KIDDERMINSTER'S Young Gloves Karate Club enjoyed more success at the Unity World Championships.

A team of seven students represented the club in Newark last weekend and all took medals in both Kumite (Fighting) and Kata (Forms).

The standard was excellent with the very best martial artists taking part to prove themselves worthy of claiming the championship.

The karate students have trained massively for this day and fully deserve the success.

The club, founded in 1999 by Sensei Justin Thomas, 5th dan, has developed over the years with more than 250 members enjoying the benefits of martial arts including confidence, fitness and friendship when training in many schools in Kidderminster, Stourport and Stourbridge.

Those bagging a gold medal were Luke Stanley and Jake Allen-Brunn, who also added a bronze.

Euan Perry got a silver and bronze, Ben Gowland and Nigel Gowland secured silver and Ethan Darby took bronze.

Meanwhile, 18 Young Gloves students successfully achieved their rank of 1st Dan Black Belt the week before.

Holly Nicholas, Bethany Foster, Fraser Steadman, Ethan Bishop, Abishan Jakatheeswaran, Scott Somers, Kate Somers, Phil Skidmore, Noah Hadlington, Gerard Lee, Oliver Williams, Owen Williams, Alexandea Collins and Joseph Shakespeare all received the rank.

Nigel Gowland achieved 2nd Dan, and Samantha Thomas and Matthew Jarratt achieved 3rd Dan.