Karate kids win 13 medals
MOVE over Ralph Macchio, these local karate kids have shown their mettle against the best in the state and the country in two recent competitions.
A group from the Brian Mackie Goju Kai dojo in O’Connor recently competed in the 2016 All Styles State Titles, bringing home 13 medals between them, including seven golds, four silvers and two bronze.
They also competed in the Australian Schools and Universities competition and the Australian Open, competing against more than 1300 others and bringing home four golds, two silvers and four bronze.
Brian Mackie Goju Kai dojo 5h dan black belt Basil Gotsis said consistency and hard work would get the students far.
“With continued commitment and dedication to training I have no doubt these athletes will make the national team,” he said.
The students are now training for the Goju Kai world titles in Canada next year.
Youngsters from the Brian Mackie Goju Kai dojo with some of their medals.