Rd2 Victoria 29th June 2013

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Victoria Round 2

Speed, goodwill and sportsmanship ruled the day!

NAS VIC is growing in leaps and bounds with big numbers of clubs and competitors attending round two at our new venue, Boroondara Sports complex, North Balwyn with over 240 competitors attending.

At the official bow in Mr. James Casey, President NAS welcomed all attending competitors, Officials, parents and reminded all the NAS competition is based on goodwill, sportsmanship and respect for each other.

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The pee wee, juniors forms and points divisions was one of the biggest events of the day with young talents surprisingly spectacular with their skills and parents and coaches just as fiery as the kids.  There where some standout performances among these little pockets of dynamites.  Forms 7 years and under was taken out by Paes Kemp (Kimikai Karate) 2nd place going to Jacob Barrot (Loong Fu Pai M/A) and in 3rd place Went to Will Rounds (Ishinryu Karate).  Point sparring saw a determined Damian Gangemi (MACE Academy) taking out 1st in 2nd place Paes Kemp (Kimikai Karate) and in 3rd place Kaleb Bell (MACE Academy).

In the 12 to 13 year old (5th Kyu to Blackbelt) division and its pool of talented competitors put the pressure on the judges with some outstanding performances.  Taking out 1st place in the forms  Emma-Tui Whatarau (Loong Fu Pai M/A) 2nd place going to Benjamin Pignataro (Bendigo Kenpo Karate) in 3rd place Martyn Allwood (Sansho Kan).  Point sparring finals was taken out by Jake Giacomini (VGA Karate) in 2nd place Liam Antonelli (Tanti's M/A) 3rd place Reece Wheelhouse (American Kenpo).

14 to 15 years (5th Kyu to Blackbelt) was another hotly contested event with Eireen Daskalou (Northern Goju Karate) taking out the forms competition, runner up Connor Pye (Unsu Kai Karate) 3rd place going to Tom Deering ( Zendo Kai).  Male Point sparring was taken out by Connor Pye (Unsu Kai Karate) 2nd place went to Antony Pandelidis (Winged Dragon M/A) and in 3rd place was Josh Harwood (XFC Bayswater) ...there where many other standouts and congratulations to all the junior competitors, you did your club and family proud

The junior traditional weaponry division had good number of competitors; the standard was very high, in 1st place Martyn Allwood (Sansho Kan) runner- up Craig Firman (Zenshin Karate) and 3rd place going to Nikita Ryan (XFC Bayswater).  Final of demo/creative weapons was another division that was hotly contested with some polished performances. 1st and 2nd places going to Team Free Style Pro Active with 3rd place being taken out by Craig Firman (Zenshin Karate)

Veteran's continuous sparring division saw big numbers of competitors attending round 2. Their spirit and determination was obvious as they tried to out-physic each other before and during the match. Taking out 1st place Leo Pegoli (Wing Chun Kung Fu) 2nd place going to Simon Pedelty (Krishan Pantha Kung Fu) and 3rd place going to Paul Allwood (Sansho Kan).

Male black belt forms and point sparring finals kept everyone on their toes; taking out forms competition with a polished performance was Luke Campbell (Loong Fu Pai M/A) 2nd place going to Simon Pedelty (Krishan Pantha Kung Fu) and 3rd place Sam Pierce (GKR).  Finals of point sparring was a real crowed pleasure with lighting fast techniques, spinning kicks including warnings to competitors for excessive contact, taking out Luke Campbell 2nd place going to team mate Shane Coggins &3rd place Louis Mason Lo Man Kun Wing Chun.      

We wish to personally thank all competitors, parents, coaches for an outstanding day of sportsmanship and to all our Official's congratulations for a great day of officiating.  Special thanks to First Aid, Mr Darryn Ball and team.... Mr Kayne Dewhurst for supplying mats ... action photos from Mr David Palfreeman and Mr Adrian Delia

We look forward to seeing everyone at round three on the 22nd September at the Boroondara Sports complex, North Balwyn.  Enquiries contact Mr James Casey on 0402 695 717

vic officialsVictorian Referees Board Seminar

Around 24 senior Instructors attended round two ARB seminar held by NAS Chairman Mr James Casey. Assisting Mr Casey was Mr Wayne Newton VIC Technical Director

Seminar was very productive and educational for all attending covering NAS rules and regulations on forms/demos, point sparring and continuous sparring including Table officials seminar conducted by Mrs Virginia Casey, National Table Director

A great day was held by all with 3 Officials being accredited level two and 3 table Officials being accredited

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 - Referee/Judge
  • 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. Get involved, join our team of highly qualified martial art instructors/ NAS Officials
Instructors, black belts & veteran competitors are welcome to join the NAS referees board and gain State, National and International recognition as an NAS Official - Referee/Judge.
 
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. Incentives for 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 firsthand knowledge on rules & regulations of the NAS competition
d/    Officials accreditation, certification and tie are free of charge
e/    Family members free spectator entry into NAS competition
f/     Free lunch provided for Officials/ Table officials only
g/    Your style/ club promoted in the Blitz magazine, Official of the month for recognition within the Australian Referees Board (ARB) Note! State Director will choose a different Official each tournament
h/    No joining fee; for membership or accreditations into the NAS-ARB  
Any Instructor's wishing to get involved with the NAS referees board please don't hesitate to contact Mr James Casey on 0402 695 717
 

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NAS Competitor Profile 

NAME: Luke Campbell
STYLE: Loong Fu Pai
How long have you trained? I have been training for over 25 years
Where and or how often do you train? I teach and train 4-5 times a week in a few different places. (Knox gardens, Monbulk and Lysterfield)
Please tell us what you like about the NAS competition? I think because NAS is an all styles tournament it is a great place to come and learn about all different Martial Arts and over the years i have made quite a few friends through NAS
Best moment/memory in competition with the NAS? I don’t really have a best moment although I have had plenty of great moments through NAS. Some of my best memories would have to be fighting it out with my brothers (Beau and Blake) in several finals throughout the years.
Have you a favourite technique in competition? Favourite technique changes from year to year, usually it varies from a back fist to a front kick to a double round house kick
Favourite martial artist ... I don’t have a favourite martial artist I enjoy a wide range of styles and martial artist
What are your future goals in the NAS? I am very into teaching our styles new tournament team we have put together. I hope we can make it a lot bigger and I hope I can guide them to a successful tournament life
 

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Club/Organisation – Profile

 

INSTRUCTOR NAME: Lucky Pandelidis                      

STYLE: Go Ju Ryu

How long have you trained? I’ve been training for 38 Years

Location of club & nights you train? We have 9 locations throughout Melbourne from Epping to Phillip Island

How did you find out about the NAS competition? Blitz Magazine

What do you like about the NAS competition? The diverse styles you can compete against

Name some of your up-coming champions from your club and how they are placing in the NAS competition… The whole team are champions. The competitors that have done really well are Troy Bloomfield, Allanah Douglas, Antony Pandelidis, Lisa Waywell and Nadia Lazongas.

What are your future goals for your organisation? To increase our Red Dragon team in numbers and to win a few more Australian Titles and World Titles. 

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