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: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSC/2014/36.html)
In 2015, the Supreme Court of Victoria ordered AKWF to pay Mr Han a substantial sum that is understood to be in excess of $100,000. The additional proceedings, this time in New South Wales where AKWF, the former National Sporting Organisation for Wushu, is officially registered, resulted in the new Court Order made in July 2017 that added the interest to the previous sum.
Note: Most AKWF Committees’ members now constitute the management of Kung Fu Wushu Australia Limited – the company which “inherited” the status of a National Sporting Organisation for Wushu in Australia.
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.
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On three following days the specific workshops were conducted.
If you missed these workshops and still wish to learn the routines, a number of schools offer similar courses and seminars where you can learn them. Next available workshop (Yi Jin Jing, Dao Yin and Qigong Tai Chi Stick) in Sydney is on this Saturday 17 June at the Epping Creative Centre. Register here.