The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 3]

The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 3]

Part 3: Reestablishment and the future One of the things Sifu Steven Ngandang would also like to see for his Shaolin Kung Fu, is the establishment of a national body to run all its affairs in the country and affiliate with international bodies. He wants to see all the Kung Fu styles in PNG get together to run their affairs more professionally and organised. “I call on the other Kung Fu masters and other styles…

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The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 1]

The Last Kung Fu Fighter [Part 1]

Foundation and Early Years With a deep breath he began his routine, his wrinkled hands slicing through the air as his feet moved with the swiftness gained from years of practice. His techniques, crisp but flowing as he shifted from one form to another, each with their own emphasis and meaning. It has been years since students attended a proper Shaolin Kung Fu class in Papua New Guinea. Many wonder if it exists anymore in the…

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Why We Train Kung Fu

Why We Train Kung Fu

There was once a student in our Kung Fu class who many thought had nothing in him. In my view, Abi (not real name) was not one of those who would become a fighter in the ring. However, Kung Fu and the martial arts is not for fighters only, in fact, it is for training the mind and body for all situations in life and not just for fighting in the ring like some sports…

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Shaolin Kung Fu classes suspended

Shaolin Kung Fu classes suspended

Formal classes of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Chin Sun Shaolin Wushu club has been suspended due to the recent death of Sifu Stephen Ngandang’s young daughter. The classes, held at the Sifu’s residence at Gerehu have been put on hold while the master and his family are in mourning. Senior student, Andrew Molen, posted the message on Facebook asking for prayers and spiritual support in their time of need. He also commented that classes would…

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Shaolin Chin Sun Wushu school open for business

Shaolin Chin Sun Wushu school open for business

For those interested in learning Chinese martial arts, the PNG Shaolin Chin Sun Wushu Kung Fu school is open for business. The school teaches self-defense, promotes health and fitness, and discipline. It helps the practitioner to conquer life’s problems physically, mentally and spiritually. According to the schools promotional poster, the students will learn Lohan and Wushu forms, weapons forms and Tai Chi, and also learn the five animal styles and actual combat techniques. For further…

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