Rd3 Queensland - 7th July 2013


Queensland - Round 3

Passion, spirit & determination ruled the day! Talented combat-sport athletes from a host of different martial arts including Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing and various free style disciplines attended round 3 NAS at Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast.
All divisions were in full swing after official bow-in... Veterans divisions were up first with some excellent standouts. Forms competition saw  Andrew Purcell – GKR taking out 1st place with a strong performance, 2nd place going to Paco Jimenez  - WSKF, 3rd place Julie-Ann Bell – Bubushi M/A.  Male Point sparring finals saw Andrew Purcell – GKR come up against Jeff Smith – Success M/A, both competitors demonstrated amazing stamina with neither backing down, towards the end of the match Andrew moved ahead on points to take the match...3rd place going to Bill Free - GKR
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Demonstration and weaponry divisions kept the crowd entertained...  Standouts in the junior traditional weaponry saw Ethan Airs - Seishin Zen Ryoku Karate taking out 1st place, 2nd place going to Courtney Noble - Success M/A, 3rd place Curtis Reck – Bubishi M/A.  Junior Demo/Creative weapons also saw some up-coming champions to be with Team Success M/A take 1st place with a fine synchronised form, 2nd place team KenshinKan, 3rd place going to ATA M/A
Pee wee final had team mates Chloe Paganin & Lachlan Mills from Shiro Ryu Kan M/A do battle, these kids were pumped-up and couldn't wait to show their talent.  Both fighters showed excellent balance, control and courage with the match going to Chloe, 3rd place going to Pietro Marin – KenshinKan
Final of the M/F 10 to 11 yrs continuous division was won by a determined Mitchell Bucher – Success M/A who had to give it all to defeat a gallant Alec Webster – KenshinKan, 3rd place Sammy Ross Privitera – Shiro Ryu Kan M/A ...finals female 12 - 14 yrs continuous saw Katelyn Webster – KenshinKan defeated Jessica Baron IGK, 3rd place Jessie Woehrle KenshinKan, congratulations to all juniors you all did your clubs proud
Female Black belt-open forms was taken out by Kristel Suess - GKR with a polished performance, 2nd place going to team mate Angelena Jasny, 3rd place Karen Young - Seishin Zen Ryoku.  In the point sparring finals saw Kristina Smith – GKR defeat Karen Young - Seishin Zen Ryoku, 3rd place going to Angelena Jasny
Men's advanced continuous was one of the highlights of the afternoon. Finals, Jason Parker – Institute of Modern TKD came up against Zippy Dickson – KenshinKan.  Jason was too strong on the day out scoring his opponent with excellent round house kicks to the head to take the match, 3rd place going to Andrew Purcell - GKR
Congratulations must go to all our officials for an outstanding day of officiating and to Mr William Rogers QLD Technical Director, congratulations to all senior referees/officials and staff for an outstanding day of officiating.
We look forward to seeing every body at the Queensland Round 4 at the Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre, Palm Beach, Gold Coast.  Please remember this will be your last chance to qualify for invitation to the QLD State Championships...Any new martial art school wishing to come on board the NAS circuit please contact Mr James Casey 0402 695 717
Special thanks to St Johns Ambulance and Mrs Caroline Soner for photographs from the day of competition
On a final note...martial arts begins and ends with courtesy regardless of style, rank or creed...definition of a true champion is one who wins and losses with dignity & respect!
Yours in martial arts

Official – Profile Officials profile

NAME:  Errol Singh
STYLE:  Seishin-Ryu Karate-Do Australia How long have you trained? Formerly from South Africa, and having grown up in a very rough area in Durban, I started training in boxing at the age of 6. I was also involved in other sports, state athlete, league soccer and cricket. I joined a Shotokan and Judo club after high school. A near death accident put a stop to all sports for almost 18 years. I have trained with Seishin Ryu for the past 4 1/2 years.
Where do you train? The club has 5 venues in the western suburbs. I train at Jamboree Heights, Middle Park, Camira and sometimes at Redbank on a Saturday 
How long have you been involved with the NAS?  I have been with NAS since round 2 in 2012. 
What made you become an NAS Official?  My grandson is a competitor as well as other members of our club and I thought I could glean a lot more knowledge from being involved as well as get a better understanding of the different styles. I am glad that I did as I have made many new friends including referees, judges and competitors. I would like to thank Mr Casey for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the best martial arts circuit around as well as my chief instructor Sensei Ettore for the training and development in becoming a judge and not forgetting all the officials for their support. 
What level are you with the NAS? Currently level 1 and enjoying the activity
What are your future goals in the NAS?  At this stage I would like to get to level 4. I know it is a journey however it is an enjoyable journey and time goes quickly.

Competitor Profile  competitor profile

NAME:  Martyn Fleming STYLE: Bonsai Karate 
How long have you trained? I trained judo for a couple of years at high school, as well as some jujitsu and a little karate before joining the army at the age of 19. I picked up my martial arts training again 7 years ago with Sensei Nick and Bonsai Karate. 

Where and or how often do you train? I train three times a week on Brisbane's north side.

·         Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30pm (Aspley East State School)

·         Friday 6:00 – 7:30pm (Wavell Heights State School)

·         Sunday 5:00 – 7:00pm (Aspley East State School)

On non-training nights, I work out in my under-the-house gym three to four times a week. I like spending quality time with my kick bag, speed ball and wooden dummy.

Please tell us what you like about the NAS competition? NAS tournaments bring different styles together and expose me to a wide range of martial artists. It helps me identify my weaknesses and areas I can work on and improve. Over the years, NAS tournaments feel like a martial arts family reunion - there's always strong camaraderie and respect between the competitors. Each time I compete, I look forward to finding out how well my work has paid off since the previous tournament.

Best moment/memory in competition with the NAS? My best memory was a 3-point tornado kick in the 2009 national finals in Melbourne. I set it up with a crescent kick to push my opponent back into a corner, giving me the perfectly position and timing to execute the tornado kick. Not only was it a bit of a crowd pleaser, but the points came in handy.

Have you a favourite technique in competition? For point sparring, my favourite technique is the snap kick (mae-geri). For continuous, I like destabilising my opponent using sweep kicks (ashi-barai), as well as thigh checks (mawashi-geri).

Favourite martial artist...Andy Hug. He had amazing finishing power, fighting spirit and sportsmanship. Osu!

What are your future goals in the NAS? I'm really putting my effort into point sparring. In past competitions, I've achieved first place with kata (forms) and continuous sparring (my favourite). Now, I'd like a first place in the male open black belt division for point sparring.

Club/Organisation – Profile  club profile

STYLE: Go Kan Ryu Karate

GKR have been strong supporters of the NAS Queensland and through out Australia for many years

GKR produces many State and National Champions within the NAS.

The organisation also has numerous male and female champion of champions from around Australia.

They continue to enter students and maintain a high level of placements within the NAS

We thank them for their years of support to the NAS/ WASO


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