Isambard School student Rosie Bevan became the Matt Fiddes British Champion in martial arts forms at a competition held in Birmingham in November.
The category for ages 12 and above tests a combination of techniques based on black belt tae kwon do, and Rosie proved herself a worthy winner.
The 14-year-old, who won her black belt in 2011, is now looking forward to beginning her advanced martial arts instructor course in March.
“When I was eight years old, I won a year’s free membership to the Matt Fiddes school in a Red Oaks Primary School raffle,” said Rosie, pictured.
“I went along and absolutely loved it, and I’ve been with Matt Fiddes ever since.
“Martial arts is such a good challenge, and it’s great for fitness. This is definitely a possible career for me.”
Rosie’s training schedule is a gruelling 14 hours a week over four days. She’s currently hard at work preparing for her second-degree black belt assessment in the spring, with the next big national competition scheduled for the autumn.
Photos by Richard Wintle of Calyx