Karate lists 58 athletes for squad

Karate lists 58 athletes for squad

58 athletes have been shortlisted for the 2017 Karate squad. The PNG Karate-do Federation (PNGKF) posted the complete list of athletes on their Facebook page On the list is a combination of elite and developing athletes who were selected most recent past events. Name Sex Residence Province Squad Crystal E R Mari F Port Moresby NCD Elite Doris J Karamo F Port Moresby NCD Elite Gantianna Joseph F Port Moresby Central Elite Joancherry G Revui…

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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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PNGKF clears outstanding issues with WKF

PNGKF clears outstanding issues with WKF

The Papua New Guinea Kickboxing Federation has finally settled its outstanding debts with the World Kickboxing Federation by paying the US$1,000 it owed. President of PNGKF, Stanley Nandex said with this out of the way the federation is now looking at bigger things to do with the sport and getting back on track with its programs and activities in the country. Nandex said the sport has already made an impact on the international stage and…

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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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2nd 2013 Karate Training Camp

2nd 2013 Karate Training Camp

The 2nd 2013 Karate Training Camp starts on Saturday 22nd June – 5th July 2013 in Port Moresby.  The camp will be held at Lamana hotel. The camp will be facilitated by the Karate mentor coach Sensei Trevor Roberts.  All members of the Karate development squad are urged to attend this camp.  PNG Karate-Do Federation (PNGKF) has been running the 2015 Pacific Games targeted training camps since 2012 where all members have been invited to…

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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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Open karate titles held in Lae

Open karate titles held in Lae

The 5th Papua New Guinea (PNG) Open Karate Titles was held in Lae over the Easter weekend which saw a good number of participants. According to President of the PNG Karate Federation (PNGKF), Carl Mari, the event was a success and saw the participation of a lot of juniors and children. He said the top three provinces in the medal tally were Central, followed by Morobe then Goroka. Mari also said the 23rd National Karate…

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Karate Not on the Decline

Karate Not on the Decline

President of the Papua New Guinea Karate-Do Federation (PNGKF), Carl Mari has stated that Karate is not on the decline as we reported in one of our articles [read here]. Mari, in a comment on the article, said that one of the federation’s strategies in promoting the code equally throughout the country was to hold its Open and National Titles in central locations like Lae and Madang as it would ensure equal participation across the…

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