Profiles

2008 Champion - Samantha Palmer

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In an incredible display of technique and endurance over two of the hottest days on record, karatekas Lachlan Carr and Samantha Palmer took the Champion of Champions titles at the 27th Annual National All Styles Australian Championship for the second year running. Here, Lachlan and Samantha give us an insight into their training regimens and martial arts journeys — and just what it takes to win back-to-back titles at Australia’s premier all-styles martial arts event.

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2004 Champion - Pania Casey

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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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2007 Champion - Lachlan Carr

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Lachlan is 19 years old and has been training in GKR karate since he was 10. It was at this young age that he first set his sights on winning at the NAS Nationals, and with his mind so focused on the prize, it seems it was only a matter of time.

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2001 Champion - Glenn Hutchison

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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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2008 Champion - Lachlan Carr

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In an incredible display of technique and endurance over two of the hottest days on record, karatekas Lachlan Carr and Samantha Palmer took the Champion of Champions titles at the 27th Annual National All Styles Australian Championship for the second year running. Here, Lachlan and Samantha give us an insight into their training regimens and martial arts journeys — and just what it takes to win back-to-back titles at Australia’s premier all-styles martial arts event.

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2009 Champion - Luke Croxford

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The 2009 National All-Styles Australian Championships came to a thrilling conclusion in Melbourne on 28–29 November, with Luke Croxford walking away with the men’s Champion of Champions belt, and Samantha Palmer amazingly picking up a record-breaking third straight Champion of Champions win. We talked to these karate champions to find out more about their winning ways.

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