Rd1 Queensland - 26th March 2017

 

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NAS Queensland got off to a fantastic start for the year with round one, great day had by all!

I would like to extend my warmest welcome to each and every one of you to this year’s NAS tournament circuit and wish you the best of luck throughout 2017 season…it’s going to be a great year of martial art competition and we are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you at our up-coming event

Queensland Champion State 2016 - Melbourne

Congratulations to the QLD State team who participated at the 2016 Nationals.

Simply awesome, you did your State and clubs proud…QLD Champion State 6 years in a row

Fantastic effort!  Special thank you to QLD Coaches, Instructors, competitors and families who travelled to Melbourne to support their state and club/team mates … GO QLD!

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2017 NAS competition got off to a great start with good representation of competitors and clubs who travelled from Tenterfield, Brisbane, North Coast and as far south as Lismore for a great day of sportsmanship & competition.

High lights of the day…First up in the morning, male black belt open forms competition which was happening while competitors where checking in gave many good insight into what they might aim for in their martial arts. This division was taken out by Mikey Fleming – Bonsai Karate, 2nd place going to Andrew Riley – Shorinjiryu Kenkokan, 3rd place going to Bill Free – Go Kan Ryu. Point sparring was taken out by Andrew Riley – Shorinjiryu Kenkokan, runner up to Troy Walton and 3rd place going to Bill Free, both from Go Kan Ryu.

Veteran forms and point sparring was another keenly fought division.  Forms division was taken out by Phyllis Kwok – Brisbane Kung Fu, runner up Steve Dare – IGK and in 3rd place Bill Free - GKR.  Finals male point sparring Steve Dare – IGK proved too strong on the day out scoring his opponent Tony Taylor – RMAA Shotokan, 3rd place going to Martyn Fleming – Bonsai Karate. 

 

As the morning progressed the rest of the divisions had spectators entertained with some fine performances from the junior and senior demonstrations divisions.

 

Demo: Creative weaponry (0-12yrs), was an all team win by JMAMA, in 1st place Robert Bridge, 2nd place Christopher Piccini and 3rd place Jake Gibbins. Creative weaponry (Senior) saw Clayton Hillier – JMAMA in 1st place, in 2nd place was Robert Searle – JMAMA with Team Spirit First M/A in 3rd place

 

Demo: Traditional Weaponry (0-12yrs), saw Racheal Taylor – RMAA Shotokan win 1st place, Christopher Piccini – JMAMA in 2nd place and team mate Jakeb Gibbins in 3rd place. Traditional Weaponry (13-17yrs) had Damien Prins - RMAA out score his team mate Jackson Wiltshire for 1st place, Jackson 2nd and in 3rd place Joseph Blackler - JMAMA

 

Demo: Traditional Weaponry, Senior, had Clayton Hillier – JMAMA take home 1st place with Kristel Suess – Independent in 2nd place and Dean Pratt – Seito Kai Laido 3rd place

 

Finals, Pee wee 7yrs & under forms & point sparring, kept Mums, Dads and Officials on their toes, there are some definite champions of the future within these boys and girls. Taking out forms in 1st place was Sophie Vine – Centre of Martial Arts, 2nd place Elizabeth Reimers – Bonsai Karate, 3rd place Sean Baker – KIMAA.  Point sparring saw Olivia Heath – Bonsai Karate, the victor again taking home 1st place, 2nd places going to Kayla LeViesux – Bonsai Karate & in 3rd place Harlyn Chatfield – KenshinKan

 

10 to 11 years (10th – 6th Kyu) finally lined up for their events. All very eager to show watching parents and Officials what they are made of. In the end, there was a definite winner and taking 1st place in forms was Jack Dennis – Brisbane Kung Fu, 2nd place going to Brayden Garner and 3rd place going to team mate Mia Faulks both from RMAA Shotokan. The point sparring from this divisions was Brayden Garner go home the victor in 1st place, Kane Williams – Northern Rivers Shukokai in 2nd place, 3rd place Mimi Faulks – RMMA Shotokan

 

Finals Female black belt division saw 2015 Champion of Champion Kahlia Smith – Bubishi Martial Arts return back to the NAS circuit after a year’s break.  Her opponent 2016 Champion of Champion Shannon French – RMAA Shotokan, both where evenly matched with Kahlia scoring the first couple of points to take the lead as the match progressed Shannon settled down finding her mark and evening the match, towards the end both went point for point and in the dying stages as the bell was about to go Shannon scored with a reverse punch to take the lead and the match … nice seeing Kahlia attend, 3rd place going to Barbara Wood – Bonsai Karate

 

Finally, to the NAS officials and staff who put on their black and whites and generously give up their day to ensure the NAS competitor has the best tournament experience possible…thank you all so very much.  Mr Aussie Pape, QLD TD and all officials, table officials staff and helpers … many thanks.

