Know Your Stars

Know Your Stars

In a couple of weeks the country will play host to 3 legends in the martial arts action entertainment industry, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock and Michael Jai White. In preparation to welcoming these guests, we take a brief look into their careers as actors and martial artists. Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson Probably the most successful martial artist and actor among the three is Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson having being tagged the ‘most successful…

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Shaolin Chin Sun Wushu school open for business

Shaolin Chin Sun Wushu school open for business

For those interested in learning Chinese martial arts, the PNG Shaolin Chin Sun Wushu Kung Fu school is open for business. The school teaches self-defense, promotes health and fitness, and discipline. It helps the practitioner to conquer life’s problems physically, mentally and spiritually. According to the schools promotional poster, the students will learn Lohan and Wushu forms, weapons forms and Tai Chi, and also learn the five animal styles and actual combat techniques. For further…

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Silas Gabriel Piskaut; Kyokushin Warrior

Silas Gabriel Piskaut; Kyokushin Warrior

Meet Silas Gabriel Piskaut from Tanir Island in the New Ireland Province, a Shodan (1st degree black belt) in the art of Kyokushin Karate. He is the last of Sensei Wally Schnaubelt’s uchi-deshis and is currently the intermediate lightweight Kyokushin champion for the South Pacific. On the 25th of September 2007, Silas graduated with his shodan in Melbourne under the watchful eyes of Shihan Cameron Quinn at Sensei Whitten’s dojo. He returned to Port Moresby…

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Call for return of full-contact tournament

Call for return of full-contact tournament

Senior Kyokushin karate instructor Sailas Piskaut has called for potential sponsors to return the once popular Open All Styles full-contact ‘last man standing’ challenge. Piskaut and fellow senior fighter, Karl Guria have thrown their support behind the return of the full-contact last man standing challenge that was once a popular annual event. Both said this was one way of maintaining the popularity of this once highly entertaining challenge that had all forms of martial artists…

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Piskaut and Guria vying for the Ultimate Truth

Piskaut and Guria vying for the Ultimate Truth

With the clock ticking away, two Papua New Guinea men are on the threshold of success. With seven days to go, senior Kyokushin Karate martial artists Sailas Piskaut and Karl Guria are preparing in anticipation for the forthcoming Black Belt Grading Conference in Perth, Western Australia. Both who have committed their lives to the teachings of Masutatsu Oyama will now progress to another stage in this rooted philosophy that is hinged upon self-improvement, discipline and…

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Kung Fu Wushu PNG unveils logo

Kung Fu Wushu PNG unveils logo

Kung Fu Wushu PNG President, Geoff Hui, has today unveiled the new look Kung Fu Wushu PNG logo. The logo captures the Papua New Guinea colours and the national symbol, the Bird of Paradise as well as the traditional Chinese character for Wushu. It will be the image of the organization throughout its operations and coincides with its inclusion in the new Oceania Kung Fu Wushu website; http://oceaniakungfuwushu.com/ “Kung Fu Wushu PNG is expanding its…

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Martial Arts can save our children

Martial Arts can save our children

After seeing and hearing a lot about law and order, security and disciplinary problems among young people and women, a Kung Fu master in Port Moresby believes that martial arts training can help to address these issues. Steven Ngandang, a ‘Sifu’ (head instructor) in the Chinese martial art of Shaolin Kung Fu is concerned at the alarming number of issues that young men and women, especially teenagers and young adults, are facing every day. Developing…

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Kung Fu Wushu PNG formed and joins region in push for Pacific Games inclusion

Kung Fu Wushu PNG formed and joins region in push for Pacific Games inclusion

Oceania Kung Fu Wushu President, Walt Missingham recently visited Port Morseby to facilitate the formation of the newest Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Federation member, ‘Kung Fu Wushu Papua New Guinea’ (KWPNG). Missingham said PNG joins Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia in what is the expanding presence of Kung Fu Wushu in the Oceania region. Missingham was accompanied by Geoff Hui who has been appointed as the President of KWPNG. The two men…

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Even Bullies Bleed

Even Bullies Bleed

I was in grade three when I stood up against a bully. I was about 10 years old then. He was a grade ahead and about two years older. It was towards the end of the day and we were all going about the school ground trying to organize into groups for the afternoon’s activities. He was one of the leaders for our group and was marshaling everyone to gather under a nearby rain tree….

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My Martial Arts Promise

My Martial Arts Promise

I have told this story before but I want to point out an important aspect of it at the time of the incident. In 2011, I was held up at gun point along the Kanage Street beside the hills in 5 Mile, Port Moresby. During the incident I realized some things that made me appreciate the many years I spent training in the Martial Arts and the philosophies I’ve studied with it. Instead of panicking and…

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How Real Samurai Warriors Fought

How Real Samurai Warriors Fought

The samurai warrior has been immortalized in film and movies with their impressive swordsmanship and skills. However, most of what is being portrayed is not real. Instead, it is a sensationalized version of the truth, an entertaining twist to techniques and methods that are so simple – they are genius. In real samurai battles, there was no flashy sword fights with swords clashing in the air and the sound of metal meeting metal. In fact, the…

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Highlights of Adrian ‘The Hunter’ Pang’s MMA Fights

Highlights of Adrian ‘The Hunter’ Pang’s MMA Fights

Adrian Pang is a veteran in the octagon, and here is a video highlight of his fights. Thanks to Tamerland D. Masterpiece for sharing this on Youtube. If you want to know more about Adrian then why not read his interview here.  

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Revision of Kyokushin Competition Kumite Rules

Revision of Kyokushin Competition Kumite Rules

If you haven’t heard by now, then here it is – the International Kyokushin Karate Organization (IKO) Kumite rules have been revised, and aligned with a few World Karate Federation (WKF) rules. The video below illustrates the revised rules.

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