Rd1 Australian Capital Territory - 20th May 2018


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1. The first A.C.T NAS tournament for 2018 was another success!

Competitors and spectators turned up on a freezing Canberra morning to the Australian Institute of Sport to participate in the first ACT NAS tournament for the year. Mr James Casey, NAS President, welcomed everyone and thanked the competitors, coaches and officials for their commitment to the tournament. Mr Casey encouraged all clubs, coaches, and competitors to spread the word about the ACT NAS tournament and encourage their fellow club mates to enter future events so that the NAS ACT continues to grow!

Following Mr Casey, Mr Gibbons, ACT State Director welcomed all competitors, coaches, officials and spectators to the tournament. Mr Gibbons spoke about his excitement to see so many different styles represented and that he was very thankful for the continued support of the martial arts community. Mr Gibbons announced the launch of the NAS ACT Facebook page and encouraged everyone to like the page so that they could have access to the latest information about future events in the ACT.

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The day of competition started with the demonstration divisions, which were well represented. Similarly, to last year the bo was the weapon of choice for most of the Weapon’s demonstration, however it was great to see some creative demonstrations with swords!

Results from these division where in Demo Creative Weapons - Junior - up to 17 years in 1st place Alexander Fruehling - Kyokushin IKA and runner-up Saverio Barbaro - Do Chung Martial Arts. Traditional Weapons - Junior - up to 17 years saw Jaan Celik - Kyokushin IKA come 1st, Saverio Barbaro - Do Chung Martial Arts 2nd place and Jacob Chamberlain - Kyokushin IKA take home 3rd place

The 7-9 years Continuous division were again the most popular, as usual it had mums and dads on their toes cheering, encouraging and perhaps consoling but we won’t take it away from the little pockets of dynamites they all did their clubs and parents proud. The finalist for this division was an all Kyokushin – IKA trifecta with Oshadha Wickramasinghe in 1st place, Henry Honchera, 2nd and Joe Hodges 3rd 

Our continuous sparring and forms division being the biggest of the tournament. The point sparring was a little bit more contested this time, with most divisions being run. It was fantastic to see several veteran martial artists competing in point sparring, forms and continuous sparring in both the novice/advanced and veteran divisions. This just shows that you are never too young or too old to compete and represent your club! 

Here we would like to extend our congratulations to the finalist of just a few divisions beginning with Forms, 10 - 11 yrs (10th - 6th Kyu) with Patrick Bannon – GKR in 1st place, James Dry - Kokoro Kai Goju in 2nd place and Angelo Nelson - Kyokushin IKA 3rd. Forms, 16 - 17yrs (5th Kyu - Blackbelt) 1st place going to Mikayla Boffa - Kokoro Kai Goju, 2nd place Amy Trotman - Activ8 Martial Arts, 3rd place Amelia Taylor - Kyokushin IKA

Point Sparring saw, 8 - 9 yrs (5th - Blackbelt) again a Kyokushin – IKA trifecta with May Nguyen – Kyokushin 1st, Joe Hodges 2nd and Jacob Chamberlain 3rd. In another age division, 14 - 15 yrs (5th - Blackbelt) 1st place taken home by Rhythm Marshall - Kokoro Kai Goju, 2nd place to Timothy Alder - Canberra Wing Chun Academy with 3rd place going to Jaan Celik - Kyokushin IKA.

Continuous, Novice 10th - 6th Kyu saw in 1st place Xiaonan Chen - Yut Hung Kung Fu Academy with Joshua Lancaster - Capital Wing Chun Academy 2nd and 3rd place going to Andrew Pamplin - Kokoro Kai Goju. The experience was evident in these final two divisions, the Female Continuous Advanced (5th to Blackbelt) division had team mates from Kokoro Kai Goju, Tamerau Boffa vs Alicia Gauld, in the end it was a unanimous decision that 1st place go to Tamara, Alicia 2nd and in 3rd place Georgia Cummins - Canberra Wing Chun Academy. Male Continuous Advanced ( 5th to Blackbelt) was our last division for the day with team mates from Kyokushin – IKA, Quan Nghiem v’s Corey Grey had our judges attention right from the bell, eventual winner Quan placing Corey 2nd with Ben Nihill - Canberra Wing Chun Academy in 3rd place. 

I was very impressed with the standard of competition and sportsmanship of all the competitors. In particular, Kaliah Brewer, Mikayla Boffa, Amelia Taylor, Timothy Alder and Haley Graham who agreed to enter additional divisions, following some unexpected withdrawals on the day, to make sure that their opponents had the chance to compete. This is the perfect example of what true martial arts spirit is all about! Congratulations to you all!

As you can see from above results it was very pleasing to see such a large variety of styles represented at this tournament. It was great to see students and coaches from GKR, Goju, Karate, Taekwondo, Kyokushin, Kung Fu and Wing Chung participating. Thank you to those of you who travelled from near and far, but particularly those of you who gave up your Sunday and travelled from interstate to support us!

A special thank you to the officials, coaches, competitors, mums and dads who took videos and photos of the day and posted them to our Facebook page and to Mr James Casey and Mrs Virginia Casey for their continued support and invaluable assistance on the day. The tournament would not have been such a success without you!

We look forward to the state titles on 5 August at the Australian Institute of Sport. It will be your last chance to qualify for the NAS Nationals in December, so make sure you register! If you would like to compete or officiate, please contact me through Facebook or on my mobile

Yours in martial arts.

Mr Glen Gibbons

A.C.T NAS Director.

Mob: 0416258051


2. Australian Capital Territory - National All Styles Referees Board

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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. Our sincerest thanks to you all

Mrs Magda and Mr Glen Gibbons wish to acknowledge and give thanks to the Chairman ARB Mr Jim & Mrs Virginia Casey who travelled from the Gold Coast to assist with the running of rings with the ACT ARB, would also like to sincerely thank all others for assisting as judges or referees on the day and are looking forward to the on-going support to the NAS circuit and the martial art community.

Canberra 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. To all new table official’s, you did an outstanding job through-out the day, our sincerest thanks to you all!

Coaches, competitors & parents be a good sport!

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 behaviour within the NAS competition.

We invite you to become a NAS Official Instructors, black belts & veteran competitors are welcome to join the NAS referees board and gain State, National and International recognition as a 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/ judge’s 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 ranges 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 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)

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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.


Mr Glen Gibbons

A.C.T NAS Director

Mobile: 0416 258 051 

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