State Titles Queensland - 21st October 2018


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1. NAS QLD, 26 years and still going strong! We are gearing up for a spectacular 2018 National Championships, being held on the Gold Coast, 1st & 2nd December

Queensland 2018 State Titles ended on a high with over 200 attending!

Excellent numbers of competitors attended the 2018 NAS Queensland State Championships at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast. With around 27 different martial at styles attending, the day was set for non stop action.

Competitors where out to qualify for state selection to 2018 NAS National Championships being held at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium, Gold Coast on the 1st and 2nd of December.

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Morning before bow-in saw;

The day begin 8am sharp, with the Male black belt divisions being our first division of the morning with some real standouts. Male black belt forms Jason King (Brisbane Kung Fu) won the scores from all judges with a fine form/kata to take 1st place, 2nd place going to Mark Stone (RMMA Shotokan), 3rd place Dann Luker (Runbukan), in 4th place Joshua Wiltshire (RMMA Shotokan). Male black belt point sparring final was a heated affair with Raushan Lala ((RMMA Shotokan) coming up against team member Damien Prins. Both fighters exchanged good combinations during the bout scoring points from the judges, midway through the match Raushan used his speed and agility to his advantage outscoring Damien to take 1st place, 3rd place Mark Stone (RMMA Shotokan) and 4th place went to Richard Marlin (Success Martial Arts)

Veteran’s division was another early morning division with big numbers of competitors competing. Taking out forms division was Jason King (Brisbane Kung Fu), 2nd place going to Phyllis Kwok (Brisbane Kung Fu), 3rd place Scott Hampson (Seishin-Ryu Karate), 4th Adam McDonald (Seishin-Ryu Karate). Finals female point sparring saw Linda DeMilford (Success M/A) take out 1st place, 2nd place Tania Swindley (KenshinKan Karate) in 3rd place Nai-ari Conlan (Success M/A) 4th place going to Tina Kasparian (Bonsai Karate). The men’s final saw a trifecta for Seishin-Ryu Karate, Michael Mackie proved too strong on the day taking out 1st place in 2nd place Scott Hampson and 3rd place Adam McDonald, 4th place Tony Taylor (RMAA Shotokan)

More highlights of the State championship!

At the morning bow in, little ones lined-up awaiting the opportunity to present the Officials, Table Officials and staff in front of them a medal of thanks. Virginia and I along with these young children sincerely thank you all for the support throughout the year to the NAS.

Also, a sincere thanks the martial art schools throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales for on-going support to the NAS competition. Mums & dads for bringing their children to every event and giving their support, you’ve all made 2018 QLD NAS an awesome all styles tournament.

The event continued with Demonstrations where spectators were treated to some excellent performances from various styles. Junior synchronised team forms were taken out by Nhi Dang (Team Seishin Ryu), 2nd place Rachel Taylor (Team RMAA Shotokan), 3rd place Tiffany Mathias (Team RMAA). Senior Synchronised team saw Scott Hampson (Team Seishin-Ryu Karate) take home 1st place and in 2nd place team Joshua Wiltshire (Team RMAA Shotokan), 3rd place Rachel Viegas (Team RMAA Shotokan). Creative Weaponry Extreme 0-12yrs; 1st place Alsen Wong (Southern Shaolin Inter Wushu), 2nd place Jakeb Gibbins (JMAMA), 3rd place Tarli Prodger (Success Martial Arts). Creative Weaponry Extreme Senior; saw 1st place go to Phyllis Kwok (Brisbane Kung Fu), 2nd place Clayton Hiller (J.M.A.M.A), 3rd place Linda DeMilford (Success Martial Arts). Traditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, 1st place Alsen Wong (Southern Shaolin Inter Wushu), 2nd place Oliver Lowry (RMAA Shotokan), 3rd place Jakeb Gibbins (J.M.A.M.A). Traditional Weaponry 13-17yrs, taking 1st place Rachel Taylor (Team RMAA Shotokan), 2nd place Jackson Wiltshire (Team RMAA Shotokan), 3rd place Michaela Soner (RMAA Shotokan). Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place saw a very talented Clayton Hiller from J.M.A.M.A and Jason King (Brisbane Kung Fu) share this prestigious place. In 2nd place Phyllis Kwok (Brisbane Kung Fu), 3rd place going to Joshua Wiltshire (Team RMAA Shotokan),

