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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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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Becoming Boyka – Motivational Video

Becoming Boyka – Motivational Video

The character Yuri Boyka in Undisputed II & III became a cult figure thanks to Scott Adkins’ acrobatic kicks and deadly physique. However, Adkins had to put a lot of work into getting his spectacular 6 packs. Here is a video from Adkins’ Youtube channel showing him going through the workout and exercises in preparation for his role. I hope you enjoy.

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The Real Drunken Master

The Real Drunken Master

Drunken boxing is a style of Chinese kung fu that tries to mimic the movements of an intoxicated fighter. It is not usually associated with Western boxing; however, one such professional boxer adopted the technique and did it so well in the ring that he earned the nickname “The Drunken Master”. The Drunken Master – Emmanuel Augustus Emmanuel Augustus is a former professional American boxer who fought out of Texas and earned the nickname for…

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Karate lists 58 athletes for squad

Karate lists 58 athletes for squad

58 athletes have been shortlisted for the 2017 Karate squad. The PNG Karate-do Federation (PNGKF) posted the complete list of athletes on their Facebook page On the list is a combination of elite and developing athletes who were selected most recent past events. Name Sex Residence Province Squad Crystal E R Mari F Port Moresby NCD Elite Doris J Karamo F Port Moresby NCD Elite Gantianna Joseph F Port Moresby Central Elite Joancherry G Revui…

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Kung Fu school resumes for 2017

Kung Fu school resumes for 2017

In opening training classes for 2017, Papua New Guinea Shaolin Kung Fu master, Stephen Ngandang Sifu encouraged more young people to take up martial arts. Ngandang said young people need direction in terms of good behaviour, respect and confidence and martial arts is the best way to teach them that. “It also keeps them fit and gives them something to do but most importantly, it gives them the ability to protect themselves and their friends…

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Sempai Bernard accused of politicizing Kyokushin

Sempai Bernard accused of politicizing Kyokushin

PNG Kyokushin Karate chief instructor, Sempai Bernard Soari, Shodan, has come out guns blazing against accusations made on Facebook that he is using the Erima Dojo to promote his personal political agendas. Sempai Bernard shared on the PNG Kyokushin Facebook page that a Henry Tule from Tanga Island in the New Ireland Province (NIP) has accused him of advocating Sir Julius Chan’s People Progress Party (PPP) and siphoning funds from the NIP government for private…

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Erima Dojo to open doors next Monday

Erima Dojo to open doors next Monday

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Kyokushin Karate’s Erima Dojo will open its doors for classes next Monday, according to their official Facebok page. Chief instructor Sempai Bernard Soari posted that classes would resume on Monday (16 January). In 2016, the club started training at the Bavaroko Primary School hall and Soari said they would have to wait to get the school management’s approval for classes this year. Soari had initially advised that classes would resume on…

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The Undisputed Rocky Marciano

The Undisputed Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano is not as well-known by our generation as the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather or Mike Tyson. However, he is the only heavyweight boxing champion that was never beaten. He was like a brick wall that kept coming at his opponents. He also has the highest knockout percentage in the history of boxing. Rocky Marciano died in 1963 at the age of 45 but his legend lives on.

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