Rd3 Queensland - 24th July 2016

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Competitors spirits and determination where high throughout the day!

Queensland NAS round 3 saw a great response from both near and far with many new styles enjoying the concept of NAS competition for the first time. Special mention must go to all those Instructors/competitors and families who made the long journey from Lismore, Brisbane and Gympie for a great day’s competition, great to see martial artists so keen.

After debriefing with all coaches, Instructor and officials regarding the day’s event everyone lined up for the official bow-in.

Highlights of the days event!

Action started off with male black belt and veterans divisions. Male black belt forms divisions where well represented with some excellent standouts, taking out 1st place, Nick Noordink (Bonsai Karate), 2nd place Bill free (GKR) & 3rd place Mikey Fleming (Bonsai Karate). Point sparring finals was a hard fought bout between Nick Noordink (Bonsai Karate) & Bill Free (GKR), the match started off fairly even with both guys scoring however towards the end Nick put the pressure on outscoring his opponent to take out 1st place, 2nd place going to Bill free, 3rd place to Mikey Fleming (Bonsai Karate)

Veterans form division was taken out by Bill Free (GKR), with a good kata/form, 2nd place taken out by Belinda Warman (ATA) & in 3rd place Deborah Lindsay (Success martial Arts). Finals of the men’s & women’s veterans point sparring showed some fine martial art skill and spirit, in the women’s final, Deborah Lindsay (Success M/A) proved to strong on the day out scoring her opponent to take 1st place, 2nd place going to team mate Rachael Smith, 3rd place Linda Warman (ATA). In the men’s final Bruce Schultz (Bonsai Karate) put in a determined effort to out score his opponent Tony Taylor (RMAA Shotokan) to take first place, 3rd place going to Bill Free (GKR)

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Demonstrations got off to a great start and the spectators where treated to some excellent performances from various styles. Junior synchronised team forms were taken out by A-team KenshinKan, 2nd place Michaela Soner’s team (RMAA Shotokan), 3rd place Victoria Knijff’s team (RMAA Shotokan). The senior team division saw team Success M/A take home 1st place. Extreme Creative Weaponry Senior, 1st place Belinda Warman (ATA), 2nd place Melissa Dunlop (Spirit First M/A), team mate Eleanor Swiatek in 3rd place. Extreme Creative Weaponry (0 to 12 years, 1st place Levi Vereyken (MD Martial Arts & Boxing), 2nd place Mia Prodger (Success M/A), 3rd place Axel Vereyken (MD Martial Arts & Kickboxing).   Traditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, taking out 1st place Rachael Taylor (RMAA), 2nd & 3rd places going to team mates Jackson Wiltshire & Michaela Soner; Traditional Weaponry 13-17yrs taking 1st place Tiana Sing (Gold Coast Martial Centre), 2nd place Damien Prins (RMAA); Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place went to Kristel Suess (Tetsuya Karate), 2nd place going to Clement Wuthrich (Spirit First M/A), 3rd place Belinda Warman.

Continuous sparring is always an exciting division to watch very similar to kick boxing but without the unrestrained contact and competitors are able to use various techniques and combinations from their style, including leg-kicking, boxing/karate techniques which makes for some very explosive matches.

The 7 to 9 year old division kept the referees on their toes throughout the match from these fiery little pockets of dynamites. Finals was an all RMAA Shotokan victory, 1st place going to Jesse Rogers, 2nd place Victoria Knijff & 3rd place Samantha Densmore…congratulations to all the other young participants, you did your club proud!

Male 14 – 15 year’s (5th Kyu to Black Belt) finals kept all the parents and Officials on their toes with good numbers of competitors, round by round they where eliminated with mixed feelings but there was always a pat on the back from the Coach after trying. Finals of the point sparring was full of non stop action with Damien Prins (RMAA Shotokan) proving too strong on the day out scoring his opponent to take 1st place with runner-up Antonio Jimenez (WSKF Shotokan), 3rd place going to Lawson Smith (GKR)

We wish to thank all attending clubs and families for making this day a great success and look forward to seeing you al at round 4, Sunday 11th September on the Gold Coast.

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

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

Martial art schools wishing to get on board the NAS competition – contact QLD State Director, James Casey on 0402 695 717.

Queensland - National All Styles - Referees Board: Round 3

All our Officials, referees, judges and table officials are volunteers who donate their time unselfishly to our sport so our event may run smoothly. We are fortunate to have some fine martial artists officiate as referees, judges and Table officials; we truly wish to thank each and every one of you for your contribution to the martial art community and the NAS tournament circuit.

Special thanks must go to the following;

Mr William Rogers Technical Director, Mr Aussie (Ian) Pape; NAS ARB National trainer, senior referees/ judges, Mr Ettore Senatore, Mr Delio Senatore, Mr Mark Stone, Mr Richard Nichols, Mr Jeff Haywood, Mr Martyn Fleming, Mr Nick Noordink, Mr Mikey Fleming, Mr Bill Free & Mr Errol Singh … Table Officials: Mrs Virginia Casey, Mrs Caroline Kennedy, Ms Tia Butler, Noel and Ann Truasheim & Sheryl Tulp, Joanne Paparopolous, Stephen Williams

Also wish to thank our door and registration staff; Mrs Nimfa Webster, Mrs Catherine Linton, Shane and Alana Wilson

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