Kyokushin kicking drills with Shihan Cameron Quinn

Kyokushin kicking drills with Shihan Cameron Quinn

Shihan Cameron Quinn is a renowned figure in the world of Kyokuhin karate having been a translator for founder Masutatsu Oyama, author and trainer. In this video, Shihan Cameron goes through the basic kicking drills that are usually employed in a Kyokushin class. The techniques are simple but are very effective. Most Kyokushin students in Papua New Guinea (PNG) who trained under Sensei Walter Schnaubelt and Sempai Bernard Soari consider Shihan Cameron as the grandfather…

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Revision of Kyokushin Competition Kumite Rules

Revision of Kyokushin Competition Kumite Rules

If you haven’t heard by now, then here it is – the International Kyokushin Karate Organization (IKO) Kumite rules have been revised, and aligned with a few World Karate Federation (WKF) rules. The video below illustrates the revised rules.

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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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Kata results of the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament

Kata results of the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament

Here are the results of the kata events in the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament held on May 02 – 03 at the PNG IPA hall at Waigani. Competitors were fielded according to their ranking and only Kyokushin katas were allowed. Male 10th – 9th Kyu Kata 1st place – Hilary George (Lafi Dojo) 2nd place – Frank Boga ( Erima Dojo) 3rd place – Mayson Inu (Erima Dojo) Male 8th – 7th Kyu Kata…

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Results of the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament

Results of the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament

The official results of the 1st Provincial Kyokushin Karate Tournament held last weekend at the PNG IPA hall at Waigani has been released on the PNG Kyokushin Facebook page. It is as follows: Men’s Heavy Weight 1st Place – Karl Guria (Erima Dojo) 2nd Place – Ken Langa (MOKKA) 3rd Place – Foldy Jacob (TKU) Most Improve Fighter – Foldy Jacob (TKU) Most Spirited Fighter – Ken Langa(MOKKA) Men’s Middle Weight 1st place – Atomu…

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PNG Kyokushin Karate hosts first provincial tournament

PNG Kyokushin Karate hosts first provincial tournament

PNG Kyokushin Karate hosted its first provincial tournament at the PNG Institute of Public Administration (PNGIPA) Hall on Saturday and Sunday (02 – 03, May), marking a new leaf for the organization which has been asleep for almost a decade. The tournament also marked the reconciliation between Sensei Walter Schnaubelt and his first uchi-deshi Sempai Bernard Soari after the pair parted ways more than 9 years ago. Also present and a judge at the event…

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Kyokushin Karate Tournament Poster

Kyokushin Karate Tournament Poster
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Potential gold medal karate athletes overlooked

Potential gold medal karate athletes overlooked

Two potential gold medal athletes in the sport of karate have been overlooked for selection and placed in the reserve team, Post Courier reports. The athletes; Sailas Piskaut and Atomu Amani, both from the Kyokushin style and despite being champions in their own right, do not understand why they have been overlooked by national selectors. Piskaut and Amani are currently undergoing a three month uchi-deshi program under former champion Bernard Soari in preparation for the…

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Sensei Wally and Sempai Bernard reconcile after 9 years

Sensei Wally and Sempai Bernard reconcile after 9 years

After 9 years apart, Sensei Walter ‘Wally’ Schnaubelt and former pupil Sempai Bernard Soari, have officially announced their reconciliation to the public, Post Courier (February 27) reports. In a press conference yesterday they announced their reconciliation for the good of Kyokushin Karate and said it was time to move forward. Sensei Wally, who heads the country’s Kyokushin headquarters, said: “The past is the past and to signify our reconciliation it will be celebrated in the…

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PNG Kyokushin Karate postpones tournament

PNG Kyokushin Karate postpones tournament

The much anticipated 1st National Weight Category Kyokushin Karate Tournament has been deferred to April 25 – 26, according to the PNG Kyokushin Karate’s Facebook page. The initial tentative dates were March 22 – 23. However, a meeting between Branch Chief Sensei Wally Schnaubelt and Chief Instructor Sempai Bernard Soari saw the dates changed. However, a venue for the event is yet to be confirmed. Sempai Soari posted on PNG Kyokushin Facebook page, Kyokushin students…

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