Three from Dunmow TKD were among the number competing at the TAGB Scottish National Championships.

Held at the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh, the taekwondo competition saw around 500 people take part in patterns and sparring.

Nine-year-old Alyse Dixon-Bellot, the current TAGBB world and British champion in sparring, now has a third national championship in girls' blue belt pee wee sparring.

Sister, 10-year-old Ariella, made sure there was no sibling rivalry by then winning gold in the lightweight division.

And the pair then topped that by winning gold in tag sparring.

The third from the club, eight-year-old Anish Malladi, did not medal but fought fearlessly.

Instructor Matt Howard said: "It was a big ask to send just three students to a large national competition such a distance away.

"I genuinely did not expect us to maintain our 100 per cent record of medalling at every competition attended.

"All three did us proud and to have two national champions is an exceptional result.

"Alyse defends her British Championship at Worcester in November and we have an upcoming inter-club competition as preparation.

"It has been a fantastic year for Dunmow TKD with world, British, English and now Scottish sparring champions in the last 12 months."

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