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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PNG karate mentor/coach reflects back

PNG karate mentor/coach reflects back

Reflecting back 3 years ago, the President for PNGKF Carl Mari invited me up to set up and develop a Karate National Squad leading towards the Pacific Games. There were approximately 60 athletes vying for 21 positions. The first year was very testing, due to the lack of familiarity with the World Karate Federation procedures and rules. However the co-operation of the regional Instructors made it easier for me by giving me full autonomy which…

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Karate championships set for July 7

Karate championships set for July 7

The 23rd National Karate Championships will be held on July 7 to the 9 at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby. This follows the success of the PNG Open Karate Tournament held during the Easter Weekendlast month. The Open Tournament allowed participation by other martial art codes. However, the Championships will only be for karate clubs affiliated with the Papua New Guinea Karate Federation (PNGKF). According to The National, President of the PNGKF,…

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