The IOC announced that wushu will be included as an additional sport in the Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games (YOG.) This is a tremendous milestone in the development of wushu, and the positive outcome is the result of the hard work, longtime efforts and substantial global promotions of the IWUF and its 155 members over the past 30 years.
After serious consideration by the IOC Executive Board, wushu was included in the Dakar 2022 YOG for several key reasons. Wushu is a sport greatly enjoyed and popularized by youth. The IWUF adheres to the principles, vision and mission of the YOG and the IOC that promote youth athletes learning about Olympic values, exploring other cultures, developing the skills to become true ambassadors of their sport, and improving their training methods and performance.
The IWUF believes the inclusion of wushu in the Dakar 2022 YOG offers enormous encouragement for all athletes, coaches and officials in the sport today. This milestone will greatly encourage more young people to explore wushu and join the sport, training towards both an elite level and for enjoyment and health. The IWUF continues to emphasize that wushu helps youth build a strong body, mind and spirit, while promoting friendship and understanding among various cultures and nations.
Looking to the future, the successful inclusion of wushu in the Dakar 2022 YOG reminds the IWUF that we need to consistently evolve to keep our sport attuned to the needs of its stakeholders, by continuing to refine rules and regulations, and adhering to the IOC motto of “faster, higher, stronger.” The Federation will strive to develop more wushu federations around the world especially in underserved regions, and promote more vigorously the wushu lifestyle that offers athletes the benefits of sport for health and happiness.
The IWUF offers a heartfelt and profound thanks to all its members and partners who have supported the Federation’s work for the past 30 years, helping build the sport of wushu to its current high level.
On June 28, 2018, Vice President Zhang Yuqing met with Coach Allen Tjiong of the Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center, who came to our school to discuss sports cooperation.
Allen Tjiong introduced the basic situation of his city and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to our school for sending coaches to the US Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center. He said that because of the excellent performance and high-level training of our school coaches in the United States. The participants of the meeting left a very good impression, so they came to the school to discuss further cooperation between the two sides and hoped to have long-term cooperation in sports.
On behalf of the school, Vice President Zhang Yuqing welcomed Allen Tjiong to the school to discuss sports cooperation, and introduced the general situation of the school and the achievements in sports. He said that the school will continue to support the work of the US Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center and further increase the two sides in the field of sports. Cooperation in terms of aspects. VP Zhang Yuqing presented the appointment of Allen Tjiong to the Sports and Health Institute to hire him as a visiting professor and martial arts project consultant. Allen Tjiong accepted the appointment happily.
November 24, 2016, WKFFC Coaches and Family enjoyed a very special Thanksgiving holiday dinner with 70's Kung Fu action star Angela Mao Ying! Both Angela and Coach Allen's mother Sally starred in movies with Bruce Lee and had a wonderful time reminiscing about the "old days and long time friends". Angela began her training as a young girl in the Peking Opera together with Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. She is a master of Wushu, Hapkido, and Taekwondo. Angela's martial arts prowess and strong personality inspired a generation of martial artists and made her a role model. After dinner, Angela did a Wushu pose with our Coaches and showed her still very impressive Kung Fu skills!
Check out Angela's incredible fight scene from the classic Kung Fu movie - The Tournament.
WKFFC coaches and family had a great time today at dinner with 70's Kung Fu movie legend Angela Mao Ying! Known as "Lady Kung Fu" and "Lady Whirlwind", , Angela was promoted in cinema as the female Bruce Lee. As a trailblazer for female action stars, she starred in more than 30 films including classics such as Lady Kung Fu, Sting of the Dragon
September 21, 2016, Coach Allen Tjiong was honored today to meet with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the inauguration ceremony announcing the creation of a new fitness and recreation center at the United Nations Headquarters generously sponsored by the IOC. Coach Allen, a United Nations official, has devoted great effort supporting Wushu to become an official Olympic sport and expressed to President Bach that Wushu's acceptance would generate even more excitement in the Games while promoting peace, friendship, and health through martial arts.
