Feisty Charli thrives at a fast pace
Katanning’s Charli Caldieraro has won four gold medals in Brazilian jiujitsu in just 12 months.
Charli’s mother Jodie Moloney said her daughter had always been gifted in sports but her bold personality let her thrive in a contact sport.
“She’s got quite a feisty nature about herself and she doesn’t get upset easily - it really suits her nature” Ms Moloney said.
Charli started practising Brazilian jiujitsu when she was seven years old and she won her National Championship after only six months practice.
The youngster, now eight years old, won two State championships, one national championship and the Perth Cup title earlier this year.
“She trained four times a week and that is by her own choice,” Ms Moloney said.
“She just loves it so much and she’s just naturally gifted at it — she picked it up really fast.”
Jodie said her daughter’s dedication to jiujitsu had also helped her discipline and focus in school.
At the moment Charli is busy training for her next national championship in Melbourne at Nine Dragon Martial Arts Academy.
Eight-year-old Charli Caldieraro has grabbed national, State and Perth accolades after taking up jiujitsu a year ago.
Charli Caldieraro trains hard.