Sports Participation Figures

In selling martial arts to sponsors and government support/grant agencies the participation in our industry has always been a grey area. Roy Morgan Research has released the results of the most comprehensive ‘sports participation’ survey ever undertaken. Not surprisingly for us but perhaps for others Martial Arts sits a number 5 in Australia – well ahead of AFL, Rugby League and a whole bunch of other sports. These figures may be of value to you.

See Figures Here: Sports Participation

2019 World Kung Fu Championships

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.

 

Grant Program available for WA athletes

KWWA is pleased to announce a new Grant program, supported by the WA Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries, and by Kung Fu Wushu Australia. A Grant of up to $500 will be available to those members of Kung Fu Wushu Western Australia participating in IWUF recognised events and will be used to assist athletes, coaches and managers meet the financial burdens associated with their progression to achieve standards of excellence in the sport of Kung Fu and Wushu.

To apply, download the application form here:

Grant Event Application Form

Submissions will close 14th June 2019

Wushu’s inclusion in 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships

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.

$10,000 Funding Support Secured For KWA Athletes and Coaches

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.

Tai Chi Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang Masterclass in Perth

The Confucius Institute at UWA is honoured to host a masterclass with the world-renowned Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang. The masterclass is open to WA Tai Chi instructors and advanced level practitioners.

This is Grandmaster Chen’s first visit to Perth and this class has been organised so that local Tai Chi practitioners working at an advanced level have an opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most highly revered Tai Chi masters. Please see the attached flyer for further details and help us to spread the word!

Time:  2-5pm, Saturday 1 June 2019

Venue:  UWA IQX – Nedlands Park Masonic Hall, 8 Broadway Nedlands

Entry:  $80 (Refreshments included)

Booking link is here. (Limited places available)

New Zealand Finalist in World Wushu Kung Fu Day Logo Design

The New Zealand Kung-Fu Wushu Federation has made it as one of 21 finalists in the “International Wushu Federation’s 2019 World Wushu-Kungfu Day (WWKD) Logo Competition”.  Your vote will help us win the competition and USD2,000 for the Federation – currently we are coming 3rd out of 21 designs!!  Share on Facebook through the Auckland Wushu Association Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/aucklandwushu/ <https://www.facebook.com/aucklandwushu/> .

To Vote:

1.    Click here <https://forms.gle/BBxhxMicZW4kktfT8>
2.    Enter your email address
3.    Click the circle for the NZ design, which is Option #21
4.    Click Submit.

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