PNGKF refutes instructor’s claim of world accreditation

PNGKF refutes instructor’s claim of world accreditation

Papua New Guinea and the other Pacific island countries do not have a World Karate referee, contrary to a news report that a Shitoryu Karate instructor in Lae has been granted such status. According to the PNG Karate-Do Federation (PNGKF) president Carl Mari, the only Pacific Islander, a Fijian, has passed the Oceania judge B-licence. “To get someone to achieve World Karate referee status is quite out of our reach at this stage, but we’ll…

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Tarapia introduces new form of karate

Tarapia introduces new form of karate

Karate-Do Shitoryo is a style of karate that is being introduced into the country by PNG’s first licensed World Shitoryo referee and judge, John Tarapia. Tarapia was awarded his licence in June last year by the Philippines Karate-do League (PKL) after attending a referees and coaches seminar at Muntinlupe City. Tarapia is also the first national to receive a black belt (dan) in Karate-do Shitoryo and he is also recognised by PKL organising committee chairman…

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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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National karate squad training times

National karate squad training times

Notice to all Karatekas in PNG, start preparing for upcoming national and international events. For the national squad and development squad members in Port Moresby, your training times are:   Day Start End Type /Session Venue Tuesday 10am 1pm Mat High Performance Training Centre 3pm 4:30pm Mat Wednesday 10am 1pm Mat 3pm 4:30pm Gym Thursday 10am 1pm Mat 3pm 4:30pm Mat Saturday 9am 1pm Mat Those in other centers please continue your training and maintain…

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Karate names XV Pacific Games team

Karate names XV Pacific Games team

The PNG Karate-Do Federation (PNGKF) Karate has announced its final team of twenty eight athletes for the XV Pacific Games, but laments the exclusion of Braden McMahon due to citizenship issues.  Braden who is the current Oceania 75Kg Kumite Champion has blood connection thru his paternal grandmother who is from Central Province. The women team comprise of  Crystal Mari (Individual Kata – NCD), Gantianna Joseph (Team Kata – NCD), Sarah Ande (Team Kata – NCD),…

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Nigel prepares for the Pacific Games

Nigel prepares for the Pacific Games
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PNG Karate Train-On Squard

PNG Karate Train-On Squard
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PNG Karate takes part in Melbourne International

PNG Karate takes part in Melbourne International

The PNG Karate-do Federation (PNGKF) will be sending eleven (11) members of its 62 member Train-on Squad to participate at the Melbourne International Karate Championships during the weekend. The squad members are; Female – Sarah Ande who will take part in Senior Kumite 61kg and Kata; Violet Wangihau in Senior Kumite 61kg, Joancherry Revui in Junior division Kumite -54Kg and Kata; Gantianna Joseph in Junior division Kumite -54kg and Crystal Mari in Cadet division -54kg…

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Karate names 2015 Pacific Games train-on squad

Karate names 2015 Pacific Games train-on squad

The PNG Karate-Do Federation has named two teams as the 2015 Train-On Squad during the recently held Australasian Karate Festival.  PNGKF had a very big squad that they worked with leading into the selection of Train-On Squad.  The selectors dropped 38 members of the development squad due to various reasons and the rest for future considerations.  The remaining eligible athletes were then slotted into Team A and Team B. Team A is made up of…

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New karate club established in Lae

New karate club established in Lae

A new karate club has been recently established in Lae and an open invitation has been sent to practitioners of karate all over the country. The new club, All Japan Hayashiha Shitoryukai Karate-do PNG, established by Sensei Luke Power is currently in operation and already the Lahi Shotokan Karate club has affiliated with the new establishment. According to an invitation letter forwarded by Power, he is offering a hand to anyone who may be interested…

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