Rd2 Victoria 1st May 2010

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­Mr. James Casey, Vice President NAS and wife Virginia Casey welcomed everyone to round two where they advised all attending that they will be taking over the management and running of the NAS competition in Victoria.  Their vision is to try hard to rebuild the NAS Victoria back to its old glory days.

Mr. Casey personally thanked the out-going State Director Mr David Auty for his contribution and service to the NAS competition, but due to heavy work commitments he has stepped down from this position.

After official bow in all rings were in full swing: Men's open black belt was the first event in the morning with some fiery encounters; in the finals we saw David Auty Revolution M/A come up against Victor Suturin Deshi-Do M/A....this was an even match with neither competitor backing down.

Towards the end of the match David showed his tournament experience out-scoring his opponent with a number of high spinning kicks and eventually taking the match on points

Finals of the female black belt point sparring was taken out by Sarah Lewis Southern TKD showing determination and spirit throughout the match to outscore her opponent and eventual runner up Kate Golaszewski Ultimate Muay Thai. Female Blackbelt forms/kata was won by Melissa Urbano Revolution M/A with a polished performance Demonstration and weaponry were in full swing... Standout in the junior weaponry Matt Ball Deshi Do M/A with a fine performance taking out first place. Junior demonstration had Daniel Beatie Aust Freestyle M/A take first place over team GKR (Jacob Horne)

vic-rd2-10pic1Good numbers of juniors/ pee wees, kept the referees and judges on their toes as these kids where pumped-up and couldn't wait to get in the ring. Ishinryu Karate took out the double with an action packed final, first place went to Lachlain Dix runner up Brittney Garvey

Congratulations must go to all attending referees, judges and table officials for an outstanding day of officiating. It was great to see leading Instructors coming up commenting on how fair and non- bias the refereeing and judging was throughout the day

Special thanks to the following for making the day such a great success Mr Shane Wescott, VIC Technical Director, first aid Mr Darren Ball and team...to helpers from Revolution Martial Arts thank you all!

Look forward to seeing everyone at round three where we are sure it is going to be a big one! At the MSAC – Saturday 31st July...inquires please contact Mr. James Casey on 0402 695 717 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

1. Competitor – Profile

vic-rd2-10pic2Name: David Auty

Style: Revolution Martial Arts – Kobura-Do Karate

How long have you trained?

25 years

Where do you train?

I own 3 full time martial art centres and train at all of them, which are located in Boronia, Ferntree Gully and Lilydale, all in the eastern suburbs of Victoria

Can you tell us what you like about the NAS competition?

I mostly like the range of competitors that the NAS has attending at the tournaments. It is good to compete against a variety of different competitors from different styles and know that if you win the event you deserve it .

Best moment/memory in competition with the NAS?

Would have to be coming first place at the nationals championships in 2008 and then going to coming 2nd in the champions of champions

Have you a favourite technique in competition?

My best technique would have to be step over side kick, but my favourite is the hock kick.

Favourite martial artist...

There are a couple from different areas of martial arts, Mike Chat for XMA, Machida from the UFC, Richard Norton for whom I really admire and Raymond Daniels from who I base my competition off.

What are your future goals in the NAS?

To win the champion of champions belt this year.

2. NAS Official Profile

vic-rd2-10pic4Name: Adrian Lock ( Senior Table Official Victoria)

Style: Loong Fu Pai Martial Arts

How long have you trained?

Only trained for 2 years but have been associated with Style for over 12 years following Son's progression through ranks.

Where do you train?

Loong Fu Pai is mainly in Melbourne's South Eastern suburbs but does have 2 dojos in Queensland.

How long have you been involved with the NAS?

Around 9 years, not sure exactly when I started Table Officiating.

What made you become an NAS Official?

Probably like a lot of other parents, dragged out of the crowd to help out once, liked doing it and continued on.

What level are you with the NAS?

I table officiate only

What are your future goals in the NAS?

While my son is involved, I will continue to support NAS both State and National basis.. looking forward to the Nationals in Sydney.

3. Club/Organisation – Profile

vic-rd2-10pic3Instructor Name: Kayne M. Dewhurst

Style: Unsu Kai Karate

How long have you trained?

Kayne began his martial arts training in 1993. He currently holds the rank of 3rd Dan.

Location of club & nights you train?

Unsu Kai Karate students have a tournament class specifically aimed at the NAS circuit in Mitcham on Sunday evenings. While Mitcham is our main dojo and most classes are held there, we also have locations in Box Hill South, Mulgrave and Scoresby.

How did you find out about the NAS competition?

Kayne M. Dewhurst began competing at the NAS in 2000 and has maintained continuous support of the circuit ever since.

What do you like about the NAS competition?

The NAS is a great opportunity to compare ourselves against other clubs and compete in a friendly manner. When NAS is running well, it has proven to be a challenging all styles tournament, with exciting state and national titles.

Name some of your up-coming champions from your club and how they are placing in the NAS competition.....

In Round 2 Unsu Kai Karate fielded 11 competitors, who took home 19 trophies between them. Nine of these were first place. Angela Simms, who was undefeated through to nationals last year, is poised for another perfect season having won her point sparring in both rounds so far. Despite Angela being only a 5th Kyu, she is regularly beating brown and black belt competitors.

Other standout performances this round were Jonathan Zeltzer, Bec Munro and Salvy Russo, who all took out dual first place in their respective forms and point sparring events. Unsu Kai Karate have set the benchmark for competitors in the adult novice and intermediate events this year.

What are your future goals for your organisation?

Unsu Kai Karate has an extremely popular youth scholarship program that provides paid tuition to selected teens. As this continues to grow, so does our organization. Our club is set to open four new branches this year, all under the guidance of Sensei Kayne. Unsu Kai aims to collectively win over 100 trophies at NAS this year and send a strong team to nationals in Sydney.

4. Download Tournament Results

Click here to download Tournament Results Victoria Rd 2 - 1st May 2010 (PDF 68KB)