 

Special Thanks Mr Steve Mannix, Fight World Martial Arts Supplies also Kristy Hietmann and her team of first-aiders … fantastic work Kristy looking after everyone over the day’s competition!

 

Martial art styles/clubs wishing to get on board the NAS, contact me on 0402 695 717 for information on all remaining events.  Look forward to seeing everybody at round 2 on the 7th May on the Gold Coast; it’s going to be a big one!

 

On a final note…martial arts begin 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

 

Queensland - National All Styles - Referees Board:

 

We wish to sincerely thank all members of the Queensland Referees Board, referees, judges, table officials and helpers for their outstanding contribution to the NAS and the martial art community.

 

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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 officiating who we include in this report; Mr Ian (Aussie) Pape QLD-TD with Mr Mark Stone, Mr Michael Mostyn, Mr Nick Noordink, Mr Richard Nicholls, Mr Jeff Haywood, Mr Errol Singh, Mr Mikey Fleming and Bill Free, we sincerely thank you all for your ongoing support to the NAS circuit and the martial art community.

 

Queensland NAS ARB could not run these events without the services of our table officials … mums, dads, sons/daughters & competitors who give their time freely to manage table official duties, big thank you to QLD Senior Table Official Mrs Caroline Kennedy who has done an outstanding job with the assistance of Ms Tia Butler, Mrs Sheryl Tulp, Noel & Ann Trueshiem, Shane & Alana Wilson, Rick Wiltshire & Sonya Burey

 

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The sport we love relies on volunteers, Officials, Table officials, Staff and helpers who give their time freely for no reward beyond our thanks.  Volunteers are worth their weight in gold.  They share their time and talents without any compensation, so it’s crucial to acknowledge their contribution and let them know they are valued. Thanking them can go a long way towards accomplishing this goal, so it’s worth taking the time to find just the right words to show appreciation … like THANK YOU!

 

Become a NAS Official or Table Official

 

The NAS prides itself as among one of the most professional tournament circuits in the Southern hemisphere with over 4000 competitors competing throughout Australia each year. The NAS Australian Referees Board sets one of the highest standards of officiating & accreditation criteria within this country and abroad, adheres to strict guidelines regarding rules & regulations. The NAS code of conduct is to provide all participants with some simple rules concerning the standard of behavior within the NAS competition.

 

We invite you to become an NAS Official Instructors, black belts & veteran competitors are welcome to join the NAS referees board and gain State, National and International recognition as an NAS Official

 

  • The NAS conducts seminar/workshop prior to each event for all NAS Officials and new Instructors attending for the first time. These seminars will cover all rules, regulations and guidelines on NAS competition including code of conduct.
  • The State Technical Director and his team of senior referees/ lecturers will conduct these seminars going over rules and regulations relating to the NAS competition. Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Forms, Demonstrations/ Weaponry, ring craft, referees/ judges gestures and signals
  • The Chairman NAS/WASO & Executive committee - NAS Referees Board is responsible for overseeing all State/ National & International events, at all times maintaining the highest standard of officiating.
  • Join our team of highly qualified martial art instructors/ NAS Officials

 

Incentives joining NAS ARB:

 

a/      The NAS sets one of the highest standards of officiating in this country.

 

b/      Officials level of accreditation range from Level 1 through to Level 4 & National trainer

 

c/      Your school will gain first hand knowledge on rules & regulations of the NAS competition

 

d/      Official’s accreditation, certification and tie are free of charge

 

e/      Family member’s free spectator entry into NAS competition

 

f/       Free lunch provided for Officials/ Table officials only

 

 

 

Note! State Director will choose a different Official each tournament

 

No joining fee - for membership or accreditations into the NAS-ARB

 

Call me regarding joining the NAS ARB and becoming an NAS Official/ Table official….. Mr. James Casey 0402 695 717

 

NAS Officials Oath

 

We, the NAS Judges, will strive to always uphold the highest standard of integrity, honesty and independence in all matters connected to the NAS tournaments. Amongst other things we shall conscientiously study the NAS rules in order to fully understand and correctly interpret them in the most professional manner. At all times when officiating for the NAS, we will be independent, impartial, objective and fare; on and off the playing field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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