The recent events involving the European Wushu Federation(s) encouraged us to do some research on history of European Wushu in general and origins of the current dispute in particular. The European findings give a hint that the entire International Wushu Federation presents much more complex picture than it is supposed to do. Therefore, we are going to have a look at all continental Wushu organisations. Watch this space for our articles – coming soon:
ABDUCTION OF EUROPE
On September 28, 2017, the 14th International Wushu Federation Congress, held during the 14th World Wushu Championships in Kazan, approved the initiative to establish the first official World Wushu-Kungfu Day (WWKD) in 2018, in order that as many people as possible be able to come together to celebrate wushu-kungfu. WWKD is celebrated each year the first Saturday on or following August 8th, and is accompanied by a theme each time.
As the leader of the worldwide wushu movement, the IWUF is committed not only to pursuing wushu’s inclusion in the Olympic Program, but also to wushu becoming part of a globally shared, healthy lifestyle. Wushu promotes the concepts of peace, friendship, health, and an appreciation for nature. We aim to raise global awareness of all practitioners, forms, and styles of wushu-kungfu, be those contemporary competition forms or traditional styles. (http://www.iwuf.org/dev/world-wushu-kungfu-day/)
In 2021, it was supposed to fall on Saturday 14 August but IWUF declared it on 7 August:
“On August 7 (Saturday), we will embrace this year’s World Wushu-Kungfu Day. While the Covid-19 pandemic is still challenging the whole world, health becomes the top priority to catch everyone’s eyes. Facing the challenges the pandemic brings, people also keep thinking about how to step to a better future. Based on this, we present “Wushu: Health & Future” as this year’s theme.”
Although it doesn’t seem to get much traction with the public, especially in the current circumstances, some hard-core kung fu enthusiasts might be up to it and we would love to hear from them!
Let us know about your events so everyone would know!
The World Health Qigong Day will be observed on Saturday 11 September 2021.
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Watch this space for updates on locations in Australia!
The Italian Chin Woo Athletic Association will host the 1st Traditional KungFu Championship 2021 Online! This Online Championship will be your chance to express yourself and show off your skills in Chinese Martial Arts. The Championship will be held entirely online, giving practitioners from all over the world the opportunity to participate.
Registration Deadline: 31 July 2021!
Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Volume 60, August 2021, 102748
by Guo-YanYangAngeloSabagWen-LiHaoLi-NingZhangMing-XianJiaNingDaiHanZhangZahraAyatiYan-JunChengChen-HaoZhangXiao-WenZhangFan-LongBuMinWenXianZhouJian-PingLiuPeter M.WayneCarolynEeDennisChangHosenKiatJenniferHunterAlanBensoussan
- a NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
b Public Health School, Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohht, Inner Mongolia 010000, China
c Graduate Research School, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
d China Resources Sanjiu Medical and Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Shenzhen, Guangdong 518110, China
e Centre for Evidence-based Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
f School of Acupuncture and Massage, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
g Department of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
h Nanshan Maternal and Child Healthcare Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518000, China
i Faculty of Chinese Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau 999078, China
j Beijing Children’s Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100045, China
k School of Ethnic Medicine, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, Yunnan 650504, China
l Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
m Cardiac Health Institute, Sydney, NSW 2122, Australia
n Faculty of Medicine, Human and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia