Rd2 Queensland 19th May 2013

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Gearing up for a great day’s competition!

Martial art schools from all over Southeast Queensland & Northern NSW, some having to travel a good 5 hours to the Gold Coast attended round 2 for a great day of competition. The tournament proved to be an intense one, with all attending hoping to do their club proud.

The morning kicked off early with male black belt open forms competition with good numbers attending. There were excellent performances given by all. Results: Jason King-Shaolin Long Fist K/F giving a polished performance taking out 1st place, runner up Khai Tran-Seishin-Ryu Karate. Point sparring final saw Khai Tran-Seishin-Ryu Karate do battle against Brett O’Driscoll-Success Martial Arts, the match was very even through out towards the end Khai picked his shots taking the lead and the match, second place going to Brett.

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Veteran’s was another division first up in the morning. There were some excellent stand outs in the forms competition taking out first place Jason King-Shaolin Long Fist K/F showing excellent skill & showmanship, second place going to Minoru Yamasaki-WSKF. Female Veterans point sparring was taken out by Julie-Ann Bell-Bubishi M/A defeating Sylvia Sanjurjo-Seishin-Ryu Karate. Men’s final saw Brett O’Driscoll-Success Martial Arts defeat Steve Kelly-GKR

Junior divisions where in full swing with Pee Wees divisions nearing the end as usual it was a nail biter with mums, dads and coaches getting behind their little pockets of dynamites. A determined Tannin Clough-DAMASHII M/A was too strong on the day taking out first place, second place going to Thomas Glasby-ATA M/A.

Final of the Male 10 to 11 yrs continuous division was won by Stephen Williams-KenshinKan who kept the pressure on throughout the match to defeat team mate Alec Webster...finals Female 12 - 13 yrs 5th Kyu to Black belt point sparring saw Chloe Loustau-ATA M/A defeated Aleks Gaigals-Success M/A, congratulations boys and girls you all did your clubs proud

Demonstrations and weaponry where among the highlights of the day, senior traditional weaponry saw some polished performances; Kristel Suess-GKR gave a gutsy performance defeating Jason King-Shaolin Long Fist K/F. In the junior division, Demo/Creative weapon was taken out by Team Success Martial Arts and second going to team Go Kan Ryu. Junior traditional weaponry saw some champions of the future however we could only have one winner and taking this place was Ethan Airs-Seishin Zen Ryoku, second place going to Samantha Ellis-ATA M/A

The female black belt-open division forms was taken out by Kristel Suess-GKR, runner-Karen Young-Seishin Zen Ryoku, female point sparring final was hotly contested, Karen Young-Seishin Zen Ryoku was relentless in her attack and proved too strong on the day defeating Nicole Fortuna-KenshinKan Forest Lake

Congratulations must also go to all the officials & staff for an outstanding day of officiating. Special thanks to Qld Technical Director Mr. William Rogers and Senior table official Mrs. Caroline Kennedy. We wish to thank Caroline Soner for action photos.

Martial art schools wishing to get on board the NAS competition – contact QLD State Director, James Casey on 0402 695 717. Look forward to seeing everybody at round 3 on the Gold Coast 7th July

1. nas - CompetitorNAS Competitor Profile

NAME: Sifu Jason King

STYLE: Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu (Chang Quan)

How long have you trained? I have trained in martial arts for over 25 years. I dabbled in a variety of styles including Judo, Karate, Jujitsu before spending a few years doing Ninjutsu. When I moved to university, I met my Kung Fu Master Yi-Yen Lee and have spent 22 years studying the various Chinese Martial Arts, specialising in Shaolin kung fu.

Where and or how often do you train? Brisbane Kung Fu operates 12 classes a week throughout Brisbane and districts. I spent approx 20 - 25 hours a week actively training or teaching my classes.

Please tell us what you like about the NAS competition?   What I like about NAS is that it gives you the opportunity to perform under pressure. If we ever need to use our martial arts in real life we’ll be under pressure so it’s a chance to see what is consolidated within our repertoire and what needs more ingraining. Also the opportunity to compete and experience against unknown opponents/styles gives variety to our practice.

Best moment/memory in competition with the NAS? My favourite moment in NAS would have to be when I performed Drunken Kung Fu in the Masters Showcase at the 2004 national titles. I spent the hour or two prior to performing, pretending to gradually get drunk then went out and showed my Jackie Chan inspired routine.

Have you a favourite technique in competition? I like to use my thrust kick which is deceptively strong and can outrange my opponents punches.

Favourite martial artist... Have been greatly inspired by Vladimir Vasiliev, the Canadian Systema instructor who has influenced the way I apply my forms to sparring and self defence.

What are your future goals in the NAS? Would love to help coach more of my students through to State and National success and maintain my own skills within the Veteran divisions.

2. nas - OfficialNAS Official Profile

NAME: Ettore Senatore

STYLE: Seishin-Ryu Karate-Do Australia 

How long have you trained/ Rank achieved?I have trained for 18 years. My ranking is 4th Dan, Chief Instructor

Where do you train?I train in Brisbane on Wednesday and Fridays. Other days I Instruct.

How long have you been involved with the NAS?15 years ago I started competing and am now a centre referee at Queensland NAS tournaments. I have the honour of centre referring at NAS Australian tournaments as well.

What made you become an NAS Official? To officiate all different styles

What level are you with the NAS? Level 4

What are your future goals in the NAS?My future goals in the NAS are three fold first is to achieve the highest level of accreditation.

Secondly to be a good example to new NAS officials by showing fair and honest judging and refereeing.  Third and most important to make new friends and share my experience.


3. nas - ClubClub/Organisation – Profile

INSTRUCTOR NAME: Mark McFadden and Jon Ellis

STYLE: Kyokushin Karate

How long have you trained? Both Jon and Mark McFadden have been training for over twenty years. Jon commenced training when he was about 8 and Mark McFadden when he was 20. Jon achieved great success in semi contact kumite tournaments winning many Australian and State titles. Mark competed in Kyokushin full contact tournaments throughout the 1980’s.

In addition to Kyokushin both Jon and Mark have trained in Okinawa under Hokama Tettsuhiro 10th Dan Goju-Ryu Kenshi Kai one of Okinawa’s leading exponents of Goju Ryu Karate and also Kobudo.

Location of club & nights you train? Our main dojo is in 2/31 Centenary Drive, Goonellabah NSW and we train Tuesday and Thursday nights, with Sunday mornings for Kobudo. In Ballina we run Children’ only classes at the North Lakes Community Centre under Sempai Di Turner.

How did you find out about the NAS competition? We have known about NAS for many years.  Sempai Jon used to compete in them

What do you like about the NAS competition? It gives our students goals and challenges to aim for. Not all our students can or want to compete in the Kyokushin full contact tournaments. The NAS gives them a competitive outlet. The NAS also enables the kids to get into a competition as well.

What are your future goals for your organisation? Grow our students both in numbers, and in their skills

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