Rd1 Australian Capital Territory - 3rd March 2019




The ACT NAS competitions continues to grow and the most recent Round 1 tournament was no exception. 

The tournament was our biggest one yet, and we were very pleased to welcome new clubs from Taekwondo and Go Kan Ryu who joined us for the first time.

As usual, the day of competition started with the demonstration divisions, which were well represented. It was great to see competitors and instructors from multiple styles coming together to wow us with their skills with a variety of weapons. A big congratulations to Mike Heeney (Martial Movement), Mark Pertile (Canberra Martial Arts Academy) and Tim Connellan (Korean Martial Arts Academy) for winning gold, silver and bronze respectively in the Senior division, and to Zachary Newman (Korean Martial Arts Academy), Jacob Chamberlain (Canberra Martial Arts Academy) and Zachary Lambides (Northside Traditional Taekwondo) for winning the junior division. 
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Again, the 7-9 years divisions were the most popular, with our continuous sparring and forms division being the biggest of the entire tournament. It was very exciting to see so many students having a go at the point sparring divisions which are continuing to grow steadily. I was very pleased to be able to run most of the point sparring divisions this time! A special thank you to Nina and Anne-Marie from Turnbull Martial Arts Academy for agreeing to jump in to give point-sparring a go so that we could run the Novice division.
I was very impressed with the standard of competition and sportsmanship of all the competitors. In particular, Paul Tunstall, Rachel Morrissey and Liam Trinh 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!
Thank you to the competitors, officials, coaches and mums and dads from Activ8 Martial Arts, Martial Movement, Capital Wing Chun Academy, Canberra Martial Arts Academy, Turnbull Martial Arts Academy, Go Kan Ryu, Northside Traditional Taekwondo, Korean Martial Arts Academ and Kokoro Kai Goju for your continued support and great sportsmanship! The tournament would not have been such a success without each one of you!
I look forward to the next Round of competition in June, and I am sure it will be even bigger and better than before. I invite all clubs to sign-up officials to make this a truly all-styles tournament. If you would like to compete or officiate, please contact me through the NAS ACT Facebook page or call me on 0416258051. Please keep an eye on the facebook page, for details of officials seminars as we get closer to June.

Yours in martial arts.
Mr Glen Gibbons
A.C.T NAS Director.








Magda and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our ACT NAS ARB Officials, referees, judges and table officials without whom we could not run these events, they donate their time unselfishly to our sport so our event may run smoothly.

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 Ring 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/ judges’ gestures and signals
  • The Chairman NAS/WASO & Executive committee - NAS Referees Board is responsible for overseeing all State/ National & International events, always maintaining the highest standard of officiating.
  • Join our team of highly qualified martial art instructors/ NAS Officials 

Incentives joining NAS ARB: 

  1. The NAS sets one of the highest standards of officiating in this country.
  2. Officials level of accreditation range from Level 1 through to Level 4 & National trainer
  3. Your school will gain first-hand knowledge on rules & regulations of the NAS competition
  4. Officials accreditation, certification and tie are free of charge
  5. Family members free spectator entry into NAS competition
  6. Free lunch provided for Officials/ Table officials only
  7. No joining fee - for membership or accreditations into the NAS-ARB

Call me regarding joining the NAS ARB and becoming a NAS Official/ Table official; Mr Glen Gibbons: Mobile 0416 258 051 

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.



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