Finals 7 years & under divisions where hotly contested for with parents, coaches on their toes throughout the match, taking out 1st place in the forms was Fan-Bo Kong (Southern Shaolin Inter Wushu), 2nd place going to Zoe Petrie (J.M.A.M.A), 3rd place Henry Geise (Renbukan) 4th place Alexandria Heaton (Renbukan). Point Sparring Final saw a determined Alexandria Heaton (Renbukan) give it his all to take out 1st place against Askel Langdon (Success Martial Arts), 3rd place going to Oliver Griffin (RMAA Shotokan), 4th place Akayla Davidson (Lismore Kyokushin Karate)

Finals Forms 10 to 11yrs 5th Kyu to Blackbelt saw Victoria Knijff (RMAA Shotokan) take another 1st place, 2nd place going to Maria Nguyen (Seishin Ryu Karate Do) , 3rd place Seth Pinnow (Brisbane Kung Fu) 4th place to Jake Ayres (GKR). Finals Point Sparring 10 to 11 years 5th Kyu – Black belt division, Maria Nguyen (Seishin Ryu Karate Do) came up against Benji DeMilford (Success Martial Arts,), Maria was too quick on the day outscoring Benji to take the match and 1st place, 3rd place going to Digby Langdon (Success Martial Arts) with Evan Schultz (Bonsai Karate) in 4th place

Female black belt division’s saw Katelyn Webster (KenshinKan) take out the forms competition, 2nd place going to Phyllis Kwok (Brisbane Kung Fu), 3rd place Samantha Beazley (IGK), 4th place Michelle Piccini (J.M.A.M.A). Final Point Sparring was a fiery affair with all girls out to take State titles status, Jakirra Graham (Success Martial Arts) proved too strong on the day outscoring her opponent Barbara Wood (Bonsai Karate) to take 1st place, 3rd place going to Monica de Verteuil (Bonsai Karate) in 4th places Nicki Hodkinson (KenshinKan)

Finals Female Advance Continuous Sparring; saw Jakirra Graham take out 1st place, 2nd place going to Jasvanti Lala (RMAA Shotokan), 3rd place Tanya Nugent (Success Martial Arts) and 4th place Nai-ari Conlan (Success Martial Arts). Finals Male Advanced Continuous Sparring saw Christopher McNeilly (RMAA Shotokan) do battle for State title honours against Carl Arganda (Black Eagle Arnis Escrima), both men worked the ring well and were cautioned by the referee to control their contact, midway through the match Christopher used the ring to his advantage outscoring his opponent and taking the match, 3rd place Damien Prins (RMAA Shotokan) 4th place going to Bruce Schultz (Bonsai Karate).

Once again, we thank you for your support throughout 2018 and we sincerely wish you all a very safe Christmas … look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Virginia and I send our sincerest best wishes to the Queensland State team … (GO 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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2. Queensland - National All Styles - Referees Board:

We wish to personally thanks all members of the Queensland Referees Board for their outstanding contribution to the NAS competition this year on the Gold Coast

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 Ettore Senatore, Mr Delio Senatore, Mr Nick Noordink, Mr. Mark Stone, Mr Richard Nicholls, Mr Mikey Fleming, Mr Bill Free, Mr Ashley Densmore & Miss Candice Hincksman 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, Lana Wilson, Ms Sonya Burey and Mel Senatore

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 this year co-ordinating with National Director of Table Officials, Mrs Virginia Casey.

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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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