CHRIS GILLINGS of Kirkburton Karate Club is a national champion.

He won the Junior Men’s second kumite and below title at the BIKO National Open Championships in London.

The club also had plenty of other medal success at the event, when they were sponsored by the Woodman at Thunderbridge.

Jodie Booth collected a silver medal in the Ladies open age, and then teamed up with Fay Hanson to take another silver in the pairs kata.

Alex Lockwood was second in the Men’s Cadets kata, Dave Newton third in the first kumite and above section, while Tom Kaye and Linus Rushworth also took bronze in the Men’s pairs kata.

Trinity Thornton and Anna Shaw finished third in the Junior Girls pairs kata.