State Titles Victoria - 8th October 2017

The NAS is still stronger then ever after 29 years

National all styles remain one of the biggest tournament circuits in Australia with NAS circuits in most States of Australia. The vast numbers of different martial arts organisations competing in the NAS is growing dramatically. Karate, Kung fu, Tae Kwon Do, Freestyle, Kickboxing, Silat, Hapkido and Tae Chi are just a few of the different organisations that enjoy the NAS tournament circuit.


Competitors from all over Victoria where fired-up to do battle at the 2017 State championships being held at Darebin YMCA hoping to qualify and represent their State Victoria at the up-coming National championships being held in Sydney on the 2nd & 3rd December at Genia Netball Centre, Sydney - Olympic Park.



The President CEO, Mr James Casey opened the tournament by thanking all Mums, Dads & Instructors for their support this year which ensured NAS Victoria had one of its best years of competition for many years. To the Victorian NAS Referees Board of Officials, referees, judges & Table Officials we had our youngest competitors step forward and present them with a  medal of thanks for their efforts and dedication to the martial arts community officiating at these events.


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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 were one of the biggest contested for many years with over 11 different teams out to get State title for 2017, 1st place was taken out by Team Alexandra Flenley - Northern Goju Karate in 2nd place, Team Nicholas Sacco - Zanshin Shotokan, 3rd place Team Ryan Baynes - Northern Goju Karate. Senior synchronised team forms were taken out by Team Peter Conroy – Funakoshi Karate. Creative Weaponry Extreme 0-12yrs, had team Connor Hall – Gisborne MMA taking out 1st place, with a trifecta result for Proactive Team Freestyle with excellent performances by all. 2nd, 3rd and 4th places going to Frank DeCata, Joshua Munafo & Aleisha Munafo. Creative Weaponry Extreme13-17yrs, saw a fine performance from Proactive Team Freestyle team mates, Marco Mitidieri taking out 1st place & 2nd place Jacob Nocera. Traditional Weaponry 0-12yrs, taking out 1st place Connor Hall - Gisbourne Mixed Martial Arts, Traditional Weaponry 13-17yrs, taking out 1st place Sophie Elias - Border Karate Sch-Sansho, 2nd place Samuel Newton - Winged Dragon M/A, 3rd place going to Garrin Williamson - Funakoshi Karate Traditional Weaponry Senior, 1st place Simon Hall – Gisbourne MMA, , 2nd place Martyn Allwood - Border Karate Sch-Sansho, 3rd place Susie Oh - KoKoro Kai Goju … Congratulations to all on the day for some outstanding performances of martial art skill and weaponry 

1. Other Stand-out matches from the days competition:


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 Alexia Duff – Northern Goju Karate, 2nd place Nina Alexandrova –& in 3rd place Peter Thermos - Winged Dragon MA , 4th place Toby Johnson – Gisborne MMA.  In the finals of the point sparring young Alexia Duff – Northern Goju Karate was just too classy on the day taking out 1st place, runner up Christopher Munafo - Proactive Team Freestyle taking home 3rd place William Yarranton - Winged Dragon MA in 4th place Zac Johnson – Gisborne MMA


Finals 12 to 13 years (5th Kyu to Blackbelt) divisions, was another division hotly contested for in the female point sparring 1st place going to Sophie Elias – Border Karate Sch-Sansho, 2nd place Sarah Caruana – Go Kan Ryu and 3rd place Krystal Polorotoff – Zanshin Shotokan & in 4th place Alannah Conboy – Northern Goju Karate. The males division saw in 1st Brandon Iredale – Go Kan Ryu, 2nd place Dante Novembre – Proactive Team Freestyle , 3rd place Kye Oag Border Karate Sch-Sansho in 4th place Frank DeCata - Proactive Team Freestyle.


Finals Male Continuous, 15 – 17 years division was a heated and fiery division with competitors being cautioned for lack of control or making contact, however there where some excellent stand-outs and future champions in the making. Taking out 1st place Callum Atwell - Northern Goju Karate with Garrin Williamson - Funakoshi Karate Australia in 2nd place, 3rd place Frankie Ferraro - Lion Bushido & 4th place Antonio DeCata - Proactive Team Freestyle. 

Veterans divisions saw some spirited competitors who were 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 Simon Pedelty – Li Kris Han Kung Fu, taking home 1st place, Nick Spanu – Go Kan Ryu 2nd place, 3rd place Jillian Cole – Funakoshi Karate, 4th place Aniko Besley – Go Kan Ryu.  Finals female sparring: 1st place going Nadia Lazongas – Winged Dragon MA, 2nd place Aniko Besley – Go Kan Ryu & 3rd place to Jillian Cole - Funakoshi Karate with Jennifer Sievers in 4th place. Men’s final saw Nick Spanu – Go Kan Ryu taking out 1st place, 2nd place going to Dean Monk – Gisborne MMA, 3rd place Eduardo Novembre – Proactive Team Freestyle and Doug Prentice- Shotokan taking out 4th place.

The black belt divisions brought an exciting day to a close. The standard was extremely high and so was the intensity.  Finals male black belt forms were taken out by Simon Pedelty – Li Kris Han Kung Fu, 2nd place going to Adrian Delia – Northern Goju Karate, 3rd place to Say Khor – Go Kan Ryu, 4th Martyn Allwood - Border Karate Sch-Sansho.  Finals of the male point sparring division brought the crowd to their feet with loud and enthusiastic support. 1st place going to Nick Spanu – Go Kan Ryu, 2nd place Martyn Allwood - Border Karate Sch-Sansho, 3rd place Jonno Pittock – Tae Kyon Karate in 4th place to Dean Monk – Gisborne MMA.

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 year’s National Championships in Melbourne it is going to be a gala event…..’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      












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 Wayne Newton Assistant TD, Mr Simon Pedelty, Mr Greg Parker, Mr Peter Conroy, Mr Damien Wilson, Alex Fitzgerald, Mr Garry Bogg, Simon Hall, Mr Nick Spanu, Ettore & Delio Senatore & 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 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 behaviour 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 /judge’s gestures and signals
  • The Chairman NAS/WASO & Executive committee - NAS Referees Board is responsible for overseeing all State/ National & International events, 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)


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:

Victorian State Director: Mr. Vincent Busuttil: Mobile – 0412 366 324

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 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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