Rd3 Victoria 31st July 2010

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­The tournament got off to a great start with some of the Senior divisions starting at 8am sharp, Men’s open black belt was the first event in the morning with some fiery encounters.

In the finals David Auty Revolution M/A come up against Victor Suturin Deshi-Do M/A....David started the match with a front foot fake followed by a round house spinning kick but Victor capitalized on it countering with excellent reverse punches, towards the end of the match Victors strategy and aggression saw him take home first place.

Male veteran point sparring was another keenly fought division, Nick Spanu, Go Kan Ryu Karate came up against Doug Prentice, Shotokan both these guys demonstrated amazing stamina with neither backing down. Towards the end of the match, Nick moved ahead on points scoring with good front kicks followed up by reverse punches giving him the match.

Rd3 Vic 2010 Picture 1Demonstrations and Traditional weaponry where among the highlights of the day, senior weaponry had some polished performances, Victor Suturin, Deshi Do M/A taking out first place with an excellent bow kata, runner up Michael Cundari, Proactive Self Defence-Team.

Junior division was taken out by Sister & brother from Proactive Self Defence-Team, 1st place Katherine Grigoropoulos runner up Anthony....congratulations must also go to all the other competitors who competed in this division, it was a hard one for the judges.

Rd3 Vic 2010 Picture 2Finals: 10 to 11 yr 5th Kyu to Black belt sparring... Troy Bloomfield, Winged Dragon Martial Arts came up against Jarrod Galea, Proactive Self Defence-Team. Troy kept the pressure on right from the bell out scoring Jarrod with fast reverse punches not to be denied Jarrod came back scoring with some excellent front kicks however time ran out and the match was awarded to Troy.

Juniors/ pee wees final, kept the referees and judges on their toes as these kids where pumped-up and couldn't wait to get in the ring. Zac Cittadini, MACE Academy came out with all guns blazing scoring in quick succession, Noah Gubatanga, Cop Den Do M/A caught onto Zac's strategy scrambling out and countering with hand and leg combinations to even the match...towards the end of the bout Zac came in fast with a flurry of punches scoring the winning point to take out the match.

Congratulations to all attending referees, judges and table officials for an outstanding day of officiating.

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 four (last chance to qualify to State Championships) it is going to be a big one! At the MSAC – Saturday 18th September.

Enquires please contact Mr. James Casey.

1. Competitor – Profile

Nick SpanuName: Nick Spanu

Styles: Go Kan Ryu Karate

How long have you trained?

I have been training with GKR for 18 years

Where do you train?

My training consists of gym training 5 days a week and karate training 3 nights a week which also incorporates mixed martial arts. I generally teach karate at Balwyn North on Monday night. I train Thursday night in Bundoora and Sunday night in St Helena under Sensei Jason Knight with the NAS State Team. Sensei Jason Knight is a huge motivator with innovative training drills and ideas which is why I believe that GKR has had much success.

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

The NAS competition is a great place to meet fellow competitors. There is such a variety of different styles ranging from Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Hapkido and Kung Fu just to mention a few. NAS competitions bring to the mat a high level of competitors who are all talented and very competitive which creates a fantastic spirited environment.

Best moment/memory in competition with the NAS?

There have been many memorable moments throughout my NAS career. The most memorable event was in 2001 at the NAS National Championship when I competed in the State Men's Black Belt Team. I was very honoured to be selected alongside martial artists who I have the utmost respect for such as Des Murphy, Malcolm Ayles and Leon Romary, all brilliant martial artists in their own styles. I learnt so many different techniques & combinations from them and still use them in competition today.

Have you a favourite technique in competition?

My favourite technique would be lunge, reverse punch followed by mawashi geri (round house kick)

What are your future goals in the NAS?

My future goal in NAS is to continue to train hard and compete in kata and kumite on a regular competitive basis. My ultimate goal is to be the oldest person to one day take out Champion of Champion.

2. NAS Official Profile

Malcolm AylesName: Malcolm Ayles

Style: Seido Karate

Malcolm please tell how long have you trained?

I've trained in Seido Karate for around 18 years.

Where do you train?

I run Seido Karate Grovedale where I have a full time purpose built dojo.

How long have you been involved with the NAS?

I first became involved in the NAS as a competitor back in 1995. I loved the NAS competition right from the start and competed at many tournaments and the Nationals every year for around 6-7 years. In that time I did quite well winning and placing at the Nationals numerous times in both forms and points sparring. Started officiating in 1997 and have ever year since then. Was also a NAS director for a number of years, running Geelong region.

What made you become an NAS Official?

I loved the NAS concept of all martial arts being able to compete together right from the start and saw becoming an official as a way of supporting this.

What level are you with the NAS?

I'm currently level 3.

What are your future goals in the NAS?

I plan to continue to support the NAS as an official and encourage my students to compete. May also make a comeback as a competitor in the next year or two, you never know!

3. Club/Organisation – Profile

Bakti Negara Pencak SilatInstructor Name: Gregory K. Parker

Style: BAKTI NEGARA PENCAK SILAT. (FROM INDONESIA)

How long have you trained?

27 years, I commenced in 1983 with JB Will.

Location of club & nights you train

Corner of Pride of Prentice and Price Streets, Torquay, Victoria

Tuesday and Thursday's from 6.00pm onwards.

How did you find out about the NAS competition?

I competed myself back in the mid 1980's under the Silvio Morelli – Victorian All Styles comp banner.  As this format evolved into its current form of the NAS I continued to teach students who went on to win Australian titles in 1999 and Australian and World titles in 2000.

What do you like about the NAS competition?

As an Instructor I give credit to the NAS organization for creating an excellent format where martial artists can compete in an unbiased safe environment.

Students compete without fear of injury and it instills friendship among competitors and team spirit.

4. Download Tournament Results

Click here to download Tournament Results Victoria Rd 3 - 31st July 2010 (PDF 65KB)