First International Wushu Competition - a Success
On July 29, 2005 our Academy was given the great honor of hosting the first international kungfu quans (katas or forms) competition beween South Korea and China, as a goodwill initiative to improve cultural and diplomatic relationships between our two countries.
Over 200 martial art participants demonstrated all levels of martial art skills popular in each of our two countries; i.e. shaolin kungfu and Korean Tae kwon do. Demonstrations included both empty-hands and traditional weapons quans. Competitors were masters and students of Siping City Shao Lin Martial Arts Academy, and the Korea Wu shu Guard school; with over 30 branches participating.
To show both countries diplomatic support for this effort, government officers from Korea and China were invited to attend.
This first competion did not have combat or sparring involved because the meaning of the first competition was to be a friendly ceremonial meeting, highlighting 12 years of good relations between China and South Korea.
The meeting has increased goodwill between the peoples of China and South Korea, and in the future we will expand to include similar friendly competition between China and all other countries as well. Martial arts officials from other countries who are interested in holding similar friendly competitions at the academy, to increase goodwill and diplomacy between their country and China through martial arts, please feel free to contact Mr. Che wen long, the academy's manager.
To see some pictures of the activities, please click here.