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CARNAGE Muay Thai boxer Pawel Kowalski won his second Scottish title earlier this month.

He was among a plethora of medal and trophy winners over recent months for Falkirk district’s combatants.

Kowalski, who trains at the Grangemouth gym, stopped Richie Kerrigan from Kirkintilloch in the third round of his fight.

Fellow Carnage fighter Pauline McLean won her first fight at the same event in Stepps. She beat Sonia Dunkell from Kirkintilloch in the 58kg bout.

Meanwhile Jordyn Smith - a taekwondo player at Central Academy, was also on winning form, winning her division in the Park’s Cup in Germany over four fights and has been invited to compete at the Croatian Open in April next year by the country’s federation.

Langlees was promoted to 2nd Dan.

The club also marked real landmark result from our other candidate – Alan Haston, aged 27 from Carron became the first student to reach the Master Grade of 5th Dan.

The club’s world bronze medallist Asia Bailey was competing at the French Open in Paris on Saturday.

After some very impressive performances she finished in bronze medal position, having lost on golden point to the eventual winner making her the first Scottish Junior female to medal at the competition, and take her ‘a-class’ medal haul to three for 2012

Scotia Tae Kwon do held it’s third inter club tournament on Saturday, November 3, in Blackburn. 11 Students from Dennyloanhead entered and returned with 22 medals. Katie Muir and Matthew Hoy were competing for the first time and came back with two silver medals and one bronze.

The medal winners were Megan Brodie, Kirsty McClurg, Matthew Hoy, Katie Muir, Keira Forster, Kyle Miller, Emily Donnelly, Kenny Ferguson, Murray Thomson, Pauline Gilmour, and instructor Kenny Ferguson snr.

Star performer on the day was Megan Brodie who won three gold medals for sparring patterns and special technique.

It’s been a busy few weeks for Megan who has completed a self defence course an umpires