State Titles Queensland - 15th October 2017



Queensland 2017 State Titles ended on a high for all attending!

Excellent numbers of competitors from all over Southeast Queensland and Northern NSW attended the 2017 NAS Queensland State Championships, Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast. With around 25 different martial at styles attending, the day was set for non-stop action. Clubs where out to qualify for state selection to 2017 NAS National Championships being held at Sydney Genea Netball Sports Centre, 2nd & 3rd December.



1. Highlights of the day’s competition

Officials prepared themselves for a long day of non-stop action, Male black belt divisions where among the highlights of the morning with some real standouts. Male black belt forms Mark Stone (RMAA Shotokan) won the votes from all judges with an excellent form/kata to take 1st place, 2nd place going to Mikey Fleming (Bonsai Karate), 3rd place Joshua Wiltshire (RMAA Shotokan). Male black belt point sparring final was a heated affair with Mark Stone (RMAA Shotokan) coming up against team Joshua Wiltshire. Both fighters exchanged excellent combinations during the bout scoring points from the judges, midway through the match Mark being the much taller fighter used his reach to his advantage scored in quick succession to pull away on points to take the match, 2nd place going to Joshua, 3rd place Martyn Fleming (Bonsai Karate), 4th place went to Carl Arganda (Black Eagle Arnis Escrima). 

Veteran’s form division was another highlight of the morning with some excellent performances. Phyllis Kwok (Brisbane Kung Fu) was too strong on the day winning all votes from judges to take out 1st place, 2nd place going to David Hickman (Seishin-Ryu Karate Do), 3rd place Bill Free (Go Kan Ryu), 4th place going to Linda DeMilford (Success Martial Arts). Finals female point sparring saw Linda DeMilford (Success Martial Arts) take out 1st place in 2nd place Tina Kasparian (Bonsai Karate). In the men’s final Tony Taylor (RMAA Shotokan) proved to strong on the day taking out 1st place, 2nd place Darryl Robinson (Seishin-Ryu Karate Do), 3rd place Richard Marlin (Success M/A) in 4th place Peter Robinson (UTKD of Australia) 

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Demonstrations got off to a great start and the spectators were treated to some excellent performances from various styles. Junior synchronised team forms were taken out by Keith Truashiem (Team KenshinKan), 2nd place went to Nhi Dang (Team Seishin Ryu), Tiana Sing (Team GCMAC) in 3rd place with Tung Huynh (Team Seishin Ryu) in 4th place. Senior synchronised team forms Had team mates come up against each other with Melissa Senatore (Team Seishin Ryu) taking 1st place , Christie McConnon (Team Seishin Ryu)in 2nd place, Creative Weaponry Extreme 0 – 12 years finals, saw Jakeb Gibbins & Robert Bridge of (JMAMA) taking out 1st, 2nd  with Levi Vereyken (MD Martial Arts) in 3rd Place, taking home 4th place was Mia Prodger (Success Martial Arts)… well done! Creative Weaponry Extreme Senior, 1st place went to Phyllis Kwok (Brisbane Kung Fu), 2nd place Malcolm Whitton (JMAMA), 3rd place Amanda Reimers (Bonsai Karate), 4th place Michelle Piccini (JMAMA) Traditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, taking out 1st place Racheal Taylor (RMAA Shotokan), 2nd place Keagan Prins (RMAA Shotokan) and 3rd place going to Jakeb Gibbins with Robert Bridge also from (JMAMA) in 4th placeTraditional Weaponry 13-17yrs taking 1st place went to Tiana Sing (GCMAC), in 2nd place Damien Prins and team mate in 3rd Joshua Wiltshire, both from (RMAA Shotokan), Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place going to Phyllis Kwok (Brisbane Kung Fu) with 2nd place going to Kristel Suess (Independent) , 3rd place Malcolm Whitton (JMAMA), 4th place Carl Arganda (Black Eagle Arnis Escrima)

