Kyokushin classes to start in February

Kyokushin classes to start in February

Papua New Guinea Mas. Oyama Kyokushin Karate Association (PNGMOKKA) will start training in February. According to Sempai Silas Piskaut, training for this year will start on February 6 and end in December. PNGMOKKA is the only internationally recognized Kyokushin organisation in the country and is headed by Branch Chief and SOS Director, Sensei Walter Schnaubelt. The club is affiliated to International Karate Organisation Kyokushin-kaikan (IKOK) in Japan. In a Facebook message to the author, Piskaut…

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Kyokushin Karate Grading Set for March

Kyokushin Karate Grading Set for March

The first grading for PNG Mas Oyama Kyokushin Karate Association (MOKKA) in 2012 is set for the 10th of March. In a message to the author, Instructor and Sempai Silas Piskaut (Shodan) confirmed for the second Saturday of March. MOKKA is headed by Kyokushin branch Chief and former World Kyokushin champion Sensei Wally Schnaubelt whose Dojo is located at the new Wally’s Bar and Grill in 6 Mile (opposite IBS, former Magila). Related articles Warrior…

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Silas in XIII Pacific Games – Noumea

Silas in XIII Pacific Games – Noumea, a set on Flickr. Pictures of Sempai Silas Piskaut during the recent Pacific Games in Noumea. Pictures courtesy of photojournalist and PNG Warrior’s own Andrew Molen.

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Shihan Edward “Bobby” Lowe Passes

Shihan Bobby Lowe, [23-Aug-1929 to 14-Sep-2011](IKO International Committee Chairman, North & Central American Chairman, USA Branch Chief, 8th dan in the Kyokushinkaikan) passed away on Wednesday evening in Honolulu, Hawaii. Shihan Lowe was the first live in student (uchi deshi) of Sosai Masutatsu Oyama, founder of Kyokushin karate. He then opened the first Kyokushin Dojo outside of Japan in Hawaii in 1957. He visited Australia many times to attend the AKKA National Tournaments and will…

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Erima Kyokushin Holds Grading

Erima Kyokushin Holds Grading

Erima Kyokushin Karate dojo run by former PNG and Australian champion Sempai Bernard Soari, Shodan, held its second grading last Saturday since opening in 2010. The event was held at the Gordon International Primary School Hall which saw up to ten students from both the children and adult classes go through their exams. Among those who went through the rigorous exam regime of Kyokushin were six year olds Fiona Vinau and Adriella Soari, recent Pacific…

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PNG Kyokushin Karate Legend: Sensei Wally Schnaubelt

PNG Kyokushin Karate Legend: Sensei Wally Schnaubelt

Sensei Walter “Wally” Schnaubelt is from New Ireland Province and holds a 3rd Dan (3rd degree black belt) in Kyokushin Karate. He is the founder of Papua New Guinea Mas. Oyama Kyokushin Karate Association (PNGMOKKA) which is member of the International Karate Organisation Kyokushinkaikan (IKO 1) and has trained champions like Sempai Bernard Soari and Paul Pautani; two of the country’s first shodan (1st degree black belts). In 2000 he led Soari (lightweight) and Pautani…

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