Taekwondo master announces retirement from competition

Taekwondo master announces retirement from competition

Taekwondo exponent, Master Colland Kokin has announced his retirement from competition, and to concentrate more on developing new and upcoming athletes. He shared this decision on Facebook. PNG Warrior wishes Master Colland all the best in whatever he does next.

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Taekwondo to identify new talents for Olympics

Taekwondo to identify new talents for Olympics

Taekwondo PNG will be hosting the Southern Taekwondo Olympic selection trials to identify the region’s best four male and four female athletes into the PNG Olympic team. This Olympic trials will be held this Sunday 27th September at the PNG Olympic Committee High Performance Training Center at in Port Moresby. The event is open to Taekwondo PNG athletes in the Southern region from blue belt through to black belt, aged 16 years and above. Tournament…

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Pennie eyes gold in Taekwondo

Pennie eyes gold in Taekwondo

22 year old Taekwondo athlete Rainner Pennie has set his eyes on gold at the coming Pacific Games to be held in Port Moresby next month, The National (June 3, 2015) reports. Pennie, who was formally named in the squad last week, fights in the 63kg division and has an impressive résumé including winning two silver medals at the Gold Coast Open last month, gold in the 2014 New Zealand Nationals, South Australia Championships and…

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Taekwondo PNG announces final team for XV Pacific Games

Taekwondo PNG announces final team for XV Pacific Games

Taekwondo PNG today announced their final team to represent Papua New Guinea for the XV Pacific Games this year. They are; MEN: Bobby Willie (54kg), Maxemillion Kassman (58kg), Rainner Pennie (63kg), Henry Ori (68kg), Jonathan Paschalis (74kg), Colland Kokin (80kg), Ivan Kassman (87kg), Sam Ware (+87kg). Their reserves are Jack Ninifo (54kg), Steven Tommy (63kg), Anton Aitsi (68kg), Brendan Nema (87kg). WOMEN: Rose Tona (46kg), Rahab Loi (49kg), Theresa Tona (53kg), Dorris David (57kg), Stephanie…

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Taekwondo PNG affiliates pull out, start new body

Taekwondo PNG affiliates pull out, start new body

Some associations and clubs affiliated with Taekwondo PNG have pulled out of the organization and have created a new body called the PNG Taekwondo Union (PNGTU). Editor’s note: Maaore Roberts has commented on this report indicating that it is totally wrong. Please refer to his comments below.

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UPNG Taekwondo club to start training in March

UPNG Taekwondo club to start training in March

The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Taekwondo club will start training in March, according to instructor Collan Kokin. In a post of PNG martial art enthusiast Facebook group, PNG Warrior, Mr Kokin said training would commence on March 1. “Training will commence on the 1st of March 2014.” He said training days would be Fridays (5 -6 pm), Saturdays (10am – 12noon and night classes from 6 – 8pm), and Sundays from 4 –…

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Taekwondo PNG elects executives

Taekwondo PNG elects executives

Taekwondo PNG Federation (TPNGF) elected executives following its annual general meeting with Peter Miria re-elected as president, The National reports. Meanwhile former acting president, Simon Kama, retained a position as an executive, sharing the vice presidency seat with former Miss PNG contestant Sylvia Pascoe. Kama and Pascoe were tied at 11 – 11 votes when consultation of the federation’s constitution revealed that two vice presidents were allowed. They will be assisted by Samantha Kassman as…

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Stone’s Taekwondo to conduct three week training program

Stone’s Taekwondo to conduct three week training program

Stone’s Taekwondo is planning to expand its franchise clubs all over the country with a special training program to be conducted from December 2 – 22. The three week program will cover traditional and sport taekwondo, specialized fitness, hand to hand combat, weapons, administration and drug awareness. Taekwondo exponents from all over the country are invited. Program fee is K400 which covers boarding, meals and training gear. However, there are only 60 spaces available and…

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Mt Hagen Taekwondo Academy votes executives

Mt Hagen Taekwondo Academy votes executives

Mt Hagen Taekwondo Academy in Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) voted in new executives on February 17 in their first annual general meeting. The election, witnessed by Taekwondo PNG president Simon Kama, was held at the Child Learning Centre in Mt Hagen. The new executives are: Chairperson – Regina Lowfan; Deputy chairperson – Rachael Gware; Secretary – Geya Gware, and; Treasurer – Joshua Kuri. Newly elected chairwoman, Lowfan, said she would ensure the…

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Olympic martial artists return from London

Olympic martial artists return from London

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Olympic martial art exponents slipped quietly into country yesterday from the 2012 London Olympic Games. Judo’s Raymond Ovinou and Taekwondo’s Theresa Tona returned with 7 members of their contingent including their coaches and our very own PNG warrior, Andrew Molen, who was also the team’s official photographer. Ovinou said in The National that he had learned a valuable lesson during his first Olympic experience. I have got a lot from this…

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