“…Taiwanese scientists found that people who practised tai chi had a higher number of stem cells than those in other groups. It’s “the first step to providing scientific evidence” for tai chi’s health benefits, according to Dr Paul Sanberg at the University of South Florida…
Doctors acknowledge that tai chi improves arterial compliance, i.e. expansion and contraction of the arteries, which is crucial for heart health, whereas strength training alone brings about a decline in arterial compliance.
In tai chi the emphasis is on internal development powering the external. It may not produce six-packs but it has given tiny women the capacity to lift cars.”
The Wushu Council Australia is currently working on the implementation of a new Accreditation System for Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong instructors. The new system will be non-discriminatory, transparent and open to every suitable practitioner regardless of their membership in other organisations. The Wushu Council Australia is committed to helping all practitioners in their professional growth.
If you are interested, please let us know by writing to
A confidential discussion can also be arranged.
At Wushu Council Australia, we recommend all instructors and practitioners to get familiar with, and follow the WHS (Work and Health Safety) regulations to try and eliminate or minimise risks so far as is reasonably practicable.
From all of us at ausWushu, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
May the new year bring you lots of joy and happiness, prosperity and health!
Big thanks to all supporters and we are looking forward to another successful year ahead filled with events, new projects and good news.
In 2015, following enquiries from members of our state associations, the Wushu Council Australia lodged a freedom of information (FOI) request with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). The purpose of the request was to release documents that could clarify how the status of the NSO (National Sporting Organisation) for the sport of wushu was transferred from AKWF (Australian Kung Fu Wushu Association) to a separate legal entity named KWA (Kung Fu Wushu Australia Limited).
In response to the request, the ASC released some related documents but declined access to others. The Wushu Council then applied for a review by the Information Commissioner, who earlier this year had set aside the decision of the ASC, and decided that the ASC must provide documents with some necessary redactions (see: http://www.austlii.edu.au/…/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/AICmr/2017… ).
The KWA has subsequently appealed this decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). The hearing of the matter is now scheduled for early next year in Canberra. The outcome will be summarised for readers once the AAT has handed down its decision.