My approach to my sport has always been one of continual improvement. I’m motivated to always be better than I was the day before and to do so I draw inspiration from those around me, from my family and my fellow athletes.
I’ve done karate since I was 4 ½ years old and now, well into my second decade, I still love the sport and the focus it gives to my life. As for fighting and competing, it’s something I get the same buzz from as I did in my first Shukokai championship fights at the age of 9.
I’ve been lucky in that the thing I love to do has allowed me to travel and see the world. I’ve learnt so much from trips around Australia and to places like the Czech Republic and the USA which I travelled to for the US karate junior Olympics.
My proudest moments in karate are twice finishing top 5 at the junior world championships first in Morocco in 2009 and then in Indonesia in 2015. Representing Australia is a great
While travel is exciting, it’s always great to come home to my local club, the place that helped me, from day one, to fall in love with the sport. WGKA Lalor is a fantastic place to train and my Sensei, Joseph has been a huge influence on me and the way I approach my sport. He’s also guided my sister Renee who is now one of Australia’s best kata competitors. I have also had the help and support of many other coaches throughout my journey including, Sensei’s Darren Olsen and Marco Mazzanti.
A lot of different personalities can be successful in karate. I