An 18-year-old Taekwondo instructor has won a gold medal representing Wales at the Taekwondo World Championships.
Kade Williams, who lives in Pontlottyn, became world champion at the competition, which was held in Motherwell, Scotland on November 1.
The competition featured around 700 competitors from 22 different countries.
Kade, who is originally from Edinburgh and has previously represented Scotland, started doing Taekwondo around 11 years ago after being bullied at school.
Now, Kade works for the United Kingdom Taekwondo Council and teaches classes at the Van Community Centre in Caerphilly and Hengoed Community Centre.
Kade, who is a second degree black belt, is also planning to open two new clubs in the new year, one in Caerphilly and one in Cardiff.
He teaches children aged three to eight, as well as a class for children aged nine and above.
His mother, Christine Williams, said: “Kade was over the moon to win the world championships.
“He couldn’t be any more happy.
“The kids he teaches were so proud of him.
“He loves Taekwondo and he loves teaching it too. He wants to be a full-time instructor.”
Ms Williams added: “I was elated for him. He’s won medals before but this was the first time he’s won the world championships.
“Taekwondo is like a big family – they all know each other and although it’s competitive, they all get on.
“He eats, breathes and sleeps Taekwondo – He would love to be the grand master one day.”
Kade has been taught by grand master Peter Harkess, who is a ninth degree black belt and has his picture in the hall of fame in South Korea.
Since he started competing in the sport, Kade has travelled across the UK, and has taken part in competitions in countries such as Italy, Greece and Estonia.
After Christmas, Kade will be aiming to become a third degree black belt.