Penrith Karate World Champs

By 25/07/2015 February 14th, 2023 Penrith

Penrith Karate Students – World Champions – Daniel Brown & Tylishia Turner

Penrith Katate Champions Tylisha Turner and Daniel Brown.

ISKA US Open World Cup Champions


Two Penrith Pollet’s students have taken out World Champion titles after having competed in the USA.  Daniel Brown (Black Belt) and Tylisha Turner (Brown Belt) travelled to the ISKA US Open World Cup.  Up against world class talent, our two students demonstrated their skills and dedication to their art that have made them number one.  The article below appeared in the Blacktown Advocate.


Penrith Student Daniel Brown

Penrith Student Daniel Brown – Karate Champion


Two students from Pollets Martial Arts Centre Penrith have been crowned world champions after competing at the 42nd annual US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championships in Florida.

Daniel Brown and Tylisha Turner, both 14, were selected to represent Australia and gained two world titles each during the two-day championships this month.

Daniel, from Werrington County, trained up to five days a week ahead of the championships and placed first in the Traditional Forms event when judged to be the best Kata competitor.

He also finished first in Continuous Sparring (full contact), third in Point Sparring and fourth in Traditional Weapon Kata.

“Competing in America was the most awesome experience,” Daniel said.  “I not only had the chance to compete against people from around the world, I also experienced travelling to the other side of the world. “I couldn’t believe I actually won two world titles, it was the best feeling ever.”


Karate World Champions Daniel Brown and Tylisha Turner

Penrith World Champions Daniel Brown and Tylisha Turner


Tylisha Turner had to overcome a serious ankle injury and only received the all-clear four weeks before the US Open. Also training up to five days a week, she was judged to be the best in her division for Traditional Forms and gained her second world title in Clash Sparring. She also finished third in Continuous Sparring.

“I was excited and very proud to receive my first title in Kata and then to receive my second there was a happy dance,” she said. “I achieved my dreams twice even after my injury.

“It was a great experience as I had never travelled that far to compete and it was all about learning and to test my ability.” The duo’s focus now turns to New Zealand, where in November they will join the touring Australian team and participate in the World Gojo Karate Championships in Auckland.

Pollets Martial Arts has 8 full time centres.

You can study Karate, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA / Cage Fighting) Muay Thai (Kickboxing), Boxing, Weapons and Jiu Jitsu (Ju Jistsu) at any, or all, of these locations.

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