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
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
Li Chunling is a professional martial arts instructor and the Baguazhang (Cheng style) 5th generation. She started learning Baguazhang and weapons from Grandmaster Sun Zhi Jun in Beijing in 2004. In 2007, she was accepted as his inner-chamber disciple. In 2008 & 2009, she was sent to Singapore and Malaysia to teach Baguazhang. In 2011, Li Chunling was featured together with Grandmaster Sun Zhi Jun in the complete teaching collection of 8 DVDs titled Swimming Body Eight Trigram Palm (this collection was reviewed in one of the issues of The Wushu Herald). Li Chunling holds 6th Duan in Wushu ranking
On 27 August 2017, the Wushu Tai Chi Qigong Australia held their 19th Annual Festival. As always, this independent and open to all competition was a great success. Many Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners supported this event by turning up at Monash University, Melbourne. The results and more photos are expected on the WTQA’s website.
The Push Hands seminar with Master Ji Shou Xiang from China was held on 10 September in Melbourne. Norman Chong from Universal Tai Chi Academy said: “Participants were very excited about what they learned and experienced about Tai Chi Push Hands! Something they had never learned before. The Six theories of Push Hands are some of the subtle concepts that were introduced for the first time in Australia, probably not very much in China itself. Because this is the result of Master Ji’s more than forty years of research together with his learning from his masters.” The similar seminars
The Dutch Health Qigong Association is hosting the 7th World Health Qigong Exchange Tournament & 3rd World Scientific Health Qigong Symposium in the Netherlands from 8-15 September. The Wushu Herald is waiting for reports from our representatives in Hague and will post its results once they are available. This event takes place once a year in different countries. The Wushu Council has supported all initiatives of the International Health Qigong Federation including the first World Health Qigong Day celebrated recently – see our report and photos from this event in Sydney.