Karate kids perform well
FIVE students from Gympie's JKS Karate Club recently competed at the Queensland School Championships in Brisbane.
David, Daria and Dustin Mostofizadeh from St Patrick's Primary School, Carolyn Maddocks from James Nash High School and Jayden Raucci from Jones Hill State School all competed.
Andrew Quinn, the head instructor of JKS Gympie, said the students performed really well.
The results were: David Mostofizadeh first in kata, Daria Mostofizadeh first in kata and first in kumite, Dustin Mostofizadeh first in kata and second in kumite, Carolyn Maddocks first in kata and first in kumite and Jayden Raucci second in kata.
Quinn said it was Jayden's first competition.
"He showed great confidence to place second in Kata," he said.
"He also gained valuable experience in kumite."
Carolyn also represented JKS for the first time in competition.
"She did extremely well in both her events," Quinn said.
"David, Daria and Dustin Mostofizadeh again showed they were still in the great form which saw them achieve highly at this year's AKF Commonwealth Championships in Sydney and AKF Australian Open in Melbourne."
He said all students trained regularly and continued to show improvement.
"Overall this was another excellent result for the JKS Gympie Karate Club."
Anyone interested in trying karate can visit the club at 37 Red Hill Rd Gympie or for more information visit online at www.jkskarate australia.com.au.