Rd 1 Queensland - 11th March 2018

 

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   2018 NAS National Championships,

1st & 2nd December

Gold Coast Queensland

Queensland round one got off to a great start:

First round for the year got off to a great start with some fine martial art skills and sportsmanship shown by all attending

Highlights of the days competition!

Good numbers of competitors turned up for round one at Runaway Bay Indoor Sports Stadium, for another exciting year of NAS competition. Mr. James Casey NAS President welcomed everyone also congratulated everyone for a fantastic effort at last year’s Nationals and winning champion state once again! Big congratulations to the 2017 Male and female champion of champion. To Mrs. Nicki Hodkinson and Mr. Mark Stone you both did your State and styles/clubs proud. Big thank you and congratulations to all coaches and especially to members of the QLD ARB referees board who travelled to officiate at these championships.

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First up in the morning, male black belt open forms competition was in full swing, 2018 saw junior black belts moving up into the adult divisions with some fine kata/forms demonstration, taking out 1st place Joshua Wiltshire: RMAA Shotokan, Mikey Fleming: Bonsai Karate with 2nd place, 3rd place Raushan Lala: RMAA Shotokan.

Male black belt open points sparring finals ; spectators where entertained with some spirited bouts by all participants in this division Joshua Wiltshire: RMAA Shotokan, was too classy on the day out scoring his opponents and taking out 1st place, a spirited 2nd going to team mate Raushan Lala, 3rd place Neo Schwartz: Tae Kwon Do

Male veteran point sparring was another keenly fought division, with some of these guys shaking off the cobwebs for another year of competition. It was great to see they still demonstrate spirit and determination throughout each bout eventual winner Richard Marlin: Success Martial Arts, taking out 1st place, 2nd place going to Steve Dare: IGK, 3rd place Peter Robinson: UTOA

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 B-team KenshinKan, 3rd place Team Seishin Zen. The senior male team division withdrew due to injuries. Extreme Creative Weaponry 0-12yrs, 1st place Tarli Prodger: Success Martial Arts, with 2nd place going to Sister Mia Prodger. Extreme Creative Weaponry Senior, 1st place going to Phyllis Kwok: Brisbane Kung Fu, 2nd place Danielle Hall: Success Martial Arts . Traditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, taking out 1st place Zac Fill: GKR Karate. Traditional Weaponry 13-17yrs taking 1st place Rachael Taylor: RMAA Shotokan, in 2nd place team mate Damien Prins, 3rd place to Tiana Sing: GCMAC. Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place went to Raushan Lala: RMAA Shotokan Shotokan a close 2nd was Phyllis Kwok: Brisbane Kung Fu, 3rd place going to Jasvanti Lala: RMAA Shotokan

8-9 yrs (10th to 6th Kyu) finals forms division saw Elizabeth Reimers: Bonsai Karate take 1st place, Jesse Rogers: RMAA Shotokan in 2nd place, 3rd place Charlee Clegg: Centre of Martial. Finals point sparring was another closely contest event with 1st place going to Jesse Rogers: RMAA Shotokan, 2nd Charlee Clegg: Centre of Martial Arts in 3rd place Olivia Heath: Bonsai Karate

Continuous 10 – 11 yrs Open Female & male divisions kept Mums, Dads and Officials on their toes, there are some definite champions of the future within these boys and girls. Taking out female finals in 1st place was Victoria Knijff: RMAA Shotokan, 2nd place Mia Abraham: Bonsai Karate, 3rd Caitlin Greig: RMAA Shotokan. Male finals had an all RMAA Shotokan victory, in 1st place Oliver Lowery, 2nd place Jai Anderson and 3rd place going to Emmanuel Quinn

Female Black belt forms final; there is always tension with competitors warming up prior to walking on the mate, being the first event for the year everyone would just be getting back into training and competition and still a bit rusty. Eventual winner was Phyllis Kwok: Brisbane Kung Fu demonstrating a fine Kungfu form, 2nd place Samantha Beazley: IGK in 3rd place Monica de Verteuil: Bonsai Karate. Female black belt-open finals points sparring saw Jakirra Graham: Success Martial came up against Barbara Wood: Bonsai Karate and halfway through the match, both girls where equal on the score cards. However, Jakirra was able to use her ring craft to her advantage and scored with some excellent techniques to take the match, second place going to Barbara, taking home 3rd place Samantha Beazley: IGK

We wish to personally thank all competitors, parents, coaches for an outstanding day of sportsmanship and to all officials, congratulations for a great day of officiating. We look forward to seeing everyone at round two on the Runaway Bay Indoor Sports Centre 6th May….. Special thanks to all mums and dads for taking photos throughout the day from various clubs and posting on Facebook or emailing them to us … they look awesome and we try to share as many clubs/competitors as possible on our website and the NAS Facebook

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

Enquiries from new clubs wishing to compete with the NAS Queensland, phone Mr. James Casey on 0402 695 717 or befriend me on face book: Jim Casey National All Styles … where you will find up-dates and what is going on in the NAS around Australia

Yours in martial arts always 

Queensland - National All Styles - Referees Board:

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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.

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!

 

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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

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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.

 

James Casey NAS President

Chairman NAS Australian Referees Board  

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