Finals 7 years & under divisions, taking out 1st place in the forms was Lilly Mitbauer (Brisbane Kung Fu), 2nd place going to Elizabeth Reimers (Bonsai Karate), 3rd place Charlee Clegg (Centre of martial arts), 4th place Andre Shabrokh (JKH Australia). Final point sparring saw Kayla LeVieux come up against team mate Olivia Heath both of (Bonsai Karate)…talk about non stop action for 1 ½ minutes both these competitors went point for point right to the bell in the end Kayla lunged forward scoring to take the point and match, 2nd place Olivia, 3rd place Charlee Clegg (Centre of martial arts) with 4th place going to Levi Gard (RMAA Shotokan)

Finals of the 12 to 13 years 5th Kyu – Black belt form division, had to Nhi Dang (Team Seishin Ryu) give a polished performance to take 1st place 2nd place Jack O’Callagan (JKH Australia), 3rd place had Ann-Margaret Truashiem (KenshinKan), 4th place Trinity Henrickson (Go Kan Ryu).  Female point sparring finals had Racheal Taylor (RMAA Shotokan) in 1st place with Nhi Dang (Seishin Ryu) in 2nd place and Ann-Margaret Truashiem in 3rd place and team mate Kealy Williams in 4th place both are from (KenshinKan)

Finals of the 14 to 15 years 5th Kyu – Black belt form division, saw Alec Webster (KenshinKan) give a fine performance to take 1st place with Christin Lang (RMAA Shotokan) in 2nd place, 3rd place Imogen Crampton (Northern Rivers Shukokai).  Point sparring finals had Alicia Barr (KenshinKan) in 1st place with Imogen Crampton in 2nd place and Christin Lang (RMAA Shotokan) in 3rd place.

Female black belt division’s saw Pania Casey Williams (KenshinKan) take out the forms competition, 2nd place going to Kristel Suess (Independent), 3rd place Katelyn Webster (KenshinKan), 4th place Mikaela Overton (National TKD). Final of the point sparring was a fiery affair with all girls out to take State titles status in the end Barbara Wood (Bonsai Karate) proved a point she has what it takes to be a contender for female champion of champions taking out 1st place out scoring all her opponents, 2nd place going to Pania Casey Williams (KenshinKan), 3rd place to Nicki Hodkinson (KenshinKan), 4th place Mikaela Overton (National TKD)

The senior female continuous final with Pania Casey Williams (KenshinKan) out to prove she still has what it takes to be a champion out scoring her rival Monica de Verteuil (Bonsai Karate) and taking the match, 3rd place going to N-J PRICE (Brisbane Kung Fu), 4th place Mikaela Overton (National TKD)

Big thank you to all martial art schools/coaches, competitors & parents who have supported the NAS this year for your support, we sincerely wish you all a very safe Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2018 … all the best to the Queensland State team travelling to Sydney for the up-coming Nationals (GO QUEENSLAND) 

Special thanks to Mr Ian Pape, Mrs Caroline Kennedy and all Senior referees, judges, table officials and helpers thank you all for an outstanding year of Officiating and making the NAS one of the most sort after tournament circuits in Queensland. 

On a final note…martial arts begin 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!

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Queensland - National All Styles - Referees Board:


We wish to sincerely thank all members of the Queensland Referees Board, referees, judges, table officials and helpers for their outstanding contribution to the NAS and the martial art community throughout 2017.

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 Ian (Aussie) Pape QLD-TD with Mr Ettore Senatore, Mr Delio Senatore, Mr Mark Stone, Mr Michael Mostyn, Mr Nick Noordink, Mr Richard Nicholls, Mr Jeff Haywood, Mr Errol Singh, Mr Mikey Fleming, Bill Free & Ashley Densmore we sincerely thank you all for your ongoing support to the NAS circuit and the martial art community.

Queensland NAS ARB could not run these events without the services of our table officials … mums, dads, sons/daughters & competitors who give their time freely to manage table official duties, big thank you to QLD Senior Table Official Mrs Caroline Kennedy who has done an outstanding job with the assistance of Ms Tia Butler, Mrs Sheryl Tulp, Noel & Ann Trueshiem, Shane & Alana Wilson, Rick Wiltshire & Sonya Burey

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