Rd3 Queensland 1st July 2012

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Around 28 different martial art schools attended round 3's competition at Carrara Sports Stadium with excellent numbers from all over Southeast Queensland. There was a buzz of excitement with teams getting together warming-up, going over strategies with their coaches and over-coming nerves prior to competition

Instructors, coaches and officials were debriefed regarding the day's events prior to official bow-in. The Queensland Director Mr. James Casey welcomed all competitors, coaches and spectators, wishing them luck for the day

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Contestants were pumped-up and ready for action! Male black belt forms was in full swing with some excellent performances, taking out first place Simon Hu - Kung Fu, runner – up Garry Edwards, Shito Ryu Redlands Karate. Spectators where entertained with excellent fighting and sportsmanship from the male black belt point sparring final. Khai Tran – Seishin-Ryu Karate Do came up against his much taller opponent Simon Hu - Kung Fu. Khai proved too quick on the day with explosive kicks and punches to take out first place.

Veteran's forms division was also well represented with excellent displays of strength and intensity from all attending. First place went to Garry Edwards - Shito Ryu Redlands Karate winning the applause from both spectators and competitors, runner up Minoru Yamasaki WSKF Shotokan-Do

Demonstrations and weaponry where among the highlights of the morning, senior traditional weaponry had some polished performances, Steven Taylor – Seishin Zen Ryoku Karate taking out first place with an excellent bow kata, runner up Simon Hu – Kung Fu. Stand outs in the junior division where Ethan Airs - Seishin Zen Ryoku, taking out first place, runner up Keegan DosSantos - Red Dragon Kung Fu

The pace picked up with the continuous sparring, always and exciting division to watch. The continuous sparring is very similar to kick boxing but with out the unrestrained contact. The competitors use all kinds of techniques including leg kicking and it surely made for some very explosive fighting. Results 7 to 9 years M/F finals first place Keegan DosSantos – Red Dragon Kung Fu, runner up Alec Webster - KenshinKan Karate

In another ring women's advance division had finished and Larissa Adam - Go Kan Ryu let everyone know that she will be a force to reckon with in the future as she took out first place in this division, runner up was a proud Felicia Burges Bonsai Karate.

Congratulations to all who attended for a great day of competition and sportsmanship.

Special thanks to all the officials & staff for an outstanding day of officiating. Thank you to Qld Technical Director Mr. William Rogers and Senior table official Mrs. Caroline Kennedy. Many thanks to Caroline Soner for supplying action photos

Martial art schools wishing to get on board the NAS competition – contact QLD State Director, James Casey on 0402 695 717. Look forward to seeing everybody at round 4 on the Gold Coast 26th August,

1. Competitor – Profile

qldrd3-12-pic9bNAME: Simon Hu

STYLE: Shaolin Long Fist / Taekwondo

How long have you trained? Since I was 19

Where do you train?
Started Kung Fu in Brisbane under Sifu Jason King at the Traditional School of Chinese Martial Arts, after moving to Townsville I started training under Master Denise Goodwin at Advance Taekwondo, however I still train in Kung Fu in my own spare time.

Can you tell us what you like about the NAS competition?
I like the fact that it is a safe friendly competition and allows you to test the skills and knowledge you acquired in class. I've also learnt a lot through NAS particularly about other martial arts styles.

Best moment/memory in competition with the NAS?
The first one that came to my mind was coming first in points sparring for the first time. It just so happens to be at the Nationals in 2008 and after also winning the forms division and getting third in the traditional weaponry on the previous day.

Have you a favourite technique in competition?
In the forms event it would be the butterfly kick.

Favourite martial artist... Jet Li!!

What are your future goals in the NAS?
My short term goal would be to finish my thesis so I can compete in the Nationals this year.

2. NAS Official Profile

qldrd3-12-pic9dNAME: Richard Nicholls

STYLE: Chinese Internal Martial Arts – Tai Ji and Xing I plus Shaolin Long Fist

How long have you trained?
Since Mid 1980's with Sifu David Yuen and Since 1992 to present with the Traditional School of Chinese Martial Arts under the guidance of Master Ian Lee and Sifus Jason King, Ian Taggart, and Keven The

Where do you train?
Monday and Friday nights at the MacGregor State High School
Sunday night at Bardon Community Centre

How long have you been involved with the NAS?
I began competing from 1996 in veterans' and black belt divisions, and commenced officiating in 2000. I have just this year got back into competing

What made you become an NAS Official?
I went to a seminar one Friday night and have remained ever since, I was impressed with the professionalism and positive support for each member other, and understanding and knowledge of the many styles in the world of martial arts

What level are you with the NAS? I am 3rd Level NAS Referee/Judge and 2nd Level WASO Referee/Judge

What are your future goals in the NAS?
To continue officiating as long as possible and promote the positive, unbiased, supportive ideals and culture of NAS

3. Club/Organisation – Profile

qldrd3-12-pic9cINSTRUCTOR NAME: Sensei Nick Noordink & Sensei Martin Fleming

STYLE: Bonsai Karate

How long have you trained? 13 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.

4. Download Tournament Results

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