Kokoro Kai competitors headed to the National All Styles Championships late last month with five medals to show for it.
Leah McCoy won gold in her division having proven to be the better karateka in a field of 10 on the day.
Young Tyson Hoban fought hard alongside 12 competitors and proudly brought home a silver medal.
He’s looking forward to doing his best to bring home gold at nationals in just a few weeks.
Another youngster and first time state championship competitor, Zach Lynch came seventh out of 13 competitors, a fantastic effort considering this is his first year of competing.
Veteran Susie Oh also took home the title of state champion in her division, a huge achievement after arriving back in Australia the day before from the New Zealand Martial Arts Championship, where she also won gold.
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