Rd1 Queensland - 10th March 2019



Queensland was still abuzz from the 2018 Nationals held on the Gold Cost

Big thank you to all martial art codes, coaches, competitors and families for making those championships a great success with great sportsmanship, goodwill and comradeships

Martial artists from all over Queensland and Northern New South Wales attended NAS. Round one being held at Runaway Indoor Sports Centre all anticipating a jammed packed day of competition.

The morning began early with the Male black belt forms and point sparring which gave all arriving to the event quite a spectacle to get them ready for the day; finals had spectators on their feet around the ring to see who would take out these divisions. Taking out forms competition with a polished performance was Joshua Wiltshire – RMAA taking home 1st place, Dann Luker - Renbukan in 2nd place and Tate Kenna - KenshinKan taking out 3rd place. Finals of point sparring was a real crowed pleasure with lighting fast techniques, spinning kicks including warnings to competitors for excessive contact, taking 1st place Dann Luker, 2nd place going to Joshua Wiltshire in 3rd place Richard Marlin – Success Martial Arts. As that division was being held in one ring, we had the Veteran's divisions in a second ring, these male and female competitors demonstrating awesome spirit and determination. Forms was taken out by Bill Free - GKR, 2nd place going to Ashley Densmore - RMAA, in 3rd place Dillon Brice – Success Martial Arts. Female point sparring division saw Tania Swindley - KenshinKan take out 1st place, Kylie Farrelly – Bonsai Karate, take 2nd place. Men's final saw Tony Taylor - RMAA take 1st place and in 2nd place Scott Knijff - RMAA, 3rd place Brett O'Driscoll – Success Martial Arts
Once those divisions had finished Mr James Casey, President NAS welcomed all attending wishing the remaining divisions the very best for the day, reminding everyone to be a good sport on and off the competition arena, all bowed in, the Officials where allocate their rings and divisions which got the competition underway for the eager children waiting for their turn to come to ring side.

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Ring one had the pee wee 7rys & under forms and points divisions, everyone pumped to the max with these little pockets of dynamites exploding on and off the competition arena and keeping the Officials on their toes throughout the day's competition with some awesome performances. Forms finals was taken out by Samuel Griffin – RMAA, 2nd place going to Mia Geise – Renbukan and in 3rd place Bradley Knijff - RMAA. Point sparring saw these same three competitors taking home the medals in this order, 1st place Bradley Knijff, 2nd place Samuel Griffin and in 3rd place Mia Geise.
8 to 9 years (10th – 6th Kyu) all very eager to show watching parents and Officials what they are made of. Forms division in the end saw a trifecta result for RMAA taking 1st place was Oliver Griffin, 2nd place going Noah Anderson and in 3rd place Angus Colley. The point sparring finals had Angus Colley go home the victor in 1st place, Oliver Griffin in 2nd place and in 3rd place was Olivia Heath – Bonsai Karate

In another ring 10 to 11 years (5th Kyu to Blackbelt) division put the pressure on the judges with some outstanding performances. Taking out 1st place in the forms Victoria Knijff, 2nd place going to team mate Oliver Lowry both from – RMAA and in 3rd place Jake Ayres - GKR. Point sparring final was taken out by Corben Martin - Renbukan in 2nd place Oliver Lowry and team mate Victoria Knijff both from RMAA.
Creative Weaponry Extreme 0-12yrs, 1st place Mia Prodger – Success martial Arts. Creative Weaponry Extreme 13-17yrs, 1st place going to Tarli Prodger – Success martial Arts & in 2nd place Curtis Reck – Bubishi Martial Arts. Traditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, taking out 1st place Oliver Lowry - RMAA, 2nd place going to Hayden Hurford – Bubishi Martial arts, 3rd place going to Ryan Hutchison – Centre of martial Arts Traditional Weaponry 13-17yrs, was another trifecta result for team RMAA in 1st place Rachel Taylor, 2nd place Michaela Soner and in 3rd place Jackson Wiltshire. Traditional Weaponry Senior taking 1st place Joshua Wiltshire and team mate taking home 2nd place Jasvanti Lala – RMAA, 3rd place going to Amanda Reimers – Bonsai Karate.
The 16 to 17 years (5th Kyu to Black belt) divisions: Forms saw some excellent performances from these who are our future adult advance and back belt competitors. The final was taken out by Kurt Klenz – KenshinKan, in 2nd place Luke Stiller – Tang Soo Do and 3rd place going to Spencer Sullivan – Success Martial Arts. Point sparring had Spencer Sullivan take home 1st place, 2nd place went his team mate Thomas Farraway – both from Success Martial Arts and 3rd place went to Kurt Klenz

To the following we extend our sincerest thanks for making this event such a great success. Referees and judge, Table Officials, staff and finally Kristy Heitmann and her team of paramedics ... we sincerely thank each and every one of you.
Special thanks to parents and Instructors who posted their child/club photos
We look forward to seeing everyone at round two on the 28th April at the Runaway Bay Indoor Stadium; Enquiries contact Mr James Casey on 0402 695 717
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








 Virginia and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our QLD NAS ARB Officials, referees, judges and table officials without whom we could not run these events, they donate their time unselfishly to our sport so our event may run smoothly.

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 a NAS Official. Instructors, black belts & veteran competitors are welcome to join the NAS referees board and gain State, National and International recognition as a NAS Ring 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, always maintaining the highest standard of officiating.
  • Join our team of highly qualified martial art instructors/ NAS Officials 

Incentives joining NAS ARB: 

  1. The NAS sets one of the highest standards of officiating in this country.
  2. Officials level of accreditation range from Level 1 through to Level 4 & National trainer
  3. Your school will gain first-hand knowledge on rules & regulations of the NAS competition
  4. Officials accreditation, certification and tie are free of charge
  5. Family members free spectator entry into NAS competition
  6. Free lunch provided for Officials/ Table officials only
  7. No joining fee - for membership or accreditations into the NAS-ARB 

Call me regarding joining the NAS ARB and becoming a NAS Official/ Table official; Mr James Casey: Mobile 0402 695 717 

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 in order 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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