Taekwondo master announces retirement from competition

Taekwondo master announces retirement from competition

Taekwondo exponent, Master Colland Kokin has announced his retirement from competition, and to concentrate more on developing new and upcoming athletes. He shared this decision on Facebook. PNG Warrior wishes Master Colland all the best in whatever he does next.

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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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Taekwondo to identify new talents for Olympics

Taekwondo to identify new talents for Olympics

Taekwondo PNG will be hosting the Southern Taekwondo Olympic selection trials to identify the region’s best four male and four female athletes into the PNG Olympic team. This Olympic trials will be held this Sunday 27th September at the PNG Olympic Committee High Performance Training Center at in Port Moresby. The event is open to Taekwondo PNG athletes in the Southern region from blue belt through to black belt, aged 16 years and above. Tournament…

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Pennie eyes gold in Taekwondo

Pennie eyes gold in Taekwondo

22 year old Taekwondo athlete Rainner Pennie has set his eyes on gold at the coming Pacific Games to be held in Port Moresby next month, The National (June 3, 2015) reports. Pennie, who was formally named in the squad last week, fights in the 63kg division and has an impressive résumé including winning two silver medals at the Gold Coast Open last month, gold in the 2014 New Zealand Nationals, South Australia Championships and…

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Opportunity for Taekwondo lessons with Master Robert Frost

Opportunity for Taekwondo lessons with Master Robert Frost

I will be in Popondetta 28th & 29th June and available for group or private lessons. I will be in Naduri and Efogi around the 4th and 5th July and available for group or private lessons. I will be in Port Moresby from the 10th – 20th July and available for group or private lessons on any or all days and evenings (except for Pacific Games Taekwondo/Karate comp times). Instruction available in: Self Defence; Traditional…

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Taekwondo PNG announces final team for XV Pacific Games

Taekwondo PNG announces final team for XV Pacific Games

Taekwondo PNG today announced their final team to represent Papua New Guinea for the XV Pacific Games this year. They are; MEN: Bobby Willie (54kg), Maxemillion Kassman (58kg), Rainner Pennie (63kg), Henry Ori (68kg), Jonathan Paschalis (74kg), Colland Kokin (80kg), Ivan Kassman (87kg), Sam Ware (+87kg). Their reserves are Jack Ninifo (54kg), Steven Tommy (63kg), Anton Aitsi (68kg), Brendan Nema (87kg). WOMEN: Rose Tona (46kg), Rahab Loi (49kg), Theresa Tona (53kg), Dorris David (57kg), Stephanie…

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Taekwondo PNG affiliates pull out, start new body

Taekwondo PNG affiliates pull out, start new body

Some associations and clubs affiliated with Taekwondo PNG have pulled out of the organization and have created a new body called the PNG Taekwondo Union (PNGTU). Editor’s note: Maaore Roberts has commented on this report indicating that it is totally wrong. Please refer to his comments below.

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UPNG Taekwondo club to start training in March

UPNG Taekwondo club to start training in March

The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Taekwondo club will start training in March, according to instructor Collan Kokin. In a post of PNG martial art enthusiast Facebook group, PNG Warrior, Mr Kokin said training would commence on March 1. “Training will commence on the 1st of March 2014.” He said training days would be Fridays (5 -6 pm), Saturdays (10am – 12noon and night classes from 6 – 8pm), and Sundays from 4 –…

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Taekwondo receives recognition from world body

Taekwondo receives recognition from world body

The Taekwondo Papua New Guinea Federation (TPNGF) is looking forward to a brighter 2014 following an announcement by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) to make PNG a test country. This means fighters from around the world can come to Papua New Guinea to compete and receive world accredited ratings. The event is a long awaited relief for the TPNGF as fighters in the country have struggled to know their skill level compared to other countries….

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