2020 Sanda World Cup Confirmed for Australia

KWA President Walt Missingham has today confirmed that the 2020 World SANDA Cup will be staged in Melbourne from the 4-6 September 2020. The event will be the biggest martial arts event ever staged in Australia and the first World Championships to be conducted by KWA.
The multi million dollar Event is being fully backed by the global martial arts event giant KLF and will feature the largest global media coverage ever provided to an Australian martial arts event. Walt paid tribute to the commitment, professionalism and vision of KLF Founder & CEO Jiang Hua and KLF Pacific Asia CEO Ted Yang. We all look forward to what will be a truly amazing milestone on the evolution of martial arts media events.

Australian Team Results from World Wushu Championships – Shanghai, China

The World Wushu Championships were held recently in Shanghai, China with athletes from across Australia competing in both Sanda and Taolu events.

Taolu Head Coach Kee Lee Tan, acknowledged the strong effort put in by the athletes with the support of the team officials, especially with tough competition from over 15 countries.

Some notable Taolu results came from Corey Johnstone coming 4th in XingYi Quan, Jessica Lim/Elizabeth Lim coming 5th in Female Duilian and Jessica Lim coming 6th in Female Daoshu.

Sanda Head Coach Rob Williams said:

“For me personally there was a great team atmosphere and to have every Aussie Sanda team member finish in the top 16 in the world it was very rewarding, it was very exciting and shows just how far we have come as country in regards to Sanda.

The quality of the competition was second to none which is to be expected at a World event. All the Australian fighters should hold their heads high as they gave their best and competed with good spirit and honour I was very proud of their efforts.

Congratulation to all and well done. Be it Sanda or Taolu I believe we had a true combined Australian team with true National pride and it was a joy to be a part of it”.

The team’s results can be found here: 15th World Wushu Championships Results

Martial Arts Industry App Updated

The Martial Arts Industry App has recently gone through some updates. This latest version now has an additional Smart ID feautre under the Accedited Instructors Search function. You can now find an accredited instructor and get the details by entering either of the search keys in the textbox:

  • instructor name
  • town or suburb
  • postcode
  • type of martial art

The app is now available through:

Updated Selection Policy for National Team Events

The National Executive Committee recently updated the selection policy to qualify for the national team in international events. The policy is now fairer for all athletes from across all states to qualify without comprimising the high standard expected of an elite athlete in competition.

The purpose of this Selection Policy is to provide the selection process to be applied by Kung Fu Wushu Australia (KWA) when selecting athletes and officials for inclusion in the National Team.

The objective of this Selection Policy is to identify those athletes who, in the opinion of KWA, are most likely to achieve the best possible results at one of the following International Events:
(a) World Wushu Championships
(b) World Junior Wushu Championships
(c) World Kung Fu Championships
(d) World Taijiquan Championships
(e) World Wing Chun Championships
(f) Other International Wushu Championships sanctioned by IWuF
(g) The Pacific Games

View the Selection Policy here: (Selection Policy 2019)

Australian Kung Fu Wushu Championships 2019

The Queensland branch (KWQ) is really excited about holding the Nationals for the first time in 13 years and is aiming to provide you with a wonderful weekend of workshops, competition and friendship.

We are proud to announce we have arranged a special guest from China to conduct a one-day workshop on the Saturday. I will send more details in the next couple of days.

Registration has been extended until August 16th 2019 so for those who haven’t decided you still have a couple of days

Please find attached the links:

https://kungfuwushuaustralia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Nationals.pdf

www.2019nationals.eventbrite.com.au

Membership Insurance Renewals and Application Forms

Just a reminder to renew your insurance and update your membership application forms.Each year the demands on us to get the insurance processed asap grow so the sooner you get this back the sooner we can get it done for you.

As with previous years we will provide bridging coverage to all members until the 30 August. Payment before June 30 means it can be tax deductible in this financial year.

You should have already received your 2019-20 Insurance/Membership Renewal, please complete and return it to:  insurance@maia.com.au  as soon as possible.

For the updated membership form that was sent out, please send this to: secretary@kwwa.org.au

If you have not yet received any notification, please get in touch with the secretary  as soon as possible.

Gawain Siu Awarded Certificate of Excellence

Sifu Gawain Siu was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for his immense contributions to KWWA during his tenure as W.A. President from 2014-2018. During his term, Gawain significantly increased the profile for Kung Fu in W.A. through the work he and his team at Ging Mo Academy did at organising the State and National Championships the previous years.

Athlete Development Grant

Congratulations to the WA Taolu and Sanda athletes selected to represent Australia at the World Wushu Championships in October. As part of the KWWA Athlete development program, athletes were awarded funding through Department of Sport and Recreation to assist in raising the profile of Kung Fu Wushu as government recognised sport.