Rd4 Queensland - 11th September 2016


Gearing up for the State Championships!


The day got off to a great start competitors arriving from all over South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales with 22 different martial art styles attending the day was set for some fine martial art competition…

Highlights of the day’s competition:

The morning got off to an early start for our male black belt division; In forms Mark Stone-RMAA Shotokan took out 1st place with fine kata/form, 2nd place Dhanesh Walatara – JKH Aust, 3rd place Nick Noordink –Bonsai Karate. Finals point sparring saw Mark Stone-RMAA Shotokan was too classy on the day pulling away midway through the match out-scoring his opponent Jason Paterson –Success M/A, 3rd place going to Martyn Fleming-Bonsai Karate

Veterans form division was taken out by Dhanesh Walatara – JKH Aust, 2nd place taken out by Linda DeMilford – Success M/A, 3rd place Richard Baker – Brisbane Kung Fu. Finals men’s veterans point sparring was an excellent bout with neither competitor giving an inch, nearing the end Tony Taylor – RMAA Shotokan lunged forward scoring the winning point to take the match, 2nd place going to Johan Lourens - GKR & in 3rd place Karl Fill - 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 Team RMAA, 3rd place Team Seishin-Ryu Karate. The senior team division saw mixed team Seishin-Ryu Karate take home 1st place and in 2nd place team Bonsai Karate. Extreme Creative Weaponry 0-12yrs: 1st place Levi Vereyken – MD Martial arts, 2nd place team mate Axel Vereyken, 3rd place Mia Prodger – Success M/A   Traditional or Extreme Senior, saw1st place go to Craig Walker JMAMA. Traditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, was an all RMAA Shotokan victory, 1st place Rachael Taylor, 2nd place Jackson Wiltshire, 3rd place Michaela Soner. Traditional Weaponry 13-17yrs taking 1st place Joseph Blackler - JMAMA, 2nd place Tiana Sing – Gold Coast M/A, 3rd place Damien Prins – RMAA. Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place went to Shannon Balnaves – RMMA Shotokan, 2nd place going to Carl Aganda – Black Eagle Arnis

Junior divisions where hotly contested taking out first place in the 7 year old and under point sparring saw Riley McCarthy – JKH Aust taking the match out with a quick reverse punch with seconds to go taking out 1st place, 2nd place Jesse Rogers – RMMA Shotokan, 3rd place Kalon Davis Success M/A

10 to 11 yr 10th – 6th Kyu point sparring final was an all RMAA Shotokan victory out-scoring their rivals. 1st place Brayden Garner proving too strong on the day out scoring Harriet Knijff, 3rd place going to Campbell Garner

Finals 10 to 11 yrs 5th Kyu to black belt point sparring finals saw Rachael Taylor – RMAA Shotokan put the pressure on midway through the match scoring with fast reverse punches to out score and take the match against Rick Drew – JKH Aust, 3rd place going to Tung Huynh – Seishin Ryu Karate

Spectators where treated to some fine performances from the Female black belt forms competition, taking out 1st place with a fine form/kata, Pania Casey-Williams - KenshinKan Karate, 2nd place going to Melissa Senatore – Seishin Ryu Karate, 3rd place Ashleigh Hinchy – Shito Ryu Redlands. Finals point sparring saw some fiery encounters from all participating giving it their all in the end Shannon Balnaves proved too strong on the day out scoring her opponent Barbara Wood – Bonsai Karate 3rd place Pania Casey-Williams – KenshinKan

Congratulations QLD ARB Technical commission Mr William Rogers & Mr Ian Pape and all referees /Judges and table Officials, Senior table official QLD Caroline Kennedy. Many thanks to Fight World QLD sponsor…also action photos taken by Mrs Caroline Soner

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 OSU!

Look forward to seeing everyone at QLD State titles 16th October 2016.

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Queensland - National All Styles - Referees Board: Round 4 

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 officiate as referees, judges and Table officials; we truly wish to thank each and every one of you for your contribution to the martial art community and the NAS tournament circuit.  

Special thanks must go to the following;

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 … Table Officials: Mrs Virginia Casey, Mrs Caroline Kennedy, Ms Tia Butler, Noel and Ann Truasheim & Sheryl Tulp, Joanne Paparopolous, Miss Alana Wilson & Miss Kealy Williams

Also wish to thank our door and registration staff; Mrs Nimfa Webster, Shane Wilson

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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
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Incentives joining NAS ARB:

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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

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