Rd1 Victoria - 25th March 2018


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1. Welcome to 2018 NAS Victoria

After a break from competition and the last Nationals, Victoria awoke to a splendid day for a great start to the 2018 NAS Tournament circuit. 
With registration at an early hour, excited faces showed this was going to be a terrific start to the year. Mr Jim Casey warmly welcomed everyone to a new year of competition and introduced Mr Vincent Busuttil as the new Director for Victoria. A pleasant thankyou to the officials and volunteers who give of their time for the day to run smoothly was also offered up and after an official bow in, the tournament was up and running and 2018 NAS had begun. 
The earlier round of the Black belts and Veterans Kata, showed tenacity and experience that other belts strive to achieve. With 10 competitors showing the finesse of Kata, the winners were going to be quite the challenge to select. Coming out with the points were 1st Lewis David, 2nd Wayne Newton and 3rd Eduardo Salazar and Mark Skelton following closely in 4th. This is definitely a division to watch and admire. 
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Equally as exciting for their talent in performing were the 10 – 11 years male and female 10th – 6th Kyu Forms. Showing great control and focus, these young warriors proudly competed in front of judges Ian (Aussie) Pape, Shamus Hosking and Michael Egan and gave their best performances. Winners on the day were 1st Isabelle Georgiou, 2ndAgam Saini and 3rd Kaden Wylie. Terrific competition from a young age group and we look forward to seeing their advancement in future tournaments.
The biggest round of Forms for the day went to the 12-13 yrs 5th to Blackbelt Male and Female division. With 15 competitors all eager to impress the judging, this was a very impressive and well-rounded division in the display of technical and focus shown by each competitor. 1st place went to Vanderlei Kemp, 2nd Alyssa Vidos and 3rd to KyeOag. These youngsters are definitely showing everyone that they are on the circuit and on the track to the Nationals.
Traditional Weaponry was another event that wowed the audience. 8 competitors displayed technical expertise and control as they demonstrated the art of using a traditional weapon. With spinning, turning or striking techniques, these experts definitely made it a challenge for Judges; Malcolm Ayles, Cynthia Weggalaar and Jean Vega to decide who would take out the honours for the day. 1st place was awarded to Mark Skelton, 2nd to Simon Hall and 3rd to Eduardo Salazar. 
With the opportunity to step into the ring to fight for points, the Male Continuous Advanced 5th Kyu to Black Belt division was going to show all that this was going to be an exciting event. Wonderful sportsmanship and control saw Jean Vega take 1st place with Kemal Kemalogullari 2nd and in 3rdplace Anthony Baseley. Veterans Male Point Sparring was another event that proved an exciting division. After 7 well fought rounds, the winners were decided and announced. 1st Eduardo Novembre, 2nd Will Gwoodz and 3rd Eduardo Salazar. 
Female Point Sparring 12 – 13 years 5th Kyu to Black belt was a division that is growing in numbers as these young ladies show off their prowess in control of their techniques. 8 rounds of fast but controlled fighting brought 1st place to AnisjaDimoski, 2ndMakenzeThackray and 3rd to Summer Wakefield. Well done ladies we will be watching you.
If round one was any indication of the year ahead, NAS Victoria is going to be a very exciting year of competition, one where champions can be grown. 
Sincerest thanks to each and everyone who attended today, we look forward to seeing everyone at round 2 on Sunday 29th April.
True victory is a victory over one’s self!
Mr Vincent Busuttil: 0412 366 324
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2. 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, Miss Cynthia Weggelaar, Mr Peter Conroy, Mr Simon Hall, Mr Garry Bogg,… 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 mums, friends of competitors or Officials, 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. Vincent Busuttil 0412 366 324

NAS Officials Oath

We, the NAS Judges, will strive to always uphold the highest standard of integrity, honesty andindependence 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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