EUROPEAN Championships medal glory caps off a superb year for members of Koshido-Ryu Karate.

Emily Pollitt, Katie Pollitt and Matthew Jackson all got onto the podium at the 13th World Union of Karate-Do Federations European Championships staged in Antibes, France.

The trio’s achievements add to their successes at the world championships held in Dundee, Scotland, in July.

Emily and Kathryn King, fellow co-owner and instructor of Koshido-Ryu Karate, which is based at The Den in Winsford, said they are ‘extremely proud’ of everyone who competed and hailed the performances as ‘amazing’.

A fourth club member, Emily’s husband, Keith, narrowly missed out on a top-three placing.

Six medals were brought home between them.

Emily, a sixth dan black belt, led the way with a silver in kata (patterned moves), gold in kumite (fighting) and gold in team kumite in the 41-44 years age group.

It was double delight for first-dan Katie, who earned silver in kata as well as bronze in kumite in the 15 to 17 years section.

And third kyu Matthew collected silver in kumite in the 13 years band.

Keith reached the quarter-finals, missing out on a bronze medal by a couple of points.

Competitions have now finished for this year, but club members will look forward to contesting the European Championships in Warsaw, Poland, towards the end of next year.