ACCRINGTON’S Masters of Martial Arts had three students selected to represent Great Britain in the latest United Nations Championships held in Greece last week.
There were 14 countries represented with over 500 competitiors.
Oakley Woodhouse, 10, was celebrating a gold medal in the weapons category and a bronze medal in the open hand categories.
This was the first time Oakley had entered such a high profile competition as she was up against boys and girls fiveyears older than her.
Dean Angotti, 22, has competed many times at this level and was defending his gold medal which he won some years ago. It was not to be but Dean didn’t return empty-handed, picking up a bronze medal in the Random Attack category.
The surprise of the squad was Michael Hunter who, at the age of 17, had never competed before only at club level.
He won silver in the Sparring, bronze in Ground fighting, Bronze in Weapons and Bronze in Random attack.
All are now training hard for the next Congress and championships in Gibraltar next year.
Any one interested in learning the Martial Arts please contact the secretary on 0845 094 3678 or visit our web site at www.mma.uk.com .