In 2011, Coach Allen organized and hosted the New York City visit by the China World Champion Wushu Team, officials of the Chinese Wushu Association and International Wushu Federation, and international action star Jet Li. The delegation's visit to New York City was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China’s membership in the United Nations and included a Wushu performance in the UN General Assembly, an award ceremony with New York City officials emphasizing martial arts for health and fitness, and a visit to the New York Stock Exchange highlighted by Jet Li’s Closing Bell ceremony which focused worldwide media attention on Wushu’s efforts to become an Olympic sport.
September 2016, A massive flash mob performance highlighting Chinese and U.S. cultural exchange was performed Monday, September 5 on the Ellipse lawn in front of the White House to celebrate the 2016 China-U.S. Tourism Year.
Hundreds of participants joined the event which was part of the China-U.S. Tourism Year programs. There were also performances of Chinese martial arts by the Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center, traditional Shaoxing opera, Chinese folk dances, Western ballroom dances, and other opera shows. Making 2016 as the
China-U.S. Tourism Year was one of the decisions by Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama during Xi’s visit to Washington last September 2015. A series of cultural exchange events have been held during the year.
Officials from both countries spoke highly of these events.
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Following the Chinese Kung Fu Champion World Tour performance in Washington, DC, the Wushu - Kung Fu Fitness Center hosted the Chinese Wushu Association delegation and China Wushu World Champions for a visit to New Jersey and organized an exciting Wushu training session for students. The delegation was led by CWA Vice-Chairman, Mr. Shou Shi Wei as part of a sports exchange under the 4th China-US High Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange held in Washington last November 2013. The China Wushu Champions were also thrilled to meet with Cole Horibe - star of Off-Broadway’s “Kung Fu” as Bruce Lee and TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”.
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International Film Star, Jet Li, accompanied by members of the China World Champion Wushu Team
International Film Star, Jet Li, accompanied by members of the China World Champion Wushu Team, Chinese Wushu Association (CWA) and International Wushu Federation (IWUF), visited the NYSE for a Closing Bell ceremonyorganized by Allen Tjiong of the Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center. The World Wushu Champions were in New York for a performance at the United Nations to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China’s membership. In honor of the occasion, Jet Li, joined by Mr. He Qinglong, Vice President of the Chinese Wushu Association and Ms. Zhang Yuping, Chief of the International Wushu Federation Secretariat and CWA Foreign Affairs Department, along with several Wushu Champions, rang the closing bell.
The Chinese Wushu Association was established in 1958. It is under the Chinese State Commission for Physical Culture and Sports and is the organization which regulates martial arts training throughout China. In addition to being a national sport in China, Wushu is part of the national program for health and fitness and is taught in high school and university. JET LI NYSE Interview
The International Wushu Federation (IWUF) was established in 1990 and holds the World Wushu Championships every two years. It is also responsible for efforts to qualify Wushu as an Olympic sport. The IWUF's application for Chinese Martial Arts to be recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was prepared in Hong Kong in November 1998. The IWUF was accepted into membership of the General Assembly for International Sports Federations (GAISF) in 1995, which is the first step. The second step to reach the criteria set by the IOC is to have Wushu represented in a minimum of 73 countries, spanning 4 continents. Currently, the IWUF has more than 100 countries in membership, spanning all continents (Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Oceanic States). Many practitioners and fans of Wushu have high expectations that Wushu will one day soon be accepted as an official Olympic sport. - Allen Tjiong
The China World Champion Wushu Team
and enjoyed spending their time with world superior athletes.
With a theme “Peace, Friendship and Health”, featuring the China World Champion Wushu Team and 80
performers from various countries sponsored by the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in cooperation with the
The event will open with brief remarks from a Representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-
General and Jet Li, International Film Star and Goodwill Ambassador for the World Health Organization..