Claremont martial arts team bags belt, medals


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

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.”