CHESHIRE Martial Arts Centre karate students racked up the medals when competing against the best in the country.

Seventeen-year-old Hannah Amiri led the way for the Evans House-based club at the UWK English Open National Championships in Sheffield as she scooped four gold medals.

Amiri won the open styles Kata and other styles Kata events in both the 16-17 years and 18+ years age groups.

Rio Johnson, 15, won two golds and a silver – he was victorious in the 12-15 years Shobu Ippon Kumite and Shobu Sanbon Kumite and second in the 13-15 years cadet Kata.

There was also two golds and a silver for 14-year-old Grace Barnett, with one of her golds coming against much older rivals.

She claimed victory in the individual kata event in the 16-17 years age group as well as her own 13-15 years category plus a silver in 13-15 years Shobu Sanbon Kumite

Ben Hutson-Redfearn, 19, won the 18+ years other styles Kata and claimed bronze in the open styles while Jessica Ryan, 12, was a gold medallist in the 10-12 years open weight Kumite.

Ryan also won bronze in the 10-12 years 40kg+ Kumite.

Oliver Smith, 18, won two silvers in the 18+ other and open styles Kata and Ben Booth took bronze in the 10-12 years Kumite.

Kahlan Kan, Nathan Booth and Lucy Kan all narrowly missed out on medals.

Cheshire Martial Arts Centres can be contacted on 07831418631. The dojo is open seven days a week for traditional and sport karate classes.