Rd1 Victoria - 2nd April 2017


Victoria is still abuzz from the 20217 Nationals held in Melbourne

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

Martial artists from all over Victoria attended NAS round one being held at Darebin YMCA Sports Centre for a jammed packed day of competition, Mr James Casey, President NAS welcomed all attending and wished everyone all the best for the day, reminding everyone to be a good sport on and off the competition arena. 

All rings got off to a great start, officials were kept on their toes throughout the day’s competition with some standout performances


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 Alyssa Vidos (Winged Dragon M/A) 2nd place going to Isabelle Eldridge (Funakoshi Karate) in 3rd place Tommy Colombini (Shorin Ryu Shidokan).  Point sparring final was taken out by Anisija Dimoski (Winged DragonM/A) in 2nd place Giuliano Novembre (Proactive Team Freestyle), 3rd place Jayden Boyle (Proactive Team Freestyle).


Creative Weaponry Extreme 0-12yrs, 1st place Aleisha Munafo (Proactive Team Freestyle), 2nd place Connor Hall (Gisborne Mixed M/A), 3rd place Joshua Munafo (Proactive Team Freestyle).  Creative Weaponry Extreme 13-17yrs, 1st place going to Ryan Webb (DK Martial Arts) & in 2nd place Kiara Gerada (Proactive Team Freestyle). Traditional Weaponry 13-17yrs, taking out 1st place Ryan Webb (DK Martial Arts), 2nd place going to Martyn Allwood (Border Karate), 3rd place Samuel Newton (Winged Dragon). Traditional Weaponry Senior taking 1st place Simon Hall (Gisborne Mixed M/A), 2nd place Michael Barry (Eastern Kung Fu)


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The pee wee 7rys & under forms and points divisions had everyone pumped to the max with little pockets of dynamites exploding on and off the competition arena with mixed emotions, win or lose there was always a hug and a pat on the back from their coaches and loved.  Forms 7 years and under was taken out by Alexia Duff (Northern Goju)2nd place going to Edmond Poon (Eastern Kung Fu Academy)3rd place Marek Rainczuk (Unknown).  Point sparring saw Alexia Duff taking out 1st,2nd place Marek Rainczuk) 3rd place Savannah Butera (Edge Martial Arts).

8 to 9 years (10th – 6th Kyu) all very eager to show watching parents and Officials what they are made of. In the end and taking 1st place in forms was Rohan Nair (All Active M/A), 2nd place going to Shamus Hosking (Eudoshin Ryu) and 3rd place going to William Duff (Northern Goju). The point sparring from this division had Arjun Ganessane (Northern Goju) go home the victor in 1st place, Shamus Hosking (Eudoshin Ryu) in 2nd place, 3rd place Margaret Pittock (Tae Kyon Karate)

Continuous sparring 7 to 9 yrs was another hotly contested division, one by one they were eliminated, the finals saw 1st place go to Connor Hall (Gisborne Mixed M/A) with a tenacious Aleisha Munafo (Proactive Team Freestyle) taking home 2nd place, 3rd place Dillion Panayi (Wing Chun Kung Fu). 

The Veteran’s divisions are attracting good numbers of male and female competitors who can still give the younger ones a go for their money…awesome spirit and determination.  Forms was taken out with a fine performance by Simon Pedelty (Li-Kris Han Kung Fu), 2nd place Clare Sunderland (Go Kan Ryu), 3rd place Peter Conroy (Funakoshi Karate).  Female point sparring division saw Clare Sunderland take out 1st place, Jillian Cole take 2nd place & Jennifer Sievers (Go Kan Ryu) in 3rd place. Men’s final saw Eduardo Novembre (Proactive Team Freestyle) take 1st place, 2nd place Brian Peach (Funakoshi Karate), 3rd place Nigel Yarranton (Winged Dragon M/A)

Male black belt forms and point sparring 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 Simon Pedelty taking home 1st place, Say Khor (Go Kan Ryu) in 2nd place and Michael Barry (Eastern Kung Fu Academy) 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 Josh Harwood (DK M/A)) in 2nd place Eduardo Novembre & 3rd place going to Jonno Pittock (Tae Kyon Karate)

To the following we extend our sincerest thanks for making this event such a great success.  Referees and judge, Table Officials, staff.  Mr Darryn Ball – first aid … 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 25th June at the Darebin YMCA Sports Centre; 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




Victoria - National All Styles - Referees Board: 


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.


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; National trainer, Mr Ian (Aussie) Pape, who travels frequently to Melbourne to assist in the training and development of VIC ARB. Mr Malcolm Ayles TD VIC, Assistant TD Mr Wayne Newton with other Officials Mr Lucky Pandelidis, Mr Simon Pedelty, Miss Cynthia Weggelaar, Mr Peter Conroy, Mr Simon Hall, Mr Garry Bogg, Shamus Hoskins, Damien Wilson … we sincerely thank you all for your ongoing support to the NAS circuit and the martial art community.



Victoria 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 VIC Senior Table Official Mrs Sandra Schmid who has done an outstanding job with the assistance of Mr Mac Barrot, Miss Kendra Schmid, to name a few, we sincerely thank you all.


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 behavior 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/ judges gestures and signals
  • The Chairman NAS/WASO & Executive committee - NAS Referees Board is responsible for overseeing all State/ National & International events, at all times maintaining the highest standard of officiating.
  • Join our team of highly qualified martial art instructors/ NAS Officials


Incentives joining NAS ARB:


a/ The NAS sets one of the highest standards of officiating in this country.


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


d/ Officials accreditation, certification and tie are free of charge


e/ Family members free spectator entry into NAS competition


f/ Free lunch provided for Officials/ Table officials only


g/ Your style/ club promoted in the Blitz magazine, Official of the month for recognition within the Australian Referees Board (ARB)


Note! State Director will choose a different Official each tournament


No joining fee - for membership or accreditations into the NAS-ARB


Call me regarding joining the NAS ARB and becoming an NAS Official/ Table official….. Mr. James Casey 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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