Papua New Guinea Karate-Do Federation (PNGKF) will be hosting the 6th PNG Open Karate Titles in Port Moresby during the Easter Weekend 30-31/03/2013. NCD Karate Association has actually been given the green light to organize the tournament in partnership with PNGKF. The tournament will be held at Ela Murray International School Hall.
Karate clubs in the following provinces; AR Bougainville, Central, Eastern Highlands, East New Britain, East Sepik, Jiwaka, Madang, Manus, Morobe, New Ireland, National Capital District, Oro, Simbu, Sandaun and West New Britain are expected to attend.
Events to be in the PNG Open Karate Titles are; Point Contact Kumite, Full Contact Kumite, Kata (Traditional), Musical Kata, Kobudo and Tameshi-Wari. The categories for the Open Titles for both Male and Female are as follows; Seniors (+18 years), Under 21 Years (18-20 years), Juniors (16-17 years), Cadets (14-15 years), and Children (7-13 years).
As this is an open tournament, martial artists from other styles such as, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Hapkido, Tang Soo Do, Choi Lee Fut, and other Kung Fu styles are welcome to attend.
There will be a Referees Seminar on Friday 29th March, followed by weighing in of athletes in the afternoon.
Interested competitors and martial art clubs should call the Karate Development Officer, Mr. Willie Leslie on mobile 72776677 and PNGKF Treasurer Mr. Joseph Kubul on 71690504 for further information.