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Emerald teens head to national contest

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: Rebecca Davis, Ricky Davis, Kaden Renwick and Taneille McIntyre.
DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: Rebecca Davis, Ricky Davis, Kaden Renwick and Taneille McIntyre. Zac Luke Emekarate

KARATE is an art form that requires endless discipline, something teenagers are not renowned for.

But four young TSKF Emerald students are showing they have what it takes to succeed, and are heading to the national titles on the Gold Coast on Monday.

Black belt Rebecca Davis said earning her rank had taken a lot of commitment.

"It took me three years to get to my black belt," Davis said.

"You've just got to be really dedicated to what you're doing."

But the 15-year-old said it was worth the effort.

"You get reward in the end for it," she said.

"The white belts now look up to me.

"It just shows that I'm doing a good job."

TSKF Emerald Sensei Anthony Neville said his four-star students were confident of success at the national titles.

"They'll definitely come home with some medals. It's our biggest tournament... they know what they're in for," Neville said.


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