State Titles Victoria - 9th October 2016


From strength to strength…Go Victoria!


Victoria is buzzing with excitement with the National Championships just around the corner to be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic centre, 26th & 27th November.

Victoria has shown that NAS is the premier multi styled Martial Arts event in Australia

With over 42 different styles and 240+ competitors from all as far away as South Australia and all areas of Victoria attended the Victorian State invitation only championship to do battle to see who would take out State Champion 2016

Mr. James Casey, Vice President NAS welcomed all Instructors & coaches and thanked them for their support this year and briefed all on the days event and NAS code of conduct. 9.30am all competitors lined up for officials bow-in , Mr Casey then proceeded to thank all NAS Officials, table officials and first aid for their contribution to the 2016 NAS competition after which 30 young competitors where each give a gold medal to present to all Officials with the applause from spectators saying thank you

After the official bow-in the day began with all four rings in full swing. The standard of competition was of a high standard and all who attended showed goodwill and sportsmanship through-out the day, which assured the day would be a great success. It was great to see the referees working hard to uphold the NAS tournament rules and the betterment of the competitors.

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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 Kimekai Karate, 2nd place Team Sendai Karate, in 3rd place Team Northern Goju. The senior team division had Team Funakoshi in 1st place, Team FX Fitness TKD 2nd place & in 3rd place Team Ten Shi Do Shito Ryu Extreme Creative Weaponry 0-12yrs, 1st & 2nd went to Proactive Team Freestyle 1st place Aleisha Munafo: 2nd place Frank DeCata and 3rd place Team Gisbourne Mixed M/A. Extreme Creative Weaponry 13-17yrs, Had Callum Williams: Edge Martial Arts in 1st place with Jason Anastasi: Shindo Karate 2nd place, Jacob Nocera: Proactive Team Freestyle in 3rd place Traditional or Extreme 0-12yrs, taking out 1st place Keane Evangelio: Ten Shi Do Shito Ryu with sibling Kayla Evangelio in 2nd place & team mate Melvin Tan taking home 3rd place. Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place went to Leigh-Jay Ascension: Ten Shi Do Shito Ryu, 2nd place Garry Bogg: Gisbourne Mixed Martial Arts & in 3rd place Matthew Hill: Wing Chung Fung Fu

Pee Wee 7 years and under as usual had huge numbers of competitors. They are the future of our sport and NAS makes every effort to look after these future champions. The energy was high and so were the emotions of both parents and competitors. Taking out 1st place in forms with an excellent kata/form was Spencer Barrot: Loong Fu Pai, 2nd place Aaron Trinh: FX Fitness TKD & Ronan Mahaffy: Goju Karate in 3rd place. In the finals of the point sparring young Ronan Mahaffy: Goju Karate was just too classy on the day taking out 1st place, runner up Spencer Barrot taking home 3rd place Laycee Caddaye: Goju Karate

Finals 12 to 13 years (5th Kyu to Blackbelt) division was another division hotly contested, forms 1st place going Jason Anastasi: Shindo Karate, 2nd place Nina Bron: Proactive Team Freestyle and 3rd place Isaac Ford: Go Kan Ryu. Point sparring divisions – female; saw Tara Slender: Bendigo Kenpo Karate take 1st place, 2nd place Sarah Caruana: Go Kan Ryu, 3rd place Isabella Catalano: Winged Dragon M/A in the males division, In 1st Zac Cittadini: MACE, 2nd place Brandon Iredale: Go Kan Ryu, 3rd place Isaac Ford: Go Kan Ryu

Veterans divisions saw some spirited competitors who where out to take out state title honours with plenty of spirit and determination and applause from fellow competitors and spectators. Forms division saw a fine performance from Nick Spanu GKR taking home 1st place, team mate Say Khor 2nd place, 3rd place Marcus Fitzgerald: Tang Soo Do. Finals female sparring: 1st place going to Jillian Cole: Funakoshi Karate, 2nd place Jennifer Sievers: GKR & 3rd place Lisa Wetushcat: FX Fitness. Men’s final saw Ivan Kucera: TI-GA Karate taking out 1st place, 2nd place Jason McDonald: Tang Soo Do Beechmont & 3rd place Say Khor: GKR

The black belt divisions brought an exciting day to a close. The standard was extremely high and so was the intensity. Male black belt forms were taken out by Pece Naumovski: GKR, 2nd place going to Leigh-Jay Ascension, 3rd place to Jean Vega: Sendai Karate. Finals of the male point sparring division brought the crowd to their feet with loud and enthusiastic support. 1st place going to Pece Naumovski: GKR, 2nd place Eduardo Novembre: Proactive Team Freestyle, 3rd place Nick Spanu

We wish to personally thank all competitors, parents, coaches for an outstanding year of martial art competition displayed at our events through-out the year with great sportsmanship displayed by all attending competitors

To all Officials and staff, thank you for making this year and State titles a great success. , Mr Darren Ball and staff (First aid)…We look forward to seeing everyone at this years National Championships in Melbourne it is going to be a gala event…..’GO VICTORIA’

 Yours in martial arts!


Victoria - National All Styles - Referees Board:

We wish to personally thanks all members of the Victorian Referees Board for their outstanding contribution to the NAS competition this year in Melbourne

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, Mr Wayne Newton Assistant TD with Mr Simon Pedelty, other Officials Mr Lucky Pandelidis, Miss Cynthia Weggelaar & Mr Jean Vega, Mr Damian Wilson, Mr Gregg Parker, Mr Shamus Hoskins & Mr (Ian) Aussie Pape, National Trainer. also thanks to Mr Peter Conroy and Mr Nick Spanu who jumped onto the rings when needed… we sincerely thank you all.

Finally to our table officials … who are made up of mums, dads, daughters & competitors and give their time freely to manage table official duties making sure the competitors are present and correct mand then a really big thank you to VIC Senior Table Official Mrs Sandra Schmid who has done an outstanding job this year co-ordinating with National Director of Table Officials, Mrs Virginia Casey.

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