PNGKF president refutes allegations by Soari

PNGKF president refutes allegations by Soari

President of the Papua New Guinea Karate-do Federation (PNGKF), Sensei Carl Mari, has refuted claims by Sempai Bernard Soari regarding the national team selection for the XV Pacific Games in July, according to Post Courier (June 11, 2015). Sensei Mari, in a statement yesterday, said the allegations were unfounded and that Soari was part of the coaching team and selection panel, and knew of the selection criteria. He added that Soari was part of the…

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Kyokushin pulls out of national karate team

Kyokushin pulls out of national karate team

PNG Kyokushin Karate has pulled out of the national karate team for the XV Pacific Games next month, Post Courier (June 11, 2015) reports. According to the report, this includes Sempais Bernard Soari as coach and Sailas Piskaut as athlete, and it is believed that other Kyokushin students who are volunteers and officials may follow suit. Soari said that PNG Kyokushin is recognized internationally by the International Karate Organization (IKO) and one of the several…

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Kyokushin questions karate selection criteria

Kyokushin questions karate selection criteria

The selection criteria used to select the recently announced PNG karate team for the XV Pacific Games has come under scrutiny by former Kyokushin champion and Erima Dojo head instructor Sempai Bernard Soari, Post Courier (June 10, 2015) reports. Sempai Soari, a Shodan in Kyokushin Karate and 3 times World Tournament representative, said the recently announced team included athletes that never took part in national tournaments or attended training at the High Performance Training Center…

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Karate names XV Pacific Games team

Karate names XV Pacific Games team

The PNG Karate-Do Federation (PNGKF) Karate has announced its final team of twenty eight athletes for the XV Pacific Games, but laments the exclusion of Braden McMahon due to citizenship issues.  Braden who is the current Oceania 75Kg Kumite Champion has blood connection thru his paternal grandmother who is from Central Province. The women team comprise of  Crystal Mari (Individual Kata – NCD), Gantianna Joseph (Team Kata – NCD), Sarah Ande (Team Kata – NCD),…

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Kata results of the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament

Kata results of the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament

Here are the results of the kata events in the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament held on May 02 – 03 at the PNG IPA hall at Waigani. Competitors were fielded according to their ranking and only Kyokushin katas were allowed. Male 10th – 9th Kyu Kata 1st place – Hilary George (Lafi Dojo) 2nd place – Frank Boga ( Erima Dojo) 3rd place – Mayson Inu (Erima Dojo) Male 8th – 7th Kyu Kata…

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Results of the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament

Results of the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament

The official results of the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament held last weekend at the PNG IPA hall at Waigani has been released on the PNG Kyokushin Facebook page. It is as follows: Men’s Heavy Weight 1st Place – Karl Guria (Erima Dojo) 2nd Place – Ken Langa (MOKKA) 3rd Place – Foldy Jacob (TKU) Most Improve Fighter – Foldy Jacob (TKU) Most Spirited Fighter – Ken Langa(MOKKA) Men’s Middle Weight 1st place – Atomu…

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PNG Kyokushin Karate hosts first provincial tournament

PNG Kyokushin Karate hosts first provincial tournament

PNG Kyokushin Karate hosted its first provincial tournament at the PNG Institute of Public Administration (PNGIPA) Hall on Saturday and Sunday (02 – 03, May), marking a new leaf for the organization which has been asleep for almost a decade. The tournament also marked the reconciliation between Sensei Walter Schnaubelt and his first uchi-deshi Sempai Bernard Soari after the pair parted ways more than 9 years ago. Also present and a judge at the event…

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Nigel prepares for the Pacific Games

Nigel prepares for the Pacific Games
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PNG Karate Train-On Squard

PNG Karate Train-On Squard
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Kyokushin Karate Tournament Poster

Kyokushin Karate Tournament Poster
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