The Real Karate Kid – Mahiro Takako

The Real Karate Kid – Mahiro Takako

Forget about Ralph Macchio and Jaden Smith; they are nothing compared to this little girl who has put in the time and effort, and has already graduated a black belt and is a three time Japanese kata champion. Impressive! She has starred in a few commercial in her home country Japan and more recently in Sia’s new Alive music video. However, one of her most famous videos can be found on Youtube where she performs…

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Erima Dojo introduces kid’s classes

Erima Dojo introduces kid’s classes

Karate builds character and the Erima Kyokushin Karate Dojo has introduced kids’ classes to do just that. According a post on Facebook by Chief Instructor, Sempai Bernard Soari, registrations are now open for children between the ages of 5 to 12 years to enroll for classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 5pm and Saturdays from 9 – 10:30 in the morning at Bavaroko Primary School hall. Soari, who is himself a former Papua…

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MKA to host PNG Games selections

MKA to host PNG Games selections

Morobe Karate Association (MKA) will be hosting a selection trial for the upcoming PNG Games in Kimbe over the Queen’s Birthday weekend at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium in Lae, The National reports. Association vice president, Sensei Rickinson Mekere said the meet would be the first selection for the organization and would be staged on June 12 – 13. He further said another trial would be held on the Independence weekend (September 16) at Mutzing…

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Erima Kyokushin elects club executives

Erima Kyokushin elects club executives

The Erima Kyokushin Karate Dojo has elected her club executives are ready to tackle the year’s activities. In a post on the PNG Kyokushin Facebook page, Sempai Bernard Soari announced the appointments. He also made a special acknowledgement to Sensei Walter Schnaubelt for his continued support and guidance.

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Taekwondo duo to train in Australia

Taekwondo duo to train in Australia

Taekwondo’s Maxwell and aunt Samantha Kassman, will be traveling to Melbourne, Australia, to train under coach Andy Rutten, The National (March 10) reports, in three week’s time. The pair, while in the country, are training with local coach Edward Kassman but will switch to Rutten’s training regime when they arrive in Australia, which will continue until they depart for Rio. Coach Kassman said the pair are working on improving their strength and fitness, and added…

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The Essence of Okinawan Karate-do (Shorin-ryu)

The Essence of Okinawan Karate-do (Shorin-ryu)

The Essence of Okinawan Karate-do by Shoshin Nagamine, published in 1998 by Tuttle Publishing, is a kind reminder of what this once-mysterious Okinawan martial art is all about, and how it has mutated into what it has become today. The book has two forwards, one by Junji Nishime and the other by Jugo Toma. The former was a member of the House of Representatives at the time and the later President of the Okinawa Physical…

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The Lighter Side of Martial Arts

The Lighter Side of Martial Arts

Martial arts legend Bas Rutten and Joris Boon perform a comedy sketch at 1995 Martial Arts Gala in Holland.

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How to School a Bully

How to School a Bully

Bullying is one of the worst things a child can face and it is unfortunate that most of it goes undetected and unaddressed. However, when this father found his son was a bully, he decided to teach the kid a lesson that will not be forgotten soon. Bullying is often done by the strong against the weak and defenceless and to prove that the disciplinarian father pitted his son against a professional boxer. Let’s see…

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Nerdy girl beats Muay Thai trainers

Nerdy girl beats Muay Thai trainers

Looks can be deceiving and Malaysian Pro Muay Thai Fighter, Germaine Yeap, teaches this trainers a few lessons in deception. Miss Yeap was listed as one of the top 10 sexiest female Muay Thai fighters in Asia in 2015 by Mad MuayThai. Let’s hope these guys learned that looks can be deceiving.

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Morobe Karate Association elects executives

Morobe Karate Association elects executives

The Morobe Karate Association (MKA) have elected their executives and are looking forward to developing the art and sport of the martial art in the province. In an email to members of the PNG Karate-do Federation (PNGKF), newly appointed association president, Sensei John Watah, said the appointments were made in the best interest of karate in the province. He said the executives were appointed in a meeting at the indoor stadium in Lae on September…

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