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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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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Highlight of Lee Garap cutting down his opponent

Highlight of Lee Garap cutting down his opponent

A video highlight of Lee Henry Garap cutting down his opponent during their Muay Thai World Title fight in Port Moresby earlier this year.

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Nandex regains mantle as head of PNG Kickboxing

Nandex regains mantle as head of PNG Kickboxing

The sport of Kickboxing has done well on the international arena and is still going strong despite the challenges and the political disturbances that we have encountered. However, despite all that going on in the background the executives have been very much intact together with their loyal members, fighters and officials for the past four years. They have held on until on the 1st of October, 2016 the World Kickboxing Federation (WKF) and World Kickboxing…

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Katua prepares for toughest fight yet – Rio Olympics

Katua prepares for toughest fight yet – Rio Olympics

Papua New Guinean boxer Thadius Katua is getting himself prepared for the toughest assignments of his life as he brushes up his skills for the Rio Olympic Games next month. The 19-year-old Caterets Islander is currently in Baguio, Philippines training under the watchful eyes of coaches Joe Aufa and Allan Nicolson. But for Katua, granted passage to the Olympic Games through a tripartite qualification, this is not on an unfamiliar trip for the young Bougainvillean….

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The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 3]

The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 3]

Part 3: Reestablishment and the future One of the things Sifu Steven Ngandang would also like to see for his Shaolin Kung Fu, is the establishment of a national body to run all its affairs in the country and affiliate with international bodies. He wants to see all the Kung Fu styles in PNG get together to run their affairs more professionally and organised. “I call on the other Kung Fu masters and other styles…

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