2004 Champion

Pania Casey

2004 Champion

Pint-sized Pania Casey has a roundhouse-kick that will give you whiplash, and pair of hands that proved too fast for all her opponents in the National All Styles Point-sparring division in 2004. The 22-year old mother of two didn’t let the rigours of motherhood stand in her way either, stopping to breast-feed her second baby between matches on her way to winning the Champion of Champions title.

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2004 Champion

Ben Cunningham

2004 Champion

Fellow lightweight Ben Cunningham, also 22, was equally impressive in his division, first winning the NAS NSW State Title in point-sparring just weeks after having his appendix removed. In December, he again let fly with his quick hands to win the National Lightweight Title, then to defeat his heavyweight opponent in the Champion of Champions title bout at the NAS Nationals.

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2003 Champion

Craig Lennox

2003 Champion

Fellow Go Kan Ryu 2nd Dan, Sydney’s 28-year-old Craig Lennox, won his first Champion of Champions title by using cunning and speed to beat a larger and experienced opponent in 2001 winner Glenn Hutchison, also from GKR.

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2003 Champion

Angela Uytingco

2003 Champion

Angela Uytingco, 24-year-old Go Kan Ryu karate dynamo, captured back-to-back Champion of Champions titles at the NAS National Championships in December. With a display of tactical brilliance over club mate Claudine Chicheportiche, the 2nd Dan Sydneysider again proved that she is a sport-karate force to be reckoned with.

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2002 Champion

Vedran Lovric

2002 Champion

Vedran Lovric is heralded as the 2002 National All Styles (NAS) Champions of Champions. His achievement sets him amongst the elite martial artists of Australia, in what is truly an all style event. Blitz caught up with the Champion for an exclusive insight into what it takes to win such a prestigeous event.

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2002 Champion

Angela Uytingco

2002 Champion

Angela Uytingco is heralded as the 2002 National All Styles (NAS) Champions of Champions. Her achievement sets her amongst the elite martial artists of Australia, in what is truly an all style event. Blitz caught up with the Champion for an exclusive insight into what it takes to win such a prestigeous event.

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2001 Champion

Glenn Hutchison

2001 Champion

NAS Champion Glenn Hutchison proved his mettle against the best Australia had to offer at the NAS National Championship. Glenn broke through for his first title after seven years of competition.

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2001 Champion

Erin Forrest

2001 Champion

NAS Champion Erin Forrest proved her mettle against the best Australia had to offer at the NAS National Championship. In a majestic and gritty performance, Erin won yet another consecutive title.

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2000 Champion

Erin Forrest

2000 Champion

Utopia for Erin Forrest is in the karate ring. After winning her fourth NAS national championship, this teenager is ready to take on the karate world.

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2000 Champion

Des Murphy

2000 Champion

Des Murphy stepped into his first dojo less than a decade ago. Within this time he has become a dominant karate fighter, the NAS 2000 champion and opened up his own successful school.

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