Kyokushin classes to start in February

Kyokushin classes to start in February

Papua New Guinea Mas. Oyama Kyokushin Karate Association (PNGMOKKA) will start training in February. According to Sempai Silas Piskaut, training for this year will start on February 6 and end in December. PNGMOKKA is the only internationally recognized Kyokushin organisation in the country and is headed by Branch Chief and SOS Director, Sensei Walter Schnaubelt. The club is affiliated to International Karate Organisation Kyokushin-kaikan (IKOK) in Japan. In a Facebook message to the author, Piskaut…

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Central Boxing Factions Unite

Two factions, the Kairuku and Bereina amateur boxing associations in Central, have reconciled and will come under one umbrella. The disputing parties reconciled during the Moroi Cup championships in Aipeana village in Mekeo recently.The tournament was hosted by Kairuku Amateur Boxing Association (KABA).Speaking during the tournament, Bereina Amateur Boxing Association vice-president Andrew Magaiva said the associations would come together for the benefit of youths and boxing in the Kairuku and Mekeo areas. KABA president Philbert…

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Aipeana Triumphant

Aipeana Triumphant

The Aipeana Boxing Club, hosts the inaugural Moroi Cup Challenge, are the new champions. The event staged on December 29 – 31 in Aipeana village in West Mekeo saw the participation of 150 boxers from 15 clubs. The home club took out five gold, six silver and seven bronze medals for first place followed by St. Paul’s Boxing Club of Veifa’a village with five gold, five silver, four bronze and the Boxer of the Tournament…

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Watch Out Hollywood, The Headhunter Cometh

Watch Out Hollywood, The Headhunter Cometh

It comes as no surprise that the country’s first world kickboxing champion and sporting hero has been cast in a Hollywood film. Soon after he retired from professional kickboxing, in 2009, ABC’s PNG correspondent Liam Fox did an interview with him. LIAM FOX: It’s a balmy afternoon at the army barracks in Port Moresby and Stanley Nandex is talking his elite fighters through their paces. STANLEY NANDEX: These kids are off the streets and I’m…

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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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