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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Sam Basil; PNG Warrior, MP

Sam Basil; PNG Warrior, MP

Our warrior in this post is first term politician, Bulolo MP and the newly appointed Minister for National Planning, Hon. Samuel H. Basil (Sam Basil for short) who stepped out from the Taekwondo ring into the crazy world of business and now into the harsh political ring. He is an accomplished martial artist having attained a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and a Grey Belt in the art of Yun Jung Do. Back 1995…

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Sensei Wally in action at the 1998 Coupe du Monde

Here is a clip of Sensei Wally in action at the 1998 Coupe du Monde in Paris, France. Notice his trademark jodan mawashi geri (high round house kick) that has won numerous titles.

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PNG Kyokushin Karate Legend: Sensei Wally Schnaubelt

PNG Kyokushin Karate Legend: Sensei Wally Schnaubelt

Sensei Walter “Wally” Schnaubelt is from New Ireland Province and holds a 3rd Dan (3rd degree black belt) in Kyokushin Karate. He is the founder of Papua New Guinea Mas. Oyama Kyokushin Karate Association (PNGMOKKA) which is member of the International Karate Organisation Kyokushinkaikan (IKO 1) and has trained champions like Sempai Bernard Soari and Paul Pautani; two of the country’s first shodan (1st degree black belts). In 2000 he led Soari (lightweight) and Pautani…

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Welcome to PNG Warrior blog

Welcome! PNG Warrior is a blog dedicated to promoting martial arts and artists in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It is an avenue where martial art schools, clubs have a voice and a presence on the world wide web. In the coming weeks we will put up features, pictures, articles, stories and much more about the arts in PNG. Anyone wishing to become a contributor to this blog can email me (bernard_sinai@yahoo.com). Kind regards, Bernard PNG…

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