For many young girls, the thought of fighting can be pretty daunting.

Sabine Gemming however is no regular girl.

She fights boys and girls - and she finds it exciting and fun. As an 8-year-old, she also became New Zealand's under 10 kung fu free-sparring national champ - a title about 10 others, both boys and girls, were competing for.

Not only was it Sabine's very first title, it was the first tournament she had entered.

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"I was so happy. I was proud, I was very tired as well," Sabine, who turned 9 soon after her title win, said.

Sabine

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