Call for return of full-contact tournament

Call for return of full-contact tournament

Senior Kyokushin karate instructor Sailas Piskaut has called for potential sponsors to return the once popular Open All Styles full-contact ‘last man standing’ challenge. Piskaut and fellow senior fighter, Karl Guria have thrown their support behind the return of the full-contact last man standing challenge that was once a popular annual event. Both said this was one way of maintaining the popularity of this once highly entertaining challenge that had all forms of martial artists…

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Piskaut and Guria vying for the Ultimate Truth

Piskaut and Guria vying for the Ultimate Truth

With the clock ticking away, two Papua New Guinea men are on the threshold of success. With seven days to go, senior Kyokushin Karate martial artists Sailas Piskaut and Karl Guria are preparing in anticipation for the forthcoming Black Belt Grading Conference in Perth, Western Australia. Both who have committed their lives to the teachings of Masutatsu Oyama will now progress to another stage in this rooted philosophy that is hinged upon self-improvement, discipline 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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Kyokushin pulls out of national karate team

Kyokushin pulls out of national karate team

PNG Kyokushin Karate has pulled out of the national karate team for the XV Pacific Games next month, Post Courier (June 11, 2015) reports. According to the report, this includes Sempais Bernard Soari as coach and Sailas Piskaut as athlete, and it is believed that other Kyokushin students who are volunteers and officials may follow suit. Soari said that PNG Kyokushin is recognized internationally by the International Karate Organization (IKO) and one of the several…

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Kyokushin questions karate selection criteria

Kyokushin questions karate selection criteria

The selection criteria used to select the recently announced PNG karate team for the XV Pacific Games has come under scrutiny by former Kyokushin champion and Erima Dojo head instructor Sempai Bernard Soari, Post Courier (June 10, 2015) reports. Sempai Soari, a Shodan in Kyokushin Karate and 3 times World Tournament representative, said the recently announced team included athletes that never took part in national tournaments or attended training at the High Performance Training Center…

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Karate classes kick off next week

Karate classes kick off next week

Kyokushin Karate classes kick off for 2012 next Monday (February 6) for PNG Mas Oyama Kyokushin Karate Association (MOKKA) Inc. at Wally’s Dojo. The dojo (training hall) is owned by former Kyokushin international and world karate champion Sensei Walter Schnaubelt and is located in Wally’s Bar & Grill at Magila Street, 6 Mile (opposite IBS). The dojo is operated by two of his former students Sempai Samson Benroy and Sempai Sailas Piskaut. According to Sempai…

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Silas Gabriel Piskaut; Kyokushin Warrior

Silas Gabriel Piskaut; Kyokushin Warrior

Meet Silas Gabriel Piskaut from Tanir Island in the New Ireland Province, a Shodan (1st degree black belt) in the art of Kyokushin Karate. He is the last of Sensei Wally Schnaubelt’s uchi-deshis and is currently the intermediate lightweight Kyokushin champion for the South Pacific. On the 25th of September 2007, Silas graduated with his shodan in Melbourne under the watchful eyes of Shihan Cameron Quinn at Sensei Whitten’s dojo. He returned to Port Moresby…

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Sensei Wally in action at the 1998 Coupe du Monde

Here is a clip of Sensei Wally in action at the 1998 Coupe du Monde in Paris, France. Notice his trademark jodan mawashi geri (high round house kick) that has won numerous titles.

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