SUNBRIDGE Road-based martial arts academy have had a busy but successful end to the year.

For example, European champion Joanne Doyle went to the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation's World Championship in Bahrain and won a bronze medal.

The academy's Brazilian jiu-jitsu team, comprising ten people, won eight medals at the Empire Grappling British Championship in Manchester, where Hollie Rowley stood out with her two golds.

More British titles were secured at the Leeds 02 on an Almighty promotion, with Jack Temple making his opponent submit within 50 seconds of the first round and Jabeed Rahman finishing his opponent off in the second round.

Head coach Mark Spencer said: "It has been a fantastic year for us at

"We are starting to capture more British titles on a monthly basis and we have students competing at world level.

"We have some amazing new students coming through and in 2018 we are looking to make more big waves on the martial arts scene."