More than 500 of Australia’s elite martial artists competed at the NAS Nationals held on the Gold Coast.
The 2011 National All-Styles Australian Championships came to a thrilling conclusion in Queensland, held at the Gold Coast 4th and 5th December 2011, with DELIO SENATORE from our club, Seishin-Ryu Karate-Do Aus, walking away with the men’s Champion of Champions Title.
Sensei Delio Senatore placed;
- 1st in Males open Black Belt Kata
- 1st in Males open Black Belt Lightweight Division
- 1st for males State vs State.
Sensei Delio had to then compete against the winners of the other divisions such as welterweight, middleweight and heavyweight.
Sensei Delio Senatore received the Champions of Champions Title belt and Trophy by beating all the rest of the Divisions.
Sensei Delio is the 1st Male Black Belt to win this Title from Queensland.
In addition to his success Seishin-Ryu Karate-Do Aus. produced 3 more National Champions;
- Dean Butler 1st in sparring Men’s Advanced Division
- Jesse Carroll 1st in sparring 16-17yrs
- Michelle Evans in Female team sparring State vs State
Tia Butler also placed 2nd in Female Advanced Kata.
Thank you to all students who competed such as David Hickman, Dean, Kai and Shari Butler, Syd, Jardine Ruben, Jesse Carroll, Tia Butler and Michelle Evans. You all did well.
Thanks to Sensei John and Sensei Khai who helped to coach on the day.
Thanks for the support to students friends and families.
On Sunday the 11th of December 2011 SSR ( Seishin-Ryu Karate) held their blackbelt grading.
Congratulations to the following Students who graded:
Jake Morrison and Michelle Evans Graded to Shodan ho
Sensei Garry Kelly to Shodan
Sensei John Oliver and Jeff Haywood to Nidan.
The grading started at 3:30pm and finished at 7 pm, this was a tough grading
as the students were tested Phisically and Mentally.
Great news! We came home with 2 National champions.
Sensei Delio won the open blackbelt kata and Jaimie Singh won his sparring division.
The state vs. state team sparring did excellent with Jesse Carrol’s and David Hickman’s team both winning. Sensei Delio’s open blackbelt team came second.
Kirsha, Tia, Wayne, David, Jesse, Jaimie and Sensei Delio did us proud with great performances. Well done to you all!
On the last night we had a great dinner together with David sampling everybody’s food aswell as their cake.
Next year the Nationals will be held in Sydney and we are planning to take a big team there. We will take Sydney by storm so everybody be prepared for hard work and you will came back as champions!
Congratulations to all competitors, you all did fantastic.
Here is the results:
April Youngberry – 3rd in Continuous, 2nd Sparring
Justen Rana – 2nd in team kara, forms, sparring and continuous
Jesse Carroll – 3rd in kata, 1st in sparring, 2nd in team kata
David Hickman – 2nd in kata
Jonathan Reid – 3rd in kata
Jaimie Singh – 3rd in kata, 1st sparring
Lachlan Scott – 3rd in sparring
Shivani Rana – 2nd kata, 4th sparring
Michelle Evans – 2nd kata
Delio Senatore – 1st kata, 1st sparring
Melissa Senatore – 2nd team kata
Ermy Wood – 3rd sparring.
Now it is back to hard training in preparation for the Nationals which will be held in Melbourne at the end of November.