colours.

Students hailing from the Beccles and Bungay area undertook their spring grading at Bungay High School gym on Sunday, March 18.

All students were graded on their individual belt syllabuses, which includes patterns, techniques, step sparring routines, self-defence, sparring, destruction, and a test of their knowledge in both English and Korean.

Global Taekwondo UK examiner Steve King VI degree was delighted with the group’s progress. Standards were exceptionally high and Mr King congratulated the students on their 100% pass rate.

A special mention goes to Jack Chapman (Peewee) and Evelyn Brooks (Junior) for passing their provisional black belt grading. They have been awarded their black belt tags and are now preparing for their full grading in front Grandmaster Oldham IX at a later date.

Beccles Taekwondo would like to extend their congratulations to all students for passing their spring grading.

• Spring is a good time for new members to start taekwondo as it leaves sufficient time to prepare for first belt grading in June. The first session for all new-starters at The Venue on Ringsfield Road is free. For training times and more information, visit the Beccles Taekwondo website.

Meanwhile, the prestigious Hembling Cup signalled the start of the new golf season at Beccles Golf Club.

The bogey format - essentially matchplay against the course with full handicap allowance - followed historical tradition and saw strong competition throughout the field.

Phil Rhodes produced a fine round with some impressive iron play to finish four up and deservedly emerge victorious.

Benjamin Turner also beat the course to finish runner-up, with David Wells claiming third with an all-square round.

President Patrick Gill was thanked for continuing to produce some fine greens, with Craig Gill also doing sterling work on the improved tee boxes.

Beccles Golf Club would like to extend its thanks to supporters and sponsors RPC, Promens, Harleston Engineering, Clink’s Care Farm, M&H Plastics and Asset Angels.

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