WORCESTER Shotokan Karate Club members have enjoyed a series of promotions.

Maya Garbett, Iben Tromholt and Samantha Widdop all passed their first dan and Alex Carroll his sixth dan at a grading.

Bob Duarte regraded to first dan.

The club also hosted a popular seminar with Sadashige Kato, the ninth dan International Japan Karate Association world chief instructor, at their Nunnery Wood Sports Complex base.

The event attracted visitors, both experienced and new to the sport, from across England as well as Ireland and Scotland.

Beginners are welcome at the club, led by chief instructor Steve Cameron, and more details are available at shotokan-worcester.org.uk.