2017 National Kung Fu Wushu Championships a great success

Victoria hosted this year’s National Kung Fu Wushu Championships, and put on a great show at Springers Leisure Centre in Keysborough on Sunday, 28 May.

Competitors from around Australia came to vie for the honours of national awards, with events in tai chi, kung fu and wushu, and sanda full-contact. The day went smoothly and Kung Fu Wushu Victoria wishes to congratulate all the competitors for their expertise and sportsmanship, and extends a hearty thanks to all the judges, officials and volunteers (seen and unseen), who helped to make the 2017 Nationals a great success.

Enjoy some highlights from the day, below and see even more by following Kung Fu Wushu Victoria Inc’s Facebook page!

14th World Wushu Championships Confirmed For Kazan City, Russia

The 14th World Wushu Championships (WWC) will take place from September 27th to October 3rd in Kazan City, Russia.

Click here to find the 14th WWC Regulations. Please note the deadline for the final entry to be completed through the online system is on August 4th, 2017.

IWUF has also announced that an event website featuring the Championships is under construction and shall be launched soon. Please stay tuned!

Australian Kung Fu Wushu Championship 2017

2017 National Championships will be held in Victoria, on 28th May.
You are encouraged to participate, and registrations are now open.
**Please note that this event doubles as the ‘Selections qualifier’ for Australian team membership of the:
– 14th World Wushu Championships in Russia 27 Sept- 3 Oct.
– 7th World KungFu Championships Emei China 7-11 Nov. (previously World Traditional Wushu Championships).
New regulation means that one must participate in the Nationals to be considered for selection in either international events.
Registrations Strictly Close:  Friday 28th April 2017

Wushu Accepted as Official Sport in 2018 African Youth Games

Mr. Sherif Mostafa, President of the African Wushu Kungfu Federation and
Vice President of IWUF, has announced that wushu has been accepted as an
official sport in the African Youth Games, which will be held in Algiers,
Algeria July 17-27, 2018.

The acceptance was confirmed in a letter from Major General Ahmed Nasser,
the President of the Association of African Sports Confederations, and
Lassana Palinfro, the President of the Association of National Olympic
Committees of Africa. President Mostafa will attend a technical coordination
meeting in March for a visit to the sport facilities in Algiers, and for a
discussion with the organizers of rules and provisions, qualification
standards, and representation and participation of wushu in the Games.

IWUF President Yu Zaiqing remarks, “I am extremely pleased that wushu has
been accepted into the African Youth Games, as it signals a strong and
positive step for the development of our sport on the continent of Africa. I
commend the hard work and efforts of Mr. Mostafa and his team, and
congratulate the African Wushu Kungfu Federation on its great success in
this notable achievement. We look forward to a fine showing from Africa’s
wushu youth in the upcoming Games in Algiers.”

Mr. Mostafa says, “After many years, this dream has come true for our
federation in Africa. I offer my heartfelt thanks to all the members of AFWF
for their support and collaboration, and I am eager to continue our work
together to make this a bright and successful wushu competition.”

The African Youth Games is an international multi-sport event held every
four years to complement the current All-Africa Games. Wushu joins 27 other
sports in the 2018 African Youth Games. This accomplishment is a significant
milestone for the AFWF, as it is steadily growing the sport of wushu on the
African continent.