KWWA State Championships

At the last Special General Meeting held 18/08/19, it was decided by the sitting committee at the time to designate the month of June as the appointed month for WA to host its competition events.

Having a designated month for the championships will help schools and athletes prepare their training calendar and provide more notice for anyone wishing to be involved plan and organised their schedules.

There are no dates and registrations available at this time, so stay tuned for more information closing towards the month of June.

KWWA seeking to form sub-committees

In the interest in growing participation and partnerships, there is potential for members to become more involved with the development of Kung Fu in Perth.

With this, KWWA will be looking at designated committees to oversee certain operations related to the Kung Fu community. Members will initially be approached individually, so stay tuned for further progress updates on this.

Every Club Networking Forum 2019

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, City of Joondalup and Whitford Hockey Club are hosting the next Every Club Network Forum on Thursday, 28 February at the Warwick Hockey Centre.

The forums are designed to facilitate discussions and develop relationships between State Sporting Associations and Local Governments in the pursuit of supporting community sport and recreation clubs.Evolving from a meet-and-greet, and discussion on volunteering, the next forum (guided by the Every Club Advisory Group) focuses on collaboration.

This forum will explore opportunities for SSAs and LGs to collaborate on delivering training and education to sport and recreation clubs. This is in response to the somewhat decentralised delivery of workshops and courses to sport and recreation clubs.

Participants will be asked to share some basic details of their planned workshops and courses in 2019 to aid in constructing a bigger picture of what is being offered to clubs in the Perth Metropolitan area. This information will be shared among all participants with the view to collaborate better in the planning of future workshops.

Essential details of the forum are:

  • Time and date:       2-4pm, Thursday 28 February 2019
  • Venue:                         Warwick Hockey Centre, 86 Lloyd Drive, Warwick

If you are interested in attending, you can register at https://www.trybooking.com/BANUY

Happy Chinese New Year of the PIG!

The Pig’s Personality: Diligent, Compassionate…

Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled.

General speaking, Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are Pigs encounter, they can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in.

Wishing you a prosperous, healthy, and happy “Year of the Pig” from the KWWA Team

New Committee Office Bearers

On December 08th 2018, KWWA held its Annual General Meeting with the appointment of the newly elected office bearers. The outcome of the election voted Sam Sujatna as President, Nina Kay as Vice President, Domenic Amato as Treasurer and Fred Ong as Secretary. The committee aims for a prosperous year in 2019, working in close collaboration with the Department of Sport and Rec.

Department of Sport and Rec News

The last few years has shown a collaborative relationship between DSR and KWWA in the development of Kung Fu, Wushu, Tai Chi in WA. We hope to build on this relationship and see more growth in the development of Chinese martial arts, by working with instructors/schools who are ready to deliver programs that align with DSR’s strategic campaigns.

Follow us for more further updates and developments.

KWWA Strategic Plan 2019-2024

With the new committee formed and working closely with DSR, a new strategic plan has been developed with the objective of creating greater awareness for KWWA as a brand. The strategic plan also aims to illustrate its strengths in providing support to its members of the WA martial arts community. For more information, contact: secretary@kwwa.org.au

 

Passing of John Wong

On 19th January, John Wong passed away peacefully after a long battle with illness. John was one the leading Tai Chi instructors of the WA branch of the Academy of Australian Tai Chi and was a frequent contributor to our State championships as a judging official. His legacy will be remembered through his wife and fellow Tai Chi instructor Monika.

Welcome to our new look website!

Welcome to the new look KUNG FU WUSHU WESTERN AUSTRALIA website.

Kung Fu Wushu WESTERN AUSTRALIA Limited (KWWA) is the officially recognized governing body for Chinese martial arts (kung fu, wushu, tai chi) in ACT. KWWA is the State member organization of Kung Fu Wushu Australia Limited which is the national organisation recognized by the Australia Sports Commission, The International Wushu Federation and the Martial Arts Industry Association.

KWWA has established in 1988 and operated as an unincorporated association and sub branch of the national body until 2012 at which time it incorporated as a public company limited by guarantee.

KWWA has conducted many accreditation courses and coaching clinics as well as providing officials to both national and international competitions.

2018 Australian Kung Fu Wushu Championships A Success

This year’s National Championship was held in Perth at a new venue, the Bendat Basketball Stadium; a recently completed state of the art basketball stadium. This proved a resounding success given the modern and functional nature of the venue. Improved organisation and logistics and well as an ability to have all four competition floors operating in sync helped the competition flow extremely well and in fact finished almost an hour and half in advance of the anticipated end time.

The event held an opening ceremony this year and featured an amazing “Welcome to country” by Aboriginal Elder Neville Collard, whom took us all on a lovely journey of the past and what local Noongars who occupied the area did in the space where the stadium now stood. Mr Martin Pritchard MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region then shared his thoughts on the potential and importance of small sports like Martial Arts in the ecosystem of sports throughout the country.