8th World Junior Wushu Championships 2022

On the June 5th Meeting of the KWA National Executive approval was given to
commit an official Australian Team to the  2022 World Junior Wushu Championships to be held from 2-1 December at Tangerang Banten Indonesia.

Preliminary registration for the event is 2 Sept 2022,  Final registration is 2 Nov 2022. The event allows for the following participants:

Taolu maximun 20 members
1 Taolu team leader
2 Taolu coaches
1 Taolu Team doctor
12 athletes
4 observers

Sanda max 19 members
1 Sanda team Leader
2 Sanda coaches
1 Sanda team doctor
11 athletes
4 observers

The event is significant as it is the first ’post covid’ international event.

A committee to manage the team selection will be in place shortly but what I need asap is any an indication member who wishes to attend and in what capacity and what athletes
are provisionally nominated from our member schools.

Some nominations have already been received but for any remaining nominations a close off date for the provisional nominations has been set at COB 11 July 2022 after which time the official, coach and athlete composition of the team will be confirmed.

Tai Chi Association of Australia (TCAA) announces its first ‘Post Covid’ Event

The 2022 TCAA Australian Open Tai Chi Championship, will be held on Saturday 23 April 2022 in New South Wales at the Sydney University Sport & Aquatic Centre, Darlington Road, DARLINGTON, NSW 2008 <https://goo.gl/maps/AthQZ5kC5x7X4xky7. The closing date for registration is Wednesday 23rd March 2022.

Invitation is extended to all Tai Chi enthusiasts of all attainment  levels to register for the Competition or come as supporters or spectators. Let your friends know about it too, to register to perform or to come and enjoy watching.

To read more on the Competition and/or to register, follow the link to the competition page on the TCAA website:
https://www.taichiaustralia.com/competition.html from where the 2022 Regulations and Registration Forms can be downloaded

  • TaoLu (Individual) 2022 TCAA RegoForms & Rules
  • TaoLu (TEAM) 2022 TCAA RegoForms & Rules
  • Push Hands 2022 TCAA RegoForms & Rules

Return to Classes – Post Covid

MAIA President, Walt Missingham, has released a range of ‘Post Covid’ initiatives to assist the recovery of the Martial Arts Industry as we move into a ‘Post Covid’
environment.

Walt commented: “It is quite amazing how quickly the ‘political capital’ of lockdowns, QR Codes, vaccine passports and masks has evaporated.  Across the country we are seeing an opening up and a movement back to normality but this is not enough. We need to enable our industry with initiatives  that will assist getting people back to training”

Our first step is getting our young people back to training.
The MAIA has registered the ‘Kids R Safe’ logo and brand (attached below),  members are free to use it in their advertising and promotions.

The Kids R Safe logo/brand is supported by the following 3 videos, now on our YouTube station.  The branding and videos have been tested by select members,  they have contributed to a marked return to training by past and new students.

Kids 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnuy4D9NxSY
Kids 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-XYnHOcGJQ
Kids 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNqek8sp-uA

The links can be sent to any past or potential student or parent of student that you feel might be worthwhile, integrated into a social media campaign and/or used on your facebook or webpage.

Right click and ‘Save As’ the logos:

Australia Takes Gold at 2021 IWUF Wushu Taolu Virtual Competition

The 2021 IWUF Wushu Taolu Virtual Competition was held between October 18th to November 06th  with about 1,000 participants from 61 countries and regions.

As the first ever online wushu competition by IWUF, there were 11 competition events including Changquan, Daoshu, Qiangshu, Jianshu, Gunshu, Taijijian, Taijiquan, Taijishan, Nanquan, Nandao and Nangun.

With an Australian team mostly from Western Australia, the competitions were divided into three age groups: group A (12-14 years old), group B (15-17 years old) and group C (18 years old and above).

Below is a summary of the results for the Australian team:

  • Competition Events Participated: 27
  • 1st Category Prize: 1
  • 2nd Category Prize: 10
  • 3rd Category Prize: 12 Best

Well done to all our athletes who competed.

Kung Fu Wushu Admitted to International World Games

Association (IWGA) during the IWGA¹s 2021 Annual General Assembly (AGM 2021) held virtually on May 27th, 2021.

The IWUF submitted its application documents to the IWGA on February 14th, 2021 and made a presentation for membership application during the IWGA AGM on May 21st, 2021.

The AGM was attended by 36 members out of IWGA¹s 37 members. In line with IWGA¹s Constitution, the acceptance of the membership should meet 2/3 in majority by voting.

During the AGM, wushu (IWUF) received 29 votes, and sambo (FIAS) received 24 votes, both becoming the IWGA¹s new members. Currently, IWGA has 39 members in total.

President Gou said that this successful result is the achievement of a long term of global wushu promotion which was contributed by all members of IWUF Executive Board, Committees, as well as the IWUF¹s 155 member federations.