Success strikes martial arts students

TOP RETURN: Mount Gambier’s Murasaki Dojo Kyokushin karate students Yenna Joyce, Gracie Bersee and Johee Joyce proudly display their rewards gained from two martial arts competitions recently in Geelong and Melbourne.

MOUNT Gambier was well represented recently in two weekends of martial arts.

The Murasaki Dojo, which teaches the Kyokushin karate style under the tutelage of Sensai Kathy Nunn, first headed to the Musashi Cup in Geelong, one of the main tournaments held by the Geelong association.

From that 15-year-old Gracie Bersee claimed a second place in the kata, in her first ever tournament.

At just nine years of age, Johee Joyce claimed second place in kata, plus a gold medal in the non-contact division, while 11-year-old Yenna Joyce managed gold in kata and non-contact, plus a second place in the full


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