FIGHTERS from Ultimate Tae Kwon-do Widnes did themselves, their club and instructors past and present proud by achieving 100% success in a one-on-one competition at Doncaster.
The South Yorkshire town is now home to the club's former master, Dave Hook.
Having left the Hough Green outfit in December to move across the Pennines, he saw one-time charges Ian Gaskell, Colin Darcy and Ashlee Heyes triumph emphatically.
Richardson, 2nd dan coach and trainer, had just three words to say to his exponents before the start: 'Hit your target'.
The trio followed his instructions to the letter.
First on the mat, green belt Gaskell, 35, had a surprise for his black-belt opponent.
With five belts between them. Gaskell made light of his much lower grading.
Landing some big shots, he secured a memorable 8-1 victory.
Thirteen-year-old Darcy was not to be outdone and his fast moves ensured a 5-2 win from an all-black-belt contest.
Before that fight had finished, Heyes' number came up for the next fight on a neighbouring mat.
With Richardson tied up coaching Darcy, Gaskell was hurriedly sent to tutor blue tag Heyes, 15.
The determination of both fighter and stand-in instructor shone through.
Heyes' opponent, a blue belt, could not handle the intense pressure he was under and succumbed 7-0.
Several others from the club, which meets at Upton Community Centre, travelled in support of their team-mates - including three of its youngest members from the Tigers Club.
For Cadie Corker, Lucy Vernon and Louie Corker, this was their first taste of a competition.
The trio are also now attending Thursday sparring class with the intention of competing themselves.
Club officer Lynne Richardson said: 'All students, from the Tigers to juniors and seniors, have worked so hard with their training.
'Josh and I have always been very proud of them all - they are a great team.'
Ultimate Widnes' former instructor, 5th dan Hook, is now with Ultimate Tae Kwon-do Doncaster and is delighted at the progress of his ex-pupils.
'Thanks also go to Dave for pointing them in the right direction,' added Lynne Richardson.