Rd3 Victoria - 27 August 2017


1. Freezing cold weather and thunder storms didn’t dampen the spirits of all attending!


Fantastic day had by all!

Big number of competitors turned up at Darebin YMCA for a fantastic day of competition with State titles just around the corner, competitors where out to qualify for invitation to the 2017 NAS State championships 

2. Highlights of the days comp!

The morning began with Veterans point sparring with a vengeance, the speed and strength of the old boy’s/girl’s rivalling that of any younger competitor. Females final saw Nadia Lazongas: Winged Dragon M/A taking out 1st place, 2nd place going to Jillian Cole: Funakoshi Karate Australia, in 3rd place Aniko Besley GKR while in the men’s final Eduardo Novembre – Proactive Team Freestyle didn’t have it all his own way facing a determined opponent, Eduard rallied on getting in and out quickly, this tactic winning him the match, runner up Nick Spanu: GKR in 3rd place Brian Peach: Funakoshi Karate Australia.

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Demonstrations got off to a great start and the spectators were treated to some excellent performances from various styles. Junior synchronised team forms 1st place was taken out by team Zanshin Shotokan, 2nd in 2nd place Team Funakoshi Karate, 3rd place Team Northern Goju Karate Creative Weaponry Extreme 0-12yrs, again was a trifecta result for Proactive Team Freestyle with excellent performances by all. 1st place going to Aleisha Munafo, 2nd place Joshua Munafo, 3rd place Frank DeCata. Creative Weaponry Extreme13-17yrs, saw a fine performance from Marco Mitidieri: Proactive Team Freestyle to take out 1st place. Demonstration 0 – 12yrs, saw Toby Johnson: Gisborne MMA take home 1st place

Traditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, taking out 1st place Connor Hall: Gisbourne Mixed Martial Arts, Traditional Weaponry 13-17yrs, taking out 1st place Martyn Allwood: Border Karate Sch-Sansho, 2nd place Samuel Newton: Winged Dragon M/A, 3rd place going to Sophie Elias: Border Karate Sch-Sansho Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place Susie Oh: KoKoro Kai Goju, 2nd place Aaron Hansen: Wing Chun Kung Fu, 3rd place Simon Hall: Gisbourne Mixed Martial Arts … Congratulations to all on the day for some outstanding performances of martial art skill and weaponry

Pee wee’s point sparring division was one of the biggest divisions of the day with over 35 competitors out to take the gold!  As usual they kept Referees, Judges and parents on their toes.  The bouts were fast and furious, round by round as competitors where eliminated there was always mixed emotions however there was always a pat on the back from the coach and a hug from Mum or Dad. The finals came down to Dillion Panayi and team mate Yulia Trivailo both from Wing Chun Kung Fu,

right from the bell both competitors exploded from their corners with a flurry of kicks & punches.  Halfway through the match Dillion began to find his mark and pulled away on points to take out the match, runner-up Yulia, 3rd place going to Alexia Duff: Northern Goju Karate … Congratulations must go to all the coaches and competitors for the fine sportsmanship and fairness demonstrated throughout the matches.

8 to 9 years (10th to 6th Kyu) was another big division with some excellent stand-outs.  Forms were taken out by Ryan Sutphin: Zanshin Shotokan, 2nd place going Kaitlyn Vidos: Northern Goju Karate and 3rd place Rohan Nair: All Active M/A.  Finals of the point sparring saw a hard-fought tussle between Jenna Ackland: Bendigo Kenpo Karate and Aleksey Trivailo: Wing Chun Kung Fu, taking out the match Jenna, 2nd place going to Aleksey, 3rd place Margaret Pittock: Tae Kyon Karate

Men’s novice point sparring got under way after a small lunch break; the final was taken out by Brett Johnson: Gisborne MMA, proving too strong on the day outscoring his opponent Rhett Burgess: Wing Chun Kung Fu with 3rd place going to Martin Baker: Winged Dragon M/A

Male black belt divisions where the last events of the day with some spirited bouts from all participants eventual winner’s male black belt forms Jean Vega: Sendai Karate, gave a fine performance to win the votes from all judges and take 1st place a close 2nd Say Khor: GKR, 3rd place going Martyn Allwood: Border Karate Sch-Sansho.  Male black belt point sparring final had some fiery encounters from all competitor’s eventual winner and taking out 1st place, Martyn Allwood: Border Karate Sch-Sansho, 2nd place Brian Peach: Funakoshi Karate Australia, 3rd place Jean Vega: Sendai Karate … Congratulations to all participating competitors

3. 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 the VIC State Championship on the 8th October …it is going to be a big one! Go Victoria

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

James Casey

4. CLUB PROFILE: pic62


STYLE: Gisborne Mixed Martial Arts

Garry how long have you been training:  47 years

Location of Club: 28 Aitken Street, GISBORNE, VICTORIA

How many nights do you train and how did you find out about NAS competition?

I train 5 nights a week.

We found out about the NAS tournaments through word of mouth and some advertising in Blitz.

We also competed many years ago in the tournaments.

What do you like about the NAS competitions:

Firstly, I admire how extremely hard Mr and Mrs Casey work as a family to put it all together, and if any problems arise on the day Mr Casey steps right up on the moment to address it.

The judges are all Martial Artist with either their own club or experience from the criteria on judging that has been set out for the NAS Tournament circuit.

Lastly it gives all clubs the opportunity to compete and see where they are at in skill level, whether you are a standalone Club or affiliated with an organisation.

Name some of your up coming champions from your club

And how they are placing in the NAS competition:


Zac Johnson, Toby Johnson, Connor Hall, Luke Gauci,

Riley & Zac Fokes 


Dean Monk, Matt Campbell, Brett Johnson,

Simon Hall

What are your future goals for your organisation.

Hopefully build a club that everybody is proud of and that

might be carried on when I am long gone!


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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; Mr Malcolm Ayles TD, Mr Wayne Newton Assistant TD with Mr Simon Pedelty, Mr Lucky Pandelidis, Mr Greg Parker, Miss Cynthia Weggelaar, Mr Peter Conroy, Mr Jean Vega, Mr Damien Wilson, Alex Fitzgerald, Mr Garry Bogg & 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. 

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 Kendra and Celest Schmid, Mac Barrot, Jennifer Sievers, and to all others many thanks for your support. A big congratulation to Mr Mac Barrot on receiving his Table Officials Certificate 

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:

  1. The NAS sets one of the highest standards of officiating in this country.
  2. Officials level of accreditation ranges 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. Official’s 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. Your style/club promoted in the Blitz magazine, Official of the month for recognition within the Australian Referees Board (ARB) 

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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