Kung Fu school resumes for 2017

Kung Fu school resumes for 2017

In opening training classes for 2017, Papua New Guinea Shaolin Kung Fu master, Stephen Ngandang Sifu encouraged more young people to take up martial arts. Ngandang said young people need direction in terms of good behaviour, respect and confidence and martial arts is the best way to teach them that. “It also keeps them fit and gives them something to do but most importantly, it gives them the ability to protect themselves and their friends…

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Sifu Ngandang to hold last grading

Sifu Ngandang to hold last grading

Sifu Steven Ngandang Moazof of the Papua New Guinea Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu School in Port Moresby will be hosting his last grading on Saturday between 10am – 3pm at the Moale block in the suburb of Gerehu. The announcement was made on Facebook by his senior student, Andrew Molen. Those interested in witnessing this historic event can inbox Andrew or PNG Warrior on Facebook.

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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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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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Why We Train Kung Fu

Why We Train Kung Fu

There was once a student in our Kung Fu class who many thought had nothing in him. In my view, Abi (not real name) was not one of those who would become a fighter in the ring. However, Kung Fu and the martial arts is not for fighters only, in fact, it is for training the mind and body for all situations in life and not just for fighting in the ring like some sports…

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Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu

Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu

Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu is a martial arts musical spectacular that the connoisseur of the oriental arts must take time to see when in Beijing. The play combines the energetic essence of Kung Fu with opera, acrobatics and comedy, drama and a whole lot more that will leave audiences in awe and wanting more. The musical relates the story of a young boy, Chun Yi, who is taken to the Shaolin monastery…

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Shaolin Kung Fu classes suspended

Shaolin Kung Fu classes suspended

Formal classes of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Chin Sun Shaolin Wushu club has been suspended due to the recent death of Sifu Stephen Ngandang’s young daughter. The classes, held at the Sifu’s residence at Gerehu have been put on hold while the master and his family are in mourning. Senior student, Andrew Molen, posted the message on Facebook asking for prayers and spiritual support in their time of need. He also commented that classes would…

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The Legend of Wing Chun

The Legend of Wing Chun

Wing Chun (alternatively yongchun, wing tsun, ving tsun or youngchuan) is a Chinese style of martial art that, as oral tradition dictates, was developed by a woman. Even the term itself denotes its feminine roots. It is translated as “Eternal Springtime” and is said to be the name of the style’s first student. There are several variations of the style. However, the most renowned style is that which was practiced by the legendary martial artist…

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Shaolin Chin Sun Wushu school open for business

Shaolin Chin Sun Wushu school open for business

For those interested in learning Chinese martial arts, the PNG Shaolin Chin Sun Wushu Kung Fu school is open for business. The school teaches self-defense, promotes health and fitness, and discipline. It helps the practitioner to conquer life’s problems physically, mentally and spiritually. According to the schools promotional poster, the students will learn Lohan and Wushu forms, weapons forms and Tai Chi, and also learn the five animal styles and actual combat techniques. For further…

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