Rd2 Victoria - 19th June 2016


Count down to the States & National Championships

The National All Styles is one of the biggest and most professional martial art tournament circuit in the Southern hemisphere. With tournament circuits in every capital city of Australia as well as a number of regional areas, with over 5000 competitors annually as well as the vast number of different martial art organisations competing in the NAS such as Kung Fu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Silat, Hapkido, Tai Chi to name just a few is a statement of the popularity and success of the NAS circuit.

Victoria is buzzing with excitement with the National Championships just around the corner to be held at MSAC on the 26th & 27th of November.

Cold winters day did not dampen the spirits for all who attended round two:

All competitors lined up for the official bow-in, Mr. James Casey, President NAS welcomed all attending and wished every all the best for the day, reminding everyone to be a good sport on and off the competition arena!

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(Some of the highlight of the day)

Pee Wee’s point sparring final was a division saw mums, dads and coaches sitting on the edge of their seats. Laycee Caddaye (Northern Goju) was out to make her mark in this division however team mate Ty Gajic had other ideas...both these children where on fire. Laycee came out with all guns blazing scoring with a quick concession of punches to take first points. All through the match these children would score against each other point for point...with seconds to go Laycee ducked under Ty’s defence and scored with a punch to the midriff giving her the winning point, 3rd place going to Spencer Barrot (Loong Fu Pai).  

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 Team Sendai Karate, 2nd place Team Northern Goju Karate, in 3rd place Team Gisbourne Mixed Martial Arts. The senior team division had Team Funakoshi in 1st place. Extreme Creative Weaponry 0-12yrs, Was a trifecta win for Proactive Team Freestyle 1st place Frank DeCata: 2nd place Aleisha Munafo and 3rd place Joshua Munafo. Extreme Creative Weaponry 13-17yrs, Had Henry Wilson: Gisbourne Mixed M/A in 1st place with Samuel Newton: Winged Dragon M/A 2nd place, Jacob Nocera: Proactive Team Freestyle in 3rd placeTraditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, taking out 1st place Connor Hall: Gisbourne Mixed Martial Arts, 2nd place Seth Leach: Border Karate Sch-Sansho Kan. Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place went to Karen Ascension: Ten Shi Do Shito Ryu, 2nd place Simon Hall: Gisbourne Mixed Martial Arts  

Junior divisions 11yrs & under are always assured to have large numbers of competitors with enthusiasm and attitude sent to test their Officials and this was the fact with the following divisions and although we are unable to mention them all we certainly congratulate them all for a good day of competition and sportsmanship they show to each other.  

10 to 11 years point sparring finals (5thkyu to Black belt) saw Justin Robertson (MACE Academy) come up against Seth Leach (Border Karate Sch-Sansho Kan) right from the bell neither one would give an inch, during the match with seconds to go Justin put the pressure on out scoring his opponent to take 1st place, 2nd place going to Seth in 3rd place Dante Novembre (Proactive Team Freestyle) 

Veteran’s divisions got off to a great start attracting excellent numbers of male and female competitors who can still give the younger ones a go for their money…awesome spirit and determination. Forms were taken out by Tamara Thompson (Te Shin Kai), 2nd place Nick Spanu (GKR), 3rd place Jillian Cole (Funakoshi Karate Aust). Female sparring division, 1st place Jennifer Sievers (GKR) with 2nd place going to Jillian Cole, Men’s final Nick Spanu (GKR) take 1st place, 2nd place Tony Buckley (Kyokushin Kan) and 3rd place Brian Peach (Funakoshi Karate Aust)

 16 to 17 years (5th Kyu to Blackbelt) was another division hotly contested, forms 1st place going Henry Wilson (Gisbourne Mixed Martial Arts), 2nd place Martyn Allwood (Border Karate Sch-Sansho Kan) 3rd place Brandon Townshend (Loong Fu Pai). Point sparring divisions – female; saw Kendra Schmid (Shiryodo Karate) take 1st place, 2nd place Luna Lethbridge (Sendai Karate), 3rd place Letitia Kucera (TI-GA Karate Self Defense) in the males division, In first place Martyn Allwood (Border Karate Sch-Sansho Kan), 2nd place Anthony Barnewall (Loong Fu Pai M/A), 3rd place Edward Cockram(Shiryodo Karate)  

Female black belt point sparring final; Nazarena Comperatore (RMIT ITF TaeKwonDo) came up against Jillian Cole (Funakoshi Karate Aust) both girls showed good ring craft and scored with some good fast hand techniques . Halfway through the match both girls could not be separated, however Nazarena picked the right moment and scored in quick succession to gain the points from the judges to take out the match, 2nd place Jillian, Tayla Ireland (Winged Dragon) 3rd place. 

Male black belt divisions where among the highlights of the afternoon with some real standouts. Male black belt forms Luke Campbell (Loong Fu Pai) gave a polished performance to win the votes from all judges and take 1st place a close second was Eduardo Novembre (Proactive Team Freestyle) in 3rd place Peter Moore (Funakoshi Karate). Male black belt point sparring final was a heated affair with competitors being cautioned for contact. Luke Campbell coming up against Nick Spanu, both fighters exchanged excellent combinations during the bout scoring points from the judges, Luke proved too sharp on the day scoring in the dying moments to take the match and 1st place, 2nd place Nick Spanu (GKR), 3rd place Eduardo Novembre (Proactive Team Freestyle) 

Acknowledgement to the following:

We wish to personally thank all attending martial art schools and parents for their support to the NAS competition. To all NAS Officials: Referees/Judges, table Officials and staff we sincerely thank you for making this day a great success, First Aiders, Mr Darrin Ball and team many thanks.  

We look forward to seeing everybody at round 3 in August 14th … (Last chance to qualify for invitation to VIC State Championships)! …. It is going to be a big one … Go Victoria 

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

James Casey

Victoria - National All Styles - Referees Board:  47

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 Malcolm Ayles VIC TD, with President NAS Mr James Casey receiving plaque for service to the NAS, Mrs Sandra Schmid also receiving plaque for services to the NAS … other officials, Mr Wayne Newton Assistant TD with Mr Simon Pedelty, other Officials Mr Lucky Pandelidis, Miss Cynthia Weggelaar & Mr Wayne Horrobin, Mr (Ian) Aussie Pape, National Trainer NAS just to name a few who donate their time and services to the NAS … we sincerely thank you all.

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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.

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  • 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.
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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

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