By Dr. Khoo Cheng Choo It was with great anticipation & trepidation as the Health Qigong Forum approached. The excitement was about the three Qigong Masters – the representatives of the International Health Qigong Federation based in China who would be teaching at the Forum. They would be instructing us on the current Health Qigong standardised routines and techniques. Thus, this would be a good opportunity for us to confirm, learn and query on any aspect of Qigong that we had an interest in. The Forum & Workshop hosted by Tai Chi Australia in Melbourne, comprised three hectic days of intensive but very rewarding talks
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is an annual event held on the last Saturday of April each year. Since 1999, millions of Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners from around 80 countries joined this global movement to promote the health benefits of these ancient arts. Due to its geographical position, Australia is one of the first countries the event starts with. This year, it fell on 28 April and was supported by many groups from all over the country. From 2014 (see the journal spread below), The Wushu Herald compiles reports from various clubs, organisations and individual participants. We encourage
Our Congratulations to three Australians from “Serenity Tai Chi Chuan”, Sydney, who participated in the 16th Hong Kong Wushu International Championships (16 – 18 March 2018)! John Gough says: “All three of us – Laoshi Serene Yong Harris, John Gough and Lyn Brownlow – attained Gold Medals in our Competition Event. Approximately 4,250 competitors, from China, Asia and Europe. We flew the flag for Australia and were part of the team from Singapore. We trust our adventure encourages others to have a go on the International Stage.“
As a part of NSW Senior Festival 2018, some Sydney Tai Chi practitioners volunteered to demonstrate their skills in public places like shopping centres etc. This is just one example of such enthusiasts: Alex Galvan, the principal of Sydney Vision. His next presentations will take place: on Thursday 5 April at 1.30 – 2.00 pm at the Community Centre, 2 Lane St, Wentworthville; on Friday 13 April at 10.30 – 11.00 am at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, Bankstown. Other Tai Chi practitioners might do the the same!
The Wushu Herald is proud to announce the results of its very first Chinese New Year Photo Competition 2018. We were pleased to receive entries from various sources that show-cased and captured the essence of Wushu and Tai Chi performance and practice in a Chinese New Year setting. Congratulations go to first prize winner – Wilson Lo, the principal of Yut Hung Kung Fu Academy, Canberra, with their powerful and dramatic shot of two leaping Wushu students being watched by a fascinated crowd in a festive backdrop of CNY decorations and red lanterns. As one of the judges noted, “this one ticks all
The International Health Qigong Federation announced the winning slogan for the forthcoming World Health Qigong Day on 8 September 2018: Health Qigong – a Way to Healthy Life It was proposed by Master Han Jin Song, the principal of Tai Chi Australia, Melbourne, and was one of 64 slogans suggested for considerations by Health Qigong practitioners from all over the world. On the basis of these proposals, the Head Office conducted the primary vote, selected 6 slogans and submitted them to the Executive Committee. Eventually, its members voted for the idea from Mr. Han Jin Song. Congratulations and Well done, Song!
The documents regarding the transfer of the status of National Sporting Organisation for the sport of Wushu from AKWF (Australian Kung Fu Wushu Federation Inc) to KWA (Kung Fu Wushu Australia Limited) are to be publicly released following the decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), Canberra, on 7 February 2018. In 2015, following enquiries from members of its 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 access documents that could clarify how the status of the NSO (National Sporting Organisation) for the
Prizes to win! To celebrate the 2018 Chinese New Year, the Wushu Herald announces competition for the best photos taken in Australia during the two weeks of festivities. We invite you to send your current celebrations photos with brief description to email@example.com. The best photos will be published on our website and the authors of the top three will be awarded cash prizes: 1 place: $50 2 place: $30 3 place: $15 Photos must be of good quality and resolution (at least 300 dpi), have some relation to Wushu, Tai Chi or Qigong and contain some action! Please do not
A majority of Wushu and Tai Chi coaches in Australia have been led to believe that their businesses and careers are dependent on being accredited by the NSO for Wushu. The latest registered entities were the Australian Kung Fu Wushu Federation (AKWF) and Kung Fu Wushu Australia (KWA)). This has been under the framework of the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) launched in 1979 by the Australian Coaching Council. The NCAS was supposed “to collate and standardise the existing knowledge base on coaching and provide a platform for National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) to develop courses and accreditation criteria that service
Our congratulations to Tunde-World on having received a “Top 25 Most Popular Health and Fitness Service Award” from Health4You in 2017! These awards are allocated to the businesses registered on Health4You that have the highest number of visits, positive reviews and overall engagement, by location, for the previous calendar year. In order to deliver a great user-experience, Health4You has introduced the “Top 25 Most Popular Health and Fitness Service Awards” to help website visitors find the best products and services in their community. Tunde Takacs told the Wushu Herald, “I did my job – organised workshops, training, designed advertising materials for