Rd2 New South Wales - 30th April 2017


New South Wales National All Styles Round 2 Tournament

on April 30th saw over 35 Martial Arts clubs from all over the state gather at the Netball Central Stadium in Sydney’s Olympic Park for another action-packed day of competition. Both tournaments so far this year have provided  a showcase of the tremendous talent of our local competitors, and the many new artists and clubs entering the scene for the first time, made their presence felt from the moment they walked onto the mats. If this is any indication of what NSW has to offer, then there is no doubt we will be in the box seat when we proudly host this year's National Championships at our home stadium in December.

1. As the crowd grew, the official Bow-in created a tremendous atmosphere in the stadium.

Every participant, young or old, beginner to the more experienced, was keen to get underway. The excitement and enthusiasm voiced in loud encouragement from coaches, team-mates and Mums & Dads. The Pee Wee's (7yrs & under) always provide a terrific curtain raiser and this event was no exception. The Forms event saw displays of timing and focus beyond their young years with a popular win going to Michael Mirandilla (PDK Dojo) in his first NAS outing from his determined PDK team mate Joshua San Luis. Hot on their heels in third was the always competitive Marley Fawcett (Kumiai Ryu One Martial Arts) and newcomer Adamrinjarni (Tam Taekwondo) in forth. Well done guys!

The enthusiasm was evident in the 8-9yrs 5thKyu-Black Belt Forms event with some young, up and coming talent on display. Kiedis Huhndorf (Chikara Kenpo Karate) took the day with a strong performance with Larissa Govender (Double Dragon Shotokan) in close pursuit taking second, and classy performances from Jacob Luong (PDK Dojo) and Ishan Kumar (Epping Shotokan SKIA) taking third. Showing skill and dedication, the contestants in the Veterans Forms impressed the judges and the crowd with examples of their art, honed through years of training. Mark Mikha (PDK Dojo) claiming first place with consistent competitor Andrew East’s (Shotokan Karate) focused display taking second and Eric Barnett (Seigokan Australia) close on their tails in third place. The Female Black Belt Open Forms was all class with precision and expert timing. The crowd showing their appreciation as Selina Nguyen (Tora Martial Arts) took the day with a close score from Denise Fung (Japanese Academy of Martial Arts) and Tatum Sinclair-Harris (Double Dragon Shotokan) in her first venture in the adult Black Belt division taking third.

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The adrenalin, focus and sheer speed of the Point Sparring divisions always provides some of the highlights of the day! The 10–11 years 5th Kyu to Black Belt produced more than a few close decisions. Samuel Bateman (Kumiai Ryu One Martial Arts) winning on the bell over Koby Enright (Kinetic Martial Arts). Shaun Parasher (Ta Mo Tao Martial Arts) taking the points for 3rd place narrowly from Shanieka Pope ( Goju Ryu Karate Do). Proving they were just as quick, the pumped  up combatants in the Female 12–13 years 10th-6th Kyu put on a great show for all the supporters and spectators. Tijana Rancic’s (Evolution Gym) use of some good kick-punch combinations saw her score a close win over Katina Eyles (Kinetic Martial Arts). Jade Issa (Seigokan Australia) showed her ringcraft skills in taking out third place.

Over on Ring 2 the big guys weren't to be outdone! There were some tenacious battles with no-one giving an inch. Speed and adrenalin in abundance! The Male Black Belt Open gave everything and more! Zach Boys (Kumiai Ryu One Martial Arts), returning as NAS Welter Weight Champion, showed us the winning skills he has developed from his dedicated training. He fought a great final with Lucas Palmero (Chikara Kenpo Karate) to take the win in a bout that had the crowd on their feet. While the smooth, fast hand combinations from Alistair Fell (Epping Shotokan SKIA) saw him claim third place from Kyle Thew (Isshogai Do Kai Karate) who fought hard in his first adult Black Belt outing.

The Continuous Sparring divisions are always popular and increasingly so in recent years. The new divisions this year have provided lots of 'thrills and spills' and plenty of action for the appreciative crowd! The 12-14yrs (10th-6thKyu) Male Continuous was a tremendous mix of varied and different styles coming together in great spirit. The final saw Jaan Celik (Kyokushin Karate) up against Mason Carnevale (Evolution Gym). Jaan’s combinations and evasive skills claimed the win this day, but I'm sure Mason will be back for more. Jonathan Issa (Seigokan Australia) taking third in a tight battle with Mohsen Rezaie (AAHYA). Big futures ahead for these talented fighters.

The young ladies certainly weren't to be outdone with the 15-17yrs Female divisions producing some wonderful battles. Taking the placings were the high-kicking Aimee Pope (Kumiai Ryu One Martial Arts) with Mariam Moosawi (AAHYA) second and Ruby Farquhar (Hoshin Jutsu) in third. The crowd was right behind some tenacious battles in the Male Novice Continuous with no-one giving an inch. Good manoeuvring and ringcraft saw Philip Millikin (Isshin Ryu Australia) take a split decision from his Isshin Ryu team mate Brad Cullen. Joshua Rogers (Isshogai Do Kai Karate) showed he has all the skills taking third place over never give-in attitude of Alaadin Omrie (Tora Martial Arts).

