Golden girl Emma is fighting champ

Golden girl Emma Davis with her Tang Soo Do medal
Golden girl Emma Davis with her Tang Soo Do medal
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A pupil at Lord Williams’s School in Thame became the national free fighting champion after winning the gold medal at the Tang Soo Do Championship in Watford.

Eleven year old Emma Davis was representing her local Thame club at the championships, which took place on Saturday.

Emma competed in five matches against opponents from around the UK.

She also won the silver medal in the ‘forms’ category where students of the martial art perform a pre-set arrangement of defensive and attacking moves.

Tang Soo Do is a Korean martial art which literally means ‘China Hand Way’.

The ‘Tang’ refers to the Tang Dynasty.

The Thame club meet on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in Thame Leisure Centre and welcome beginners from the age of six upwards.

Emma has been training with the local team for more than three years under the guidance of instructor Stephen Duplock.

Also representing the club at the national championship event were brothers Morten and Peter Clements who brought home the gold medals from the team fighting event.