Kickboxing hopes to send team to world titles in Spain

PNG Kickboxing Federation (PNGKBF) is hoping to send a team to the 2015 World Kickboxing Association Unified Championships in Bendorn, Spain from 3-8 November.

The team will include both male and female fighters selected from the 17th National Kickboxing Championships in Kundiawa, Chimbu Province from 25-27 September.

The Unified World Championships will attract more than 105 countries including 12 different martial arts and kickboxing bodies to compete in this event. 

PNGKBF vice president Paul Kiripe said kickboxing has not done much on the international scene lately after the retirement of kickboxing sensation Stanley Nandex ‘The Headhunter’.

Kiripe said politics in the code was one of the set-backs that have limited the progress of the sport in the country.

He said despite the issues, PNGKBF is determining to do well in the up-coming world titles.

The size of the team will depend on funding and the full team will be announced in October after the national championship.

Quintina Naime