The Australian Team is doing very well at the 2019 World Kung Fu Championships.
The Team is working well together with a great sense of unity. Early results have Australia with
4 Silver and 6 Bronze medals – with still more competition days to go.
Wushu’s inclusion in the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships is recognized by IWUF, and the wushu taolu competition will be held from August 31st to September 1st, 2019 at the Hoam 2nd Gymnasium. Wushu competition details, including registration/entry information, can be found in the “2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships Technical Handbook (Wushu)”.(click here)
Please note that the Preliminary Entry (“Entry by Number”) is next Friday, May 31, 2019, and Final Entry (“Entry by Name”) must be submitted through the online system by June 30, 2019. IWUF members need only submit basic participant numbers and basic information to complete the Preliminary Entry.
KWA President, Walt Missingham, has today announced a $10,000 funding support package for our International Team Members. Walt advised:
“It is with great pleasure I can today announce the roll out of our first $10,000 support package for our International Team members. The funds being made available are a direct consequence of the success of our ‘members insurance program’ with the no claims rebates being directly reapplied to the benefit of our organisation and our athletes and coaches. For many years our coaches, athletes and team managers have selflessly carried the financial burden of representing Australia in international competition so it is great to be able to give something back to those who contribute so much to our sport.”
The fund will be administered by the KWA National Events Committee (NEC) and will be applied this year to our team attending the World Wushu Championships in Shanghai.
The 2019 Victorian Kung Fu Wushu State Championships will be held on Sunday, 19 May, starting at 9:00 am at Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough.
This year’s State event will feature new events for Wing Chun practitioners as well, with categories in forms, wooden dummy and Chi Sao competitions. Along with the kung fu and wushu taolu events and the rapidly growing Sanda (kung fu fighting) events, it will be an exciting day for both competitors and spectators alike.
Competitors can find rules and regulations for enrolment here. Spectator tickets are $10 per person, family rates are available at the door.
Kung Fu Wushu Victoria hosted the 2018 Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Championships on Sunday, 21 October. Over 150 competitors from all over Australia as well as from New Zealand came to compete, in categories for kung fu, contemporary wushu, sanda full-contact fighting, tai chi and duel and group routines.
The action-packed day began with an exciting dragon dance that got the attention of everyone – spectators, judges and officials, and athletes, young and old. The dragon marched the officials onto the arenas and then it was time to perform. Athletes from as far as New Zealand, Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia joined forces with their Victorian hosts to provide a spectacle of colour, action and excitement.
Mr Glen Keith, Senior Vice President of the Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Federation and Cr Sean O’Reilly of the local Dandenong City Council kicked off the competition with some welcoming speeches.
A contingent from the Melbourne promoters of Wu Lin Feng, the international sanda fighting circuit that showcases sanda all over the world was also on hand, to support the sanda fighters on the day, as well as to give out some free tickets to their upcoming Melbourne contest in November to some of the winning sanda competitors at the Championships.
Wu Lin Feng is the most watched martial arts TV channel in China, and sponsors sanda competitions worldwide.
Mr Bingchen Ye, Secretary General of Kung Fu Wushu South Australia, also set up a signature wall, whereby athletes, officials, spectators and other supporters were encouraged to sign a petition in support for getting Kung Fu/Wushu into the Olympics.
The 2018 Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Championships was a long and full day of martial arts action and competition. See some of the highlights of the event in the gallery below.