28 March, 2024

Charlie brings home the medals

Morayfield-based Red Dragon Martial Arts athlete Charlie Bale achieved a staggering collection of medals at the recent International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) NSW Open, staged at Whitlam Leisure Centre.

By Liam Hauser

Charlie Bale with his medal haul.
Charlie Bale with his medal haul.

Charlie was among more than 400 competitors, while it was the first time he took part in the ISKA NSW Open.

In the 8-9 years advanced/black belt division, Charlie earned three gold, three silver and three bronze medals.

Charlie came first in Extreme Forms, Sumo, and Creative Forms, while placing second in Tricking, NoGi Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), and Flag Karate.

Charlie’s third placings were in Extreme Weapons, Point Sparring, and Clash Sparring.

Charlie now has his sights set on his first international competition, which will be the ISKA US Open.

Red Dragon Martial Arts owner Brett Fenton said Charlie trains hard most days and does private lessons to work on competition skills.

Brett will travel to coach Charlie in the US Open, which will take place in the city of Orlando during July.


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