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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National karate squad haul medals in Qld tourney

National karate squad haul medals in Qld tourney

The Papua New Guinea Karate team won six gold medals at the Queensland Karate Championships last week in Brisbane. The team won four silver and five bronze medals as well. All fighters who represented PNG at the championship are members of the elite squad. The team comprised Crystal Mari, who was the only female athlete, Nigel Bana, Cosmas Saliawali, Leonard Gariadi, Naorei Joseph, Francis Oa Jr and athlete/coach Julius Piku. Mari won gold in the…

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Potential gold medal karate athletes overlooked

Potential gold medal karate athletes overlooked

Two potential gold medal athletes in the sport of karate have been overlooked for selection and placed in the reserve team, Post Courier reports. The athletes; Sailas Piskaut and Atomu Amani, both from the Kyokushin style and despite being champions in their own right, do not understand why they have been overlooked by national selectors. Piskaut and Amani are currently undergoing a three month uchi-deshi program under former champion Bernard Soari in preparation for the…

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Sensei Wally and Sempai Bernard reconcile after 9 years

Sensei Wally and Sempai Bernard reconcile after 9 years

After 9 years apart, Sensei Walter ‘Wally’ Schnaubelt and former pupil Sempai Bernard Soari, have officially announced their reconciliation to the public, Post Courier (February 27) reports. In a press conference yesterday they announced their reconciliation for the good of Kyokushin Karate and said it was time to move forward. Sensei Wally, who heads the country’s Kyokushin headquarters, said: “The past is the past and to signify our reconciliation it will be celebrated in the…

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