Karate lists 58 athletes for squad

Karate lists 58 athletes for squad

58 athletes have been shortlisted for the 2017 Karate squad. The PNG Karate-do Federation (PNGKF) posted the complete list of athletes on their Facebook page On the list is a combination of elite and developing athletes who were selected most recent past events. Name Sex Residence Province Squad Crystal E R Mari F Port Moresby NCD Elite Doris J Karamo F Port Moresby NCD Elite Gantianna Joseph F Port Moresby Central Elite Joancherry G Revui…

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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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Sempai Bernard accused of politicizing Kyokushin

Sempai Bernard accused of politicizing Kyokushin

PNG Kyokushin Karate chief instructor, Sempai Bernard Soari, Shodan, has come out guns blazing against accusations made on Facebook that he is using the Erima Dojo to promote his personal political agendas. Sempai Bernard shared on the PNG Kyokushin Facebook page that a Henry Tule from Tanga Island in the New Ireland Province (NIP) has accused him of advocating Sir Julius Chan’s People Progress Party (PPP) and siphoning funds from the NIP government for private…

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Erima Dojo to open doors next Monday

Erima Dojo to open doors next Monday

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Kyokushin Karate’s Erima Dojo will open its doors for classes next Monday, according to their official Facebok page. Chief instructor Sempai Bernard Soari posted that classes would resume on Monday (16 January). In 2016, the club started training at the Bavaroko Primary School hall and Soari said they would have to wait to get the school management’s approval for classes this year. Soari had initially advised that classes would resume on…

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Sifu Ngandang to hold last grading

Sifu Ngandang to hold last grading

Sifu Steven Ngandang Moazof of the Papua New Guinea Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu School in Port Moresby will be hosting his last grading on Saturday between 10am – 3pm at the Moale block in the suburb of Gerehu. The announcement was made on Facebook by his senior student, Andrew Molen. Those interested in witnessing this historic event can inbox Andrew or PNG Warrior on Facebook.

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Taekwondo master announces retirement from competition

Taekwondo master announces retirement from competition

Taekwondo exponent, Master Colland Kokin has announced his retirement from competition, and to concentrate more on developing new and upcoming athletes. He shared this decision on Facebook. PNG Warrior wishes Master Colland all the best in whatever he does next.

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Team WNB ready for kickboxing tourney

Team WNB ready for kickboxing tourney

West New Britain (WNB) kickboxing team’s preparation for the PNG Games next year is gaining momentum, The National reports. WNB kickboxing association president, Stanis Malea said as part of the team’s preparation they would attend a tournament in Wewak next month. Malea said his fighters included females and were well prepared for the tournament and is confident his fighters will do well. He said the team will perform in curtain raisers before the main event…

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Karate championship deferred

Karate championship deferred

The 27th Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Karate Championship has been deferred to December 17 – 18, according to federation president Carl Mari. Mari had initially announced the championship for November 18 – 20 due to the availability of international referees. However, due to the FIFA Women’s Under 20 World Cup being hosted by the country, the dates were moved. He also called for senior athletes to attend the championships as selections for the Oceania…

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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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PNGKF refutes instructor’s claim of world accreditation

PNGKF refutes instructor’s claim of world accreditation

Papua New Guinea and the other Pacific island countries do not have a World Karate referee, contrary to a news report that a Shitoryu Karate instructor in Lae has been granted such status. According to the PNG Karate-Do Federation (PNGKF) president Carl Mari, the only Pacific Islander, a Fijian, has passed the Oceania judge B-licence. “To get someone to achieve World Karate referee status is quite out of our reach at this stage, but we’ll…

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