A COUNTY star won a Scottish kickboxing title at a World Association of Kickboxing Organizations event in Edinburgh at the weekend.

Brad Robertson, who runs Robertsons Martial Arts and Fitness in Dunbar, claimed victory in the -81kg Scottish title over four two-minute rounds.

The 22-year-old beat Melrose's Greg Spark in a closely contested final at the Capital's Corn Exchange.

He added the kickboxing title to his three Tae Kwon Do world titles.

And the former Dunbar Grammar School pupil told Courier Sport he was delighted, both with his own successes and the growth of his club.

He said: "I am over the moon.

"All my students are showing massive potential and I am excited to see what is next for them."

And the 23-year-old, who lives on the town's Knockenhair Road, said he has had to work on aspects of his performance to adapt from Tae Kwon Do to kickboxing.

He said: "It has been challenging adapting to the kickboxing style.

"Having less space to use my legs, I’ve had to drill my hands a lot more.

"However, the transformation has been successful and I am now just as confident boxing as I am kicking."

The martial arts club also had recent success when they took a group of 14 competitors and 20 spectators down to Bath on weekend of 14th October to compete in UKITF British Tae Kwon Do Championships.

As always the team excelled, returning with a haul of 18 medals, made up of six gold, five silver and seven bronze, which Robertson hailed as a "fantastic" achievement.

Eleven club members were also due to travel to Barcelona this week to compete at the Barcelona Open Tae Kwon Do Championships.

Robertson told Courier Sport that for the majority of the squad, who will be joined by 13 spectators, it will be their first international competition.

And ahead of the championships, Robertson said: "The squad have trained hard for this so hopefully all the hard training will pay off for them on the day."