A FLINTSHIRE-based Ju Jitsu club is celebrating a medal haul as well as its 10th anniversary. 

The traditionally run Ju Jitsu club 'Wings Bushido' in Broughton, has celebrated its anniversary this year and has gone from strength to strength leading to several gold victories in this year's British Nationals. 

The Leader: Emily Clark, 12, wins multiple gold medals.Emily Clark, 12, wins multiple gold medals. (Image: Sensei Richie Parry)Sensei Richie Parry and Sensei Dave Jones opened the club in 2013 with only 10 members. Now, they have over 40 students including both juniors and seniors. 

Every year, they take a number of students to the British Nationals which takes place in Walsall. Competitors take part in a number of different categories including katas, random attacks and continuous fighting.

After continuously doing well in the annual competition, this year's results were outstanding as Wings Bushido achieved 22 medals among the students. The coaches took 23 competitors from the club to compete and walked away with eight gold medals, seven silver and seven bronze. 

Emily Clark, 12, one of the junior students who competed in the Nationals, walked away with four gold medals in open hand kara, random attacks, continuous fighting and pairs demonstration.


Richie said: "We have always been successful at this competition, however, this year we truly surpassed ourselves. 

"All students trained incredibly hard for this pretigious event and Emily's medal haul proved that true fighting spirit, hard work and determination really pays off. We are incredibly proud of our club's achievements.

"We also have to thank Unite the Union Airbus Branch and Dave Cottle Engineering who sponsor the team."