SIX karate athletes from Gold Martial Arts in Balcatta took home gold and silver medals at this month’s 2019 State Championships.
The event was held on April 7 at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup.
Lester Maru John, of Nollamara won gold in the Kata veterans 35 years and above and Isabella Martin, of Noranda took home the Kumite children nine years category. Roccer Fowler, of Tuart Hill won silver in the Kata children category and Laura Golding also won a silver medal in the Kumite under-21 combined category, along with a bronze in Kumite senior combined.
Chief instructor Mark Golding said the club achieved outstanding results at the event, which was compulsory for athletes vying for state selection at the national championships in August.
“Highlights included brothers Benjamin and Cameron Quinn both winning gold medals in their respective categories, Isabella Martin winning a gold medal in her first state championships and Lester Maru John winning a gold medal having been a bronze and silver medallist in previous years,” he said.