Gayatri Iyer started learning Karate at the tender age of 4 at the Kalidas Karate Centre, Mulund under Sensei H. M. Ismail, and President of the World Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Organization (WFSKO).
At the age of 5 in 2006 Gayatri won 2 GOLD Medals in two Karate Championships in the Kata Event organized by WFSKO at the All India Funakoshi Karate Championship in February and September. She won another Gold Medal in the Kata Event and a Silver Medal in the Kumita event in the championship tournament organized by the Thane District Karate-Do Association. In 2007 she won 2 Gold Medals in the Kata and Kumita events in the Championship tournaments organized by WESKO. Gayatri bagged a Gold Medal again in the Karate Championship Tournament organized by the Maharashtra Karate Association in the same year.
In the recent All India Funakoshi Karate Championship held by WFSKO at the Kalidas Sports Complex Gayatri excelled again by bagging a Gold Medal.
In a span of 3 years this talented youngster has bagged 8 Gold Medals and a Silver Medal. The child has blossomed under the able tutelage of Sensei H. M. Ismail and his devoted band of instructors at the Kalidas Sports Complex, Mulund.
Gayatri is amply supported on her homefront,her mother and grandfather being her guide and encourager. Gayatri is very regular in her karate classes and enjoys participating in challenging tournaments which bring out the best in her. She is at present a brown belt holder and aspires for a black belt. The child is a talented all-rounder and is brilliant in studies too. She has won prizes in many inter-school competitions in singing, recitation, Bhagvad Gita Chanting and Elocution. At present she is a third standard student of the Friends’ Cooperative Education Society in Mulund.