COVID SAFE MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION MAIA President, Walt Missingham, has today announced the rollout of the ‘Covid Safe Martial Arts Instructor Certification Program’

The program can be accessed here:

https://www.openlearning.com/courses/covid-safe-martial-arts-school/

It provides online training for any martial arts instructor.

It has been developed by the MAIA as a free service to our industry and provides a pathway via which any martial arts instructor can obtain the training needed for a safe a legal resumption of their classes.

Walt acknowledged the input of the certification development team:

“An essential and vital job for our industry completed in record time – well done to the team Sam Sujatna, Fred Ong, Kevin Blundell, Fari Salievski, John Bedwany and Joel Rheinberger.”

COVID-19 updates

During this crisis KWA members are receiving regular Bulletins but is important to realise that the situation moves quickly. Please click here to get the latest information from the Government/Health Department website.

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert?utm_source=health.gov.au&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=digital_transformation&utm_content=health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

KWA Accreditation Intakes Suspended

KWA President, Walt Missingham, has today ordered the suspension of all KWA Accreditation Intakes until the 1 June 2020 at which time the Covid 19 situation will be reassessed.

KWA will reschedule accreditation intakes that were to have occurred in the first half of this year once it is safe to do so.

Special arrangements have been made to extend the period in which reaccreditation can occur so that no one is disadvantaged.

KWA Events Suspended

KWA President, Walt Missingham, has today ordered the suspension of all KWA competition events until the 1 June 2020 at which time the Covid 19 situation will be reassessed. Our competition partner, the TCAA, has been consulted with regards to deferral of events and supports the cautious approach.

KWA will reschedule events that were to have occurred in the first half of this year once it is safe to do so.

Historic Breakthrough! Wushu an Official Event at the Youth Olympics

Wushu, widely known as Chinese Kungfu, will make its debut as an official sport at the 2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games.

LAUSANNE, Jan. 8: After appearing as special exhibition events at both the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, Wushu, widely known as Chinese Kungfu, will make its debut as an official sport at the 2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee confirmed at Wednesday’s executive board meeting.

It is the first time that Wushu will be officially included in Olympic competition.

With a long history and deep roots in the country’s cultural and spiritual traditions, Chinese traditional wushu elegantly unites the body and spirit. China wishes to share these qualities with the world.

Following the promotional efforts of the International Wushu Federation and Chinese Wushu Association, Wushu has gained a wide-ranging popularity across the world, especially among young participants. Statistics show that, today, about 120 million people are engaged in Wushu around the globe.