MEMBERS of Wirral based China Spirit UK have been selected to represent team GB at the European Kung-Fu Championships.

Sponsored by the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts, six competitors have been selected to compete in the European Wushu and Kungfu Federation (EWUF) event in Moscow on April 25.

The six talented competitors are; Millie Bryant, Jack Caldicott, Ryan Wilson, Yavor Czarnawska-lliev, Mujahid Guven and Dominik Liu.

Each will spend five days at the competition after training under the watchful eye of Master Xingbo Liu.

Master Xingbo Liu trained in the Shaolin Temple in China and students from all over the UK visit China Spirit to learn from him.

His daughter, Huicong Liu is also a high-level instructor and teaches martial arts at the Chinese cultural and well-being centre in Seacombe.

A spokesman for the group told the Globe: "We fly to Moscow on April 25, spending five days at the competition.

"The event takes place at the Wushu Palace in Moscow and our team are very excited to compete against some of the best athletes in the world!"

Instructor Master Xingbo Liu trained in the Shaolin Temple in China and there are students that travel from all around the UK to be under his watchful eye.