Watch Out Hollywood, The Headhunter Cometh

Watch Out Hollywood, The Headhunter Cometh

It comes as no surprise that the country’s first world kickboxing champion and sporting hero has been cast in a Hollywood film. Soon after he retired from professional kickboxing, in 2009, ABC’s PNG correspondent Liam Fox did an interview with him. LIAM FOX: It’s a balmy afternoon at the army barracks in Port Moresby and Stanley Nandex is talking his elite fighters through their paces. STANLEY NANDEX: These kids are off the streets and I’m…

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Stanley ‘The Headhunter’ Nandex cast in Hollywood film

Stanley ‘The Headhunter’ Nandex cast in Hollywood film

One of the country’s greatest martial art ambassadors and former world kickboxing champion Stanley Nandex has been cast in low budget Gorilla Pictures production called ‘The B-Team’. The film is a spinoff from the hit comedy The A-Team and will be shot on location in Papua New Guinea and is set to star Nandex alongside Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson (from the Bloodfist series), Michael Jai White (from Blood and Bone, Undisputed II) and Cynthia Rothrock…

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Silas in XIII Pacific Games – Noumea

Silas in XIII Pacific Games – Noumea, a set on Flickr. Pictures of Sempai Silas Piskaut during the recent Pacific Games in Noumea. Pictures courtesy of photojournalist and PNG Warrior’s own Andrew Molen.

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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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Shihan Edward “Bobby” Lowe Passes

Shihan Bobby Lowe, [23-Aug-1929 to 14-Sep-2011](IKO International Committee Chairman, North & Central American Chairman, USA Branch Chief, 8th dan in the Kyokushinkaikan) passed away on Wednesday evening in Honolulu, Hawaii. Shihan Lowe was the first live in student (uchi deshi) of Sosai Masutatsu Oyama, founder of Kyokushin karate. He then opened the first Kyokushin Dojo outside of Japan in Hawaii in 1957. He visited Australia many times to attend the AKKA National Tournaments and will…

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Erima Kyokushin Holds Grading

Erima Kyokushin Holds Grading

Erima Kyokushin Karate dojo run by former PNG and Australian champion Sempai Bernard Soari, Shodan, held its second grading last Saturday since opening in 2010. The event was held at the Gordon International Primary School Hall which saw up to ten students from both the children and adult classes go through their exams. Among those who went through the rigorous exam regime of Kyokushin were six year olds Fiona Vinau and Adriella Soari, recent Pacific…

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A new icon for our blog

Good news PNG Warriors. We have designed a new icon for the website incorporating the classical yin/yan with the Papua New Guinea’s national colors; red, gold and black and symbols; the Bird of Paradise and Southern Cross constellation. The icon will soon replace the default WordPress icon. The icon reflects our locality in the martial arts. We hope you like it. The PNG Warrior Team

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Karate to be included in PNG Games 2012

Karate to be included in PNG Games 2012

Karate will be included in the coming 2012 PNG Games in Kokopo. This comes as good news for the art in the country after a decline in the last couple of years. Our source said this will undoubtedly rekindle an interest in the art again. This comes after a team was represented in the recent Pacific Games in Noumea. The bulk of the team came from the Shotokan style while few came from the Kyokushin…

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Sempai Silas Piskaut in Kyokushin Karate South Pacific Selection Tournament 2011

Sempai Silas Piskaut in Kyokushin Karate South Pacific Selection Tournament 2011

Sempai Silas Piskaut is the last of Sensei Wally’s uchi-deshi’s to receive achieve Shodan. He did his grading at Melbourne. Here is a video of him competing for a spot in the South Pacific Kyokushin Karate Championships. Silas took first place in the men’s lightweight intermediate division.

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Tona qualifies for London 2012 Olympics

Taekwondo international Thereas Tona qualified for the London 2012 Olympics for second consecutive time during the recent Pacific Games held in Noumea. The feisty Kairiku lass won silver and qualified under the 49kg division and making PNG the fourth country in the Pacific to qualify. The other countries that qualified are New Zealand with 3 competitors, Australia and Samoa with 2 and PNG with 1.    

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