About the Founder & NAS
Founder NAS/WASO Mr. Silvio Morelli says;
The National All Styles (NAS) started off as a small Victorian martial arts tournament and has now grown into one of the most successful and professional tournament circuits in the Australia today. It began with the simple idea of bringing all styles of martial arts together in a friendly tournament.
38 years later the National All Styles is one of the biggest and most professional martial art tournament circuit in the Southern hemisphere. With tournament circuits in every capital city of Australia as well as a number of regional areas, with over 5000 competitors annually as well as the vast number of different martial art organisations competing in the NAS such as Kung Fu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Silat, Hapkido, Tai Chi to name just a few is a statement of the popularity and success of the NAS circuit. Men, women and children of all different martial arts backgrounds have competed in this most unbiased and non-restrictive ALL STYLES event.
One of our core strengths of the NAS is the fact that it is not a tournament run by any Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu or any particular style, rather it is run by ALL STYLES. Our strength lies in the fact that we are guided by what the martial arts public on the whole wants from a tournament, Professionalism, great sportsmanship and being non-bias
NAS has forms, point fighting, continuous sparring, team sparring, demonstrations and weaponry in an exciting range of categories for all ages and experience levels. Reports from all NAS tournaments are featured in Australasia's premier martial arts magazine, Blitz, with photos, reports and ratings for competitors from each event.
ARB – Australian Referees Board Seminar / Tournament Officials Manual
The NAS prides itself on being a professionally – run organisation with strict rules and guidelines in place for not only competitors but for Judges, Referees and Officials. “There are no question marks within the NAS, such is the set up that every rule and every issue, from conduct of grooming through to code of conduct that is expected from and NAS Official
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 they 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, they will be independent, impartial, objective and fare; on and off the playing field.
NAS Mission Statement
Our mission is to unite all true Martial Artists together.
To foster friendship and goodwill among all people we may meet.
To share friendship, knowledge and lend a helping hand to our fellow man.
To promote goodwill tournaments for all styles and martial artists.
To be fair and honest in all our dealings with all that we meet.
Martial Arts practitioners, from Karate to Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do and Kickboxing, National All Styles (NAS) has the tournament circuit for you, with regular tournaments Australia-wide and state-wide
Call NOW or email your State Director for more information on how to participate as a competitor or official.
Transferring the NAS to its new owners
Mr. Silvio Morelli, President/Founder, handed over the National All Styles competition circuit to the new CEO NAS/WASO owners in 2016. Mr. James Casey and Mrs. Virginia Casey have been friends and business partners for 25 years. Mr.Jim Casey met Mr.Silvio Morelli for the first time in 1993 at the K1 Spectacular in Tokyo, Japan, where he was refereeing a full contact karate battle between two top martial artists. Nobuaki Kakuda and Andy Hug. Over the weekend, Silvio and I explored whether Virginia and I would be interested in joining National All Styles as directors. The rest of the story is history.
Mr Silvio Morelli - Founder NAS/WASO with new owners NAS National All Styles Mr and Mrs Casey