A Swindon martial arts club has brought home a haul of medals from a national event held in Solihull.

Phoenix Martial Arts' team of nine competed at the ITFU British Championships at the end of June.

The club's participants showcased their expertise across numerous categories.

Three junior black belts demonstrated their skills, each grabbing gold in their respective sparring weight divisions.

Brothers Joseph and Adam McKinlay displayed their capabilities in their victorious performances, as did Logan Rutherford, who also secured a bronze in patterns.

In the veteran colour belts division, Radek Mojsak led the way with a stellar performance, winning gold in both patterns and sparring.

His daughter, Olivia Mojsak, continued the success with a gold medal in her sparring division.

Cody O'Bey was a part of the competition's senior black belt division, and earned a silver medal in sparring and a bronze in patterns.

Kian Miller-Hogg, another junior black belt, faced challenging opponents, but won a bronze in sparring and a silver in the special technique category, showing off his skills with an impressive flying side kick.

Stan Bonner became the British board breaking champion and added a bronze medal in sparring, while Lucas Kershaw celebrated a silver in patterns and a bronze in sparring.

Phoenix Martial Arts' team gathered a total of 15 medals, consisting of seven golds, three silvers, and five bronzes.

Many of these victorious members are now set to represent England at the upcoming World Championships in Croatia this September.

Mr Newman, the founder and chief instructor of Phoenix Martial Arts, said: “Our athletes have once again demonstrated their exceptional talent and hard work.

"Bringing home 15 medals from just nine competitors is a testament to their dedication and the strong community we have at Phoenix Martial Arts. I am incredibly proud of each and every one of them.”

The club said the success "underscores the club’s commitment to excellence and the high level of training and dedication of its members".

It added that for those who are set to compete at the World Championship, "their success at the ITFU British Championships is a crucial milestone" on their road to the competition.

It said the "intense competition in Solihull provided invaluable experience and boosted their confidence as they prepare to compete on the global stage", and that "these athletes are ready to showcase their skills and determination at the highest level".