Premier Taekwondo had another string of successes in the Ultimate One to One Competition at Dewsbury.

They took 18 players to the competition, which is suitable for all ages and abilities and provides a good introduction to some, while pushing others by matching them against more experienced players.

Jamie McIntosh, one of Premier’s strongest players and current British Champion, had a much taller player up against him and it shows how far he has come because he put in a fantastic performance to take gold, not allowing the height difference to faze him.

Aaron Basra can be rightly proud of his win by knock out – gold in the bag – while Farag Shuaeeb showed the benefit of the One to Ones with a solid performance in an even match, losing by a point for a silver.

Mohamed Shuaeeb was determined to show his training was paying off and won his fight 20-0 in a commanding performance.

Danya Serry won 4-1 in what was a strong display, where applying different skills was the purpose of the exercise.

Camran Hussain was put in against an experienced player in order to continue his development alongside his training in the club and at the GB academy as a cadet member. He did really well and took the silver medal.

Balpreet Aujla gained an enormous amount of experience from his first competitive match and, although on the losing end, he can take a lot of pride, while Andrew Fleming unfortunately picked up an injury and had to withdraw.

Jamila Siddiqui showed her transformation from a timid student to head hunter and has a bright sparring future, winning a spirited contest on golden point and showing her full range of kicks, including great head shots.

Kristen Harwood had a brilliant match going to golden point, one of three victories for his family.

Jayden Elson also put in a fantastic performance, winning another tight contest 13-12, while Nicky Elson set an example for the younger members when, despite an injury, he won with a much improved performance from his first outing, winning 13-1.

Rohaam Ardeshirzadeh was pitted against a black belt who had much more experience, but he proved his ability and courage for a solid silver.

Another Premier competitor who faced a much more experienced player was, perhaps, the club’s smallest player in Malaki Cronie.

He never gave up and, despite losing, he showed great spirit and demonstrated what martial arts and sport is all about – putting in 100%.

Sophina Dean, another debutante to sparring competitions, found herself against a much taller player. The height was just too much of an advantage for her opponent, however she was asked to have another fight and, despite the loss, she got back in the ring just five fights later, putting in a great effort and getting her first gold, 9-7.

Marcel Kojac was also asked to fight twice, putting in strong performances to win double gold – showing his quality as a potential British champion.

The two performances of the day, however, went to Oliver May and Arian Mirga.

Arian was one of the last competitors but despite the wait did not disappoint, putting on a commanding show of his movement and variety of kicks and storming to a 17-5 win to take gold.

Oliver showed that practice and hard work really do pay off with a 17-14 win.

Alex Needham said “He listened well and applied the things we have been doing in training. He showed great timing and counter attacked brilliantly.

“It was an honour for my first time in the chair to coach this group of players and they all conducted themselves brilliantly.”

Mojo paid tribute to the parents for their support and encouraged people to make use of a ‘first lesson free’ offer on the website (or phone 07713 837508).

Premier entered a mixed team of experienced and novice competitors at Dewsbury and Master Mosy said: “As the last completion of the year this gave us a platform for all our members and they all stepped up to the plate.

“I could not be prouder of the team in performances and results. I would also like to thank Alex Needham on his first occasion coaching for the club.

“He made some great calls on the appeal card and made a great start to his coaching career.

“Also thanks to Moji, who continues to provide great coaching for our players. Lastly I must also thank Alan Needham, who continues to organise and make things happen.”