Members of the JKS Gympie Karate Club find hard work produces results in tournaments after a successful outing last Sunday.
Members of the JKS Gympie Karate Club find hard work produces results in tournaments after a successful outing last Sunday. Contributed

JKS Karate club strikes success

GYMPIE JKS Karate Club instructors Andrew Quinn and Hamid Mostofizadeh witness the dedication of their students every week, so weren’t surprised at the club’s success at the recent Karate Queensland State Championships.

The Queensland event was hosted by Gympie at the Pavilion last Sunday and Gympie competitors performed extremely well.

“The club was established only one year ago and since then its members have successfully participated in three tournaments,” club secretary Johanna Mostofizadeh said.

“After many weeks of intense and time consuming training, the students carried their well deserved medals with joy and pride after the tournament.”

Johanna thanked the many sponsors whose continued support allowed the club to prosper.

Results:

Mitchell Newton - 3rd in Kata & 3rd in Kumite for Grade Division 10th – 5th Kyu, male 6-7 years of age;

Mikayla Newton - 3rd in Kata for Grade Division 10th – 5th Kyu, female 8-9 years of age;

Leon Bath - 3rd in Kata & 3rd in Kumite for Grade Division 10th – 5th Kyu, male 14-15 years of age;

Dustin Mostofizadeh – 2nd in Kata & 2nd in Kumite for Grade Division 10th – 5th Kyu, male 6-7 years of age

Daria Mostofizadeh – 1st in Kata for Grade Division 4th – Black Belt, female 8-9 years of age;

David Mostofizadeh – 1st in Kata & 2nd in Kumite for Grade Division Black Belt, male 10-11 years of age

Beth Newton – 1st for Grade Division 10th – 5th Kyu, female & – 2nd for Grade Division 4th – Black Belt, female;

Tracey Roach – 2nd for Grade Division 10th – 5th Kyu, female;

Andrew Quinn - 3rd in Kumite for Grade Division Black Belt, male.

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