Profiles

2004 Champion - Ben Cunningham

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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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2000 Champion - Des Murphy

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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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2003 Champion - Angela Uytingco

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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 - Angela Uytingco

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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 - Erin Forrest

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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

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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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