Sempai Bernard accused of politicizing Kyokushin

Sempai Bernard accused of politicizing Kyokushin

PNG Kyokushin Karate chief instructor, Sempai Bernard Soari, Shodan, has come out guns blazing against accusations made on Facebook that he is using the Erima Dojo to promote his personal political agendas. Sempai Bernard shared on the PNG Kyokushin Facebook page that a Henry Tule from Tanga Island in the New Ireland Province (NIP) has accused him of advocating Sir Julius Chan’s People Progress Party (PPP) and siphoning funds from the NIP government for private…

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Erima Dojo to open doors next Monday

Erima Dojo to open doors next Monday

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Kyokushin Karate’s Erima Dojo will open its doors for classes next Monday, according to their official Facebok page. Chief instructor Sempai Bernard Soari posted that classes would resume on Monday (16 January). In 2016, the club started training at the Bavaroko Primary School hall and Soari said they would have to wait to get the school management’s approval for classes this year. Soari had initially advised that classes would resume on…

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Erima Kyokushin conducts grading

Erima Kyokushin conducts grading

The Erima Kyokushin Karate Dojo conducted their junior grading last Saturday which saw nine (9) students – including three (3) girls – graduate to the next level. The grading which was held at Bavaroko Primary School saw the students go through almost five (5) hours of examination by their instructor, Sempai Bernard Soari, who tested their knowledge in the basics (kihon), flexibility, stamina, kata (forms) and jyu kumite (free fighting). All the students passed and…

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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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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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