EWUF Sub-Committee report
The special EWUF Sub-Committee consisting of 5 neutral investigators finished its work on the Complaints signed by several EWUF member countries and other organisations not belonging to the EWUF. To assure the maximum impartiality 3 lawyers-specilists in sport law were invited to work on a separate legal report on issues exposed in the complaints. The report of the sub-committee, together with the lawyer's report was sent to the EWUF EB and would be later re-sent to the IWUF to finish the matter.
The sub-committee was presided over by Mr. Paolo Araujo from Portugal and had among its members Yvonne Lin from Sweden, Urs Krebs from Switzerland, Hao Junzhuo and Alexander Raduncev from Germany. The closing meeting of the sub-committee was preceeded by a one-month work with exchages of views over Skype. The meeting took place in the office of Portugal Wushu federation in the city of Porto, Portugal.
2d Baltic Wushu Championships
Attended by more than 200 competitors from european countries, the 2d Baltic Wushu championships in Riga, Latvia, saw this year the participation of 9 countries. Nearly all the competitors have demonstrated a good level of wushu taolu and taijituishou skills. The special flavor of this c ompetition was the participation of many junior wushu masters – the future of European wushu. Well done!
"Moscow Wushu Stars" 2016
Another big european wushu competition recently took place in Moscow, Russia, to bring together the teams from 17 EWUF and IWUF member-countries. Wushu Athletes Norway, Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Israel, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Kyrgiz Republic, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, Germany, Poland and Russia had the opportunity to compare their skills (kung fu) in the premises of the newly-built Moscow Wushu Palace, which is an incredible sports complex fully dedicated to Wushu practice. (more)
Yu Zaiqing in Stara Zagora
The IOC Vice President, president of the International Wushu Federation Mr. Yu Zaiqing shall be on visit to Stara Zagora on the invitation of the Executive Board of the European Wushu Federation.
Since his election in 2001, Mr. Yu contributed a lot to the development of Wushu all over the World. Now in his quality of the IOC vice president he managed to get wushu competition included in the program of Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing and in Universiade Games. As Confucius said: "有朋自远方来，不亦乐乎“ – “When a good friend arrives from far away, is that not a pleasure to meet him?"
1st Wingchun Championships
EWUF Traditional 2015
The annual EWUF Congress attended by the representatives of 25 member-countries took place the 18th of May 2015. The IWUF vice-president Yu Zaiqing and IWUF Executive vice-president Anthony Goh were special guests of the Congress at the invitation of the EWUF Executive Board.
In his speech adressed to the delegates, the IWUF president stressed the role of the EWUF in wushu development at the Continent and assured that the International wushu federation shall continue to support the EWUF in achieving their common goals.
During the Congress the delegates amended the EWUF Constitution to get it closer to the IWUF Constitution, elected the new member of the Executive board - Mr. Paolo Araujo from Portugal and the new member of the Executive Council – Mrs. Yvonne Lin from Sweden. The Congress also unanimousely voted to elect the EWUF vice-president Mr. Gleb Muzrukov as IWUF vice-president representing Europe. Other important matters covered were: the withdraw of the ban from the president of the Armenian Wushu Federation Mr. Tigran Chobanian, the appointment of georgian capital Tbilissi as the new city-organiser of the EWUF 2017-2018 championships and of Krakow as the organiser of the first European traditional Southern styles Wushu Cup.
The major amendment, however was the change of the name of the federation. From now on the full name of the EWUF is "EUROPEAN WUSHU KUNGFU FEDERATION". This amendment was unanimousely accepted by the delegates.
The Congress accepted into the provisional membership the Wushu Federation of Moldova and confirmed the full membership of Serbia. The medals for merits in wushu development in Europe were awarded to Grzegorz Chiembronievich (Poland), Yvonne Lin (Sweden), Georgi Denichin (Bulgaria) and to Radenko Tadic (Serbia).
1st EUROPEAN WINGCHUN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN STARA ZAGORA!
THANK YOU MASTERS!
(With Chen Guoji, Wu Guojian, Huang Nianyi
and EWUF executives and judges).
The dream has come true! The 3 famous Wingchun masters came to share their knowledge and to teach their Art to the EWUF community. The incredible Chen Guoji – great grandson of Yip Man's teacher Chen Huashun, the grandson of maigeiwong Wingchun Huang Nianyi with his daughter Dongwei and Peng Nan's Wu Guojian all came directly from the birthplace of Wingchun – the city of Foshan in the Guandong province of China. After intense trainings, judges courses and competition we enjoyed some friendly dinners with exchange of skills! Thank you masters!
Chen Guoji, after the competition was over exressed his admiration for the deication of european wushu lovers, especially kids and said that they have never expected the level of european Wingchun to be so high. The EWUF awarded Wingchun masters with European Wushu Merit medals and signed a protocol of cooperation for the development of Wingchun in Europe. Thanks again for Manoil Manev who has organised their visit in Stara Zagora!
