Rd3 Queensland - 16th August 2015

 

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Gearing up for 2015 State Championship!

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 2015 State championship in October.

The most experienced and also the elders of our arts showing all what will be expected of them in the day of competition

The morning kicked off early ... with male black belt open forms competition and as always spectators witnessed some excellent performances. Results: Male division, Jason King – Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu gave a polished performance taking out 1st place, runner up Tony Gillespie – Imugi TKD, 3rd place Laurence Smith - Kenshinkan. Point sparring final saw Mark Stone Seishin Zen Ryoku Karate take out 1st place, 2nd place going to Tony Gillespie – Imugi TKD, 3rd place Richard Marlin – Success M/A whilst in another ring the Veteran’s forms division was also well represented with excellent displays of strength and intensity from all attending. 1st place went to Jason King winning the applause from both spectators and competitors, 2nd place Scott Hampson – Seishin Ryu Karate Do, 3rd place Deborah Lindsay – Success M/A. Finals of the male point sparring saw Tony Taylor – Seishin Zen Ryoku take 1st place, 2nd place going to Steve Dare – IGK, 3rd place Jason King

 

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After bow in and welcoming all attending, demonstration and weaponry divisions was first up which kept the crowd entertained... Standouts in the junior Demo: Traditional weaponry 0-12yrs saw Rachael Taylor - Seishin Zen Ryoku Karate taking out 1st place, 2nd place going Alexander Storoy - Bubishi M/A, 3rd place Michaela Soner - Seishin Zen Ryoku Karate. Demo: Extreme/Creative Weaponry also saw some future up-coming champions, 1st place going to Alec Sandfort – ATA, 2nd place Samantha Ellis – Independent, 3rd place Jye Mason - ATA

Finals of Pee Wee’s point sparring was a nail biter as usual mums, dads and coaches were sitting on the edge of their seats. Victoria Knijff – Seishin Zen Ryoku was out to make her mark in this division however her opponent Riley Swiatek – Spirit First Karate had other ideas...both girls went point for point throughout the match, nearing the end Victoria dug deep and pulled out the winning punch to take the match and 1st place, 2nd place Riley, 3rd place going Samantha Densmore - Seishin Zen Ryoku

Final of the Female 10 to 11 yrs continuous division was won by a determined Rachael Taylor - Seishin Zen Ryoku Karate proving too strong on the day taking out the match and 1st place, 2nd place going to Ayla Sola – KenshinKan, 3rd place Ann-Margaret Truasheim – KenshinKan. Finals of the Male division saw Jackson Wiltshire and team mate Keagan Prins – Seishin Zen Ryoku go head to head for 1st place eventual winner Jackson Wiltshire, 3rd place going to Joseph Outerbridge – Universal Self Defence

Men’s advanced continuous was one of the highlights of the afternoon. Finals saw Nick Noordink – Bonsai Karate come up against Tony Gillespie – Imugi TKD NSW both fighters gave 100% throughout the match and where cautioned by the referee to control their contact. Nick kept the pressure on not allowing Tony to get in close to score. Eventual winner Nick, 2nd place Tony, 3rd place going to Laurence Smith – KenshinKan… excellent match, all applauded

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 18th of October, Gold Coast QLD where the Queensland State Team will be selected to represent their State against all other states at the 2015 National Championships also being held on the Gold Coast 5th & 6th of December…it is going to be a big one…go Queensland

Special thanks Fight World Martial Arts Supplies also to Mrs Caroline Soner for all action photos provided to the NAS

On a final note…martial arts begins and ends with courtesy regardless of style, rank or creed…definition of a true champion is one who wins and losses with dignity & respect!

Yours in martial arts

Mr James Casey - NAS Queensland

 

Club/Organisation – Profile

INSTRUCTOR NAME: Nick Noordink 

STYLE: Bonsai Karate 

How long have you trained? 16 years

Location of club & nights you train?  

Aspley – Aspley East State School
Tuesday: 6:00 – 7:30pm & Thursday: 6:00 – 7:30pm

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.

 

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NAME: 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. Also taking out 2011 & 2012 Male Champion of Champion titles

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? This year due to studies and teaching I will be devoting my time to the NAS as a referee and assisting in the development of the NAS competition

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 NAME: 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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