Balcatta: Gold Martial Arts wins 23 medals at WAKL Shobukan Open 2018

Gold Martial Arts medal winners.
Gold Martial Arts medal winners.

ELITE athletes from Gold Martial Arts in Balcatta took home 23 medals between them at last month’s WA Karate League Shobukan Open.

Athletes from suburbs including Balcatta, Bayswater, Beechboro, Dianella, Gwelup, Hamersley, Landsdale, Morley, North Perth, Sorrento, Stirling, Tuart Hill and Wembley Downs, competed at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup on June 24.

Chief instructor Mark Golding said the competition was an “outstanding” finish to the season which brought the club 60 medals.

“The highlight of the event was the consistency in performance and spread of medals across both disciplines – kata and kumite,” he said.

“(I am) very happy with the continued success by our athletes in terms of their performances and the results achieved throughout the competition season.”

He said six athletes would be representing WA at the national championships held in Caloundra, Queensland from August 3 to 5.

“These athletes have been preparing for the event since May and are looking forward to competing against some of the best in Australia,” he said.