EWUF EB member Paolo Araujo, IWUF president Yu Zaiqing, EWUF president Ray Smith, IWUF vice president Anthony Goh and EWUF vice president Gleb Muzrukov during the openeing ceremony.
Guests walking in the Old Town at the beginning of the openeing ceremony of the 3d EWUF traditional event.
During the ceremony the IOC vice-president Yu Zaiqning was awarded the European Wushu Order of Merit – EWUF's highest award for his dedicated work for Wushu in the World.
The Opening ceremony
Both the EWUF and the organising Committee of the Championships worked hard together to make the opening ceremony a success. The show took place in the very middle of the city, in the centre of the historical 6 000 years old (!!!) Old Town.
All the teams very present, sitting on the stairs of an old roman amphiteatr and enjoying the spectale. The wonderful performance of local artists included a theatrical display of Bulgarian history and their 500 years long struggle against the ottoman invaders. The exhibition of the chinese wushu masters – special guests from Beijing, Xian and Foshan was followed by the incredible performance of the European Wushu Team, specially selected among 14 EWUF member-countries. The athletes from Latvia, Ukraine, Poland, Switzerland, Russia, Portugal, Bulgaria and other countries gave a wonderfull breathtaking performance of different wushu styles and weapons followed by a big applause by the guests. The ceremony was attended by the mayor of the Stara Zagora city Zhivko Todorov who gave a welcome speech. During the ceremony the IOC vice president and IWUF president Yu Zaiqing was awarded the highest distinction of the EWUF – the European Wushu Order of Merit. In his speech he expressed his gratutude to the EWUF for its 30 Years long committement to Wushu development on the European Continent and assured the EWUF of his continuing support. The gala ended with fireworks warmly welcomed by all the participants. Happy Birthday EWUF!
Respect and gratitutde to all those who made it possible! Athletes, Coaches, Judges, Executives, Organisers, Administration group, IT group and all others!
WE ARE THE EWUF!!!
Wushu Palace in Moscow
It may sound quite incredible, but the new Wushu Palace under construction in Moscow may be the first dedicated Wushu palace in the World. According to IWUF president, IOC vice chairman Yu Zaiqing, even in China there are no sport halls dedicated to Wushu practice, they are all multifuncrtional. With more than 12 000 square metres surface and eight training halls, the 6-floor building can accomodate more than 800 practitioners. The 2 400 square metres competition hall with 1200 seats capacity is suitable to hold even medium level international events like Youth championships and international tournaments. The openeing is scheduled to be in September 2015.
The construction of Moscow Wushu Palace - a dedicated site for Wushu practice and competitions finished in Moscow. The 6-floor, 14 000 square meters sports facility was built within a space of 1 year. The big competition hall can accomodate 8 taolu carpets, 2 sanda platforms and 1200 spectators.
The first European Cailifo and Hongjia Cup championships were organised this december in the city of Krakow, Poland. This first-ever traditional wushu competition aiming at the popularisation of traditional Nanquan styles in Europe was a huge succes. Led by the dynamic team of Grzegorz Ciembroniewicz the organising committee managed to make an incredible tournament assured its smooth running. Thanks to the team of EWUF judges for their work and dedication.
The new electronic online registration and judging system develloped by the IT specialists of Estonian wushu federation was successfully tested during the "Moscow Wushu Stars" 2016 tournament. After some minor amendements suggested by the judges the system is ready to use during the 16th Europeam Wushu championships in May in Moscow.
Among other useful features, this system provides has a built-in plug-in for live Internet broadcasting.
EWUF 2015 3d TRADITIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS and 1st WINGCHU CHAMPIONSHIPS OFFICIALS NOMINATIONS
The Technical Committee of the EWUF nominated judges for the European Wushu Championships 2016:
Competition Director and Sanda Head Judge – Alexander RADUNCEV (A-Degree, 7th Duan wushu);
Taolu Head Judge – Haojun ZHUO (A-Degree, 7th Duan wushu);
Jury of Appeal: Chairman: Paolo ARAUJO (7th Duan wushu);
Members: Petru GRINDEANU (7th Duan wushu); Tatiana KUPRIYANOVA (7th Duan wushu).
EWUF Sub-Cimmitteee Report
2d Baltic Wushu Championships
Moscow Wushu Stars 2016
EWUF 2015 in Stara Zagora
Moscow Wushu palace built!
1st EWUF Traditional Nanquan Cup
Electronic registration system trials
2015 Championships Nominations
HALL OF FAME
WRITE TO US
© European Wushu Federation (EWUF) 2015. EWUF is the only official Wushu organization in Europe responsible for managing all Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu, Kungfu, Taijiquan, Wingchun, Shuaijiao etc.) as recognized by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF). Wushu is an official Sport recognized by the International Olympic Committee, ARISF and Sportaccord since 1998. The European wushu federation was created in 1985. The IWUF was created in 1991.