Queensland State Titles 2011

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Determination & spirit ruled the day;
2011 State Titles, Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast

Queensland is buzzing with excitement with the National Championships just around the corner to be held on the beautiful Gold Coast Sports Stadium, Carrara – 3rd & 4th of December

Over 240 competitors from all over Southeast Queensland as far away as Lismore from the south, Texas and Toowoomba converged on the Gold Coast for the State championship. Over 36 different martial art schools attended these championships and made it the best ever held in Queensland.

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Highlights and standouts of the day's competition

What a day of jammed packed excitement, officials prepared themselves for a long day of non stop action, Male black belt divisions where among the highlights of the morning with some real standouts. Male black belt forms Joel Fullerton KenshinKan Karate gave a polished performance to win the votes from all judges and take first place with Steven Taylor Seishin Zen Ryoku runner-up. Male black belt point sparring final was a heated affair with Delio Senatore Seishin-Ryu, coming up against Brian Donaldson, Success Martial arts Lismore. Both fighters exchanged excellent combinations during the bout scoring points from the judges, Delio spectacular spinning kicks and experience gave him the edge nearing the end of the bout and State title

Veteran's form division was another highlight of the morning with some excellent performances. In first place Harvey Baldwyn GKR with a polished performance and receiving excellent scores from all three judges, second place team member Elaine Sng

Junior divisions where in full swing, these young martial artists where pumped and fired up for the days competition, Final of the 8 to 9 years 10th – 6th Kyu division point sparring Jaimee McKinley, Bonsai Karate came up against Calum Dockney Seishin Zen Ryoku, talk about non stop action for two minutes both these competitors went point for point right to the bell in the end Jaimee was awarded 2011 State Champion.

Finals of the 10 to 11 years 5th Kyu – Black belt point sparring division, Blake Johns Shiro Ryu Kan came up against William St Baker Seishin Zen Ryoku, William was pipped on the bell going down to Blake who was awarded 2011 State Champion, congratulations to all the boys and girls who attended

Female black belt division's saw Pania Casey Williams take out the forms competition, runner up Sherry Bower JKA in point sparring it was the reverse with Sherry taking first place and Pania second...both girls performed with excellent skill and determination

Demonstrations/ weaponry saw some fine performances from all participating schools, in the junior traditional weaponry Ethan Airs, Seishin Zen Ryoku taking out first place runner up Meranda Folkard, Bubishi Martial Arts. Junior synchronised team forms was taken out by GKR with a polished performance, runner up KenshinKan

Male intermediate point sparring had big numbers of competitors out to take State title glory. Matthew Cosson KenshinKan came up against Lionel Scicluna, Shiro Ryu Kan, both men worked the ring well and were cautioned by the referee to control their contact, three quarters through the match both fighters were even on the score board with seconds to go Matt scored with a round house kick giving him two points and the match.

Virginia and I would like to thank all martial art schools for their support and loyalty to the NAS competition and we wish each and every one of them the best of success for the 2011 NAS National Championships in December. Go Queensland!

To Mr. William Rogers, Mr Ian Pape & Mrs Caroline Kennedy and all Senior referees and judges, thank you all for an outstanding year of Officiating and making the NAS one of the most sort after tournament circuits in Queensland...To Mrs Caroline Soner a special thanks for providing action photos through out the year

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Nationals

1. qldst-11-pic9eClub/Organisation – Profile

Instructors Name: Jason White

Style: Shiro Ryu Kan Martial Arts

How long have you trained?

I have trained for 20 years in Taekwondo, Karate, Kickboxing, and boxing.

Location of club & nights you train?

I train in Texas on Mondays senior classes 5.30pm to 7.00pm and Inglewood on Tuesdays juniors classes 4.00pm to 5.00pm seniors 5.30pm to 7.00pm Texas classes Wednesday juniors classes 4.00pm to 5.00pm and seniors 5.30pm to 7.00pm and train with my black belts on Thursday and Friday nights

How did you find out about the NAS competition?

Through the blitz magazine

What do you like about the NAS competition?

I have competed in a lot of different tournaments and they are not as professional as NAS and find the competitors to be very strong and show good sportsmanship

Name some of your up-coming champions from your club and how they are placing in the NAS competition.....

My daughter Emily White , Ron Paganin, Blake Johns, have done extremely well in winning at state and national level. Emily also pick a first in continuous and second in kata at the WASO on the Gold Coast. The new comers are Regan Johns Sara Mayne, Alicia Mayne, and Beth Thompson.

What are your future goals for your organisation?

Our club as just been accepted in the International Self-Defence Association under Master Graham Healy. We are currently introducing Commando Krav Maga into our system which I think is a very good system for street self defence, and also to promote martial arts in our small country towns. We have 100 students in our club that is a good number considering Texas and Inglewood combined only have about 1800 people in the both towns.

2. qldst-11-pic9fCompetitor – Profile

NAME: Debra Newland

STYLE: Hervey Bay Kobudo / Shukokai Karate

How long have you trained?
I started Martial Arts training in 2000 with Seido Karate in Geelong, Victoria before moving to Queensland, so I have been training now for 9 years.

Where do you train?
I train at Bubishi Institute Shukokai Karate / Hervey Bay Kobudo with Sensei Glen Smith.

Can you tell us what you like about the NAS competition?
Having so many styles involved in the same tournament; having so many different categories; because we have to travel for 10 hours to a tournament it is great that it is held all on the 1 day as other tournaments I have attended over the years tend to be held over a number of days; it is the most professional and well organised tournament I have ever competed in or been to.

Best moment/memory in competition with the NAS?
Our clubs first NAS tournament was round 1 this year and as I had never competed in weapons before and not knowing what to expect was thrilled to be placed 2nd. Round 4 Demonstration with Kade Lowry was also a highlight again because it was our first time ever competing in Demonstration and we came 1st.

Have you a favourite technique in competition? Anything that scores.

Favourite martial artist...
My Sensei; he is very inspirational and a fantastic teacher.

What are your future goals in the NAS?
To travel to, compete and with any luck do well at the Nationals in Victoria later this year.


3. qldst-11-pic9g2011 Official of the year

Mr Martin Fleming for his dedication and service to the Queensland ARB

Martin has been involved with the NAS as an Official for the past 4 years. He has officiated at State and National tournaments

2011 Table Official of the year

Mrs Sheryl Tulp for her dedication and service to the Queensland ARB

Sheryl has worked tirelessly with the NAS QLD as a table official,

Mrs Virginia Casey NAS/ WASO National Exec Officer – Director Table officials awarded the plaque to Sheryl and thanked all table officials for their dedication and support to the NAS

To our recipients congratulations on receiving these awards also to all members of the Queensland referees board. I personally wish to thank you and congratulate all of you for an out-standing year of competition

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