Rd2 Queensland - 22nd May 2016


Great day had by all!


Martial Art schools from all over Southeast Queensland and Northern NSW converged on the Gold Coast, Carrara Sports Indoor Stadium for a day of non stop action. There was a buzz of excitement with teams getting together warming-up, going over strategies with their coaches and new clubs over-coming nerves prior to competition


Instructors, coaches and officials were debriefed regarding the day’s events prior to official bow-in. The Queensland Director Mr. James Casey welcomed all competitors, coaches and spectators, wishing them luck for the day

Highlights of the days competition … in our reports we will do our best to include as many clubs and competitors as possible from this event.

Male black belt forms was in full swing with some excellent performances, taking out 1st place Garry Edwards-Shito Ryu Redlands Karate Do, 2nd place Gabriel Soner - RMAA, 3rd place Mark Stone - RMAA . Spectators where entertained with excellent fighting and sportsmanship from the male black belt point sparring final. Mark Stone came up against Blayd Tunstall – KenshinKan, this was a very fiery match with both men being cautioned to control their contact… Mark began to find his mark and score with some excellent techniques to take the lead and the match, taking home 3rd place Nick Noordink – Bonsai Karate       

Veteran’s forms division was also well represented with excellent displays of strength and intensity from all attending. 1st place went to Garry Edwards-Shito Ryu Redlands Karate, 2nd place to Bill Free - GKR and in 3rd place Scott Hampson – Seishin-Ryu Karate Do. Point sparring female finals saw Success Martial Arts team mates fight off in the finals, Deborah Lindsay taking 1st place and 2nd place going to Michelle Bobbin. Men’s finals saw 1st place going to Matt Duff – Success Martial Arts in 2nd place Martyn Fleming – Bonsai Karate and 3rd place going to Bill Free - GKR

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Demonstrations got off to a great start and the spectators where treated to some excellent performances from various styles. Junior synchronised team forms were taken out by A-team KenshinKan, 2nd place B-team KenshinKan, 3rd place Team Seishin-Ryu Karate. The senior team division saw male team Seishin-Ryu Karate take home 1st place and in 2nd place female team Northern Rivers Shukokai. Extreme Creative Weaponry Senior, 1st place Melissa Dunlop - Spirit First M/A  Traditional or Extreme Senior, saw1st place go to Eleanor Swiatek & team mate Melissa Dunlop taking home 2nd place. Traditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, taking out 1st place Jackson Wiltshire - RMAA, 2nd place going to team mate Michaela Soner, 3rd place Riley Swiatek – Spirit First M/A. Traditional Weaponry 13-17yrs taking 1st place Tiana Sing - Gold Coast Martial Centre, 2nd place Damien Prins – RMAA, 3rd place to team mate Jasvanti Lala. Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place went to Kristel Suess Tetsuya Karate, 2nd place going to Gabriel Soner – RMAA, 3rd place Dean Pratt – Seito Kai Iaido. 

The pace picked up with the continuous sparring, these divisions really test style against style where they come up against Karate, Kung fu, Tai Kwon Do, Free style just to mention a few to see who comes out the best on the day. Junior 7 to 9 years kept Mums, Dads & Referees on the ball with their fast pace and enthusiasm, taking out 1st place Victoria Knijff- RMAA, runner up Benji DeMilford – Success Martial Arts and 3rd place going to Chicaine Williams - KenshinKan Karate 

Women’s novice form division final saw Ruth Potts – Northern Rivers Shukokai take home 1st place and Eleanor Swiatek – Spirit First M/A in 2nd place. Point sparring had the ladies right from the bell exchanging techniques, as the match progressed, Eleanor Swiatek found her mark scoring the winning point to take the match in 2nd place Candice Hincksman – Bonsai Karate, 3rd place going to Cathryn Jenkins – HITT Fitness Muay

 We wish to thank all attending clubs and families for making this day a great success and look forward to seeing you all at round 3, Sunday 24th July on the Gold Coast. 

Special thanks to our tournament sponsor “FIGHT WORLD Martial Arts Supplies” Mr Peter Ogilvie & Mr Steve Mannix also to Miss Kristy Heitman and her team of first aiders along with the NAS officials & staff for an outstanding day of officiating. Thank you to Qld Technical Director Mr. William Rogers and Senior table official Mrs. Caroline Kennedy. Many thanks to Caroline Soner for supplying action photos 

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 

Enquiries from new clubs wishing to compete with the NAS Queensland, phone Mr. James Casey on 0402 695 717 or befriend me on face book: Jim Casey National All Styles … where you will find up-dates and what is going on in the NAS around Australia 

Look forward to hearing from you.


 Queensland - 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; Mr William Rogers Technical Director, Mr Aussie (Ian) Pape; NAS ARB National trainer, senior referees/ judges, Mr Ettore Senatore, Mr Delio Senatore, Mr Mark Stone, Mr Richard Nichols, Mr Jeff Haywood, Mr Martyn Fleming, Mr Nick Noordink, Mr Mikey Fleming, Mr Bill Free & Mr Errol Singh

Note! Certificates being presented by the President Mr Jim Casey and Mr Williams Rogers, congratulations Mr Jeff Haywood on receiving your level 3 ARB accreditation also congratulations to Mikey Fleming on receiving your level 1 ARB accreditationboth participants where required to under-take a two hour examination, well done to you both!   

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To all our table officials we wish to thank you all for your services to the NAS, without your contribution as Mums and Dads supporting your children at these events, giving your time unselfishly as NAS table officials the event would not run as smoothly as it does! Big thank you to Mrs Virginia Casey, Mrs Caroline Kennedy, Ms Tia Butler, Noel and Ann Truasheim & Sheryl Tulp

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 behavior within the NAS competition. 

We invite you to become an NAS Official Instructors, black belts & veteran competitors are welcome to join the NAS referees board and gain State, National and International recognition as an 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/ 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.
  • 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 range 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/ Officials 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)  

Note! State Director will choose a different Official each tournament  

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

Call me regarding joining the NAS ARB and becoming an NAS Official/ Table official….. Mr. James Casey 0402 695 717 

NAS Officials Oath

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