Barrow has several promising karatekas in the making, after several of them, across the town’s two clubs, won gold at the WKC World Karate and Kickboxing Championships in Manchester.

The most impressive of the bunch was Barrow Karate’s Tamzin Logan, who stood top of the rostrum after winning the women’s open age kumite title, which was one of two medals she earned on the day.

The Dojo have three world champions of their own, with Max Elliott coming away with a fantastic haul of three golds of his own, winning in both the boys’ 12-14 and 15-17 age groups, as well as the team kata, with clubmate Charlie West victorious alongside him in the latter.

The other gold medalist from The Dojo, who are trained by a two-time world champion in Tom Younger, was Ajay Harris, who won the under-17 open weight kickboxing competition.

It was a remarkable day for Barrow Karate’s Logan, as the 15-year-old overcame the disappointment of having to make do with a silver in the girl’s 15-17 years by going one better in what was the senior tournament.

Logan said: “I was fighting girls a lot older than me after coming second in my old age group, so I’m actually really proud of myself.

“I was really surprised with how I did in the open age - I even won the final 12-4. I’d never experienced anything like that before, it was really good.

“I’d only taken part in about three of four open age events before that and hadn’t done very good in the others, so this is really going to help my confidence.”

Logan was Barrow Karate’s team captain in Manchester, with her clubmates Brad Oldfield and Charlie Nevinson winning silver in the boys’ 9-11 and 6-8 categories, respectively, and Jack Kyle bronze in the 12-14 years.

From The Dojo, Harris also claimed a silver medal in the under-17 55kg kickboxing competition and West a bronze in the 15-17 years kumite.