An absolute highlight of the tournaments this year has been the diversity and sheer 'wow' factor on show in the Weapons and Demonstration events. Spectators and competitors alike have been enthralled by some tremendous displays of skill and poise, and the judges have been impressed. Kaliah Brewer (Kyokushin Karate) claimed the prize in the Junior 0-12yrs Traditional Weapons with a strong  form from team mate Jaan Celik. Ethan Hawke (Budo Ryu Kempo) impressing with his bo to claim third spot. In the 13-17yrs division, the crowd were treated to some finely timed and practised displays. Kieran Dark (Ta Mo Tao Martial Arts) claimed first place narrowly from William Brittain (Black Belt Martial Arts) Emma Dezius (Isshogai Do Kai Karate) and Amanda Birminham (Budo Ryu Kempo) claiming third. The dedication to their weaponry training is a credit to them all.

A power-packed and exciting day of competition for NAS NSW! There was great talent on show and as always, tremendous spirit, friendship and sportsmanship! A round of applause and a HUGE 'thank you' goes to our tireless team of Ring & Table Officials who really pulled out all stops in a great team effort to produce a successful day. My thanks go to our tremendous sponsor; Alexsandra & John Nitis of Tora Martial Arts Supplies, Jeremy and his team of Paramedics and to all the supporters for their photos. (John will be back on deck soon!)

I look forward to seeing you all for Round Three on Sunday July 2nd, the next chance to qualify for the State and National Championships! Any club or instructor wanting to get involved with NAS NSW, please give me a call on 0410 335 937. Go NAS New South Wales!!




Name: Jessica Sultana

Style: Seigokan Academy Australia.

How long have you trained?  

I’ve been training for 6 years.

Where do you train? 

Seigokan Dojo, at Hubertus Workers Club,  

Luddenham NSW. 

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

It is a fair competition. The other competitors fight fairly and show great 

sportsmanship. The referees are kind and give great feedback on your formsand sparring for the future.

 Best moment/memory in competition with the NAS? 

Representing NSW in Queensland. I was the only one from my Dojo to compete; now there are 15 of us competing and gaining great results. 

Have you a favourite technique in competition? 

Head kicks are really my favourite as there are so many ways to trick your opponent in competition. 

Favourite martial artist? 

Seigokan’s Ms Atsuko Wakai, 4 times WKF Kata World Champion. 

What are your future goals in the NAS? 

I really just want to keep training and competing with my Dojo, entering more events and hopefully, representing Australia at the Olympics. I would also like to work towards becoming a referee.


Name: Zach Boys       


Style: Kumiai Ryu One Martial Arts


Zach has been competing in NAS Tournaments for quite a few years

now. He trains with the Kumiai Ryu

One Martial Arts Dojo at Terrigal on

the Central Coast of NSW. Zach really

enjoys competing and testing his skills

on the mat. He is the current 2016

NAS Male Welterweight Point Sparring

Champion having won this title in

Melbourne in November last year. He

also has a keen eye on the coveted

title of NAS Champion of Champions.


The opportunity to give back to arts is something Zach holds in high regard.

He assists with instruction in the Dojo and contributes to the tournaments as

a NAS Ring Official. He certainly knows what it’s like from both sides of the

mat in competition. He credits his success and love of the arts to the support

of his family, his instructor and dedicated team-mates.


 NEW SOUTH WALES NAS- ARB Referees, Judges and Official  

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New South Wales - National All Styles - Referees Board: 

All our Officials, Referees, Judges and Table Officials are volunteers who donate their time unselfishly to our sport so our event may run smoothly.  We are fortunate to have some fine martial artists officiating who we include in this report; Technical Director Mr Wayne Morrison, Senior Referees Mr Matthew Bryce, Mr Mark Porreca, Mr Graeme O’Donnel, Mr Tony Gillespie, Mr Chris Luafalealo, Mr Vincent Xu. 

Referees/Judges Mr Andrew Vrachnos, Ms Penny Gulliver, Mr Lucas Palmero, Mr Richardo Khonasty, Mr Ed Bateman, Mr Zach Boys, Mr Paul Fawcett, Ms Clare Ham, Mr Stavros Vergados, Mr Paul Odendaal, Mr Garth Schwartz, Mr Peter Clarke, Mr Chris Blunt. 

To all our NAS Table Officials, we wish to thank you all for your services to NAS. Without your contribution, giving your time unselfishly, the events would not run as smoothly as they do!  A big thank you to Senior Table Official Ms Natasha Kempers, Table Officials Ms Jennaya Palmer, Ms Charmaine Huhndorf, Ms Atousa Masoudi Ms Laura Walker, Ms Sian Fawcett, Ms Donna Ham & Mr David Huhndorf. 

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, adhering to strict guidelines regarding rules & regulations. The NAS Code of Conduct provides all participants with some simple rules concerning the standard of behaviour within the NAS competition. 

5. We invite YOU to become a NAS OFFICIAL.

Instructors, Black Belts & Senior rank 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 onAS 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, Continuou   s 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, at all times maintaining the highest standard of officiating. 

Incentives joining NAS Australian Referees Board:

• The NAS sets one of the highest standards of officiating in this country.

• Officials Level of Accreditation range from Level 1 through to Level 4 & National Trainer

• Your school will gain first-hand knowledge on Rules & Regulations of the NAS competition

• Official's Accreditation, Certification and tie are free of charge

• Free lunch provided for Officials/ Table officials on the day

• Family member's free spectator entry into NAS competition 

6. NAS Officials Oath 

We, the NAS Referees and 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 fair; on and off the competition arena. 

No joining fee - for membership or accreditations into the NAS-ARB 

Call me regarding joining the NAS ARB and becoming an NAS Official or Table Official…. Mr. Gary Palmer 0410 335 937 

Join our team of highly qualified NAS Officials!


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