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.
All Tai Chi, Qigong and Wushu instructors that are members of our state associations can enjoy our comprehensive yet affordable public liability and professional indemnity insurance. Please note that, unlike some other bodies, the Wushu Council Australia does not make this particular insurance a compulsory element of the membership of the State Associations. We believe all instructors should have an insurance but they have the right to choose the most suitable for their needs options. We also worked very hard to provide an opportunity for all practitioners and students to have access to personal accident insurance. For enquiries please write
Recently, ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority) contacted Wushu Council seeking our assistance in warning our athletes about prohibited substance Higenamine, following a flood of positive tests stemming from popular dietary supplements. In just over a year, 13 Australian athletes from nine different sports have tested positive to Higenamine, which is prohibited both in and out of competition. This is in spite of a warning issued by ASADA in November 2016. Higenamine is often listed on the ingredient label of the supplements, however this is not always the case. As such, ASADA is reiterating its warning around the risk of supplements,
Once again, this year the organisers of the annual Malaysia Festival in Darling Harbour, Sydney, invited Wushu & Tai Chi NSW to participate in this event. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday (20 August 2017) morning although cold and windy which did not prevent the volunteering members from giving an excellent demonstration of traditional Yang style Tai Chi, Short Fan Form, 32 Steps Competition Sword, Simple 8 Steps Tai Chi and dynamic Kung Fu Tai Chi Fan – that was the great way to complete the presentation! Wushu & Tai Chi NSW is a state member association of the Wushu
The International Health Qigong Federation has proposed to introduce the World Health Qigong Day on the second Sunday of August. Many Health Qigong organisations supported this initiative and have run some demonstrations and free workshops on this day. This year, it was 13 August 2017. Wushu Council Australia encouraged everyone with the interest in Health Qigong to participate. In Sydney, on 13th August, Wushu & Tai Chi NSW had a free park demonstration session of Qigong and Tai Chi at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point from 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm. At 2.00 pm, they joined the demonstration of Health Qigong
In 2014, Master Han Jin Song, the principal of Tai Chi Australia and a holder of 8th Duan in Wushu, successfully established in the Supreme Court of Victoria that his expulsion from the Australian Kung Fu (Wushu) Federation (AKWF) which automatically resulted in his removal from the Oceania Wushu Federation (OWUF) and the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) was invalid and ineffective. The court found that AKWF failed to comply with the requirements of natural justice and ordered it to inform the OWUF and the IWUF of this decision and pay the legal costs of the proceedings (see the full judgement:
The last (long) weekend, Sydney played host to the visit of two professors from China: Prof. Wang Xiao Jun, Beijing Sport University and Prof. Hua Hua, Wuhan University. The visit was organised by the International Health Qigong Federation and Tai Chi Fitness Australia. On Friday 9 June they gave a free demonstrations of some Qigong routines and the attendees had an opportunity to exchange their experiences and ask questions. Unfortunately, the places were limited and not everyone could register. For those who missed out we have some pictures and a short video. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] On three following days