Rd3 Queensland - 22nd July 2018


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Runaway Bay Indoor Sports Stadium, 22nd July: NAS round 3 saw a great response from both near and far with many new styles enjoying the concept of NAS competition for the first time. Special mention must go to all those Instructors/competitors and families who made the long journey from Northern NSW, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gympie and all areas of the Gold Coast for a great day’s competition

1. Highlights of the days event

Action started off with male black belt and veteran’s divisions. Male black belt forms divisions where well represented with some excellent standouts, taking out 1st place, Mark Stone (RMAA Shotokan), 2nd place Scott Hampson (Seishin Ryu Karate Do) & 3rd place Bevan Bell (Seishin Ryu Karate Do). Point sparring finals was a hard-fought bout however the finals were fought out by team members of RMAA Shotokan taking home a trifecta, 1st & 2nd place was eventually won by Raushan Lala, 2nd place to Damien Prins, the match started off evenly with both guys scoring however towards the end Raushan put the pressure on outscoring his opponent to take out the win, 3rd place to Mark Stone

Veterans form division was taken out by Phyllis Kwok (Brisbane Kung Fu), with an excellent Chinese form, 2nd place taken out by Scott Hampson (Seishin Ryu Karate Do) 3rd place Karl Fill (Independent). Finals of the men’s veterans point sparring showed some fine martial art skill and spirit, final saw Marc Branganca (RMAA Shotokan) put in a determined effort to outscore his opponent and take 1st place, 2nd place going to Richard Marlin (Success Martial Arts), 3rd place going to Scott Hampson

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After briefing with all coaches, Instructor and officials regarding the day’s event everyone lined up for the official bow-in.

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 Nhi Dang (Team Seishin Ryu). The senior team division saw Scott Hampson (Team Seishin Ryu) take home 1st place. Creative Weaponry Extreme Senior, 1st place Clayton Hillier (JMAMA), 2nd place Phyllis Kwok (Brisbane Kung Fu) with Robert Searle (JMAMA) in 3rd place. Creative Weaponry Extreme (0 to 12 years, 1st place Tarli Prodger (Success M/A), 2nd place Digby Langdon (Success M/A), 3rd place Christopher Piccini (JMAMA).   Traditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, taking out 1st place Jayden Lim (Southern Shaolin Inter Wushu), 2nd places Tarli Prodger (Success M/A), 3rd going to Christopher Piccini (JMAMA); Traditional Weaponry 13-17yrs was an all-out RMAA Shotokan win taking 1st place Rachael Taylor, 2nd place Jackson Wiltshire, 3rd Matthew Densmore; Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place went to Clayton Hillier (JMAMA), Kristel Suess (Independent) 2nd place, 3rd place Phyllis Kwok (Brisbane Kung Fu).

Continuous sparring is always an exciting division to watch very similar to kick boxing but without the unrestrained contact and competitors can use various techniques and combinations from their style, including leg-kicking, boxing/karate techniques which makes for some very explosive matches.

The 7 to 9-year-old division kept the referees on their toes throughout the match from these fiery little pockets of dynamites. Finals was an all RMAA Shotokan victory, 1st place going to Charlee Clegg (Centre of Martial arts), 2nd place Angus Colley (RMAA Shotokan), 3rd place Askel Langdon (Success Martial Arts). Congratulations to all the other young participants, you did your club proud!

Male 16 – 17 year’s (5th Kyu to Black Belt) finals kept all the parents and Officials on their toes with good numbers of competitors, round by round they where eliminated with mixed feelings but there was always a pat on the back from the Coach after trying. Finals of the point sparring was full of nonstop action with Kurt Klenz (KenshinKan Karate) proving too strong on the day out scoring his opponent to take 1st place with runner-up Thomas Farraway (Success Martial Arts), 3rd place going to Shaun Wilson (Seishin Ryu Karate Do)  

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 4, Sunday 9th September on the Gold Coast.

Special thanks to all the officials & staff for an outstanding day of officiating. Thank you to Qld Technical Director Mr. Ian (Aussie) Pape and Senior table official Mrs. Caroline Kennedy. Many thanks to parents on Facebook for supplying so many excellent photos

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

Martial art schools wishing to get on board the NAS competition – contact QLD State Director, James Casey on 0402 695 717.

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Queensland 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.

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 Michael Mostyn, Mr Nick Noordink, Mr Richard Nicholls, Mr Mikey Fleming and 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, Rick Wiltshire, Sarah Healy & Sonya Burey

Coaches, competitors & parents be a good sport!

The sport we love relies on volunteers, Officials, Table officials, Staff and helpers who give their time freely for no reward beyond our thanks. Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. They share their time and talents without any compensation, so it’s crucial to acknowledge their contribution and let them know they are valued. Thanking them can go a long way towards accomplishing this goal, so it’s worth taking the time to find just the right words to show appreciation … like THANK YOU!

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 behaviour 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/ judge’s gestures and signals
  • The Chairman NAS/WASO & Executive committee - NAS Referees Board is responsible for overseeing all State/ National & International events, always maintaining the highest standard of officiating.
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Incentives joining NAS ARB:

  • The NAS sets one of the highest standards of officiating in this country.
  • Officials level of accreditation ranges from Level 1 through to Level 4 & National trainer
  • Your school will gain first-hand knowledge on rules & regulations of the NAS competition
  • Official’s accreditation, certification and tie are free of charge
  • Family member’s free spectator entry into NAS competition
  • Free lunch provided for Officials/ Table officials only

Note! State Director will choose a different Official each tournament

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NAS Officials Oath

We, the NAS Judges, will strive to always uphold the highest standard of integrity, honesty and independence in all matters connected to the NAS tournaments. Amongst other things we shall conscientiously study the NAS rules to fully understand and correctly interpret them in the most professional manner. At all times when officiating for the NAS, we will be independent, impartial, objective and fare; on and off the playing field.


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