STRIKE Taekwondo fought their way to medal success at the England Open Championships.

The Championships saw teams competing from countries including Japan, Iceland and India.

In the event's Poomsae, or technical championships, 45 teams entered with more than 300 competitors. Jonathan Kitcheman led the way for Strike in the over 35s green belt category. He claimed gold and went through to the champion of champions green belt category and took bronze from across all the age divisions.

Lucy Farrar claimed bronze in a tough fought junior blue belt division, with her dad Paul Farrar taking silver in his first competition in the yellow belt category.

Strike's chief instructor, Master Lisa Winteridge, was aiming for gold following the disappointment of bronze last time around. In a tough black belt category, which saw 19 black belt competitors, she won a bronze.

But she was named best female coach at the event.

The second day of action, Kyorugi, or sparring, saw with 52 teams taking part and more than 400 fighters, as Team Strike took fourth place overall.

Ehsan Siddique was Strike's only A class (red belt and black belt category) fighter, winning three fights in his division before finally having to settle for silver in a tough final. Team-mate Henry Stansfield took gold in the junior B class category with his dad Andy Stansfield achieving bronze in the over 35s B class division.

Full results: Gold: Layla Smith (Pee Wee B class division), Henry Stansfield (Junior B class), Jamie Haigh (Senior B class), Ruby Craven (Pee Wee C class), Harvey Caswell (Over 35's C class)

Silver: Ehsan Siddique (Cadet A class), Elizabeth Ferguson (Cadet, lost out on Gold at golden point round), Gracie-Leigh Madden (Pee Wee C class), Haris Hussain (Cadet, B class)

Bronze: Sophie Winteridge (Cadet B class), Andy Stansfield (Over 35's B class), Charlie (Cadet B class), Gregor Perenc and Justin Allsopp (Over 35's C class)