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.
The new promotional logo for SANDA-Chinese MMA. This fast growing contact sport will soon be a recognized Pacific Games Sport. Any members wanting to get involved in participating in SANDA events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you.
In about a week our Martial Arts Finder App will feature a smart phone ID Card feature. Keep an eye out for this the next time you use the app.
CAN YOU HELP DEVELOP MARTIAL ARTS IN THE PACIFIC?
We are assisting the development of martial arts in the Pacific and would like to to ask for your help. Many of the clubs in the Pacific are too poor to afford training equipment.
- Do you have any pads, gloves or kick shields that you no longer need?
- Can you donate them to our Oceania Assistance program?
Stuff you no longer need can make a big difference to the growth of martial arts in countries such as PNG, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Soma
To donate, contact: email@example.com or 0426 900 587
Working together we can make a difference
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
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.
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:
Submissions will close 14th June 2019
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.
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.
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)