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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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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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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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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