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Gia Mazza

2017: First Appearance at the WKF World Championships

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USA Karate


Sep 8, 2001


McKinney, TX


John Paul II

I started karate in 2012 in Las Vegas. I was walking passed a dojo on my way to indoor soccer and I said to my Dad, I would like to try Karate. I started to learn self-defense as I was bulled in grade school by a boy. I always thought it was cool for a young female to be able to defend herself in certain situations. Three things you may not know about me are that I can cook, I take ballroom dance classes, and I can draw!...My parents are my heroes, they work hard no matter what the situation is in life...."If you wanna fly, you have to let go of the things that weigh you down"...I love competition because of the experience and the rush you feel once you enter the ring and hearing your name being chanted by your teammates....My biggest win was this year's Nationals at 18-20 -50kg to win the US National Gold medal and to represent the US in Chile!
  • 2023 2nd Senior Team National Trials -50kg
  • 2022 2nd in PKF -50kg
  • 2022 National 1st place 18-20 -50kg
  • 2017 Jinen Kai International Kumite Gold Medalist
  • 2017 Riverside National Championship Gold Medalist
  • 2017 Fiestas Gold Medal Winner in 2 Age Groups
  • 2017 Rocky Mountain Kumite Silver Medalist
  • 2016 USA Open Kumite Silver Medalist
  • 2016 PATMA 2x San Diego Kumite Gold Medalist
  • 2016 Rocky Mountain Kumite Silver Medalist
  • 2015 and 2016 NEWBREED Gold Medalist in Jiu-Jitsu
  • 2015 Arizona Kata Silver Medalist
  • 2014 Junior International Cup Kata Silver and Bronze Medalist
  • 2013 USA Open Silver and Bronze Kata Medalist
  • 2012 USA Open Kumite Silver Medalist
  • 2x Arizona Kumite Gold Medalist
  • 2x Ozawa Cup Kumite Gold Medalist
  • 3x National Kumite Champion in 3 Separate Weight Divisions


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