Over 100 young karate students showed off their skills in a tournament.
The Spalding Traditional Karate Academy, in conjunction with the Traditional Karate Federation of Great Britain, organized the seventh Young Talent Tournament.
Youngsters from across England, the youngest of whom was just six, traveled to the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding to take part in the annual event.
Spalding and Lincoln Academies fielded up to 40 competitors and won a total of ten medals in the competition.
Sensei Andrei Skarzinskij, a multiple medalist and winner of local and national competitions, was among the instructors who took part in the event.
He said karate is growing in popularity, with entire families signing up for workouts.
Mr Skarzinskij, who has been president and head coach of the Spalding and Lincoln Academy of Traditional Karate since 2015, said the benefits of the sport include improved physical fitness, good health and well-being, and a strong self-confidence and enhanced social skills.
He said: “It’s also a lot of fun because the members take part in many international events such as seminars, camps, European and world championships”.