Rd4 Queensland 28th August 2011

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Martial art schools from all over Southeast Queensland, some having to travel a good 5 hours attended round 4 at Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast. The tournament proved to be an intense one, with all attending hoping to qualify for invitation to the 2011 State championship in October.

The morning kicked off early with male black belt open forms competition with excellent numbers attending. There were some excellent performances. Results: Male division, Matthew Rogers KenshinKan gave a polished performance taking out 1st place, runner up Khai Tran Seishin-Ryu Karate. Point sparring final saw Delio Senatore Seishin-Ryu Karate who at the 2010 Nationals, champion of champion final had the crowd on their toes just going down to Dean Gould, come up against team mate Khai Tran. Both men entertained the audience with some spectacular hand and kicking combinations in the end Delio came out the victor.

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The finals of Pee Wee's point sparring was a nail biter which had mums, dads and coaches sitting on the edge of their seats. Matthew Sexton KenshinKan was out to make his mark in this division however Natasha Paganin, Shiro Ryu Kan had other ideas...both these children where on fire. Matthew came out with all guns blazing scoring with a quick reverse punch to take first points. All through the match both competitors would score against each other point for point...with seconds to go Matt scored with a front kick to take the match.

Senior traditional weaponry saw some excellent performances from various martial artists. In the senior division, a polished performance by Kristel Suess GKR gave her in 1st place with Steven Taylor Seishin Zen Ryoku runner-up. Junior traditional weaponry was taken out by Shannon French runner-up Team mate Ethan Airs, both competitors represent Seishin Zen Ryoku

Final of the M/F 10 to 11 yrs continuous division was won by a determined Chelsea Hobday Freestyle Kung fu who kept the pressure on throughout the match to defeat Blake Johns Shiro Ryu Kan...finals 12 - 13 yrs 5th Kyu to Black belt point sparring saw Brodie Robinson DAMASHII defeated Jonathan Reid Seishin Ryu Karate Do, congratulations boys and girls you all did your clubs proud

Men's advanced continuous was one of the highlights of the afternoon. Finals Matthew Rogers KenshinKan come up against his much taller opponent Jason Parker Institute of Martial Arts...both fighters gave 100% throughout the match and where cautioned by the referee to control their contact. Matthew kept the pressure on not allowing Jason to use his explosive kicks, during the match and eventually being awarded the match by all three judges

Finally to all officials and staff who have supported NAS this year we wish to thank you for your support and loyalty. To Mr William Rogers and Mr Aussie Pape senior Officials NAS QLD many thanks...we look forward to seeing everyone at the Queensland State Titles on the 23rd of October, Gold Coast QLD where the Queensland State Team will be selected to represent their State against all other states at the 2011 National Championships being held on the Gold Coast 3rd & 4th of December...it is going to be a big one...go Queensland

Special thanks to Mrs Caroline Soner for all action photos provided to the NAS

Yours in martial arts

Mr James Casey
NAS Queensland

1. Competitor – Profile

qldrd4-11-pic9dNAME: Delio Senatore

STYLE: Seishin-Ryu Karate-Do Australia

How long have you trained?
I started martial arts at the age of 5 and I am now 21 years old and a Senior Instructor for my club.

Where do you train?
I train under sensei Ettore Senatore at jamboree, Camira and Redbank plaza sports complex throughout the week as well as the usual training at home. I also attend as many seminars as possible.

Can you tell us what you like about the NAS competition?
NAS is an all rounded fair martial arts competition which is highly enforced by rules and regulations for competitor safety and respect of the martial arts industry. It allows competitors to test their skills in an ever changing environment as each competitor has a different fighting style from a different martial arts background.

Best moment/memory in competition with the NAS?
I have had many memories throughout NAS, having a successful journey competing in junior age groups taking out many nationals in kata and sparring. My most recent memory is winning the kata championships in the men's black belt open in 2009 and winning the men's feather weight division and coming runner up in the champions of champions. I will never forget that moment walking into the ring fighting for the champions of champions with hundreds of people watching in the arena not to mention the fight being broadcasted live around the world.

Have you a favourite technique in competition?
My favourite technique would have to be the ura-mawashageri (hook kick). I practice my timing with this kick during training although I do not solely rely on this technique. I incorporate all my techniques into sparring training so that I have vast majority of 'tools' ready to be used.

Favourite martial artist...
Hands down without a doubt is Bruce Lee. Since I was young I have idolized Bruce Lee, watching his movies and how fast and power full he could be for a small statured person. He was an inspiration to me throughout my martial arts journey. I still have posters of him on my walls, acknowledging him every time I go into my room.

What are your future goals in the NAS?
My future goals for NAS would be to become the next champion of champions. I have come very close to this title and for me this is my ultimate goal. I will continue participating in NAS and continuing to better myself. There are so many competitors from all over Australia from different martial arts styles. In order for me to keep on top I must train utilizing my strengths and working on my weaknesses so that I am well prepared for any situation.

2. Club/Organisation – Profile

qldrd4-11-pic9cINSTRUCTOR NAME: Nick Noordink

STYLE: Bonsai Karate

How long have you trained? 12 years

Location of club & nights you train?
Chermside – Uniting Church (cnr of Rode & Gympie roads)
Monday & Friday 5:30 – 7:00pm
Aspley – Aspley East State School
Tue 3:15 – 4:15pm & 6:00 – 7:30pm
Thur 3:15 – 4:15pm

How did you find out about the NAS competition?
I was a competitor with NAS at the age of 20 for about 2 years when I was training with my previous club.

What do you like about the NAS competition?
I really enjoy the friendly but highly professional atmosphere within NAS competition, I feel comfortable bringing my students to compete at NAS knowing they will be judged fairly and by non-bias judges. Being involved with the NAS ARB gives me confidence in the quality training of the NAS officials.

Any martial artist looking for a high level of competition should definitely have a look at the National All Styles tournament circuit, the competitors are fierce in the ring, but treat each other with respect & good sportsmanship and are all really good friends.

I also really like the quality Awards & Trophies that NAS gives to its competitors, even the children who don't place in an event receive a certificate, bringing a big smile to all of the competitors.

3. Officials Profile

qldrd4-11-pic9eNAME: Richard Nicholls

STYLE:
Internal Chinese Martial Arts Xing I and Tai Ji ,plus Shaolin Long Fist,and Chi Kung at the Traditional School of Chinese Martial Arts under Master Ian Lee and Sifu's Jason King and Keven The

How long have you trained?
With this school since 1991 and with Master David Yuen from 1987 to 1990 I am now Instructor rank and teach in the internal styles as mentioned above

Where do you train?  
The School operates on Monday and Friday nights at Macgregor SHS and Tuesday and Sunday nights at Bardon Community Hall

How long have you been involved with the NAS? Our School started regularly competing from 1995/6 to the present

What made you become an NAS Official?  
I just became more interested in the judging /refereeing side of the organisation, I also became more interested in all aspects of Martial Arts, not only the Chinese styles also studying understanding and appreciating the Japanese and Korean styles

What level are you with the NAS?
I am Level 2 WASO and Level 3 NAS referee/judge

What are your future goals in the NAS?
My plan is to continue to be involved with NAS as long as I can, and to get better and better as a official, and retain the open minded unbiased and non political traditions and beliefs of NAS

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