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2011 Champion - Sherry Bower

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As Australians, we've always had great admiration for the 'battler', the competitor who doesn't have it easy right from the start, the one who has the biggest hurdle to clear. We celebrate courage, persistence, and a never-say-die attitude above all else. It's no wonder that a lot of spectators left the recent National All Styles Australian Championships feeling inspired, for this time around the Champion of Champions titles were taken, in both the male and female divisions, by competitors who narrowly missed out on victory the year before. Blitz spoke to karate aces Sherry Bower and Delio Senatore to get an insight into their winning ways.

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2011 Champion - Delio Senatore

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Read more...As Australians, we've always had great admiration for the 'battler', the competitor who doesn't have it easy right from the start, the one who has the biggest hurdle to clear. We celebrate courage, persistence, and a never-say-die attitude above all else. It's no wonder that a lot of spectators left the recent National All Styles Australian Championships feeling inspired, for this time around the Champion of Champions titles were taken, in both the male and female divisions, by competitors who narrowly missed out on victory the year before. Blitz spoke to karate aces Sherry Bower and Delio Senatore to get an insight into their winning ways.

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2010 Champion - Dean Gould

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Nine years ago, Dean Gould found himself torn between the rugby field and the karate dojo. Somewhere between diligently practising his kata and fiercely battling the rugby scrum, Dean realised he didn't have the time to commit himself fully to both activities and that he had to make a choice. Three months ago his decision to choose karate was rewarded in the form of a shiny trophy and belt to signify his new title of National All Styles Champion of Champions.

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2010 Champion - Amber Wilson

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Pride swelled in the heart of 20-year-old Amber Wilson as she emerged victorious after her eighth and final bout at the recent National All Styles Championships held late last year. Climbing onto the winner's podium she felt a mixture of exhaustion and elation, and was reminded once again why she loves competitive karate so much. Blitz caught up with her to find out how she became a champion.

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2006 Champion - Luke Croxford

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Luke is a martial arts all-rounder, having trained in six styles since he first stepped into an aikido dojo at age seven. In the 21 years since, he has achieved his 2nd Dan in karate whilst also practising kung-fu, hapkido, taekwondo and his own martial art style, Ryu-Ki-Do.

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2002 Champion - Vedran Lovric

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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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