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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