Clare­mont mar­tial arts team bags belt, medals

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Inside & Out -

A TEAM from ATI Mar­tial Arts in Clare­mont has rep­re­sented Aus­tralia in the 13th Open World Mar­tial Arts Cham­pi­onships in Birm­ing­ham and walked away with the World Cham­pi­onship Belt.

The team won two gold, two sil­ver and three bronze medals and was the only Aus­tralian team at the com­pe­ti­tion. Jaime Davis (20) won a sil­ver in the con­tin­u­ous cat­e­gory and a bronze in point stop.

The former Shen­ton Col­lege stu­dent started train­ing in 2003 and is now a full-time in­struc­tor at the Clare­mont club.

She said it was the first time she had com­peted at the world cham­pi­onships. “It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence,” she said. “The at­mos­phere was in­cred­i­ble and it was great to get the chance to com­pete against more than 3500 peo­ple. It felt re­ally good to be ranked in the top 10 in the world.”

The Clare­mont ATI Mar­tial Arts team af­ter win­ning the World Cham­pi­onship Belt at the 13th Open World Mar­tial Arts Cham­pi­onships.

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