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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Katua prepares for toughest fight yet – Rio Olympics

Katua prepares for toughest fight yet – Rio Olympics

Papua New Guinean boxer Thadius Katua is getting himself prepared for the toughest assignments of his life as he brushes up his skills for the Rio Olympic Games next month. The 19-year-old Caterets Islander is currently in Baguio, Philippines training under the watchful eyes of coaches Joe Aufa and Allan Nicolson. But for Katua, granted passage to the Olympic Games through a tripartite qualification, this is not on an unfamiliar trip for the young Bougainvillean….

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The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 3]

The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 3]

Part 3: Reestablishment and the future One of the things Sifu Steven Ngandang would also like to see for his Shaolin Kung Fu, is the establishment of a national body to run all its affairs in the country and affiliate with international bodies. He wants to see all the Kung Fu styles in PNG get together to run their affairs more professionally and organised. “I call on the other Kung Fu masters and other styles…

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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 Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 1]

The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 1]

Foundation and Early Years With a deep breath he began his routine, his wrinkled hands slicing through the air as his feet moved with the swiftness gained from years of practice. His techniques, crisp but flowing as he shifted from one form to another, each with their own emphasis and meaning. It has been years since students attended a proper Shaolin Kung Fu class in Papua New Guinea. Many wonder if it exists anymore in the…

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PNGKF clears outstanding issues with WKF

PNGKF clears outstanding issues with WKF

The Papua New Guinea Kickboxing Federation has finally settled its outstanding debts with the World Kickboxing Federation by paying the US$1,000 it owed. President of PNGKF, Stanley Nandex said with this out of the way the federation is now looking at bigger things to do with the sport and getting back on track with its programs and activities in the country. Nandex said the sport has already made an impact on the international stage and…

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Taekwondo duo to train in Australia

Taekwondo duo to train in Australia

Taekwondo’s Maxwell and aunt Samantha Kassman, will be traveling to Melbourne, Australia, to train under coach Andy Rutten, The National (March 10) reports, in three week’s time. The pair, while in the country, are training with local coach Edward Kassman but will switch to Rutten’s training regime when they arrive in Australia, which will continue until they depart for Rio. Coach Kassman said the pair are working on improving their strength and fitness, and added…

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Kassman describes win as “Hand of God.”

Kassman describes win as “Hand of God.”

Papua New Guinea’s Maximillian Kassman has described his win at the Oceania Taekwondo Championships as the “hand of God”. He was behind 3-2 with just three seconds to go when a well-executed kick to his opponent’s head from him stopped the clock. The points for the kick did not register on the electronic scoreboard upon impact and Kassman’s coach, Andy Rutten wasted no time appealing. Kassman’s opponent, Bruce Jonathan from Vanuatu was hanging desperately on…

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