Erima Kyokushin conducts grading

Erima Kyokushin conducts grading

The Erima Kyokushin Karate Dojo conducted their junior grading last Saturday which saw nine (9) students – including three (3) girls – graduate to the next level. The grading which was held at Bavaroko Primary School saw the students go through almost five (5) hours of examination by their instructor, Sempai Bernard Soari, who tested their knowledge in the basics (kihon), flexibility, stamina, kata (forms) and jyu kumite (free fighting). All the students passed and…

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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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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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2016 PNGKF Calendar of Activities

2016 PNGKF Calendar of Activities

« Prev November 2017 Next » Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30     Category Key  General  Meetings  Tournaments  Training Calendar developed and supported by Kieran O’Shea

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PNG karate mentor/coach reflects back

PNG karate mentor/coach reflects back

Reflecting back 3 years ago, the President for PNGKF Carl Mari invited me up to set up and develop a Karate National Squad leading towards the Pacific Games. There were approximately 60 athletes vying for 21 positions. The first year was very testing, due to the lack of familiarity with the World Karate Federation procedures and rules. However the co-operation of the regional Instructors made it easier for me by giving me full autonomy which…

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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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National karate squad training times

National karate squad training times

Notice to all Karatekas in PNG, start preparing for upcoming national and international events. For the national squad and development squad members in Port Moresby, your training times are:   Day Start End Type /Session Venue Tuesday 10am 1pm Mat High Performance Training Centre 3pm 4:30pm Mat Wednesday 10am 1pm Mat 3pm 4:30pm Gym Thursday 10am 1pm Mat 3pm 4:30pm Mat Saturday 9am 1pm Mat Those in other centers please continue your training and maintain…

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