Karate-mad brothers' and sister's rivals are ... each other! (Video)
THEIR high-kicking antics make for an impressive spectacle in karate competitions.
But for martial arts-mad brothers Teerth and Amrit Dhesi and their sister Charan, their biggest rivals are each other.
The trio have been training for years – and collected eight medals at their last match.
The east Hull children practice at Woodford Dojo in East Park and compete most weekends.
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"They're very accomplished," said dad Mak, 45.
"They never come out without a medal.
"Because I introduced them to it early in life, they're quite flexible and they have good instructors."
Mak drives his children all over the country to compete.
Their last challenge was in Leicester, and they are going to Gloucester this weekend, then Scotland the weekend after that.
The children's father reckons he clocked up £4,000 in fuel expenses and accommodation last year.
"We go to Scotland and all over the country," he said.
"When we're travelling long distances we normally have a hotel.
"It probably cost me about £4,000 last year but the kids love it."
In Leicester on Sunday, February 17, the children took part in the Sakagami Challenge Championships.
They picked up eight medals in total, including a gold, four silver and three bronze.
To go far in karate, it is important to start young.
Teerth, 11, Charan, eight, and Amrit, seven, have all been training for at least a year.
"At an early age, you can flex your muscles more easily," Mak said.
"When you get older you can be quite inflexible.
"In early life, you can work your muscles more and then they stay flexible for longer."
Despite the hectic schedule, the children love their sport.
Mak said seeing their enthusiasm made up for the long journeys.
"They enjoy it and I like watching them," he said.
"When they go to a competition, it's quite rewarding to watch them.
"They absolutely love it and I'm really pleased because I'm a sportsman myself."
The children's father was once a karate competitor.
He wanted to pass his love of activity onto them.
"I used to do a little bit of karate when I was younger," he said.
"I thought it would show them discipline and keep them fit.
"They get a lot of time to play on the computer and gadgets but they love going to competitions."
The children all push each other to do better.
With the help of his older brother and sister, Amrit has started to show real flair.
"The oldest one helps them a lot because he's more experienced than the other two," Mak said.
"The little one is only seven but he has been a champion for two years running in his age group.
"Hopefully he will win it again – at every competition, his target is the gold medal."
Amrit bagged a gold in Leicester by winning the kumite category, which sees opponents grapple with each other to score points.
It was his third medal of the day after netting a bronze in the Kata division, where competitors perform a series of moves.
Along with Teerth and Charan, Arit also picked up a silver in the team kata section.
Although the competitions are not full contact fighting, scrapes and bruises are common.
"Sometimes they have some knocks," Mak said.
"It's not full contact but sometimes they do get hit.
"But with the gum shields and the other protection, it's OK."
The children might be young but they have big dreams.
"One day, they're hoping to go to the Olympics," Mac said.
The children all train with East Hull Karate Club at Woodford Sports Centre in East Park.
Sessions run every Friday from 7pm to 9pm.
Beginners are welcome and can start on the first Friday of any month. The minimum age for training is seven.
Call 01482 331342 or visit www.hull-karate-clubs.co.uk for more information on how to get involved.